So many people are seeking CBD as means to solve some of their health issues. People are using CBD to relieve pain, inflammation, anxiety, depression, insomnia and many more. CBD has shown amazing benefits and has produced great results for people. As more and more research continues to be done and doctors continue to recommend it to their patients, people are looking to purchase the products. Whether it is online or through a trusted retailer it is important to avoid making mistakes when buying CBD products.
Before we dive into the 4 mistakes, let’s make sure we’re all clear on exactly what CBD is. CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is one of about 60 cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. CBD and other cannabinoids have been found to naturally work with your body’s own endocannabinoid system. This function helps control your nervous, immune, digestive systems and brain. Cannabinoids bind with your bodies natural cell receptors called CB1 and CB2 and allow your body to help relieve pain, inflammation, anxiety, sleep disorders and more. More studies and research are coming out all the time through the mainstream media that tell stories of CBD’s positive outcomes with many people.
4 mistakes to avoid when buying CBD
Buying low quality products
A common issue we are seeing is that companies may state a certain amount of CBD in their products, but when those products are actually tested, the results don’t align with the label. One way to avoid this mistake is to ensure that every product has its own Certificate of Analysis (CoA). This certificate should contain the name of the company you are looking to purchase from, the name of the product, the percentage of active CBD or cannabinoids, and a recent date. The recent date is important. It shows how new the batch is that they would be sending you. Every company should be updating their CoA each time a new batch of goods are made.
Don’t worry if you don’t understand the CoA because it may be confusing if you’ve never seen one before. Call the company and ask as many questions as you feel is necessary. Speaking for TerraGold Plus, we are here to support you in any way and answer whatever questions you may have.
Going after the lowest price
There are a lot of price differences in the CBD market. Low-priced options may be appealing, but you’ll get what you pay for. Many CBD companies who charge slightly higher prices do so because they put extra effort into ensuring that they only use high quality ingredients and their products are properly tested for quality. Sometimes buying less expensive options may result in lower quality products. Be sure to check for a CoA (see mistake #1) and check for quality before buying.
Not doing any homework
The CBD industry is rapidly growing and more information is becoming available every day. This means that doing a little research on your own is pretty quick and easy. Don’t just take the word of the company, but research your ailments and how CBD could help. Look at reviews for products you’re considering purchasing. Learn about the differences between CBD isolate and full spectrum so you can choose the best one for you. Make sure you know the difference between hemp oil vs CBD oil. Again, we recommend asking any questions you have directly to the company. Compare those answers to other companies and trust your instincts.
Having huge expectations
We hear a lot of people say that they took CBD, but nothing happened. When we ask a few follow up questions, we’ll find that they tried a very small dose (10mg) once and stopped. CBD is not an overnight miracle. It is recommended to take the proper dose based on your needs. Check out our CBD dosing guidelines for a better understanding of dosing with CBD. People with anxiety may benefit from taking smaller doses more often, while people suffering from chronic pain may benefit from bigger doses.
In either case, expecting to find instant relief by taking a very small amount is unrealistic. Taking CBD for 30 days consistently will give you a better idea of what type of results are possible for you. As more CBD is regularly introduced into your system, your body can move towards healing systemically.
We at TerraGold Plus understand that making your first CBD purchase can be confusing and we wanted to make the buying process easier for you! So, we created a quick and easy quiz to help you decide which CBD product is right for you!