If you’re looking to buy CBD oil, you may be wondering how to read the label and make sure you’re getting the best quality product. It can be tricky to decipher all of the information on a CBD label, but don’t worry, we’re here to help! In this blog post, we will explain what each term on a CBD label means and teach you how to choose a high-quality product.
The first thing you’ll want to look for on a CBD label is the amount of total CBD in the product. CBD oil comes in many different concentrations, depending on your desired effect. A higher concentration means there is more CBD per serving, so you may not need to take as much to feel the desired effects. The most common concentration is 250mg to 500 mg per bottle; however there are also bottles with amounts as high as 6,000 mg for those who need more relief. If you are new to using CBD products you should probably start with a lower dose.
Next, you may see terms such as full spectrum, broad spectrum or isolate. Full spectrum CBD contains a wide range of cannabinoids (including THC) and other beneficial compounds such as terpenes and flavonoids. Some research suggests that CBD is more effective when combined with other compounds. Broad spectrum CBD contains the same beneficial compounds as full spectrum CBD except THC. CBD isolate is pure CBD that contains no THC or other compounds. If you do not want THC in your CBD then you will want to look for either broad spectrum or isolate products.
Lastly, you will want to look at the serving size of the product you chose. For example, a serving size may be 1 ml which is usually the size of a CBD oil dropper. If the product you chose is 1,800 mg of CBD total and the bottle is 30 ml, then the amount of CBD in a 1 ml dropper is 60 mg.
Other items you may see on the label include flavor (CBD oil can come in many flavors), brand name (choose a reputable brand), and ingredient/nutrition facts.
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