Developments in CBD have been promising, as they’re finding new uses for the versatile compound. Notably, one of the possibilities that have gotten traction are CBD supplements. While companies like Prorganiq haven’t gotten around to them yet for people, a Colorado pet supplement recently got certification from two national organizations; one handling health supplements, the other handling hemp products.
Charlotte’s Web Holdings, Inc. announced in Feb. 20 that their hemp-based CBD products for pets, including supplements, topicals, and tinctures, received certification from the National Animal Supplement Council, as well as the US Hemp Authority. The company’s full pet supplement line will now have the two organizations’ seals on their packaging.
Charlotte’s Web CEO Deanie Elsner issued a statement on the matter, saying that, for a lot of people, dogs are more than just pets; they’re family, and that means they deserve nothing less than trustworthy products. The executive stated that Charlotte’s Web is dedicated to providing the best and safest products for pets, and that they’re proud to have their edible CBD pet products receive approval from the NASC and the US Hemp Authority.
The company will also be putting additional labeling on their pet products, informing customers of which products are grain-free and/or non-GMO.
Charlotte’s Web creates their pet supplements using full-spectrum hemp extract grown in the US, and is carefully formulated, as evidence by them meeting NASC and USHA standards. The products are formulated, mixed with other functional ingredients, with the aim of providing health benefits to pets, including hip and joint support, and calming, among others.
According to the company, they’re currently working on transitioning their farming operations from conventional agricultural methods to organic methods. Reportedly, they’ve managed to switch 50% of their hemp fields to organic, as of February 2020.
Charlotte’s Web stated that they’ll try to get a USDA Organic certification for their products once they manage to fully switch to organic farming. Notably, the company reported a huge growth in its pet products sector, with a 57% year-on-year growth during the third quarter of 2019.
As for the NASC, they’ve been informing companies like Prorganiq about the requirements for their certifications.