Five CBD Buying Tips

Rohan Mathew

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There are several natural chemical compounds found in the hemp plant. CBD is one of them. “Cannabinoid” is its actual scientific term. This compound does not have any intoxicating effects, so your brain cells will not be altered to give you a “high” effect. CBD is said to work with the Endocannabinoid System to create internal balance and calmness in your body.

CBD is the number one contender in the supplement world and is the leading topic of conversation in the Health and Wellness marketplace. CBD seems to be the supplement of choice as there is an overwhelming number of CBD products for sale. As you sort through the various CBD brands, be aware that all CBD is not of superior quality. That is why you always check for an NHP site license before buying and CBD product. This article will give you five tips to prepare you for your CBD adventure.

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Source of Hemp

Does it matter where the hemp is grown? Yes, it does. You must buy CBD products that use hemp from the US. Foreign hemp is usually grown under contamination circumstances. Heavy metals, synthetic fertilizers, and pesticides are some of the harmful agents used during the cultivation process in foreign countries. These chemicals cause health issues and should not be in CBD products. The land upon which hemp is grown should be free of prohibited substances for no less than three years.  Find a company that uses US domestic hemp as the source of its CBD.


In your hunt for the right CBD product for you, you might see ingredients that you have never heard of listed on the product. CBD needs a carrier oil, so most oil tinctures have a base that is organic coconut oil(MCT), olive oil, or grapeseed oil. You will see other ingredients that compliment the taste of your CBD product or how effective your CBD product is.  The most popular added ingredients are orange oil, turmeric oil, and peppermint oil. Once any of these oils are added, the flavor profile of the product changes. Your CBD product should not list artificial food dyes or artificial flavoring as an ingredient.


How critical the CBD extraction process is, is debatable. Although the CBD marketplace is unregulated, the FDA has influences on the extraction methods. There are three popular methods which are allowed. CO2 extraction, alcohol extraction, and oil extraction.

The most popular of the three is the CO2 extraction method. With the CO2 extraction method, carbon dioxide, and fluctuating temperatures work together to act as a solvent. This process requires patience and accuracy so that the structure of the cannabinoids and terpenes is not compromised.

The alcohol extraction method uses alcohol from organic cane instead of a GMO crop like corn.

The lipid extraction method is also known as the oil extraction method. During this process, dried hemp flowers are steep in organic coconut oil before they are filtered.

When you do business with a company that follows FDA guidelines, you can be sure that it uses one of the approved extraction methods.

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Type of CBD

CBD products are usually labeled as full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, or isolate. These terms describe the type of CBD that is in a product.  Each type has something different to offer. You need to be familiar with their differences to choose which one is right for you.

Full-spectrum CBD oil contains all of the compounds of the hemp plant.

Broad-spectrum is almost identical to full-spectrum. Their difference lies in the fact that broad-spectrum does not contain THC.

Isolate CBD does not have the medicinal benefits that the other types of CBD have.

Product Type

There are a plethora of CBD products on the market. With so many CBD products available, it is easy to choose a product that might not work for you. The CBD product that you choose would depend on a few variables. You should know what minor or chronic disorder you want to manage. You should also know what effects you desire. If you rather an oral product, gel capsules, gummy bears, or oil tinctures may be the best choice for you. When it comes to external aches and pains, we recommend a topical product like a  CBD Stick or CBD Massage Oil. There are even CBD products for horse, such as CBD horse pellets.

With so many CBD product options and so many brands, you will stumble across some low-quality CBD products. You have to know what you are looking for so that you do not become a victim of poor-quality CBD products. Hopefully, this article is helpful to you as you try to find the CBD product that is right for you.