As the cannabis compound, Cannabidiol (CBD) gains more and more recognition for its potential therapeutic benefits, it also becomes more and more difficult to navigate this fairly new and somewhat unregulated industry. When faced with a vast amount of choice, it can seem somewhat overwhelming to say the least for consumers to know how to find the best quality CBD on the market.
So how do you Make the Best CBD Choice? When there is so Much Choice!
CBD’s potential to treat a wide variety of ailments including stress and inflammation, coupled with its non-psychoactive properties, makes it a great legal option for those that want to take a more natural approach to treat their symptoms. There are now an array of products that are available on the CBD market, from chewing gum to CBD water and even skin care products.
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When CBD is derived from the hemp plant it is considered legal in most places, because of the low content of the psychoactive cannabis compound THC (0.2%). In most places globally THC is deemed illegal with a few exceptions. If you are thinking of buying CBD oil it would be wise to check the legality of the country you reside in before making your purchase, luckily for those that that live stateside CBD derived from hemp is legal in all 50 states. However, if you live in Australia, Brazil, Singapore or Dubai, you will have to have a valid prescription before you can even think about taking CBD even if its derived from hemp.
Therefore it is important to know the law in the country or state you reside in. If you are interested in the legality of CBD before your purchase CBD oil or if you would like to know more about where CBD is legal and traveling with CBD oil, you may like to read our article ‘Can you Travel with CBD?’
Researching the Best Places to Find CBD Oil for Sale
There are many CBD vendors out there that are willing to take advantage of CBD’s rapidly growing popularity and unfortunately sometimes offer low-quality CBD products with a high price tag. It can be frustrating navigating the maze of webshops and companies that all claim to have the best products. Many look to take your money and only a few sites are genuinely willing to offer helpful advice.
So, who can you trust? Let’s face it CBD oil isn’t cheap, so buying CBD oil online for a newcomer can seem risky and a professional looking website doesn’t always mean the people behind it are legitimate. It’s important that you carry out a few sensible checks before finalising your purchase!
Here are a few steps to help you find the best CBD oil for sale:
1. Research, Research, Research
Knowledge is power so researching is essential to understand exactly what you are looking for when buying the best quality CBD oil when you understand exactly what you are buying you will be able to make the best decisions about the type of CBD product you need.
Initial things you need to consider and understand before buying CBD oil:
What are cannabinoids- the difference between CBD and THC?
What are the potential benefits of CBD oil?
Where CBD is derived from -Hemp or Cannabis?
ProjectCBD.org is a good starting point.
We also have a 2 part guide ‘what is CBD good for?’ that could help you identify what symptoms CBD could potentially help with.
*Beware of false medical claims: Be very wary of any company that makes strong medical claims or who try to give you medical advice regarding CBD. This goes directly against the current FDA guidelines, even though CBD Oil has many anecdotal health benefits, in most countries making medical claims about CBD is against the law.
2. Pick a Reputable Brand of CBD Oil
The CBD market can be hard to navigate and has become saturated in a very short space of time, making it hard for consumers to know how to pick the best brand. Some claim to sell a high-quality product, but in fact, contain very little to no CBD at all.
Others also mislead consumers by using synthetic CBD or CBD isolate mixed with a carried oil and pass it off as the best quality. It should be noted that there is nothing wrong with the isolated compound CBD on its own as it has its own benefits and uses. However, the wealth of benefits that can be achieved with a broader spectrum CBD oil that contains cannabis’ plant terpenes and minor phytocannabinoids can be potentially much greater.
While browsing for CBD oil, it's worth paying attention to the source and content of the oil, and if it has been thoroughly tested and shows lab results, so you can ensure the origins of the product.
You can either buy CBD oil directly online from a supplier like Endoca or you can find a reseller who stocks high-quality CBD. Buying directly from a producer can sometimes work out cheaper but this isn’t always the case.
A reseller can be a better choice if the legality of CBD is in question in your country or you don’t want to go through the risk or hassle of importing CBD through customs or across state lines. It’s always a good idea to ring the company up to check where their shipping facilities are located.
You also want to ensure the company offers you good customer support and answers your questions. Make sure the company gives all their contact details, try calling them up or shooting them an email and see what response you get.
3. Look for Quality, not Low Prices
With so many products only one click away, it can be tempting to choose the most affordable CBD oil you can find; but it's important to remember cheaper is not necessarily better.
There are a few factors to consider when comparing the quality of different CBD oil manufacturers. The price you pay may reflect this.
Here are some of the factors to consider when looking for a reputable CBD brand:
- Extraction Method – The production method used for extraction can massively affect the quality of the oil, the Supercritical CO2 method is the cleanest and produces the best quality oil. Other methods include Solvent Extraction or CBD isolate in a carrier oil.
- Organic vs Non-Organic – Non-organic CBD oils may contain heavy metals and other toxins from the soil or may have been treated with pesticides in the growing process. Choose a brand that is organically certified to ensure its really organic!
- Safe and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) Certified- This ensures the company takes the necessary safety precautions when handling and processing the CBD oil.
- Lab Testing and 3rd Party Lab Testing – Never buy CBD unless you can see the Lab test results showing the exact percentage of CBD inside the product. At Endoca we publish all our lab tests online. We also carry out 3rd Party testing too with an external lab, so you don’t have to just take our word for it. The tests show results for pesticides and heavy metals, microbial organisms, fungus, mold and other impurities.
- Online Reviews – Check out sites like TrustPilot for independent customer reviews. You can find out about different CBD brands on sites like at CBDNerds.com
4. Choose the Best Method to take CBD for you
CBD is a healthy and extremely versatile natural substance that can be consumed in numerous different ways that can potentially help with a range of health benefits.
CBD oil is probably one of the most popular ways to take the compound CBD. But there are a few things to consider when choosing the best method of taking CBD. As the industry grows rapidly, so do the amounts of products that are available on the market. There is now a vast array of products to choose from, these range from CBD water to CBD chewing gum, and while new innovation can be good and new products pop up on the scene all the time. New doesn’t always mean better, we recommend you stick to looking for quality over fads.
It is also important to know the advantages and disadvantages of administering CBD in different ways. Different CBD product types offer different benefits and come with various advantages. For example, some CBD oil products are more potent in terms of CBD concentration and others focus more on ease of use to allow consumers to take them on the go without hassle. Some products have tasty flavors while others consist of pure CBD oil that packs a stronger punch.
You may want to consider the following:
What strength do I need?
What method would suit me best?
Do I want quick relief or slow release?
Is the CBD oil full spectrum or the isolated compound?
Here’s a guide to help you weigh up the pros and cons and choose the right product for you:
CBD Oil is one of the most popular and arguably the most versatile forms of CBD products available today.
CBD Oil Drops make measuring and adjusting the dosage easy because you can easily increase or decrease your dosage by using the dropper.
CBD Oil Drops are absorbed under your tongue (sublingually), which means that they act quicker than other formulations.
High-quality CBD oil can be available with the full spectrum of minor- cannabinoids, terpenes and plant waxes. It is thought that when the full spectrum of cannabinoids that are found naturally in the plant are present in the oil, they work better together, this is called the entourage effect.
At Endoca our CBD Oil is available in different Cannabidiol concentrations, also in raw and heated versions, all with a dropper applicator.
Endoca CBD extract is a high concentrate of CBD and can come in the form of a paste. It is designed to be taken orally and doesn’t have any added flavors or sweeteners.
This high concentration of CBD Oil is ideal for consumers who need a strong dose. It is not recommended for new CBD curious users who may have mild symptoms.
Endoca CBD extract is famous for its formulation in a paste consistency and has a unique flavor. CBD extract is available in different strengths and concentrations.
These are standard dissolvable capsules that contain hemp oil with different concentrations of CBD. The CBD capsules are perhaps the best type of CBD product for sale in terms of ease of use and come with a number of added conveniences.
Capsules make it easy to keep track of your daily dosage. Each package comes with a specific number of capsules (for example, Endoca offers you 30 capsules per package), so when in doubt, you can quickly check whether you’ve taken your daily dosage or not.
However, CBD capsules offer you limited options when it comes to increasing your dosage in small amounts. However, you can offset this limitation by combining more than one of our CBD products to adjust your daily dosage. For example, you could use one capsule plus a CBD oil product to optimize your daily dosage.
CBD capsules are also slow release and don’t work as fast as taking the oil sublingually, Ingesting CBD capsules means it takes longer for CBD to be absorbed into your system, and is ideal for those that want a long lasting effect over time.
CBD capsules by Endoca are vegan gel caps made from seaweed, 100% gluten-free. They are tasteless and odorless, slippery, and easy to swallow. As pills, they are extremely easy to carry around wherever you go.
If you want to understand more about how CBD is absorbed, read our article on CBD and Bioavailability to understand how different methods affect CBD’s absorption.
Vaporizing CBD is becoming increasingly popular as it’s a very quick and effective delivery method, especially if you are using CBD for conditions like anxiety. It allows you to regulate your dosage easily because CBD is absorbed directly through the lungs. It’s important that you pick a high-quality e-liquid when ingesting CBD this way.
You can vape CBD by using CBD crystals/isolate or a high quality CBD e-liquid. It should be noted that you can’t smoke CBD oil, when oil is heated at high temperatures it smokes, which is not good for your vaporizer or your body.
Endoca make 99% pure cannabis crystals that are ideal for vaping. Crystals consist of only the isolated CBD compound, so therefore they don’t give the benefits of the ‘entourage effect’ which occurs when the full spectrum of minior cannabinoids and terpenes are present, like in our Raw CBD extracts and oils. You can also add crystals to your edibles or teas.
If you are suffering from nausea and vomiting or other gastrointestinal issues, CBD suppositories allow you to be sure that your CBD is absorbed into your body. Suppositories also allow for faster action and prolonged release of CBD into the bloodstream.
Endoca CBD suppositories are made from natural coconut oil that has been infused with CBD oil. They can be taken anally or vaginally and will also give a slow release over time.
Still not sure what’s Best for you?
Our guide continues in part 2, where we help you calculate the best quality CBD oil for the best price.
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