More people than ever before are discovering the wonderful world of CBD. It seems like every day more, and more people are turning to CBD as a way to feel better and more relaxed naturally. However, with so many companies promising to have the greatest product, finding the right product for you can be difficult.

Even if two products look and promise to do the same thing, the difference in quality can be astounding. With so many choices and so many promises, it’s no wonder many people make mistakes when first starting to take CBD. 

Here are nine of the most common CBD mistakes. 

1. Budget CBD

It seems like CBD has popped up everywhere in the last few years. From high-quality stores to cheap gas stations, everyone seems to be selling CBD at a huge range of prices. 

For newcomers to CBD, it can be tempting to grab the cheapest CBD product possible. But cheap CBD is usually synonymous with low-quality CBD. Cheap CBD usually contains low-quality ingredients and barely any CBD. 

High-quality CBD isn’t cheap to proceed. Compared to other nutritional supplements, the process of making CBD is expensive. The extraction process, equipment, and team needed to make high-quality CBD aren’t cheap. However, all of that is needed to make the highest-quality and safest product possible. 

On top of all the production costs, there is also third-party testing. Of course, third-party testing isn’t cheap either. Cheap CBD companies usually skip this step to cut down on cost. But to prove a product is high-quality third-party test results are a must. 

To find the right CBD, you don’t have to break the bank. biocbd+ is considered a premium brand and our prices reflect that. However, accessibility is important to us, that’s why we do our best to keep our prices low and competitive. For those that can’t afford our products, we have impact programs to help gain access to our CBD.  

Whatever you do, don’t reach or rely on budget CBD. You won’t get the fantastic effects of CBD by buying cheap. 

2. Taking the wrong product 

CBD comes in many different forms. You can find CBD in edibles, drinks, gummies, capsules, and of course, different types of oil. But not all products are used for the same issues. 

Before ever picking up any CBD product, you should have a deep understanding of why you want to jump into the world of CBD. Some people use CBD for stress, anxiety, to stay focused, or just a general sense of relaxation. If those are your goals with CBD, you’ll want to try out our capsules or delicious fruit slice gummies

However, if you have pain or soreness in a specific part of the body, you’ll want to reach for our topical oil. Topical oil is applied directly to the sore area and easily rubbed into the skin. For consumers that don’t like to digest a product or need targeted relief, topical oil is right for you. 

Understanding which form of CBD is best for your specific problem or goal will help you find relief faster. By using the wrong form of CBD, you likely won’t get the desired effects you’re hoping for. 

3. Not researching the brand

Of course, the product isn’t the only thing that matters. The company behind the product is also extremely important. Too many users of CBD don’t do enough research into the company before purchasing a product. 

When researching a company, don’t just rely on the information on their product or homepage of their website. Dive deep into the website and other sources to see what you can find about the company/brand. Most high-quality brands like biocbd+ will be transparent and give you all the information you need to make an informed decision. 

Also, be sure to check reviews from other customers. Customer reviews can reveal important information and inform you what other people are using the products. We’re thrilled by the positive reviews customers leave us, including Josie who said:

“Absolutely the most effective CBD I have ever taken!” 

4. Not looking for third party test results 

Many consumers new to CBD might not know what exactly third-party results are or be looking out for them at all. As we mentioned before, many budget CBD products skip this important step to cut down on cost at the expense of the customer. 

You’re probably wondering what exactly these third-party labs are looking for, and the answer is a lot. Not only are they looking for the concentration of CBD, but they are also checking for over 200 common contaminants that can ruin CBD. 

Quality brands will list their third-party results on their website, possibly on the label of the product, or can be sent at the customer’s request. If you come across a company that doesn’t have these results or refuses to show you results, it’s best to avoid that company altogether. 

We proudly list our third-party results on our website

5. Not looking at the THC percentage 

CBD comes from hemp or marijuana, but CBD is non-psychoactive. On its own, CBD can’t get you high. However, CBD products can contain a small amount of THC.

The amount of THC in a product can tell you a lot about that product. If the THC level in a product is high, you can almost guarantee that CBD is derived from marijuana. In fact, if the level of THC is higher than 0.03%, the product isn’t federally legal. 

Any trustworthy product should list the amount of THC somewhere clearly on their website or the packaging of the product. High-quality CBD products are less than 0.03% THC. We pride ourselves in making products that are 0.0% THC. 

Make sure you understand the amount of THC in your CBD. Not only to make sure it’s safe but to ensure it’s federally legal. 

6. Not understanding CBD 

Perhaps the biggest mistake first-time users of CBD make is not fully understanding the effects of CBD. You shouldn’t digest or use any product without understanding its effects. 

It’s important to understand what CBD does and doesn’t do. You should also understand the important differences between THC and CBD. Because CBD and THC come from similar plants, there’s a misconception they have the same effects. However, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. CBD doesn’t provide the high THC does. 

Learn as much as you can before purchasing any CBD product. Being informed will give you more confidence in your purchase and lead to better results. 

Check out our blog on how CBD makes you feel to learn more about the effects of CBD. Our goal is to help educate all of our customers on the wonderful world of CBD.

7. Only taking CBD once and awhile 

Too often, new users of CBD will start their journey but not see results fast enough and give up too early. Part of the issue is many of these users aren’t taking CBD correctly. 

You may think you only need to take CBD at moments when you feel stressed, need to relax or have trouble sleeping. After all, it makes sense to think you should only take CBD when you feel you really need it, but doing so makes CBD less effective. 

For your body to get the full effects of CBD, you’ll want to take CBD regularly. Taking CBD every day allows it to build up in the body and become more effective. Don’t give up if you’re not feeling the effects right away; it may take up to two weeks for your body to build up enough CBD to start feeling the full effects.  

8. Starting too high 

Finding the right dosage for you is one of the most important steps in taking CBD. Many new consumers of CBD make the mistake of taking too big of a dose right when they start out. They may think the bigger, the better, or have seen someone else take a dose and think they’ll need the same. 

But the truth is everybody is different, and everyone requires a different dosage. That is why it’s important to start small and work your way up to find the right dosage for you. Start with a small dose, and every few days, increase the dosage until you find your sweet spot.  

Too large of a dose is as ineffective as too small of a dose. Finding the right dosage for you is crucial to make sure you’re not making any CBD mistakes. 

9. Not recording progress 

If you’re serious about incorporating CBD into your daily life, it’s important to record your progress. This is especially true when trying to find the right dosage for you. 

Your recordings don’t have to be anything too detailed, but a few things you’ll want to jot down include: 

  • Company name 
  • Product you took 
  • Dosage 
  • Time until you felt effects 
  • How you felt 

Jotting down these quick notes will help you not only find the correct dosage but also the right brand and product for your desired effects. Once you start to feel those desired effects, you’ll know you’ve found your sweet spot. 

How to avoid common CBD mistakes 

Now that you’re a bit more educated on CBD, you can avoid these nine common CBD mistakes and find the right CBD product for you. You can read our other great blogs to learn more about the effects and everything CBD. 

Of course, feel free to contact us! We’re here to answer any and all questions you have about CBD. Not to mention we’ll also help find the right CBD product for you. 

It’s our goal to make sure everyone discovers high-quality CBD and never make these nine common CBD mistakes.