A CBD Buying Guide for Beginners
You have probably heard of CBD and how it is helping people across the UK to change their quality of life for the better. You might even be interested in getting started yourself, but it can be a little overwhelming. To help you get started on your CBD journey, here’s our CBD buying guide for beginners.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol is one of the 113 cannabinoids that have been identified within the cannabis plant. It makes up for around 40% of the plant’s total extract. There is a wealth of research being conducted into the way that CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system of mammals.
So far, CBD has been linked with having positive impacts on ailments like anxiety, cognition, movement disorders and pain. Looking to learn more about CBD in general? Check out our answers to your common questions about CBD.
Step 1: Choose which form is the best for you
Perhaps the best indicator of which CBD product is right for you is how it fits with your lifestyle choices. Some products are easier to take and more discreet than others, helping you to maintain your lifestyle regime as simply and effectively as possible.
As the popularity of CBD continues to grow, so does the wide range of products that are available to customers on the market. At the moment, there are a range of popular CBD products including:
- CBD oil
- CBD vape elixirs
- CBD oral capsules
- CBD creams
- CBD teas
The range of products on the market will continue to expand. The suitability and efficacy depends upon your particular needs, though. It is worth experimenting with these options, given that CBD is safe and the efficacy of each method will vary from one person to the next.
Step 2: Identify quality retailers
There are a range of factors to consider when it comes to identifying quality retailers.
Firstly, you will want to ensure that the product you are purchasing complies with the law in terms of the amount of THC that is included. You can rest assured that quality products will use the best hemp and extraction methods, helping to give you the purest CBD products possible.
Secondly, you will want to ensure that the products are not only legal but also effective. Trusted brands will articulate the efficacy and value of their products in a clear and grounded way. This is a good signal that you’re going to buy a great product.
You will also want to purchase from a trusted brand. Trusted brands offer quality products at realistic prices. The range of products on offer should also be varied and of an equally high quality.
In terms of which form of CBD is the best for you, that depends on an entirely individual basis. You will, of course, want to shop with a provider that carries a quality version of the product that you like the most.
Step 3: Understand pricing
Many customers consider CBD to be expensive. If the product is of a high enough quality, though, these prices can be worth it.
One of the reasons that CBD can be so expensive is the quality of the hemp that was used to produce the final product. Quality retailers will sell hemp that was grown in a trusted location and extracted using expensive methods that guarantee a solvent-free product. Of course, this long process requires a lot of labour from a range of professionals.
Your body deserves the best, though, so making the investment in a quality product is often worth it.
Step 4: Assess the efficacy of your product
Once you have made an initial investment in a product, you will want to carefully assess its efficacy. This helps you to know whether that particular product works for you and whether you would like to purchase it again in the future.
To get the best reading on the efficacy of a product, it’s critical that you use the appropriate doses. Wondering how to get started? Take a look at our step-by-step guide on how much CBD you should take.
A common concern: “Am I allowed to buy CBD products legally in the UK?”
Many people new to the world of CBD worry about the legality of CBD.
The Misuse of Drugs Act states that most cannabinoids are considered as controlled substances, but CBD is an exception. If CBD products are derived from industrial strains of hemp which have been approved by the EU and contain no more than 0.2% THC, that product can be legally sold and purchased within the UK.
Enjoy your CBD journey
Both research and anecdotal evidence suggests that CBD might be able to help alleviate the severity of particular ailments you’re suffering from. We hope that this is the case and CBD helps you to live a happy and healthy life.