Acting as a dominant player in the photochemical drug industry, CBD oils have gained quite a momentum in recent decades. With anti-inflammation, anti-tumor, anti-anxiety, anti-depression and anti-pain properties, CBD oils are available in a variety of options.
However, with the CBD market being highly unregulated, choosing the right product can sometimes be challenging, especially for beginners.
Following are some tips that will give you an insight into the CBD industry and information you must follow while shopping CBD oils.
STAY AWAY FROM FALSE MARKETING
Some companies tend to state that "CBD helps treat certain diseases." However, CBD oils and other products help ease symptoms of ailments. They can never entirely treat an illness. For example, in the case of cancer or epilepsy, CBD will help you manage your symptoms. However, they won't help you reverse these DNA mutations. To increase their sales, certain companies might state that their CBD products will help you get rid of anxiety, depression or other ailments; however, this might stop patients from getting the care they need. Although FDA makes sure that all stores and online sites do not state any false claims, you must make sure that you conduct your research and stay away from brands claiming to eliminate your ailments.
MAKE SURE THAT INGREDIENTS ARE CORRECTLY LABELLED
Make sure that your chosen product does not have more than 0.3% THC, a compound that can make you high. Also, always look for the Certificate of Analysis from a third-party testing lab to avoid any false labeling. Because only American-grown hemp is legal in most states, make sure your product is infused only with that and try to shop organic.
CHOOSE PURE CBD OILS
With the increasing use of pesticides, there's a growing concern that CBD products might not seem as pure as they claim they are. While cultivating the C. Sativa plant, slight traces of pesticides and chemicals might slip into the product and ruin its quality. You can avoid it by only shopping with trusted brands. If you are not sure what to choose, consult a professional.
VERIFY THC LEVELS
In addition to CBD, THC is another compound found in the cannabis plant. However, unlike CBD, THC comes with psychoactive properties and is responsible for making you high. It is one of the dominant ingredients present in marijuana. On the other hand, CBD comes with a promise to make you feel good again without causing any mind-altering effects on your body. Always make sure that the products have an acceptable amount of THC i.e. 0.3%.
STUDY OTHER INGREDIENTS CLOSELY
If you are opting for anything other than a CBD isolate, make sure you study all the ingredients closely. Ingredients like flavonoids, terpenes or essential oils will not affect the overall quality of the product. Rather they will add to the potency of the oil. However, if a CBD oil claims to have any chemicals or fillers, make sure you stay away from that.
ORDER THE RIGHT DOSAGE
There is no one-fits-all dosage while using CBD products. So, if you are trying for the first time, always start with less (5-15 mg/intake). You can gradually increase the dosage with use until you find the right amount.
LOOK FOR SIGNS OF CREDIBILITY
One can figure out the brand's credibility if the products come with easy return policies or some sort of guarantee. However, as stated above, if a product promises you to get rid of a certain illness, it's advisable to shop for other brands.
MAKE SURE ITS LEGAL IN YOUR STATE
FDA only approves those products that
- contains no more than 0.3% THC
- contains only US-grown hemp
So, make sure you make a wise choice. Also, look for the certificate of Analysis from a third-party lab.