If you’ve been thinking about trying CBD, you have a lot of options. But with all the different brands and products on the market, it can be difficult to figure out which ones are worth investing in—and which ones are best avoided. That’s why we’re here to help.
In this blog post, we’ll go over some helpful tips on how to find CBD products that actually work. These instructions will assist you in navigating through all the noise in any CBD store so that you can have confidence in your next product purchase.
What Is CBD?
CBD (cannabidiol) is one of more than a hundred cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. The plant produces these compounds naturally, but there are also many synthetic cannabinoids produced by pharmaceutical companies. The most popular of these is THC, which gets you high.
CBD does not have psychoactive effects and has been shown to have therapeutic benefits for people with anxiety disorders, insomnia, arthritis and chronic pain conditions. It can be used for other conditions as well but those are the most common uses by consumers.
Check the Product Pages
Once you find a CBD store that you’re interested in, take a look at their product pages. Make sure to check for:
Ingredients and Dosage Information
You want to know how much CBD is in each bottle of oil or chocolate bar, as well as what else is in it (like other cannabinoids). Some companies will list the concentration of CBDA (cannabidiolic acid), CBG (cannabigerolic acid) and THCV (tetrahydrocannabivarin), too.
With all that said, it’s essential to know that there are various concentrations that you need to be aware of. If you’re a cannabis user, you’re already familiar with THC and CBD. But there’s more, namely CBDA. It’s a naturally-occurring compound which can be found in the flowers, leaves, and stems of a cannabis plant. It’s usually turned into CBD by heating it to remove the acid.
For this reason, it’s best to get familiar with the similarities and differences between CBD and CBDA. This way, you can find the product that will actually work and how it can benefit your overall health. Hence, if you want to know more about these cannabinoids, you can check out reliable websites like Woven Earth and other online resources.
But besides checking these websites, you can also check the ingredients and dosage information of the products you’re considering. For instance, you can look for products that have third-party lab results on their websites. These lab results will show the exact amount of cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in each product.
On the other hand, it’s important to note that all hemp-derived CBD products contain trace amounts of THC, but these levels are so low that they don’t produce psychoactive effects. You can also look for products that claim to be “full spectrum,” which means they contain other cannabinoids like CBN, CBG and CBC — as well as terpenes and flavonoids — which may help enhance the effects of CBD.
Check Company Website Link
Many companies have websites where they list their products, explain how they work and give some customer reviews. You can also go here to see if they have any coupons or discounts available.
It’s important that you do your research on the company before buying any products from them because there are many scam artists out there who are trying to take advantage of people looking for help with their health issues.
So, make a concerted effort to examine all web pages to see if the company can be trusted with your CBD needs. If you spot any inconsistent information on the website, it can be a sign that you should walk away and consider other options. This way, you can avoid becoming a victim of fraudsters and scam artists.
Make Sure They Have Third-party Testing Results
As you may know, CBD comes in different forms. You can find it in oils, tinctures and capsules. Third-party testing is an important way to verify that products are safe and of a high quality.
If a company does not provide third-party test results for their products, it could mean that they’re selling an inferior product or simply trying to hide something from you (like cheap ingredients).
If possible, look for a company that offers third-party testing from either a lab or an independent organization that specializes in cannabis/CBD research (henceforth called “third-party testing organizations”).
The best companies will make sure their products have passed all safety standards before selling them to consumers—and will provide proof of this fact with documentation so you don’t have any doubts about what’s really inside those little bottles or tinctures.
Read the Reviews
A good place to start is by reading reviews written by people who have actually bought the product. The best type of review will be specific to your ailment and/or condition, and it should talk about how the product worked for that person.
Look for reviews that have high ratings and even more importantly, look for reviews that talk about how CBD products helped other people with similar conditions get relief from their symptoms.
When you find a reviewer or two who seem to do a great job, follow them on social media or subscribe to their YouTube channel so you can stay updated on any new information they may post in the future!
If You Can, Try CBD in Different Forms
When you’re first getting started with CBD, it’s important that you take a few different forms of the supplement to find out which one works best for you. There are many different ways to ingest CBD, so experimenting with different forms is an important step in determining what will work best for your needs. Some of the most popular forms include:
- Oils (oral sprays)
- Vape juices and e-liquids (these contain high levels of nicotine)
In addition to the ones mentioned above, CBD can also be used topically. Many companies manufacture CBD topicals, including creams and lotions. These products are applied to the affected area to soothe soreness and promote overall skin health.
When looking for CBD products, get familiar with the different forms so you’ll know which one is the most effective way of using CBD.
Only Buy From a Trustworthy CBD Store
You don’t need to put anything into your body unless it comes from a trustworthy source. This means knowing who you’re buying from and why they’re the best option for you.
When it comes to CBD, there are hundreds of potential sources that could be selling you products. Many of them are reputable and have been in business for several years, but others may be new companies with questionable practices or even less-than-honest intentions. If you’re new to using CBD, here’s what we recommend:
Don’t Just Buy From Any Website
Find a CBD store that has been around for awhile so that you know they’ll be around if something goes wrong with their product or service down the road (and trust me—there will always be something).
If a company won’t answer questions about where their hemp is grown or how it’s extracted and processed into oil form, then don’t buy anything from them. It’s not worth putting something into your body if these things aren’t clear beforehand because they could have harmful side effects on your health later on down the line—even though most likely nothing will happen at all after taking CBD regularly over time.
The bottom line is that you should do your research before buying any CBD product. You don’t want to put something into your body unless you know it comes from a trustworthy source, and that means checking out the third-party testing results, reading reviews from other users, and making sure there are no confusing ingredients or extra additives.