Before you buy your first CBD product, you should conduct careful research to find a trustworthy CBD company with products that are right for you. This information teaches you what you should know before buying CBD and what red flags to be aware of.
There are two important things to look for when finding quality CBD products: location and guarantee.
Location: The first thing to research when looking for quality CBD products is where the company sources its CBD. Hemp grows best in soils that are "sufficiently deep, well-aerated… with good moisture and nutrient holding capacity." Unfortunately, some of the most common places to grow hemp (China and other overseas countries) contain heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, and other toxic chemicals in their soil that may be harmful to us. Choosing a CBD brand that sources its hemp from either the United States or Canada is the safest option.
Guarantee: Another helpful thing to look for when buying CBD is whether the CBD company you are looking at offers a satisfaction guarantee and third-party lab tests. A satisfaction guarantee is important because a company that offers it is typically offering a more legitimate product.
Third-party lab tests indicate any harmful contaminants like herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers, heavy metals, or solvents in a sample. It also lets buyers know if they are getting the amount of CBD the company claims to have in the product.
So, companies that offer these satisfaction guarantees and third-party lab tests are considered more legitimate and trustworthy than those that don't.
When looking for the CBD product that is right for you, it's important to look for the right strength and CBD type that best meets your needs.
Strength: When it comes to taking CBD, there isn't a one size fits all option. Everyone is different, so everyone will require a different amount and strength of CBD to receive the desired results. Typically CBD strength is based on the amount of CBD the product offers per serving size. For example, if a 1 oz bottle of CBD Oil contains 300mg of CBD with 30 servings, you can divide 300mg by 30 servings to get 10mg per serving. This same equation works for any CBD Oil with any strength or serving.
For someone experiencing head pains or slight joint pain, a small amount of CBD may be enough to provide relief. However, if someone is struggling with more severe pain, a stronger CBD amount may be needed. The chart below was developed by Zatural's in-house naturopathic doctor as a starting point for those trying to find the right strength of CBD.
This chart should be viewed solely as a recommendation as it is only based on weight and does not calculate other factors like gender or age. Find your body weight on the chart, and then use your intensity of symptoms to find the right dosage for you.
There are three different types of CBD. The different types are Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, and Isolate CBD.
Full Spectrum CBD is most commonly considered the most effective form of CBD because it contains key cannabinoids from the hemp plant, including Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The reason Full Spectrum CBD is considered the best is due to the 'CBD entourage effect.' The entourage effect occurs when other cannabinoids are present, and they work together to increase the benefits of each other.
Broad Spectrum CBD is similar to Full Spectrum, except it does not contain THC. The entourage effect still takes place, but it may not be as effective as it could be if it had THC. Please don't take that the wrong way; Broad Spectrum CBD is still highly effective, and it is the perfect option for those who can't take CBD products that contain THC.
CBD Isolateis generally considered less effective because it only contains one cannabinoid and offers only the benefits of that one cannabinoid. However, isolates are also considered the most versatile CBD product. Isolates are generally easier to add to creams, food, or drinks.
CBD is an uncontrolled substance, which means that businesses can sell CBD at whatever price they want. Typically, a good price for CBD is anywhere from $0.05 to $0.10 per mg. Some companies offer crazy high markups on their products and overcharge customers. Us this method below to calculate the price of CBD per milligram and make sure you aren't paying too much for CBD.
Zatural's 300mg bottle of CBD Oil is sold for $27.50. To find the price per mg, we will divide the strength by the price, or 300mg by $27.50 to get $0.09 per mg. You can use this same formula to find the price per mg of other CBD products.
It's always recommended that you read Google reviews and ask for third-party tests; this should help you find a legitimate CBD product.
Some people often wonder whether they need a medical card or doctor's note to purchase CBD. The only rule about buying CBD is that you have to be at least 18 years or older. No medical card or doctor's note is required to purchase CBD, and this is because most CBD products available on the market today are derived from the hemp plant. The hemp plant has lower levels of THC than the marijuana plant and is more widely available, making it the best source for CBD.
Hemp-derived CBD is safe to purchase without a medical card or a doctor's note. Suppose you come across a CBD product that is derived from the marijuana plant. In that case, it will most likely contain higher levels of THC and may require proof of a medical marijuana card prior to purchasing.
Hemp-derived CBD products with 0% THC are legal in all 50 states! The federal limit for THC is less than 0.3%, and CBD products with this amount of THC are legal. As always, it's important to research the product you are buying to make sure you are purchasing something with the legal limit of THC in your state. Learn more by clicking here.
CBD may offer many therapeutic benefits related to stress, pain, sleep, and overall wellness and should not result in any side effects. Cannabidiol (CBD) is not a psychoactive compound like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This means that you should not experience any of the side effects associated with THC, like appetite changes, hallucinations, drowsiness, or fatigue.
If any negative or unusual side effects occur, it can generally be attributed to the purity and quality of the CBD product. This is another reason why it is so important to ask for third-party lab tests to ensure you buy high-quality CBD. It is also possible that one might be allergic to CBD. It is always wise to do an allergy spot test before taking in a large quantity.
No, you cannot overdose on CBD. The World Health Organization has determined the toxicity of CBD to be "relatively low." Even if the CBD product you are taking contains THC, it will take an unrealistic amount of the product to result in lethal side effects. At extremely high doses of CBD, users may experience drowsiness, stomach pains, diarrhea, and other unpleasant side effects. This is why it is important to find the dosage that works best for you by starting small and slowly increasing your doses over time.
CBD is a natural compound with powerful therapeutic properties. If you want to give CBD a try, pay attention to price, quality, and potential red flags.
At Zatural, our customers come first. Our mission is to help increase the standard of health through natural means. Our products are natural, organically grown, and formulated by a naturopathic doctor who ensures you are receiving professional-grade ingredients and formulas that work. Click here to learn about which Zatural CBD product is right for you.
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