4 Tips When Purchasing CBD Oil
CBD has taken the supplement world by storm over the past couple of years and for good reason, this natural supplement seems to have endless potential and has provided millions of users with the relief they have been looking for. CBD is one of over 100 different cannabinoids that are part of the cannabis plant family. Although CBD is part of the cannabis plant family, it does have some very drastically different attributes. The most drastic being that CBD is non-intoxicating and will not leave users feeling “high”. This means CBD consumers can use CBD products throughout the day without having to worry about unwanted psychoactive side effects. This unique attribute has opened a whole new demographic of consumers that are open to cannabis because of its non-psychoactive properties. With more and more consumers turning to CBD for natural relief, the marketplace has expanded exponentially. It is important to note that not all CBD is created equal and quality in the marketplace can vary greatly. In this article we will provide you with the tools you will need to be able to distinguish quality products from subpar ones.
- Hemp Origin
The first and arguably most important factor that distinguishes quality products from sub-par ones is where the hemp is grown. The products you are looking for online and in person have been blended into finished products, but long before that is done hemp is grown and then turned into CBD oil. When searching for the right brand you always want to make sure you go with brands that use hemp that is grown domestically in the USA. Oftentimes when brands use hemp grown overseas, these hemp plants are grown on soil that has been contaminated with heavy metals and pesticides. These type of harmful substances do not belong anywhere near your consumable CBD products.
- Laboratory Testing
All CBD products on the marketplace should have full panel third party laboratory testing that can ensure both potency and purity. These laboratory test should be done by an ISO accredited laboratory and up-to-date within 24 months.
We also encourage consumers to look for brands that have full traceability from seed to sale. This type of traceability will help ensure “what is on the label, is what is in the bottle”. How can you tell if a brand has full traceability? A good place to start would be on the actual product and the lab results, there should be a batch number which can correlate both on the lab result and on the physical product.
- Product Types
The CBD marketplace is filled with a variety of products from CBD edibles to CBD massage oil. There are a variety of products for different conditions and needs. For those experiencing external issues related to inflammation and pain we would recommend a topical CBD products such as a CBD balm salve or CBD stick. For internal issues related to anxiety, autoimmune issues and much more we would recommend going with a CBD tincture or CBD softgels. It is important to note that CBD is not a one-size fits all model and users sometimes have to experiment with their specific dosage and product type to find the right product that works best for them.
We hope this article helps you distinguish quality CBD products versus subpar ones and helps you choose the right CBD product meant just for you!