With the progress of CBD and its legality and acceptance throughout the world, including the UK, more and more people are becoming interested in introducing CBD into their lives. But there are things that everyone should know, the dos and don’ts of the using CBD products. You should do your best to understand CBD products as well as what they contain before you use them. The advantage of taking CBD is that it has no intoxicating effects, while at the same time it benefits and assists the human endocannabinoid system. However, it is always important to be aware of the pros and cons of any CBD product before you try them.
● Always check the label
Ensure you check the label to see what ingredients the product has as well as the CBD strength. Most natural products will have minimal ingredients and the label should provide the amount of CBD per serving. There are various strengths of CBD oils so be sure double check which strength you are using.
● Look for products made from natural ingredients
The products you should be looking for will have ingredients that have been extracted from natural sources. There should be no artificial fragrances, parabens, sulfates or any other harmful ingredients. Ensure that the CBD products you decide to use do not have any toxic ingredients.
● Ensure that the product has third party lab tests
The majority of trustworthy CBD oil products will have undergone rigorous tests to find out the levels of cannabinoids, terpenes, heavy metals, pesticides, and microbiologicals. The best way to find the lab reports for the products you are interested in is to go to the company’s website, any trustworthy and legitimate CBD company and product will have these readily available.
● Expect to get ‘high’
It is well-known that there are no intoxicating effects when it comes to CBD, unlike THC. To experience the benefits of CBD’s therapeutic effects without the mind-altering effects that come with THC, aim for an oil that is THC free.
● Confuse hemp seed oil and CBD oil
Hemp seed oil and CBD oil are often mistakenly used interchangeably. However, they have different benefits, for instance, the hemp seed oil is known to have moisturising benefits within skincare, whereas CBD oil is known to have therapeutic benefits when it interacts with the human endocannabinoid system. Hemp seed oil products can be found on your local high street from beauty and skincare to food products. To avoid mistakenly buying hemp seed oil instead of CBD, always carefully check the label.
● Expect miracles
CBD products are considered to be food supplements and are not pharmaceutical medicines, and therefore it will not have the same effects that you would get from taking synthetic, prescribed drugs. To get the fullest potential from CBD, it is best to integrate it into your daily life and use it alongside other healthy habits.
These are the foundational tips to keep in mind when you are starting off on your CBD journey. Always remember to read product labels and lab reports, and keep this list in mind to find your way to a product that works best for you.