10 things to consider when buying CBD

CBD has become one of the fastest growing industries in recent years. Recently, consumers only had a limited range of CBD products available from a couple of different companies, whereas today there are plenty of options with a wide range of products; from buds, resins, oils and even topics from hundreds of companies.

With this market growth throughout the world, there are many companies eager for benefits, and therefore (and as usually happens in any industry) the appearance of unscrupulous people with the intention of taking advantage of uninformed buyers. That is why below we show you 10 things to keep in mind before buying CBD .

1. Know the difference between CBD and THC

THC and CBD are the most abundant cannabinoid compounds that we can find in the cannabis plant. The false belief that CBD is a psychoactive compound that causes a cerebral high is quite popular; This statement could not be more wrong, since CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system of the body, which is responsible for maintaining a state of homeostasis by regulating many functions including digestion, sleep, and appetite. Making us feel more relaxed and reducing the sensation of pain.

2. Know the THC level

The legal status of cannabis products such as CBD has progressed steadily over the past decade in many states and countries, with many enjoying full legalization.

Confirming that the CBD product contains less than the legal amount of THC is very important, this being less than 0.20 as in the case of La Catalana CBD less than 0.20%

3. Know the difference between CBD Isolate and Full Spectrum CBD

They refer to different cannabinoid extraction processes. CBD Isolate is isolated from the other cannabinoids that were present during the extraction process, resulting in a 99% pure CBD extract. Full Spectrum CBD , on the other hand, was extracted along with all the other cannabinoids present, including THC.

4. Know the amount of CBD in each dose

The dosing method will vary, depending on the type of product. But before buying , it is important to know the amount of CBD present in the product. Knowing how much CBD is in each dose will allow you to figure out how the product will fit into your lifestyle.

5. Know the source of the hemp

Hemp can absorb chemicals from the soil that can be easily passed on for consumption in the final product, so it is extremely important that hemp seeds are sourced from reputable collectives, planted in soils that maintain the proper ph balance, and grown organically. No pesticides or any other unnatural growing practices.

The best CBD brands and companies maintain close relationships with their hemp suppliers so they can ensure high quality hemp.

6. Know the extraction processes

Ensuring that the CBD extraction process has been carried out using GMP is important. A GMP or Good Manufacturing Practice facility has been approved by regulatory bodies that provide standards and guidelines that must be followed for the commercial manufacture of products.

Of the several possible extraction methods used for CBD , CO2 extraction has become the industry standard because it is the safest way to preserve purity without contaminating the final product.

7. Know the additional ingredients

If the CBD product is not CBD Isolate, there may be additional ingredients added. If there are, it is important to know that they are completely natural and organic ingredients. The best way to do this is to check the ingredient list on the website or packaging and Google them for negative side effects.

8. Know the 3rd party laboratory tests

Since the CBD industry is currently unregulated, it is imperative that the company have their CBD products tested by a 3rd party lab. Confirming that the product's laboratory report is consistent with the cannabinoid content on the product label is critically important.

9. Know if the product CBD has a fair price

The price of C BD products is important because as with any purchase, no one wants to be ripped off.

If the price of the CBD product is more expensive, does it offer value that justifies the increase in price? Or are you paying extra for fancy packaging, or some celebrity endorsement? As long as there is a good reason for a higher price, then there is no problem, I personally have always preferred quality over quantity, there are many companies that, taking advantage of the boom in the market, cultivate large areas without the necessary care and enter with poorly cultivated products at very low prices, offering very low category flowers and resins, at La Catalana CBD we try to ensure that all our products come from small farmers with interior rooms and small laboratories where we control the entire process and quality from start to finish.

10. Know how to spot a company fraudulent CBD

An easy way to check the legitimacy of a CBD company or brand is by reading reviews.

Nothing speaks more of the quality of a company or product than testimonials from other customers. Although it does not always guarantee the quality of the products, and not all reviews will be legitimate, it can provide information about the product or reveal possible problems with customer service .

You also check for seemingly small things too, like where the CBD company is registered and to see if they actually have a physical address.

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