Since legalization of medical and recreational cannabis the use of CBD oil has skyrocketed. CBD oil is rich in cannabidiol and it can be made from either cannabis or hemp, using the blossom, stalks and leaves of the plant. Patients use CBD oil to treat a variety of conditions from anxiety to chronic pain. While CBD oil made from cannabis plants has a better concentration of CBD, it is not legal in every state, whereas hemp can be purchased everywhere. There are now hundreds of companies selling CBD oil, while this should be a good thing unfortunately there are lots of fakes hitting the marketplace. How do you distinguish real CBD oil from a fake? Let’s find out.
The Price is too Low
A more competitive market generally leads to lower prices but cheaper is not always a good thing. A genuine bottle of CBD oil is going to cost roughly between $50 -$75 depending on the concentration of CBD. If you see prices that $24.95 for the same volume bottle then there is a pretty good chance that it is a fake. Keep your money and look for the real thing.
One Size Does Not Fit All
CBD oils are used to treat a variety of different conditions and that requires different blends with different concentrations. A reputable store will have a variety of different strengths and blends on sale. Each bottle should have fine print telling you which conditions that it is most helpful for.
It Should Have the Non-Psychoactive Stamp
CBD oil has very little THC or none at all, it is also illegal to sell with higher concentrations of THC. When you are buying CBD look for the Non-Psychoactive seal of approval to ensure you are getting a good product.
Independent testing is done to verify the amount of CBD and the efficacy of the claims. There are different methods for extracting CBD from hemp or cannabis and some give a better product than others.
Be Wary of Online Sites
There are lots of great sites online where you can buy high quality CBD oil, and many you should steer well clear of. Any site you are thinking of making a purchase from should have at the very least contact information, including a telephone number and email address where you can contact them. They should carry reputable brands that you have heard of along with plenty of information on their product and how they should be used.
CBD oils can do amazing things for your health, but only if you are getting the real thing. Be cautious where you’re buying it from, ask friends for recommendations for a good supplier.