Top 5 Tips When Buying CBD Oil In Australia
Ready to make your first CBD oil purchase?
With so many new upcoming and different types of CBD brands on the market, buying CBD products has never been more complicated.
Not all CBD products are created the same and it sure isn’t easy to tell the difference between quality products and the not so quality products.… Lucky for you we have put together this quick top 5 tips to look for when buying CBD oil.
A high or low-quality product will make a big difference in the effects you experience. Doing research before making a purchase is a MUST, this ensures you are buying a quality CBD product every time.
With these 5 tips in mind, you’ll find the best CBD oil for your money and needs.
1. Check the THC Content
Before you buy any CBD product, check the laws in your country/state regarding CBD oil and cannabis in general. Although many states have legalized CBD oil, there is still restrictions on CBD oils that contain THC content and cannot be sold to the public.
2. Read the Ingredients
Always read the ingredients list when comparing different CBD products.
On one end of the spectrum, you’ll find products with additional ingredients that provide their own potential benefits, like melatonin or MCT oils. But on the other end of the spectrum, you’ll find CBD products that contain potentially harmful ingredients like propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin, which are found in some CBD vape oils. Some CBD edibles might also contain artificial colouring and flavours, which likely won’t be too harmful, but also won’t help your health.
3. Understanding of CBD
Googling what CBD is may give you the basic answers to what you’re looking for to provide self relief but understating what different types of CBD extract is on the market, is even more important...
CBD isolate is CBD extracted from the hemp plant then isolated from all the other cannabinoids and compounds of the plant. This results in a CBD extraction that is 99% pure.
Full-spectrum CBD is CBD extracted from the hemp plant and has not been isolated from hemp’s other natural cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and fatty acids. Full Spectrum CBD depending on the bioavailability and extraction process, full-spectrum will usually include THC giving it higher potential health benefits, but also making it illegal in some counties/states. (See Lab Results For THC Reading)
Broad-spectrum CBD is full-spectrum CBD minus the THC. Broad-spectrum CBD oils are perfect if you want to take advantage of the whole-plant benefits full-spectrum CBD products have to offer without the potentially mind-altering effects of THC.
4. Learn to Read a CBD Lab Report
Numbers and report looking documents sometimes arent peoples strengths… It's okay, they aren’t too hard to read, learning to read basics of lab results is one key to ensuring that you are buying a quality CBD product.
Any legitimate CBD brand should always offer a valid lab report that is available online to the public, if not contact the brand directly to request it. If the brand cannot provide a lab result then this should be your first red flag.
When looking at the report, look for the following:
The publishing date of the report: The more recent the report, the more reliable and relevant it is.
Do the numbers match up with what’s advertised? If the product claims to contain 500mg of CBD, the Certificate Analysis should match per listing.
Lab accreditation. A report is only worthwhile if it is from a rated lab. Ideally, you’re looking for the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which is the standard governing body for analyzing CBD products.
Contaminants. As part of any lab testing, the lab will check for heavy metal and contaminants. If the product received a “pass” it is within the limits of acceptable limits. If the analysis received a “fail,” that product contains harmful levels of contaminants.
You can find our lab results on each of our products.
5. Check the Reviews
This might seem like a basic trick but checking out the brand’s social media, website and customer reviews is a must. A quick search of the brands tagged photos and CBD product will tell you if the product worked for other customers.
* Note - Medical CBD is only available via prescription under a dedicated scheme as it contains higher CBD/THC traces making it illegal unless approved to buy/sell.
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