CBD Buyers Guide
The Growth of CBD Products
The CBD market has taken a massive surge in popularity in recent years with hundreds of companies appearing on the marketplace and making their bid to supply consumers with the ever-increasing demand for cannabidiol based products. With many companies making very similar claims and seemingly identical products, it can be hard to decide which company and what product is right for you.
If CBD is new to you then you, like most are probably thinking, which CBD oil is best for me to buy. Before you go ahead and make a purchase, several factors are important for you to consider.
As a first-time buyer, education is paramount in determining which product and strength are best for you. Our CBD buyers guide will serve as a trusted source of information to give you the knowledge of precisely what to look for. We will also educate you on what CBD is and how it could potentially have a positive impact on your life.
The Difference Between Marijuana and Hemp
A widespread misconception is that CBD comes exclusively from recreational drug marijuana. Although marijuana plants do contain CBD, products created from marijuana will generally have higher levels of THC, whereas products manufactured from hemp will contain a lower concentration.
Marijuana and hemp both come from the same plant, but there are vast differences in THC content. THC, otherwise known as tetrahydrocannabinol, is the most famous cannabinoid and is what most people associate with when hearing the word marijuana or ‘weed’. This is because THC gives the symptom of feeling ‘high’ and has psychoactive effects. Cultivated marijuana contains high amounts of THC, whereas hemp contains much lower levels of THC.
CBD oil is currently only legal if produced from hemp, and the THC concentration must be lower than 0.2%. All our products contain much less than this and can be classed as THC free meaning that the user will not only not feel any of the psychoactive effects associated with THC but will also pass a drug test.
The Importance of Buying High-Quality CBD
There are some areas in hemp cultivation that are not common knowledge and can lead to a considerable drop off in product quality. Some companies sell products labelled as ‘hemp oil’ or ‘hemp seed oil’. Whilst we are not talking disparagingly about these products they do have some great qualities (if used correctly), they are not CBD oil and do not give the user the same benefits as using CBD oil.
Also, there is a farming regulation whereby, in the U.K. hemp farmers can only manufacture products from using a specific part of the hemp plant. Therefore any product, marketed as ‘grown and manufactured in the U.K.’ or words to that effect has (if manufactured legally) had the CBD extracted from the stalks, stems and seeds of the hemp plant. These parts of the plant contain much lower levels of CBD content; however, the leaves and flowers contain a much richer level of CBD. Due to regulations, the flower and leaves cannot be manufactured to create other products in the U.K. as they are currently labelled as a controlled substance and must be disposed of legally.
Taking the information above into consideration, the best way to ensure that you are purchasing CBD oil of the highest quality. Is to ensure that whichever company is manufacturing the oil, they are based outside of the U.K. or that they are from a country that permits the manufacture of CBD oil from the leaves and flowers.
At Infilife all the CBD oil used from our products is sourced from the USA, has been manufactured from the most CBD rich parts of the hemp plant and is entirely GMO and pesticide-free.
What Actually is CBD and How Could it Help Me?
Cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, is one of the naturally occurring cannabinoid compounds found in cannabis. CBD is a natural organic compound that comes from the leaves, stalks and flowers of an industrial hemp or cannabis plant. Out of all the natural compounds found in the plant, CBD is the most widely accepted non-psychoactive cannabinoid.
Cannabidiol will affect your body by triggering your CB1 and CB2 receptors of the endocannabinoid system, which are present in both your brain and nervous system. Your CB1 receptors are present throughout your body, but many of them are in your brain. They deal with movement and coordination, emotions, mood, thinking, pain, and appetite, among other functions. CB2 receptors are more common in the immune system and affect pain and inflammation. Due to this result could vary depending on your body and your purpose for using CBD.
There has been an overwhelming number of reports of CBD users that have felt relief in a widespread range of health-related issues. More information on this can be seen in other sections of our website, but if you would like to find out more, then please feel free to contact us. We do, however, always suggest that you do your independent research and contact your doctor if you have any questions.
Where Should I Buy CBD Oil?
Now that you have a better understanding of what CBD oil is, you may be asking, where should I buy my CBD oil? The answer is that you can buy CBD from many places, including health shops, retail stores and online.
The biggest downside with buying your CBD from a health shop or retail store is that these are not necessarily experts in the field of CBD. From experience, we have found that most buyers have an array of questions such as what product, what strength, how often should I take it? The reality is that to have the best and most advantageous experience when trialling CBD oil; you will need to obtain the right advice. When you buy direct from a specialist company, you can ask all of the questions and ensure you gain the correct information.
When you buy your CBD oil directly from the CBD company, you will gain: Knowledge of the best products to use.
- Information on their manufacturing processes.
- Access to verified lab reports.
- Confidence that you are getting safe, high-quality CBD oil.
How Much CBD is in my Product?
Once you have found out if CBD is right for you and which company is right for you and which product will suit you best, you will probably also be wondering, how much CBD is in my product?
Due to regulations, there is no set way in which companies must label the CBD content on their products. Some companies will highlight how many mg (milligrams) is in their product, whereas others will label a % CBD content. This can be misleading as a 10ml oil containing 1500mg of CBD oil is not the same strength as a 30ml oil equally containing 1500mg of CBD. The 10ml bottle would have a CBD content of 15% and the 30ml bottle only 5%. This is a common problem when speaking to customers as they do not know the strength of what they are taking and therefore, cannot measure their results.
At Infilife, we believe that clearer is better. The front of all of our oils show a % of CBD content and also the specific amount in mg. Also, on the back, we clearly highlight how many servings a bottle contains and the CBD content per full pipette and even per drop. This way, you can ensure that you are aware of precisely what you are consuming and can repeat that process once you have found out just how much CBD you need for the desired results.