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Not sure which topical CBD product is right for you? With a wealth of offerings on the market, choosing the highest-quality topical CBD product to address your health needs can be confusing. You don’t want to waste your money on products that promise but don’t deliver and you certainly don’t want to take any risks to your health because of ingredients that might not be safe.


The bottom is that you need to do your homework before making a CBD purchase online or in store. Here are some things to ask:


How much THC: THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana and hemp that gives you a high. The passing of the 2018 Farm Bill removed Industrial-Hemp derived CBD with less than .3% THC from the Schedule 1 Drug list. Therefore, when evaluating CBD offerings, be sure that they contain .3 percent THC or less.


How much CBD: Check the product label to see how much CBD it contains. The amount of CBD will be stated in milligrams and it means the amount of CBD in the entire container of the product. You also need to factor in the size of the bottle – 10ml, 30 ml and so forth. So, 500mg of CBD in a 30ml bottle is a lot stronger than 500mg in a 60ml bottle. In fact, it would be double the strength.


Type of CBD: There are three types of CBD based on the CBD extraction process. You want to understand them based on your needs as well as the legality of the CBD in your state. They include:


  • Isolate CBD: Pure CBD extract that is isolated from other cannabinoids or THC.


  • Broad spectrum: Contains most cannabinoids, but it generally doesn’t include THC.


  • Full spectrum: Extracted from the hemp plant along with all other cannabinoids, including THC.


Source of CBD: CBD products are highly regulated under the U.S. Farm Bill. That’s why you’ll want to buy CBD products that use hemp that is sourced in the United States.


Other ingredients: Read the label to understand what other ingredients are in the product. You want to sure to avoid any chemicals that will be harmful. By the same token, a product may include ingredients that are of no value in addressing your health needs.


What form: You’ll find topical CBD products in a variety of form: creams, gels, lotions and salves (same as balm or ointment). The choice will depend on your preference. Creams and lotions include water and moisturizing agents. Salves and balms use fatty oils and wax as a base. They don’t include water.


Avoid Sweeping Claims: Some companies make broad claims about the effectiveness of their product to address a medical condition. The FDA has strict regulations on companies making claims about CBD’s efficacy relative to certain conditions.


Ask about Testing: Find out what testing the company has done or what testing results the company relied on in developing their product to verify its effectiveness and help you make your decision.


Check Reviews: You also should find out what others think about the check. Some manufacturers post reviews right on their website.


What CBD product you choose will depend on a number of factors, as noted above. While doing research can take some time, it will be well worth the effort to get the results you want.


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