Recent years have seen a surge in the popularity of CBD oil, with more people than ever becoming aware of its benefits.
Indeed, in 2020, around 33% of adults in America have claimed to have used CBD at least once.
If you’re interested in using CBD for the first time, you will likely be unsure of what you need. There are numerous products available on the market in addition to a wide range of paraphernalia, but which should you choose?
One way to ensure you get the best products for you is to ask the right questions, and here’s a look at which questions you should be asking.
Understand the Reason You Would Like to Buy CBD Products
To know which questions you should be asking, you will first need to acknowledge the reasons you want to use CBD.
For example, are you using it for pain relief, stress relief, or purely for recreational reasons? Make a note of your reasons so you know exactly what to ask other people, and make a note of the answers also.
CBD comes available in a range of varieties, each of which has different properties such as pain relief and/or helping to give a ‘feel good’ sensation. For example, if you are looking for something that will help to relieve your pain, you should be looking for a red strain of CBD.
You will also find that there are numerous products available for each strain, and some products are made using a combination of strains.
With this in mind, you should be prepared to tell the experts just what you are hoping to gain from using CBD. They will then be able to recommend something that delivers just what you need it to.
There are also many CBD facts and myths that you will likely want to be answered, so make sure you note down anything you’ve heard that you would like clarified.
1. How Can I Include CBD in my Lifestyle?
CBD is very easy to use and around 28% of CBD users say they use it on a daily basis.
A lot of people prefer to just place a few drops of CBD oil under their tongues 2-3 times a day and wait for the active ingredients to get to work, while you could also add a few drops to smoothies, juices, and even to salads.
For many other people, vaping is the way to go. This involves adding a few drops of CBD oil to a vaping machine and taking in the fumes that are created. Vaping helps to make for a relaxing and enjoyable pastime that can also be sociable. You will also need to ask about the different vaping products available to be sure you get something that works just right for you.
Using CBD doesn’t have to change your existing lifestyle in any way. You can still work and socialize as you did before, and you can also work out when using it. Indeed, these things will actually become a lot easier for many people who use CBD.
2. Read the Ingredients Before Buying
You should always read the ingredients on the label before buying a CBD product. Some products will contain ingredients that might have unwelcome side effects so be sure first.
Also, research the ingredients yourself so you know about potential side effects before using the products. Remember that while a product may not cause side effects in some people – it can be a very different story for others. Where you can, try and ask a third party who has no interest in whether or not you actually buy a particular product.
Don’t buy any product that has no label on it – it’s just not worth the risk. Producers of CBD products should have nothing to hide so a manufacturer that is reluctant to give the full details should be avoided.
3. Does the CBD Product Undergo Third-Party Testing?
While a lot of CBD product manufacturers will likely test their products themselves, it’s best to insist on a product that has been tested by third parties also.
A manufacturer will want to sell their product, meaning they might not test it rigorously. Their testing is also more likely to focus on highlighting the benefits of the product, paying less attention to any not-so-positive aspects that might be present.
With third-party testing, however, it is far more likely that the product will be rigorously tested. A third party would have no interest in whether or not the product sells so will have no reason to not provide a fair and accurate report.
4. How is it Manufactured?
Users of CBD products should know that it is also very important to know about the manufacturing process. It is always best to choose a product that’s been made using organic plants – this means plants that have not been treated with pesticides or other chemicals.
Organic plants are better for two main reasons, one of which is that the product will be stronger, while it will also help prevent unwelcome chemicals from finding their way into your product.
The process itself involves the use of chemicals so it’s important to know it’s done professionally and to the highest of standards. This will help ensure a product that has the positive benefits you are looking for, without unwelcome side effects.
5. How Much THC Does the Product Contain?
CBD and THC are often confused with each other but are two very different substances despite both being found in cannabis.
THC is the compound that gives cannabis users a high, in addition to some of the unwelcome side effects associated with using cannabis.
THC is often removed altogether when making CBD products – but not always. Sometimes a small amount of THC will be found in the product and this can result in the user experiencing some side effects that make them feel quite ill.
Using a product that contains THC could also result in legal issues if the compound showed up in a blood test.
Products that contain THC might be preferable for people who are looking for a stronger product and are willing to expose themselves to any other side effects that might arise.
It is important to take such side effects into account, as well as the laws regarding THC in your state.
CBD oil has helped to improve the quality of life of millions of people around the world, and it could help to improve the quality of your life also.
However, with so many different CBD products available, it can be difficult to find what you need and some users might end up with a disappointing experience as a result.
Asking people who do know about CBD oil can help ensure somebody gets the product that’s best suited for them and their needs. Those people best to ask are people who are regular users of the product themselves as well as store owners. Plus, of course, you will find a lot of information on the internet but try and ensure you are taking advice from a reputable source.
Regardless, if you outline the reasons you want to use CBD products and you ask the right questions with your needs in mind, you stand a much better chance of getting the product you need.