If you’re new to taking CBD supplements, you may not know what to look for to ensure that you’re getting the best quality product for you. It can be a confusing world out there and there’s a lot of conflicting information regarding what the best options are. Today we’re going to break down some of the mystique behind choosing a product so you can make an educated decision before purchasing!
Look at Where the Hemp Is Sourced From
Soil quality has a big impact on the quality of the product you’re purchasing. Choosing a CBD product that was produced in high quality soil lowers the risk of possible contaminants like heavy metals or other pollutants that you don’t want to be putting into your body. Make sure you’re purchasing from a reputable source that you trust and do plenty of research into the company you’re choosing to purchase from!
Look at the Quality of the Strain
High quality CBD is rich in cannabinoids and terpenes. Cannabinoids are what determine the effectiveness of the product you’re purchasing and terpenes are what impact the smell of the product. If a good quality plant is used to produce your CBD then you can be sure that when you use it, you’ll be getting the best quality product for your money.
Another thing to take note of is how fresh the source material is, what portion of the plant is being extracted and whether care was taken not to damage the cannabis plant after harvest and during processing. If processes aren’t followed just right, you could be purchasing an inferior product that won’t be as effective as you’re expecting.
Consider What Type Of CBD Product You’d Like to Use
CBD products can come in many different forms, from edibles (oils, gummies, drinks and capsules) to topical (bath salts, massage oils, skincare products). It’s very important to consider exactly how you’d like to use your CBD products before purchasing one.
Understand the Ingredients
Another thing to consider, if choosing an ingestible oil is what kind of oil is used to dilute the CBD. MCT, avocado, olive, and sunflower oil are just a few of the options out there.
It’s important to be aware of the benefits of the different kinds of oils and also to note if you have any allergies to ingredients that may be used in the tincture that may be a contraindication to using certain formulas. This is another area where diligent research will be your best friend in making an informed decision! Now, because you are shopping around for not only oils, it is equally important to look at the other ingredients in the products you are buying and to understand what ingredients are being used. It is also important that those ingredients are listed on the packaging!
In conclusion, there are many different types of products and methods of extraction available for CBD products and the best thing you can do while looking for the right supplement for you is to be an informed consumer. Not all products are created equally and some are lower quality than others. Be smart, read reviews, check out the websites of brands you’re considering purchasing from so you can find the best possible option for you. And make sure you are buying from a reputable brand that does not hide such information from you. Happy shopping!
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This post was written by Sara Flack
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