CBD Buyers Guide
Buying CBD can be a bit of a minefield. If this is your first time, you may find it a bit confusing. This is because there are so many things you need to know before you make your first purchase. At Compare CBD Ltd, we want to give you a ‘CBD buyers guide’ so you can make an educated decision. You’ll come across lots of names and phrases like ‘Isolate’, and ‘Full Spectrum’. These may seem like a foreign language to you as a first time buyer. So check out the knowledge section at comparecbd.com,we have it all covered .
One of the aims of comparecbd.com is to provide as much up to date information regarding CBD, as possible. Once our users are fully educated on the CBD topic, they will be able to spread the word. This will generate more sales for all the companies, promoting their products on our site.
The CBD buyers guide will show you how to make an educated choice.
Are you are buying CBD for a particular reason, like pain, inflammation or anxiety? This is probably the most important aspect of choosing CBD Oil. You need to ensue that you get the right mg’s of CBD to give you the benefits you are looking for. CBD is an expensive product so you don’t want to spend money on 1000mg, if 500mg would do the job.
CBD starts at 100mg and goes up to 5000+mg. So which do you choose? For maintaining good health, balance and Homeostasis, I think a good place to start would be 500mg. This would make you feel calm and relaxed, and would also help with aches and pains.
If you were taking it for a specific condition. I would take at least 1000+mg, because the recommended daily dose is 50mg per day. You can’t overdose on CBD so don’t worry if you take a bit extra. 200mg per day is the largest dose you should consume in a day.
The concentration of CBD versus carrier oil is very important. If you took 100mg of CBD in 100ml of carrier oil, the concentration would be too low. You would not get many benefits from taking CBD Oil in this concentration.
Most bottles of CBD Oil on comaparecbd.com are 30ml. We do have other sizes such as 10ml, 100ml and 130ml. 30ml is a good size because the concentration would be good at 500mg of CBD. This concentration would get better as the mg’s CBD increased.
The best way to absorb CBD is under the tongue (sublingually). Mucous Membranes under the tongue will absorb CBD Oil in 2 – 3 minutes. Swallowing CBD is not as effective, because the Stomach and the intestines will destroy most of it. If it doesn’t reach the bloodstream, it is not going to reach the Endocannbinoid System.
You have chosen your CBD Strength, and the bottle size you are going to use. Now you have to choose the Carrier Oil you want to use. There are quite a few to choose from and believe me it can get confusing! The three most common are Hemp Seed Oil, MCT (Medium-Chain Triglyceride) / Coconut Oil and Olive Oil. Grape seed Oil, Almond Oil and Sunflower Oil can also be used.
Hemp Seed Oil
Is a great carrier for many reasons. CBD is derived from Hemp or Marajuana, so to me it seems the obvious choice. The Oil is extracted from the seeds of Industrial Hemp. They are cold pressed, peeled or unpeeled and have a delicious nutty scent and colour.
It has many health benefits on its own. Omega 3 & 6 Fatty Acids, Vitamins and Minerals are in abundance and needed to maintain health.
No THC or other Cannabinoids are found in Hemp Seed Oil, and is non-psychoactive. This makes it legal in most countries.
Has a high concentration of saturated fats. These are essential to our health, and are the ideal medium for getting CBD into your bloodstream.
Cannabinoids are fat soluble, which means they breaks down in fat, not water. The type of fat is very important. Without an efficient carrier the CBD will struggle to mix with blood, and won’t reach its destination. CBD Oil, when consumed with Coconut Oil, gets transported into the bloodstream. This also encourages absorption in the Endocannabinoid system.
MCT is one of the most popular Carriers.
Is a popular carrier with many CBD companies, but is not compatable with the body’s absorption process.
Our cells are 90% water and our blood is 85% water, and oil and water do not mix well. This makes it difficult for CBD to enter the bloodstream, and reach the Endocannabinoid System.
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You have now chosen your CBD Oil, but it’s important to take care when buying from outside your country. We have many companies from America, Asia, Europe and the UK.
I recently purchased some CBD Oil from America, and it took 3 weeks to come. When it did arrive, I had to go to the Post Office and pay £15.99 as a Customs Charge. So Beware!
It’s best to buy from local CBD companies, so support your local economy and get cheaper delivery to boot!
I hope this CBD buyers guide has been helpful, and that you have confidence to purchase your first bottle of CBD Oil.
Written by Steph Dawson for comparecbd.com