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What To Know Before Buying CBD | CBD Oil Help Guide

By Gabby Hendrickson  •  0 comments  •   8 minute read

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CBD has become very popular recently as more people seek natural ways to stay healthy. It's known for helping with mood, discomfort, and relaxation. Before you try CBD, it's important to understand what it is and how it might work for you.

In this blog, we'll talk about important things to consider before you buy CBD. Doing research to find a reliable company with products that suit your needs is crucial. We'll guide you through what to look for and what to watch out for when buying CBD.


What To Look For When Buying CBD?

There are three important things of what to look for in CBD oil. Those three things are location, lab testing, and return policy. Each of these types indicates that the CBD business is reputable and trustworthy. Let's take a look at the details. 


When searching for good CBD products, start by checking where the company gets its CBD from. Hemp grows best in certain types of soil, but some places where it's grown, like China and other countries, might have harmful chemicals in the soil.

To be safe, choose a CBD brand that gets its hemp from the United States or Canada, where there are strict rules about growing hemp safely.

Lab Testing

A reliable CBD company will share third-party lab test results, including the Certificate of Analysis (COA), terpene, pesticide, microbial, and heavy metal test results. These tests ensure the product's authenticity and safety.

A company that doesn't provide these tests might be new or sell a false CBD product. Third-party lab tests reveal the product's composition and help you make informed purchasing decisions.

Third Party Lab Test


When buying CBD, check if the company offers a satisfaction guarantee. This indicates confidence in the product's quality and legitimacy. Companies with satisfaction guarantees are usually more trustworthy than those without them.


What CBD Product Is Right For You?

When looking for the right CBD product, it's important to pick a CBD strength and type that fits your needs. Both factors will play into the results you receive from your CBD product. Let's talk about why.


What Dosage of CBD Do I Need?

When it comes to taking CBD, there isn't a one-size-fits-all option. Everyone is different so that everyone will require a different amount of CBD for the desired results.

Don't be fooled by the amount of CBD on the front of the bottle because that doesn't truly indicate the correct strength of the CBD product. Look at the per-serving amount to determine your CBD product's strength.

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 you purchase.

For someone experiencing minor discomfort, a small amount of CBD may be enough to provide relief. However, if someone is struggling with more severe discomfort, a stronger amount of CBD may be recommended.

Zatural's in-house naturopathic doctor developed the chart below as a starting point for those trying to find the right strength of CBD.

Zatural CBD oil dosage chart

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.

Factors like weight, metabolism function, age, gender, and more will play into the effectiveness of CBD. If you try CBD and experience no results from the product, you may need to take 2-3 servings more to see the results you're looking for. Don't be discouraged if CBD doesn't work for you on your first try.


What Type of CBD Oil Is Right For Me?

As part of our CBD buying guide, you must understand that there are three types of CBD. Each type differs from the other based on their cannabinoid content. 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).

Full Spectrum CBD is considered the best 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. Broad Spectrum CBD is considered the best option in states where products like Full Spectrum CBD oil might now be legal.  

CBD Isolate is generally considered less effective because it only contains one or two cannabinoids and offers only the benefits of that one cannabinoid. However, Isolates are usually combined with other isolate cannabinoids to increase effectiveness. 

Isolate CBD products are typically made and used as a way to target specific needs. For example, CBN Isolate products are created as a way to assist with sleep. Whereas CBG Isolate products are more for targeting mood-related issues. 

However, isolates are also considered the most versatile CBD product. Isolates are generally easier to add to creams, food, or drinks. 


Commonly Asked CBD Questions

What Is a Good Price For CBD?

CBD is an uncontrolled substance, which means that businesses can sell CBD at whatever price they want. A good CBD price ranges from $0.05 to $0.10 per mg. Some companies offer crazy high markups on their products and overcharge customers.

Use this method below to calculate the price of CBD per milligram and ensure 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 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.

Still wondering if you are overpaying for CBD? Learn how to break down the pricing on CBD oil to see if you are being ripped off. Click the link above (overpaying for CBD) to learn more.


Do You Need Anything To Buy CBD?

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.

Broad Spectrum CBD and CBG Isolate Oil

The hemp plant has lower levels of THC than the marijuana plant and is more widely available, making it the best source of 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.


Is CBD Legal In My State?

Hemp-derived CBD products with 0.3 percent THC are federally legal in all 50 states! However, on a state level, they may or may not be legal. Some states, like Idaho and South Dakota, claim that any amount of THC is illegal.

If you plan to shop for CBD, make sure to know the laws of the state you live in. This will you decide what type of CBD you should buy to maintain legal compliance. 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.


Does CBD Have Side Effects?

CBD may offer many therapeutic benefits related to mood, discomfort, 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 asking for third-party lab tests is so important 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.


Can I Overdose On CBD? 

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 best dosage for you by starting small and slowly increasing your doses over time.


Sum It Up!

CBD is a natural compound with powerful therapeutic properties. If you want to try CBD, pay attention to the location of lab testing, the return policy, the price, and any other potential red flags before buying CBD oil.

CBD is an awesome product, but the Food and Drug Administration does not regulate it, so unrepeatable CBD vendors get away with a lot. Until the FDA approves, it's wise to follow our guidelines.

We hope you enjoyed our CBDIf you have any further questions, contact our customer service agents by phone (208-969-1282), email (, or chat services. 


Why Buy From Zatural?

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

Zatural is transparent with its customers and upfront about its products. Customer satisfaction is key, which is why we offer a 30-day satisfaction guarantee that allows you to return your product for a full refund if you are not 100% satisfied.

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