In the last 10 years CBD oil sales has shown tremendous growth. More people are becoming aware of the benefits of CBD oil. In 2019 first quarter CBD niche growth shows, it is one of the fastest growing industry. Realizing the potential of markets marketers and re-sellers of CBD oil have flooded this space.
In the early part of 21st century, the option of CBD products were limited. Today, there are various products available such as chewing gum, topical application, protein extracts, e-liquids, beverages and more.
Such market conditions which is a buyer's market obviously, the amount of information available for the average customer of CBD oil can be overwhelming. With various products and varied promises, it can be challenging to choose the CBD product which is right for the right kind of usage.
As the CBD industry is relatively new, there is not enough customer reviews available for these products, which can help other CBD consumers top choose the good ones from average ones. The other challenging part is to actually use and know which one is beneficial. This is why most consumers use the brands which have a robust marketing strategy but could be average in quality of the products they sell.
SO how to find and buy the right CBD products ?
The right research, awareness and diligence is the solution. Lets take a look at five things which can help consumers buy the right CBD products.
1. Find products that have safe ingredients, legal and tested by third party labs.
Before you buy any CBD product, it is very important to examine the brand and the information available for the brand carefully. Usually its not uncommon for brands to use a lot of labels to make the product attractive and create a brand value in the process. But the most important thing to look for when scrutinizing the CBD product is to find, if the product has been tested in a third party lab. 2.
2. Does the product contain less than 0.3% THC
Legal status of using Cannabis products around the world are different. However, less than 0.3% of THC in the product is considered as safe for usage. More than this percentage of THC in any product would make it illegal. In other words, if the concentration of THC is more than 0.3% then it causes psychoactive effects or the usage makes people high.
3.Production and sourcing of CBD
It is important to find out how the cannabis plant was cultivated or what is the source of the CBD product. Hemp is the primary source of extracted CBD: Hence the quality of Hemp is important when it comes to CBD production.
The quality of hemp also depends on, from which geographical region has been sourced and what cultivation standards are used to grow the plants. Some cultivation standards which are safe to consider are the ph of the soil, sourcing seeds from accredited suppliers, not using pesticides etc. Such practices ensure quality of CBD products finally produced.
4. Process of CBD extraction
How CBD is extracted is also important from a consumer's usage perspectives. Though several methods have been identified and used by the producers, by far CO2 extraction methods are the best.
Using Pressurized Carbon dioxide to extract CBD from the plant parts ensures the preservation of the nutrient rich trichomes.
5. Fair pricing
Though we have listed fair pricing as the last point, it is in no way less significant. It s very important to buy fairly priced products to ensure the genuine producers get benefit of their hard work. It is always good to find the good balance of price and value and do your due diligence to compare the products and choose the product which suits you.
The above mentioned points are only indicative of some of the efforts one can make to choose the right product. Consumers are always encouraged by us to do good research, raise their level of awareness and spread god words about good products and brands so that everyone can benefit.