Often making right choice about CBD products may be confusing, as there are many different products available in the market.
CBD market is growing at exponential level and even companies like Coca-Cola too is closely watching this growing market and very soon you may find beverages with CBD ingredients soon.
Here are few factors that you must consider when you are shopping any CBD product from CBD store.
- Decide the reason of your using CBD, and in which form you prefer
It is very important to know the reasons of taking CBD, though it claims to be beneficial for many health problems however research suggests that it can be useful for following:
- Multiple sclerosis
Also, certain forms like pill, drop, topical or vaping may be more appropriate and you may need some expert advice.
- Consider the amount of THC the product contains
If you prefer to avoid head-high effect then it is important to know how much THC content is present in your chosen product.
Some research though suggests that for some people, CBD will work better if it is also combined with a little THC.
- For hemp products, find where hemp was grown
Most CBD products that are sold online and in retail stores usually come from hemp and not marijuana. Therefore, it is important to know the source of the hemp.
Hemp used in most CBD products of the USA comes from Oregon or Colorado or Kentucky.
- Ask for the test results
It is extremely important that you must ask for certificate of analysis, while buying any kind of CBD product.
This document which will show the levels of CBD and THC, and also the presence of any other contaminants (if any) and has it been checked by certain recognized laboratory or not.
- Look for those products that tells the CBD amount
Always look for such products that will clearly show how much cannabidiol or CBD that you will get not only in whole bottle, but also in each dose too.
This will be expressed either in milligrams or sometime indicated as mgs, depending on the product form.
- Know what various terms on label really mean
Often you will find the CBD product labels like “CO2 extraction” or “hemp oil” and similar such terms to explain about the various ingredients used.
You must have clear understanding about these terms and know what effect that it will make in your problem, for which you are taking CBD.
- Avoid those products which make sweeping claims
Be little skeptical if the product is making certain dramatic claims like the ability of curing heart disease or cancer or heart diseases. Since 2015, number of companies has been cracked down by the FDA, selling online and making unbelievable health claims.
- Watch out especially for vaping products having Propylene Glycol
All vape pens produce very little smoke and hence can be easily transported and used and they easily remain undetected. However, concentrated oils that are used in the vape pens for CBD may contain certain solvent known as propylene glycol.
Propylene glycol may degrade into formaldehyde, if burned and can irritate eyes and nose and also increase the risk of cancer and asthma.