Choosing the right CBD company/brand.
Updated: Feb 9
Purchasing a CBD product goes beyond clicking the checkout link or visiting a local store to make a choice. It requires a combination of expertise and the ability to understand what you want. CBD products are literally everywhere and reports of fake and toxic products have been filed by many customers - don't let this happen to you. To this end, we will discuss things to look for in choosing a CBD brand.
This is usually the first point of reference when you intend to purchase anything. It is always important that you ask around for recommendations on what has worked for people that you know. This will give you a general idea of what to expect from the product. You should also look out for certifications from regulatory bodies or experts in the field. The higher the number of recommendations, the more likely it is for the product to meet your needs - and be legitimate.
2. Certificate of analysis
This is a document accompanying each batch of CBD products. It provides CBD users with information on the several constituents of the product and also shows how pure the product is. All CBD products must be subjected to third party lab testing as a sign of quality. This test result displays information such as the average CBD-to-THC ratio, presence or absence of pesticides, heavy metals, and microbial contaminants.
Take out some time to study the ingredient used in making the product to avoid episodes of allergic reactions. The ideal CBD product should be 100% organic, non-GMO, and should not contain any preservatives. The allergic reactions may, however, arise from the carrier oils like soy oil. This is okay, as long as you know which carrier oil it is and that you are not allergic to it. Top 10 CBD always recommends MCT oil as a carrier oil.
4. Cannabinoid spectrum
There is a need to know if the product is broad-spectrum, full-spectrum, or even pure CBD isolate. Remember that not all CBD products may be accepted in your region. As a precaution, always note that all full-spectrum CBD products must contain no more than 0.3% THC. Also, a keep in mind that a LOT of products marketed as full spectrum without THC are, in fact, broad spectrum. Many, many people are currently mislabeling full spectrum products right now.
5. Type of CBD product
CBD products come in the form of oils, lotions, edibles, inhalants, etc... These CBD products have different routes of application and the effects produced in the body. CBD gels and lotions, for instance, are great for topical application and wound healing. Be sure to check out our article on the most effective forms of CBD administration.
6. Concentration of CBD
The CBD concentration is what determines your serving size. The higher the concentration, the smaller the dosage required. As with all supplements, start small and work your way up. You will eventually find your correct dosage for your own body. We are all different.
7. Legal status
Is CBD legal in your state or region? Don’t forget to read about all the rules and regulations guiding the use and purchase of the products in your region.
How much is the CBD product? The aim is to purchase the best CBD product at the most reasonable price. Advertising an expensive product does not guarantee a better result. PLEASE remember this.
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