What to Look for When Buying CBD Products
With the signing of the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp-derived CBD was made legal for wide scale production. With a new frontier opened before them, businesses small and large went into a frenzy to fill their shelves with CBD-infused products.
The good news is that the CBD industry is expanding practically every day. The bad news is that with so many third-party sellers out there (and a lack of industry regulations), it can be difficult to determine the purity of the product you’re purchasing.
Whether you’re buying CBD products online or in-store, it’s essential to find a distributor you can trust. Your best bet is to find someone that specializes in natural, organic CBD and who maintains a transparent, honest relationship with customers at all times.
Choosing the Best CBD products
With the vast range of CBD products currently in the market, no one could blame you if you had no idea what to look for when shopping for CBD.
Let’s dive into the specifics of what you should be looking for to ensure you’re getting the best the industry has to offer.
One of the biggest mistakes you can make when purchasing CBD is to choose affordability over quality. In the long-run, this decision may end up costing you more, as you may purchase a product that could potentially be harmful to your health.
To verify the quality of a specific CBD product before purchase, we recommend the following:
- Carefully read the label for any unnecessary additives. Also check for important quality assurances such as FDA organic and Non-GMO.
- Check the FDA website for warning letters about questionable CBD products. They provide a running list that contains all currently marketed CBD products that have been found to contain little or no CBD.
- Read customer reviews. Honest and detailed customer reviews can provide further insight into the CBD products you’re interested in buying from a customer perspective.
A trustworthy source is another important indicator of quality when buying CBD products. Your chosen distributor should be very transparent regarding the source of their CBD.
They should reveal where the hemp plants were grown, the method by which they were harvested, and the farming practices employed throughout (from seed to sale). These are all indicators of quality CBD products.
For example, at PurBloom, the CBD used in our products is hand harvested from a CHF Farm in Colorado that is registered with the Colorado Department of Agriculture and certified by the Colorado Department of Health & Environment.
Because we have a firm understanding of where our products come from, we can provide a 100% guarantee that our CBD is organically grown using environmentally sustainable practices.
Proper CBD extraction processes are costly but necessary to ensure THC levels in CBD products remain below the legal allowance of 0.3%.
Sellers who employ unscrupulous cost-cutting practices throughout the CBD extraction process may inadvertently sell you product with a higher percentage of THC than legally allowed. This is one of the reasons we strongly recommend prioritizing quality over affordability when buying CBD.
Type of Product
While everything discussed above should be taken into consideration before buying CBD, it’s also important to consider several other factors that are unique to each type of CBD.
When it comes to oils and tinctures, quality assurance is even more critical, as oils are the purest and simplest form of CBD. Therefore, quality, source, and THC levels will have an even more noticeable effect in oil form.
For CBD creams, it’s necessary to consider the dosage and whether the product is vegan/gluten-free (if these qualifications are important to you). You should also review the additional ingredients used in the cream, keeping in mind any personal allergies or product preferences.
For CBD pills it’s important to pay attention to dosage, the number of servings, and whether the product is vegan/gluten-free. You should also carefully review any other additives used in the formula to avoid a possible allergic reaction.
Buying CBD products isn’t as cut and dry as you may think. Remember, there are thousands of CBD sellers on the market, and not all of them have your best interests at heart. It’s important to find a vendor you can trust to always deliver quality CBD products to aid you in your wellness journey.
We understand how difficult it can be finding CBD products you can trust. At PurBloom, our products contain only the highest quality, single-source CBD because we are passionate about equipping you to live a healthy, comfortable, thriving life. Learn more about the quality guarantees of each of our products.