Is the CBD oil you order online the real deal?
CBD oil … you’ve heard good things about it. You know it’s full of antioxidants, it’s great for relieving stress and can actually make you feel more productive!
Basically, CBD is damn amazing. Fact.
So you go online, ready to purchase your first ever CBD product and … the doubt creeps in.
Where do you start? Who can you trust? What should you look for?
Trying out a new health product can be confusing at times, and even a little bit worrying. That makes sense. After all, you’re making a big change. You’re shaking up your health routine, of course it can be a little scary. This is your health we’re talking about!
Mate, we got your back.
We know there are loads of CBD products out that can be proper dodgy. With nearly $5 billion spent on CBD products last year, it’s not surprising to learn that there are a few shady characters out there willing to sell their snake oil as CBD.
So, we feel It’s our job to help you find the best of the best.
Let’s talk about what you need to know before buying the real deal …
…. and the warning signs to look out for.
What should I look for when choosing a CBD product?
Knowing what to avoid and what to check for will help you avoid making costly mistakes when it comes to hitting ‘Buy.’ Here are a couple of pointers to follow:
A Reasonable And Realistic Price.
High-quality products are priced like high-quality products. They won’t be cheap to make, and they’ll contain better quality ingredients. Seek out organic products if your budget allows.
After all, you get what you pay for with CBD!
A cheap product is a no-no and is likely to be made with inferior or contaminated ingredients. And worst of all, it may not have much, if any, CBD at all! We’re not saying pay a bajillion dollars for your CBD – just look for a realistic price and good customer reviews.
It’s Clearly Labelled
Good quality CBD from a reputable company will tell you how much CBD you’re getting in each product. Check the label, or search for a certificate of analysis. Most products contain very small amounts of CBD, and should contain less than 0.2% THC.
CBD products that are labelled “ full-” or “broad-spectrum” should have a list of cannabinoids and other compounds on the label. Look for ingredients like cannabidiolic acid (CBDA), cannabinol (CBN), cannabigerol (CBG), and cannabichromene (CBC) If these are missing … shop elsewhere!
It’s Independently Tested
Before buying, check if the product has a certificate of authority (COA). A company you can trust will make their results public—they won’t have anything to hide.
You’ll find it on the bottle, packaging, or on the website. You can also email the company who should be willing to provide it.
A COA means the product you want to buy has been independently tested by a third party that has no stake in the company, so will be completely honest.
As with labelling, you want to check that the concentrations in the COA match what’s been stated on the label. If you can’t find a COA or the ingredients don’t match … start getting suspicious.
It Doesn’t Make Crazy Claims
You and I both know CBD is brilliant, but it’s not a magic pill.
So, if the product or company you bought it from claims medical benefits that seem a little too good to be true … chances are it is exactly that.
So, there you have it.
A few simple but mega important points to follow next time you shop online. The benefits of CBD oil are there for the taking—but only if you have the real deal (not a real dud) in your hands.