CBD has become very popular in recent years, and with more people learning about the therapeutic and healing benefits of the cannabinoid-rich extract, the demand has reached new highs. You can now buy CBD from a variety of vendors, including gas stations and smoke shops. An often-preferred alternative to buying from a brick-and-mortar shop is to purchase CBD from an online retailer. However, there are a few things to consider before purchasing your CBD online. Read on for everything you need to know:
Only Hemp-Derived CBD Is Legal
CBD can be extracted from either the Cannabis Sativa plant (otherwise known as “marijuana”) or from Cannabis Ruderalis (hemp). Because hemp was developed predominantly for industrial/material use, it was hybridized to be more fibrous and does not contain THC or psychoactive cannabinoids. CBD derived from hemp is legal in all 50 states, while Cannabis-derived CBD is only beginning to edge into legality in a few states. Be careful!
CBD Is Not Psychoactive
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one part of a vast spectrum of cannabinoids which may be derived from plants in the cannabis genus. Unlike THC, it is not psychoactive. You won’t feel “high” after using CBD. It can be a helpful pain reliever and therapeutic stress aid, which can work wonders for preventative health and wellness. Benefits most commonly reported include: improved sleep and appetite, relief from musculoskeletal pain, and the alleviation of twitches and spasms.
CBD Extracts Are Available in Different Concentrations
A serving of CBD extract is roughly portioned at 1 mL, you may sometimes require more or less depending on the concentration of the particular extract purchased. The concentration is the amount of CBD (in mg) available per each 1 mL serving. Some retailers offer extracts of varying concentrations, so keep your needs (and value) in mind when selecting your CBD extract.
Not All Retailers Provide Quality CBD
You should only purchase high-quality CBD extracts in order to assure the safety and effectiveness of the product. CBD that has undergone testing by a third-party lab is usually safest. Some extracts may have been isolated from hemp which was treated with pesticides or other chemicals. Steer clear of those, and always look for the added ingredients and quality testing protocols.
CBD is Available in Many Forms
Not all quality CBD extract will be sold as a liquid, to be administered drop-wise. There are also CBD gel capsules, vape blends, creams and salves. Depending on what works best for you, you should consider how you would prefer to ingest your CBD extract. While topicals may be the best option for skin conditions or muscle tension, a capsule may be more effective for digestive relief.
Here at BioCBD+, we pride ourselves on providing high quality, safe, CBD in a variety of effective products. We stand by the therapeutic benefits of CBD, and want to share its healing potential with our customers. To learn more about our products, visit our website or check out our blog for regular updates.