Cannabidiol (CBD) products are everywhere, and shopping for one that is natural, safe, and therapeutically beneficial is up to you.
Hemp farms, manufacturers, labs, and health and wellness retailers are striving to produce high-quality, high bio-availability CBD products. However, some retailers will not attempt to create cannabidiol products that meet these high standards. As the consumer, it is up to you to know what to look for when shopping for high-quality, hemp-derived CBD products.
Our CBD shopping checklist is here to help.
You have probably read the therapeutic benefits of what CBD can do for you and you are excited to try it out. Before you start shopping, ask yourself the following questions:
1. Why do you want to use CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) products may offer many therapeutic benefits for your health and well-being. There is not a lot of research available yet. Still, studies* have been done to show that CBD may help maintain healthy sleep cycles, recover muscles and joints after exercise, manage stresses in your daily life, and promote calmness to help you focus.
It is always good to consult your doctor before adding CBD or any natural alternative to your daily routine.
2. What form of CBD do you want to take?
So, you know why you are wanting to take CBD, and you have consulted with your doctor. Now, you need to figure out what form of CBD is right for you. Hemp CBD products are everywhere, and they come in every form.
From CBD oils, softgels, gummies, relief rubs, vapes, and coffees, you can pretty much find CBD added to anything. Not all forms of CBD are equal. The different types all have different bioavailability of the cannabidiol product. This means each form of CBD is absorbed into your body differently. So be sure you pick a form that provides what you want in the absorption of the cannabinoids.
8 Tips on Shopping For Premium-Grade CBD Products
▢ Hemp-Derived CBD
Hemp-derived cannabidiol is Sativa species of cannabis and contains higher amounts of CBD than it does THC. Hemp-derived CBD is known as industrial hemp and is the legal form of CBD in the United States.
Molecular CBD products are made from 100% organic, industrial hemp, and the farms are compliant with the State Department of Agriculture regulations.
▢ CBD is grown and processed in the USA.
If you are in the USA, you should buy hemp grown and processed domestically. This is important, so you don't end up with cheap products that have fillers and provide you with zero therapeutic benefits.
Molecular CBD products are grown in Oregon and are formulated and processed in the U.S. at a facility that is FDA registered and cGMP certified.
▢ CBD product comes with a third-party lab report.
A company's product is only as good as the transparency to back it up. A company selling CBD products should make a third-party report available to you to verify the content, quality, and potency of the product.
Molecular CBD products have a Q.R. code for you to find the third-party lab report. Our products are tested in-house by the manufacturer and then third-party tested to verify results.
▢ CBD contains 0.3% or less of THC.
CBD is a non-intoxicating and non-euphoric compound. High-quality CBD oil drops and other products will contain 0.3% or less of THC to give you the benefits of CBD without the "high."
Molecular CBD products contain small traces of 0.3% or less THC.
▢ The actual amount of CBD in the product is listed.
The CBD label in most companies will show you the overall mg of the hemp extract per bottle, but they should also list the actual amount of hemp extract per dosage.
Molecular CBD products show the amount of CBD in the bottle and per dosage. This can be found on the label and in the product description of our CBD oil drops, softgels, relief rubs, and gummies.
▢ Read the ingredient list.
Look closely at the label. Your CBD product should list the hemp extract as the main ingredient. If not, it's probably not authentic cannabidiol oil. Then look at the other ingredients listed. If you are buying a CBD oil, it will likely have a carrier oil listed, like hemp seed oil or MCT oil. The carrier oil helps your body absorb the cannabinoids. If you are buying a CBD gummy or flavored CBD oil, it may also list natural ingredients for flavoring or color. Other than that, the ingredients list should be very limited to the hemp extract.
Molecular CBD products are transparent about the ingredients in our CBD oil drops, softgels, gummies, and relief rub. You can find the ingredients listed on the product description and the label. If you have a question about a specific ingredient and the purpose, check out our Other Ingredients page for more information.
▢ No medical claims are made by the company.
Guess what, the research on the benefits and side effects of cannabis are limited. For this reason, the FDA states that CBD products can not be marketed as the cure-all natural alternative. Because of that, CBD companies are required to say that CBD products do not diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Molecular CBD follows this standard. We will only provide researched benefits that may happen if one consistently uses a CBD product.
▢ The product is not cheap.
CBD products range in price from $20-200+. A high-quality, premium-grade CBD oil, capsule, topical, or gummy is not cheap to produce. If the CBD is inexpensive, it could mean it is low grade.
Molecular CBD products are premium-grade and an excellent investment for your health and wellness management.