Which Things Do You Need to Know Before Buying CBD Oil?
With many CBD brands out there, high-quality CBD oil can be difficult to find. Here's a list of things you need to know before buying CBD oil.
Published July 20, 2021.
Buying CBD oil can be a little confusing, especially if you buy it for the first time. The following piece discusses some of the things you ought to know before buying CBD oil.
What is your reason for choosing CBD oil
Studies have suggested that CBD may effectively manage health issues such as anxiety, chronic pain, and nausea. If you are suffering from such, it's advisable to consult your physician to know about the potential benefits and side effects you may experience.
Also, if you are under medications, the physician will help you understand how CBD consumption may interact with prescription drugs.
Finding the right source of CBD
CBD can be extracted either from hemp or marijuana, both of which come from the cannabis, Sativa. The main difference between marijuana and hemp CBD is the THC content.
Hemp CBD has little to no THC (usually 0.3% or less), while marijuana CBD has more THC content than CBD.
The legal THC content in the UK is less than 0.2%. Due to this, CBD from marijuana (with more than 0.2% THC) is categorized under controlled drugs. As a rule of thumb, buy CBD oil sourced from hemp-based CBD.
Look at the active ingredients.
Make sure you go through the provided lab report to know what is contained in the CBD oil. While some ingredients such as terpenes and additives may have therapeutic benefits, avoid brands that use heavy metals while processing their products as they may cause adverse side effects to your health.
Check out reviews
Customer feedback will help you determine whether a particular CBD brand meets your needs and preferences.
Always purchase your product from a brand with a positive rating but be warned that some suppliers may pay to have positive feedback. As such, before you make a purchase, do due diligence to confirm that the reviews are from verified customers. This way, you will decrease your chances of buying a low-quality product.
Know the average price range
Price is an essential factor you should consider before purchasing your CBD oil. However, you should know that price doesn't necessarily determine the quality of a product. In some instances, a dealer may hike the price to cater for shipping and intermediaries charges without considering whether they are delivering a good quality product or not.
On the other hand, purchasing cheap products isn't the best choice either. A fraudulent supplier may lower the price to clear low-quality or even expired goods. Always conduct a price check to get an insight into the average price around your locality.