Cannabidiol has gained a lot of traction in recent years. Not only because the negative misconceptions and myths that once surrounded the plant from which it comes from have been debunked, but due to the many health benefits that studies continue to discover, such as anti-inflammation and anti-anxiety. While the rising interest in CBD oil products has made it much more accessible and easier to procure, it’s also presented a unique challenge in finding the best brand as well as the best solution to your personal preferences.
Just as an example of how confusing the market can be, there is the Rick Simpson brand which can be bought pre-packaged and ready to go. There are also many locations online where consumers can source an easy recipe for how to make Rick Simpson oil if you have the time and have a ‘do it yourself’ attitude to life.
With a multitude of options available, it can be more than a little overwhelming to choose which one to go for and whether to go for off the shelf or a DIY solution. So, in an effort to make the process simpler, I’ve listed some things that everyone needs to do before making a purchase.
1. Ask yourself what you need it for
Not unlike any health and wellness product, you must first ask yourself why you need CBD oil before you start spending your money. Cannabidiol comes in many different forms, after all – from edibles to pills. And the purpose for which it’s to be used will determine how best you should take it. For example, if you need to treat a skin condition like acne, you’ll want to look for a topical cream. On the other hand, if you’re looking to relieve some pain, you may want to take it in liquid form.
2. Look into the method of extraction
Contrary to popular belief, there isn’t a single process that manufacturers adhere to when extracting cannabidiol. In fact, there are several, including extraction through CO2, dry ice, heat, olive oil, and solvent-based. And if you want to get the most out of your money, it’s important to know which method is the safest and will produce the best effect, which in this case is CO2.
3. Read reviews
Most businesses are usually a little less forthcoming with the facts regarding their products. They need to reel in customers and improve their sales, after all. And CBD oil suppliers are no exception. So, before you decide, it’s usually a good idea to research first and check the reviews on the chosen brand. Doing so will only help you make a better-informed decision on whether the product is worth the asking price.
4. Check the ingredients
You’ll rarely find CBD oil of any brand that doesn’t have any additional ingredients apart from the hemp extract itself. And while there’s nothing wrong with this, it pays to check what else it contains to make sure that it’s safe to take. After all, there may be a specific ingredient that you’re allergic to. And it’s worth the time and effort as it’ll help you avoid a lot of trouble later on.
Buying CBD oil may not be as simple or as straightforward as some might think. But it doesn’t have to be complicated. And with these tips, you’ll be able to get what you need without any hassle.