Over the last few years, CBD has been a major health supplement. The popularity of CBD derived form hemp has risen dramatically since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. The 2018 Farm Bill made CBD derived entirely from hemp legal at the federal level. However, hemp must contain less than 0.3% THC per weight. CBD is just one of the more than 100 cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. Yes, CBD is part of the same family as THC. Despite CBD being part of the cannabis family, there are some very distinct attributes. CBD is not a drug that can make users feel intoxicated. This means that users can enjoy the medical benefits of cannabis without experiencing any psychoactive side effects. This has resulted in more people adding CBD to their daily routine. There are many CBD products on the market, but not all CBD is equal. Quality can also vary. This article will provide you with some key tips for browsing the CBD marketplace online or in retail locations across the country.
1. Hemp Source
When it comes to hemp’s source, location is everything. We urge consumers to choose brands that grow and harvest hemp in the USA. If the hemp is sourced domestically, it will be free from pesticides and heavy metals. We strongly urge consumers to avoid hemp from overseas because the land on which the hemp is grown is often contaminated with pesticides and heavy metals.
2. Third-Party Laboratory Testing
Third party lab testing should be available for all CBD products. This will allow consumers to easily evaluate the product and keep it up-to-date within 18 months. We strongly recommend that you throw out any CBD products without lab results. Instead, look for a brand that performs third-party laboratory batch testing. This will help to ensure that “what’s on the label is what’s in the bottle.” The FDA has not yet regulated the CBD industry. Buyers must do their research to find a trusted brand and one with a strong reputation in the sector.
Knowledge is power. We encourage consumers to search for brands that help fill the education gap in the CBD market. Companies that spend the time to educate consumers about various topics relating to hemp or CBD are often the ones that offer the best quality products and transparency. Look at the blog to see if the brand’s focus is education. If there isn’t, we recommend you look elsewhere. They may be more interested in making quick buck than providing quality products that will help you find relief.
4. Types of Products
There are many products on the CBD market, including CBD edibles and CBD oil. CBD is not an all-purpose product. Users may need to experiment with the product and dosage to find the best product for them.
We recommend using a topical CBD product such as a CBD balm or CBD stick for people who are experiencing pain and inflammation. We recommend CBD softgels or CBD tincture for internal anxiety and autoimmune problems.
We hope you find this article helpful in identifying high-quality CBD products and helping you to choose the best CBD product for you.