How to buy high-quality CBD Oil
Updated: Dec 4, 2019
What to look out for and what to avoid. We will cover a few things to keep in mind when purchasing CBD Oil and other products.
Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is a trending topic in the wellness community. Countless new companies are creating their own CBD oils, infused teas and candy, lotions, balms, capsules, tinctures, and pills - and it can be overwhelming to choose between different CBD brands and products.
Learning how to buy high-quality CBD products seems daunting, but it’s worth it. Your health is your most important asset - so take your time to research CBD before buying it.
When it comes to buying CBD, the most important rule is to buy high-quality CBD products. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t regulate CBD products, so anyone could theoretically make their own CBD and sell it. They might even make false claims about their products.
What to look out for:
So, how do you avoid phoney CBD products? Here’s what you need to know about buying high-quality CBD products.
1. Only buy third-party tested CBD products
How do you know for sure what’s in your bottle of CBD oil? You look at the tests.
If you take away one rule from this post, let it be this: you should only buy third-party tested CBD products. “Third-party tested” means that the lab is independently owned - the lab is not a part of the CBD company. This ensures that the results are not biased.
These tests will tell you how much CBD is in the product and what else the products contain.
Companies should have the lab report on their website. If they don’t, you should be able to request it via email. If a company can’t show you a third-party verified lab report, that is a huge red flag.
2. Read online reviews
It’s a good idea to see what other customers are saying about the company’s CBD products. Reviews on their website and social media pages are worth reading.
Bear in mind that these reviews are biased, though. Additionally, their experience will also be affected by whether they used the CBD correctly. They might have used too much or too little, or they might have expected immediate results - CBD often takes a few dosages to work.
While reviews won’t tell you exactly what to expect, it’s a good start.
3. Ask your doctor for CBD product recommendations
Thankfully, more and more doctors are becoming clued-up on CBD. A CBD-friendly doctor might be able to recommend a brand of CBD. They should also be able to tell you:
● how much CBD to take
● when to take it
● what medications to avoid when on CBD
● what to expect
CBD can interact badly with certain medications. This is because it can affect the way your liver processes the medication. If you take chronic medication of any kind, it’s best to get your doctor’s approval before using CBD.
Learning how to buy high-quality CBD products seems daunting, but it’s worth it. Your health is your most important asset - so take your time to research CBD before buying it. Ultimately, you should always try to opt for third-party tested CBD products, and chat with your doctor before using it.