Ask these 5 questions before you buy CBD!
by Pricila Rodriguez
Finding a CBD product that you trust can be a risky task these days. Ever since the CBD boom in Houston you can find CBD nearly everywhere! You might have heard of a CBD product recommended by your best friend or sister but how do you know what you are really getting? No fear! Here I’ve complied 5 questions that I believe will allow you to make a more informed decision about the CBD you purchase.
1.) What’s the difference between Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum and Isolate?
This question will set the experts from salesmen apart. Anyone selling CBD should be able to explain to you the different extraction methods and the difference between why you would prefer one over the other. This question is especially important for anyone avoiding THC for themselves, pets or child. This brings us to the second question.
2.) Do you have batch and lab reports? If so, can I see them?
Okay so this may be 2 in 1 but they are relevant to each other. What you see is what you get is not the case here. Let’s be frank, companys have a responsibility to have full transparency on their product labels, but we know that is not always the case so why not take that extra step of precaution and ask for the lab reports. Lab reports should be provided by a 3rd party lab to ensure standards from an independent lab are met not the company’s in-house standards. Also note that hemp regulations coming in the first quarter of 2020 will require CBD companies to have QR codes and batch numbers on their labels.
3.) Where do your products come from? U.S. made and U.S. grown are not the same!
So, your products are derived from hemp grown in China or Europe, what’s the big deal? Hemp grown in other countries are great for industrial uses such as textiles and rope, but I would be wary of its use for CBD. With no strict regulation on the hemp coming ashore there is no limit as to what contaminants could be lurking in your bottle of CBD (another reason 3rd party lab reports are important). Companies often source CBD from other countries to save on the cost of growing but also compromise product purity in doing so. Stay on the safe side and look for a company whose products are “seed to sell”.
4.) What product and method are best for me?
This is easy. A CBD expert should be able to guide you on the best product and method of taking CBD that is best for you. Simple as that, if it seems they are trying to make a sell or give you a sales pitch chances are you’re not at the right place.
5.) What is CBD?
Although the answer is simple, a CBD expert would put a lot of thought behind the answer and know how to explain a simple yet complex question. Feel free to ask a variation of the question such as, is CBD cannabis? Or Can CBD get me high? What is the difference between CBD and THC?
Pricila Rodriguez is the owner of Sacred Leaf Zero CBD-The Heights.
Sacred Leaf Zero CBD-The Heights
4721 N Main St #G
Houston, TX 77009