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The growing use of CBD products and factors to consider when buying CBD products online

People are always looking for alternative methods when it comes to treating some of the medical conditions that are consistent even after using conventional treatments. The one substance that has become increasingly popular in the medical field is Cannabidiol, famously called CBD. Cannabidiol oil is extracted from the cannabis plant and is considered to be the best alternative treatment when it comes to chronic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and other medical condition such as cancer and acne.

Many years ago, there was a complete ban on cannabis either for medical or recreational use, as cannabis used to intoxicate the senses of a person. The cannabis or hemp plant is grown naturally and comprises of over hundreds chemical compounds called cannabinoids and there are divided into two main categories which are called Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD).  The THC component is psychoactive and causes a high sensation and its constant use can deteriorate the health of a person. The CBD compound, however, is not psychoactive and on the contrary, very helpful in treating wide range of medical conditions such as chronic pain and inflammation. Both the CBD and THC link directly with the physiological system of the human body. In humans there is an endocannabinoid system that comprises of CB1 and CB2 receptors. The CB1 receptors are part of the nervous system and involve with memory, emotions, cognition, and pain. The CB2 receptors are part of the immune system and deal with pain and inflammation.

The US Farm bill legalized industrial hemp and also the legalized use of cannabis for medical purposes which led to the enormous popularity of CBD oil and other products such as concentrates, vape oil, tinctures, and edibles, due to its therapeutic benefits. The Farm Bill allowed the cultivation of hemp plant and cannabis that contains no more than 0.3% of THC.

The CBD oil is extracted from the hemp plant, but it comes out in a concentrated form and is diluted with a carrier oil which can be either a coconut or hemp seed oil. The most popular of the CBD products are the oils and tinctures, topicals, edibles, and vaping. The CBD oils concentrated form of CBD and placed under the tongue by using a dropper and the CBD enters the bloodstream. The CBD topicals are CBD infused creams, oils, and lotions that are applied directly into the skin or hair.

A few years ago due to the ban on cannabis and hemp products, the consumers only had limited options when it came to buying CBD products. But today, dozens of websites offer wide range of CBD products that consumers can search for and order. The best thing is the variety of CBD products that a person can browse through and the products will be delivered to the house and people do not even have to walk through the shops physically. The online shopping and easy delivery options may attract many consumers but some important things should be considered while thinking about the best place to buy CBD oil online such as

  • The quality of CBD products

The biggest challenge for consumers is not knowing the quality of CBD products as there are both high and low quality products available online. The consumers are just following the trend and not know whether the products have a high or low quality. The low quality products do not give the medical benefits that the consumers require.

  • Is the product legal and safe for usage?

One of the first things that many of the consumers look for is whether the CBD product is legal and safe to use or not. If the product is tested in a laboratory and the lab reports should be available on the website.  Without the lab report, there is no way to know if a particular CBD product is safe to use or not.

  • Does the CBD product contain less than 0.3% THC?

The THC compound is legal in a few states but still illegal in most of the other states. For a CBD product to be legal, it must contain less than 0.3% THC.

  • The substances used to make the CBD products

The main ingredients of the CBD product are the CBD oil, but other substances are used to make the product. There are several chemical substances that are quite hard to pronounce. The suitable way is to look for a list of natural and organic substances used in the product such as Vitamin B12, or Melatonin.

  • The source of hemp and how it was cultivated

The CBD oil comes from a hemp plant, and the quality of the CBD product depends on the hemp plant. There are some CBD brands that maintain good relationships with hemp suppliers, while many only look to get lowest prices. There are many times that CBD brands will purchase the CBD isolate from the wholesale market and not know where the hemp has come from. The popular regions where hemp is cultivated are USA, Europe, and China.

  • The type of CBD used in the product

There are three variants of CBD, and each variety constitutes the amount of CBD and THC present. The three types include Full Spectrum CBD, Broad Spectrum CBD, and CBD Isolate. The Full Spectrum CBD means that the extracted CBD contains all the cannabinoids including THC. The Broad Spectrum CBD is the Full Spectrum CBD but without the THC. The CBD Isolate means that all other cannabinoids have been removed resulting in isolated and 99% pure CBD.

  • Amount of CBD in the product

The last thing a consumer should know is the amount of CBD present in the product, which will help to know how much dosage to take. The dosage amount depends on the type of CBD product.

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