Choosing the best CBD products goes beyond walking into a store or clicking the checkout button. It requires the buyers to have a good knowledge of the CBD product and how it can affect their health. While it is true that the cannabis plant (the plant CBD comes from) has a lot of therapeutic potentials, proper considerations must be taken not to purchase the wrong product. If you don’t pay attention to what CBD products you’re about to buy, you may end up with heavy metal toxins and pathogenic microorganisms into your body, and this is not an exaggeration. In this article, we will examine the factors to consider when choosing the best CBD products for YOU. I emphasize YOU, because everyone is different and we all may be looking for slightly different relief.
Choosing the best CBD products – Extract Spectrum
This is the combination of cannabinoids (CBD), terpenes and essential oils in a single CBD product. They determine the scope of activity of the product and also how well the body is able to process them. Whenever you are choosing the best CBD products for sale, it is important to look out for those containing minor levels of CBG, CBN and CBC (i.e. full-spectrum and broad-spectrum products). As a general rule of thumb, full spectrum CBD products can contain up to 0.3% THC by dry weight, and broad spectrum CBD products should contain no THC. If you would like to read more on the differences between full and broad spectrum CBD products, please click here. There is also CBD isolate, which contains 99% CBD.
Certifications on the Best CBD Products
This is one of the most neglected aspects of purchasing CBD or hemp-based products. Most buyers are only interested in the potential health benefits of CBD and nothing else. If you approach choosing the best CBD products for sale in this way, you will be disappointed. So many people assume that since it is in a nicely designed bottle with a company name, then that’s all that is needed. This can be dangerous. While CBD boxes and other packaging will list important aspects of what’s contained inside (ie: QR codes, ingredients, CBD content, etc…), the packaging alone shouldn’t be your main factor of determination.
Before purchasing any CBD product, it is important to study the certificate of analysis, or CoA (please click here to read more about certificates of analysis, and how to read them). This is a scientific document from a lab accompanying each batch of CBD product, and it comes in handy in informing the buyers about the chemical make up of the CBD product. The CoA provides information about the cannabinoid profile, terpene profile, CBD-to-THC ratio, heavy metal and microbiological test. It will tell you exactly what is in the CBD product you are looking at purchasing. This should be accessible in the form of a QR code that is scannable by your phone. Once you scan the code, it will instantly bring up the CoA for you to review.
The best CBD products should also come highly recommended by previous users. It is important to take note of how the previous customers felt about the product you intend to purchase. To achieve this, you can either conduct an online survey by reading the customer reviews about the product or ask family and friends to recommend a good product. A website can make all of the positive claims they want about their CBD products, but real reviews by real people will certainly tell you all the information you’ll want to know.
*Please note that some of the online reviews may have been influenced just to sell the product. You can usually tell a fake review from a real one, though. Just scan through some review sections when choosing the best CBD products for sale.
The most expensive CBD products may not be the most effective. Take note of the features you need in a CBD product, have a budget in mind, and go out to look for a certified brand that can meet that can meet that need without compromising quality. Usually, but not always, more certified and legitimate CBD products will be slightly more expensive. This is because they will have stamps like the GMP certification, organic product lines, or other positive certifications that may require more money in overhead from these companies.
Method of CBD Extraction
CBD products extracted using ethanol and supercritical CO2 extraction techniques are safer than those from toxic hydrocarbons like hexane and pentane. Most CBD isolates undergo a purification process which utilizes toxic solvents. New Phase Blends chooses to use supercritical CO2 extraction because, to date, it is the most effective extraction method. Supercritical CO2 extraction also leaves no residual chemicals behind. I would highly recommend looking for products that use this method. The best CBD products have no residual chemicals in them.
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If you find interest in reading about CBD, you should check out the eBook “CBD Essentials“, written by CBD expert and CEO of New Phase Blends, Dale Hewett.