Which factors to consider before buying a particular CBD product
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of two popular “siblings” derived from the cannabis plant. Where the sister, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the psychoactive ingredient that gives consumers the “high” feeling, CBD is more widely used for its calming effect and health benefits. Unlike other products, such as cigarettes, it isn’t as known which CBD products to purchase depending on quality or your intended use. In truth, CBD should be treated like any other health items you buy; just like toilet paper, there are better brands than others - and some people need a stronger product.
Each person reacts to marijuana differently, which is why there have been some issues in regulating the use, so if you try CBD products in various forms and doses try to find the perfect match for your own requirements.
Understand the Different Strains
There are different types of CBD strains available on the market within the oil, microcapsules, edibles, or topical creams. The way in which you consume the product can be matched with the effects you’re hoping for, for example, creams are more often used to locally treat muscle paints etc., while microcapsules are an inconspicuous method of treating headaches or anxiety. However you choose to consume CBD, it’s important to realize that it will still find its way into your blood system and therefore will possibly affect your mind in some, if not minor, way.
Crystalline isolate is essentially pure CBD without any of THC or its effects added (making it more readily available across the US).
Full-spectrum products are blended with THC (in smaller doses) to blend both the health benefits of CBD and a minimal “high.” The inclusion of THC is meant to offset the CBD, works longer and without isolated effects, and adds other medical abilities and vitamins, proteins and fatty acids to the product. Because of its THC levels, full-spectrum products are only available in legal states or Canada.
Finally, hemp oil (usually using the 0 THC levels from their seeds) is also popular and grows within the same family as cannabis. The hemp seed oil has been used in cooking for decades but is more recently used as an anti-inflammatory, acne, and eczema.
Select a Reputable Company You Can Trust.
Pay attention to labels and when in doubt don’t buy it. Many labeling inaccuracies have been reported across the country, including ~43% of products that had higher CBD doses than labeled. Read online reviews and research a brand before committing to ingesting, as many may use various products in the growing phase and other factors that should be considered.
Keep Track Of Potency and Doses.
For any of the above CBD products, tracking your doses is important. For oils and edibles especially, you may not be aware of the amount of mg you are consuming as often beginners may ingest more than necessary due to the slow release of the plant into your bloodstream and therefore its delayed (and more intense) effect. A study has been done that has possibly linked ingesting over 50mg of CBD with liver damage. The average person likely only needs between about 2 - 20mg to feel content.
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