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What You Need to Know about Purchasing CBD Products

Without a doubt, products that make use of cannabidiol oil are in a much better position now than ever before, slowly but surely accumulating popularity over time. While many people are understandably skeptical, CBD products have proven that if you take the time to choose a quality product, you stand to benefit from quite a lot.

That said, even with the popularity of CBD products, there is no denying that it can be challenging to make an informed decision. There are often so many different distributors clamoring for your attention that it can feel overwhelming. Fortunately, the right choice is only a bit of research away. Here are a few things you need to know about purchasing CBD products.

CBD vs THC

Perhaps one of the biggest misconceptions when considering cannabidiol oil and products is the fact that it can get you high. While it is true that cannabidiol is a compound present in cannabis, it does not make it the compound responsible for the mind-altering effects. As a matter of fact, the distinction belongs to tetrahydrocannabinol – the most popular compound in cannabis next to cannabidiol.

It can be challenging to compare CBD and THC, as they both accomplish different things. Instead of making comparisons, it is better to ask yourself whether you want the mind-altering effects in your CBD product. Your answer will dictate whether or not to look for products with a THC count.

The extraction process matters

Aside from understanding the difference between CBD and THC, there is also the extraction process to consider. If you have ever seen similar CBD products with vastly different price tags, chances are that the extraction process is the culprit. It does not necessarily mean that a distributor is trying to rip you off!

Take full-spectrum CBD for example – it is a process that makes use of the whole plant during the extraction process. It means that it will likely include THC as well, but more importantly, it will include many of the compounds that can reinforce the health benefits of CBD. If you want a similar process without the THC, you can look for products that go for broad-spectrum CBD instead. You get the same health benefits without having to deal with the psychoactive effects.

Considering the regulations of your state

While it is up to you whether or not you want to deal with THC in your CBD product, its availability will also depend on your state. It would also be good to keep in mind that the CBD industry is still unregulated in many areas, which means it is likely to find counterfeit products from untrusted sources. Ensure that you are purchasing your products only from trusted distributors. Otherwise, you risk accidentally buying products with harmful ingredients.

While buying CBD products is rarely, if ever straightforward, it does not have to be so challenging. You can come to an informed decision by making use of the tips above.

 

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