It can be quite overwhelming figuring out where to start when it comes to purchasing CBD products for the first time and today we’re going to give a short guide on how to find the best, highest quality products before you make a purchase.
First, you need to decide what type of product you’re interested in trying out. Are you looking for a topical for a more localized pain relief? Or maybe a tincture for sublingual application. Whatever method you choose you can still apply these pointers in order to pick the best one. For some information on picking the best method of consuming CBD and an explanation of different types of products check out our blog post HERE.
After you have decided what type of products you’re looking for it’s a good idea to compile a few different brands you would like to try out, not necessarily purchasing products from all of them but it’s good to have second and third choices in case you decide the first isn’t providing the relief you were looking for or maybe it just wasn’t the ideal product for you.
Once you have found a few brands you think are good candidates it’s time to dive a little deeper into what the company is about and where they’re sourcing their CBD. While we cannot say using products containing CBD derived from imported hemp would be dangerous or otherwise, it’s better to ensure the products you’re purchasing are using CBD derived from hemp grown locally in the United States to help ensure you’re truly getting what you’re paying for in terms of pure CBD.
Ensuring the products you’re considering are safe and of quality is not only as simple as finding “made in the USA” listed somewhere in the description. If they are not provided in plain sight, either in each individual product listing or compiled somewhere on the website, it is essential to request lab results/certificates of analysis from the suppliers. This ensures that the products you’re consuming have the advertised amount of CBD, contain no more than the legal amount of THC and have passed all micobio/pesticide testing required in order to be considered safe for consumption.
This can seem like a tedious process if all the information is not supplied upfront but it is definitley wise to do your research before diving into CBD for the first time, and we’re here to help answer any questions you may have.