EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE PURCHASING CBD
Cannabidiol (or CBD) has recently gotten great attention for its beneficial characteristics for health and wellness, the treatment of several physical and mental conditions, as well as skin and hair care, just to name a few. Now that many people want to try it and reap the benefits, the variety of CBD products available on the market reflects the reality of how wide the range really is. In this article, we'll try to provide you with a little guide of what to know before actually making your purchase.
Why You’re Taking It Determines the Form You’re Buying
Studies have shown that CBD can be used to reduce some forms of anxiety, like social anxiety, PTSD, and others. Additionally, just as CBD is used to relax the nerves, it has been shown to promote better sleep at night and wakefulness during the daytime. If chronic anxiety or stress are your challenges, then taking it in the form of tinctures, capsules, and gummies would be a good idea. Tinctures are taken sublingually to provide fast results and are available in a wide range of concentrations. Meanwhile, some prefer using capsules or gummies for an easy-to-measure daily dose with long-lasting effects.
On the other hand, topical applications and CBD oil are considered great options for treating pain and inflammation. While the oil can provide full-body relief, topical products are more specific when applied directly to problem areas.
Know Your CBD Concentration for Proper Dosing
Just like any active ingredients, the higher the concentration, the higher the amount you’ll get per dose, and the faster you’ll feel the cumulative effects. Knowing that it’s common for products to contain anywhere from 200 mg to 1,000 mg of CBD per serving, your label should always state how much CBD is in there for you to be able to arrange for your dose.
Always Check the THC Content (Or Lack Thereof)Tetrahydrocannabinol, more commonly known as THC, is the psychoactive cannabinoid in the cannabis plant; it’s what gets you high.
While both CBD and THC come from the same plant, not everyone who wants to use CBD wants to get high. That said, if CBD oil is processed poorly, or not lab-tested before bottling, it could contain more than 0.03% THC, which is the maximum amount that can exist in legal CBD products. That’s why it’s always good to check that the CBD product you are purchasing clearly states that it contains less than 0.03% THC.
Verify Third-Party Lab Testing
In order to verify CBD and THC levels, as well as the purity of your product, a trusted supplier will provide lab-testing results for the batch of CBD you are purchasing. This is important for people with compromised immune systems, as lab tests usually look for pesticides, bacteria, fungus, heavy metals, foreign matter, and residual solvents.
While CBD can be found in many forms (capsules, drops, gum, vape oil, edibles, beverages, skin lotions, shampoos, and wax), it also comes from many suppliers and brands. The whole process of buying can get overwhelming and confusing, so we hope that this article gave you some guidelines to follow when purchasing your product.
Posted by Retro Kimmer at 11:32 AM