By now, you have probably heard about all the possible health benefits CBD oil has to offer and want to try it on your own to see if it is true. While CBD products are easily available and are completely legal, that doesn’t mean you can’t find bad products out there. There are also a few basic things you have to understand before you go about buying CBD oil to make sure you’ll be able to reap its benefits. Here are some of the mistakes you should avoid at all costs when buying CBD oil.
Ditching Quality for a Good Deal
It’s truly great to see the explosion in popularity that CBD products have seen over the years. Most dispensaries will have CBD oil in stock, which makes it much easier for the general public to shop for CBD. But that also comports a certain element of risk, and many bad suppliers have profited from this situation and have been supplying sub-par products.
For someone who has never bought CBD oil before, the whole buying process can be very intimidating. Just one Google search will give you literally thousands of results for different suppliers. However, you have to choose wisely and look for the signs of a reputable supplier first.
A good supplier will showcase the exact THC and CBD content of their products. They will also disclose which extraction methods were used. You should also be able to know where the hemp was sourced and if it is a CBD isolate or full spectrum (whole plant) product.
Yes, CBD oil can be fantastic for a variety of health issues, but too many people just have unrealistic expectations as to what it can do. And much of this is fueled by people selling CBD products; some will claim that it can cure everything from the common cold to cancer overnight. However, you shouldn’t fall for the false claims, but look at the evidence instead.
Some of the proven areas when CBD has been shown to work is when it comes to its pain-relieving abilities, helping with inflammatory conditions, mood regulation and anxiety symptoms. Everything else is still up for debate and not enough scientific evidence has been released to support the claims, so be careful of any vendors that promise the moon and look at the cold hard facts instead.
Not Performing a Quality Check
It’s essential that you perform a thorough background check on the supplier of your choice before you make a purchase. You’re going to be putting that substance in your body, so it’s important that you do your due diligence on the company and some of their methods so you can get access to the best quality products out there.
One of the main things that you should be looking for is what type of extraction method they use. This might seem benign at first, but while some methods are completely safe, some could be downright toxic and cause serious side effects.
CO2 extraction is the best and safest method, but it is also the priciest. Olive oil extraction is slightly less technical and is a bit less expensive, but provides great results. Dry ice is also use for extraction. This will give you a cheaper product, but the quality will often not be as high.
However, if a supplier is using solvents for extraction, run. This method uses potentially dangerous solvents like butane and hexane which could have dangerous side effects, so beware.
Now that you know more about what separates a good CBD oil product from the others, you can start looking for a reputable vendor. Make sure that you follow the few tips in this article and do your research on any supplier before you make your decision.