With so many online retailers, so many websites and so many viable options it's not hard to see how deciding where to purchase your CBD online can feel overwhelming. Anyone who's spent what seems like hours hunched over a laptop or tablet knows that one of the biggest challenges with buying CBD online is finding the best company or brand for you (especially when you're looking for high quality!). With all these companies selling CBD on their websites it can be difficult to recognize the good from the bad. The trick is to be thorough and avoid making a rash decision because your excitement over CBD is making you impatient. A poorly researched purchase can lead to wasting your hard-earned cash on low-quality products with substandard ingredients. Lower-grade products may fail to deliver the same benefits that a high-quality CBD product would provide. You could even risk jeopardizing your health by consuming unsafe materials that could potentially be found in a low-grade CBD product.
Don't judge a book by its cover! Don’t assume that a visually engaging label or a user-friendly website means that a particular CBD brand or product is of high quality. A well-designed website certainly isn’t a bad sign, but more research should be done. Customer reviews are the best, most reliable gauge of the quality of a company’s products. Read through the reviews of many products to get a general idea for what their current customers think as well as any negatives they’ve experienced.
Let's face it, nobody's perfect. A few negative reviews isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Pay attention to exactly what the customer concerns are. Stay on point. If the review is negative due to delayed shipping, that has nothing to do with the quality of the product. Consider company responses and customer service. It’s a good sign if the company responded with the intent to resolve the customer’s complaint. No company is perfect and how they handle customer issues is very important.
Also, try to find any information on the website regarding quality control or how and where the vape juice is made. Last, look for information regarding 3rd-party lab testing. Most reputable companies voluntarily have their products tested by 3rd party, ISO-accredited labs for quality assurance. The sad truth is that skipping this step is a common method for cutting costs (at the expense of the consumer).
How Do You Know What Materials Are in the Your CBD?
Reputable companies will list the ingredients right on the label. It would be helpful to familiarize yourself with the raw materials used such as Terpenes, Isolate, Broad Spectrum, and Full Spectrum CBD. Pay attention to the specific type of CBD being used. CBD Isolate contains only the isolated CBD itself and none of the other plant parts such as terpenes and flavonoids. Full Spectrum CBD contains all the compounds found naturally occurring in the plant which some believe allows the plant's terpenes and essential oils to combine with CBD to enhance the therapeutic effects. Broad Spectrum CBD is a cross between CDB Isolate and Full Spectrum where some of the plant compounds are included in the final product. Some trial and error may be necessary to find the combination that works best for you.
Where Was the Hemp Grown?
Hopefully not in soil formerly under a gas station or any land with nutrient-deprived topsoil. Many consumers are surprised to discover where the hemp used to make their CBD products is actually grown. US grown hemp is subject to more regulations for soil quality and growing processes. As mentioned above, the history of the land has a significant impact on the health and quality of the soil. For example, has there been any instance of industrial dumping or chemical waste accidents? Is the soil compromised due to banned fertilizers used years earlier? Is the hemp being grown in the best environmental conditions possible for that particular plant type? Inquiring minds need to know!
ConclusionLet's be realistic. Don’t expect your first CBD purchase to be the perfect choice for flavor. Sometimes it's like buying your first car, typically there's much to be desired. Be patient and do a little research. Expect some trial and error. By following these simple suggestions you’ll end up with the perfect CBD for you!