Whether you’re an experienced CBD user or a CBD newbee, ULU (www.ulu.com) have put together this guide to buying CBD oil to help you stay safe and informed.
- Understand the difference between CBD and THC
Many people confuse CBD oil with THC, the product in cannabis that gets you high. CBD oil is not designed to get you high, but instead to help with relaxation, sleep and in some cases pain management. Any products sold in the UK containing above 0.2% THC are illegal.
- Do your research
It’s also important to do your research. Many companies claim to have the best CBD oil on the market, but this isn’t always the case. With the way that the law stands at the moment, companies can more or less make any claim they like – without having to back it up with evidence! So, it’s definitely a case of ‘buyer beware’. Many CBD products on the UK market are labelled incorrectly. So, it’s important to focus firmly on the company itself. Make sure to look at any company’s manufacturing process and lab reports to ensure you’re buying something that’s both high-quality and legal. At ULU, lab reports are carried out by independent, UK based, third-party testers. (You can read the lab reports right here)
- Be wary of low price tags
While everyone loves a bargain, buying cheap CBD oil is a false economy. Producing a pure, full spectrum CBD oil that is extracted in the optimal way is expensive, which is why many of the reputable CBD manufacturers charge a higher price for their products. If you purchase premium quality oil from a reputable vendor, you might pay a higher price, but you will also be safe in the knowledge that you’re getting the best quality product for your money.
- Check the concentration
The other thing to check is the precise concentration of CBD oil in your product. This should be stated on the bottle, with the actual amount stated in milligrams, but you’ll need to divide this by the number of servings in the bottle to know how much CBD oil you’ll get each time you use it.
In terms of buying CBD oil there are many options, online, social media and dedicated retails outlets. One of the cons of buying from shops is that they are often a third-party seller so it can be hard to get hold of lab reports and check the authenticity of the product.
In summary, to stay safe and informed online, and to make sure you get the best possible CBD oil, you should always:
- Avoid THC
- Research the product and the retailer
- Be wary of low price tags – remember, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is!
- Check the concentration of CBD and divide this by the number of servings in the bottle
Look out for red flags such as sellers who are hard to contact, sell exclusively through social media, and don’t get their products lab-tested by third-parties.