What to look for when you are shopping for CBD cream or oil?


CBD is a hot topic today because of its rising popularity as more and more people try to avail of the health benefits of the compound extracted from the cannabis plant. Before the noise about CBD started, cannabis was infamous because people knew it only for its recreational properties due to the presence of THC, another psychoactive cannabinoid that causes high. Although research about CBD is still in its infancy, the naturally occurring compound has gained high popularity because of numerous instances demonstrating its health benefits.

When buying any CBD product, you must first consider the way you want to consume it. CBD is available in the form of oils, tinctures, capsules, gummies, and creams, and your health goals determine which type would be best for you.  To take care of your skin, you must choose some cdb cream, which is also suitable for relieving sore muscles.

Regardless of the way you intend to consume CBD and its purpose, here are a few things that you must look for when shopping for CBD.

CBD from hemp

CBD is obtained from the cannabis Sativa plant as well as the hemp plant, and the latter variety is 100% legal because it contains THC less than 0.3%, which is the maximum limit for ensuring that CBD is non-psychoactive.  The strains of CBD available from the hemp plant are always within the permissible limit, and there are no chances of the product being illegal. The US Farm Bill 2018 has legalized CBD from the hemp plant by terming it as industrial hemp, and when buying the product, confirm the origin of the product to be on the safe side.

Full or broad-spectrum CBD oil

The purity of CBD determines its efficacy, and when buying CBD oil, ensures that you get the broad-spectrum oil instead of the isolate of distillate so that you can avail of the full health benefits. Broad-spectrum oils contain most cannabinoids except THC, whereas full-spectrum oils contain all cannabinoids, including CBD and THC. When buying full spectrum CBD be careful about the THC content, which should not exceed 0.3% to ensure that the product is non-psychoactive. It does not make sense to look for oils without THC because CBD works best when combined with THC.  

Insist on lab-tested product

The CBD industry is unregulated, and it is hard to find a product of assured quality by claim alone. There is a risk of using CBD without knowing what it contains because unless you are sure what you are taking, it can be harmful to you. To overcome the problem, buy a product tested by a third party. This will give you a chance to verify the label claim by knowing what it contains and how suitable it will be for you. 

Since cannabis is an agricultural product, you must ensure that the CBD you buy is free from pesticides and other chemicals. Moreover, there are chances that products might contain a higher percentage of THC that can put you in trouble and affect your goal of achieving the health benefits. Try to buy organic cannabis products to avoid the problem.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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