Tips for choosing CBD-Infused Products
One of the current buzzwords in the medical and cosmetic industry today is CBD. In America, the CBD industry has managed to earn thousands of dollars in revenue in the last 2 years. The total revenue is expected to touch over $20billion in the next 2 years. Have you ever wondered why there is so much of hue and cry over CBD?
CBD (cannabidiol), a chemical compound found in the Cannabis sativa plant, is made up of precious cannabinoids and anti-inflammatory substances that can bring about a lot of benefits physically and mentally. Though it is extracted from the same source as the euphoria-causing compound, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD doesn’t contain any psychoactive properties in it. It doesn’t give you a high or alter your motor skills & mental balance when you consume it. Hence, CBD is legalized in almost all countries, if it contains less than 0.3% of the toxic THC.
Thanks to its popularity and its easy application, CBD is infused in many products today such as gummies, candies, medicines, creams, lotions, tablets, syrups, tinctures; and you can find a wide variety of choices for the best infused products available. You can consume it in the way you want to get maximum benefits from it. However, how do you know if you have chosen the right CBD-infused product? Yes, CBD’s popularity has increased tremendously, but so have the chances of contamination and exploitation by manufacturers.
So, here are a few basic tips that will help you choose the right CBD-infused product to give you the benefits that you expect:
First and foremost, you should know if the product that you are buying is legal or not. For that, you need to check the labels to see if the product contains less than 0.3% THC. If it contains more than this, you need to keep it away.
Read the lab reports carefully to check the authenticity of the CBD product that you are buying. These reports should have been prepared by a third-party, reputed resting authority. This is also known as the certificate of analysis. Check the statements carefully to see if they are published recently. Also, you need to check if they contain reports about the testing of the product on animals or humans, ingredients of the product, the credibility of the analyzing agency, etc.
Read reviews online thoroughly to understand if CBD was useful to other users and to know about side effects, if any, caused by it. Reviews will also tell you how to use a particular CBD product to get maximum benefits.
Know what kind of CBD product you are buying to be sure of getting the maximum benefits from it. Most of the CBD-infused products available online and in the brick & mortar stores are classified into these broad categories:
CBD Isolate – This is the purest form of CBD, as it is isolated from all other cannabinoids. You will find only the CBD cannabinoid in this product.
Full-Spectrum CBD – This is also extracted from the Cannabis sativa plant. Still, it contains CBD and traces of other cannabinoids such as terpenes, flavonoids, other antioxidants and a small percentage of THC as well. Yes, it is quite healthy, but the presence of THC makes it illegal in some places.
Broad-Spectrum CBD – This contains CBD and some traces other useful cannabinoids, excluding THC. Therefore, it is not only legal but quite potent as well.
Always consult your doctor about the type of CBD-infused product and the recommended dosage that suit your needs perfectly. This way, you can benefit from the health benefits that they offer, without experiencing the side effects. If you experience any discomfort within a few days of using CBD, kindly reduce the dosage and talk to your doctor immediately about the same.