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Top 3 Things to Consider When Buying CBD Products

Written by Corre Addam

CBD oil comes in various forms. Choosing between CBD products can be a daunting and challenging task for first-time buyers as there are numerous products and brands on the market. Buying your first batch of CBD can be overwhelming, so keep reading to learn more about the options out there.

CBD oil is an extremely versatile product as it can be used in numerous ways to deliver a wide array of health benefits. Given the diversity and versatility of CBD oil, you need to know that different products have their own sets of advantages and disadvantages.

Considering the wide array of products on sale, the ultimate question is, which CBD product is the best for your needs? In order to make the best buying decision, you need to learn how to compare between products. For instance, there are CBD products that are known for their potency whilst some are marketed for their convenience and ease of use. There are also CBD oils that are popular because of their delicious flavors while some are high in demand due to the high CBD oil concentration. As CBD oils do not cause unwanted side effects even in high dosages, it should also be noted that CBD products can also be used together without fears of overdosing. There are also CBD products that may be mixed with food and drinks.

The top 3 things to consider when buying CBD products:

1. Strength

CBD oils are essentially judged based on these two important factors: concentration and percentage of CBD in the product.

  • Concentration

The concentration of CBD oil is the most important factor when choosing cannabidiol products. Although hemp oil has its own set of health benefits, CBD is known to have many of the therapeutic effects that consumers need to treat conditions.

  • Percentage volume of cannabidiol in the Product

The CBD percentage volume is customarily placed on the label and is most commonly expressed as the total percentage of the volume of the product. Typically, percentage volume ranges between 0.1 and 0.26%. The concentration you choose will depend on the amount of cannabidiol you want to begin your healing regimen with as well as the type of product source.

2. Purity

Purity is yet another important factor you need to look at when buying CBD oil. The purity level will depend on the other ingredients added into the formulation. There are cannabidiol products that contain preservatives, sweeteners, artificial coloring, and solvents.

Since CBD oils are extracted from the different parts of the hemp plant, including stalk, flowers, and leaves, and since farming practices differ in different locations, there are cannabidiol products that may contain chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Make sure to purchase your CBD oil from trusted industrial hemp producers only.

3. Mode of ingestion

  • Capsules / Softgels

CBD is packed in conventional dissolvable softgels. CBD in capsule form contains hemp oil in powder form and is most often loaded with high levels of CBD. Convenience is the main selling point for CBD capsules. Apart from the fact that capsules are easy to ingest, they also come with a host of other advantages. Since hemp oil powder is encased in softgels, they are completely odorless and tasteless. Plus they are small and discreet and can be carried around wherever you go!

Another advantage of opting for softgels is that you can easily keep track of your intake. You can accurately measure your serving size, thus making it easier for you to check the number of capsules to purchase at any one time.

The only limitation of using softgels is the difficulty of having to tweak the dosage. It is rather difficult to find that sweet spot if you are taking capsules compared to using pure CBD oil. You are only limited to per capsule serving size, which means increasing the number of capsules may be too much and may not give you the desired effects.

One way of offsetting this limitation is by combining its use with other CBD products such as tincture or gum.

  • Gum

CBD in chewing gum form is perfect for people on the go. It’s an easy and convenient way to infuse CBD use into one’s wellness lifestyle. The benefits from using CBD gum are similar to those using capsules. They are convenient and easy to carry around too.

The major selling point of CBD gum is that it is extremely discreet. Using vaporizers are extremely convenient, but these are things that you simply can’t showcase in public. With a CBD chewing gum, you can consume it whenever and wherever you like.

Another great quality of CBD gums is that they feature flavors. Most companies that sell CBD gum feature hemp and mint flavor just to name a few.

The main drawback of using chewing gum is that it is difficult to adjust serving size. The concentration of CBD is largely dependent on the gum size. Therefore, it is recommended to combine the use of CBD gum with oil and tincture.

  • Tincture

CBD in tincture form is inarguably the most popular CBD product in the market. The majority of companies that sell CBD oil produce it in tincture form as tinctures are both versatile and convenient to use. CBD tinctures come in a variety of flavors and strengths. What makes tinctures superior to other CBD products are their serving size precision. Users can increase or decrease the dosage easily by the drop.

Tinctures are easily absorbed by the body because they can be administered under the tongue (sublingually), and are usually made with alcohol which allows it to absorb even faster. You may also mix it with your favorite beverage.

The disadvantage in the use of tinctures is that they are not as portable and discreet as gums and capsules.

  • Topical

Topical CBD comes in the form of balms, creams, and lotions. Topical CBD products are unique in that they can target specific body parts. They are applied directly in regions suffering from stiffness, pain, and inflammation. The accuracy of the topical is best for those who suffer from joint and muscle pain.

Topical products, however, are slow acting when compared to other CBD products. As they are absorbed through the skin, the relief they provide can be slowed down by various factors. In addition, CBD cream and lotions are relatively more expensive than gums, capsules, and tinctures.

  • Oil

The purest CBD products come in oil form. CBD oil is highly concentrated and features the highest quantity of CBD. As its main selling point is its purity, CBD oil does not contain artificial flavorings or sweeteners. This is advantageous for those who simply want to get the benefits without any fuss. Just like tinctures, CBD oil may be used with food and drinks.

CBD oil may not be the best product for beginners. As most of these products are highly concentrated with CBD, the effects might be overwhelming for first-timers.

Now that you know the fundamentals of CBD, you may now proceed to purchase one that perfectly fits your needs!

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Corre Addam

Addam spends the lion's share of his day fixated on his computer screen. When he isn't in front of his computer, you'll most likely find him editing or researching his next fascinating article on his smartphone or tablet. When he manages to pull himself away from technology, you'll find him chilling hard somewhere, probably under a tree with an ice-cold Iced-tea, pondering life...