What to Look for When Buying CBD

CBD (Cannabidiol) has exploded within recent years. As market forecasts predict, this isn’t going to slow down anytime soon. As a company that is invested in its readers, we don’t want you to be taken advantage of in this crowded CBD industry. So, Hemp Bombs has prepared a list for to help make consumers make more informed decisions when they buy CBD products for themselves or their loved ones. Here is what you need to look for when buying CBD products.

Sourcing

This is one of the most important factors to determine the quality of CBD products and it starts in the soil. Where a company “sources” its CBD from has a huge impact on the readiness of a product for the consumer. The conspicuous nature of Hemp, including “hyperaccumulation,"place even more of an importance on the conditions the plant was raised in.

Our recommendation is that you look for CBD products sourced from the highest quality Industrial Hemp. It's important the Hemp is free of harmful toxins and pesticides. Choose a brand that works with highly experienced Hemp farmers who grow their Hemp plants with sustainable, environmentally-friendly methods.

Potency/Serving Size

CBD products can be confusing when it comes to their potency. Serving size may be equally confusing. Many CBD products list the total amount of CBD rather than by serving size on the product label. Especially for consumers who are taking CBD medically, you need to be sure of the doses you are working with. Also, because CBD is not regulated by the FDA, recommended serving sizes may not have scientific grounding. Hemp Bombs recommends that you start by taking a small amount until you find your sweet spot. Your body knows best.

Also, because CBD does not have FDA status, watch out for claims about its effectiveness. “CBD cures cancer” is not something a company or product can lawfully claim. While there are many reasons to believe in CBD’s therapeutic use, laws are binding on the claims that can be made.

Lab Tests

When you’re buying CBD, you want to get CBD, right? One of the surest ways you can evaluate a product is by lab testing. At Hemp Bombs, our lab tests are readily available. They provide a full picture of all the chemicals that are included in our product and are performed by third parties.

In an upstart industry like CBD, especially where most Hemp is imported from other places, you need to be sure of your purchasing decision. Even if a company does not post their lab tests online, you can still request them. Be sure to look for expiration dates on any lab tests. A company should refresh its lab testing every few months to be sure of the product they are presenting to the consumer.

Choosing the Right CBD

Ultimately, it’s your choice. If you are in the market for CBD, you should have have expectations of the product you buy. Make sure the company you buy from:

  • Sources quality Hemp
  • Performs proper extraction
  • Has verifiable lab tests

Hemp Bombs is one such company. While there are a number of companies that make “claims,” Hemp Bombs produces. Rather than trying to trick the consumer, we want to empower them to make good decisions. We hope you use this information to your benefit as you look for CBD products.