1. Decide why you want to use CBD
What is your purpose for using CBD? Knowing the specific reasons you want to use CBD can help you narrow down your options when shopping for CBD products. For example, if you were looking to use CBD to ease pain or discomfort in a specific area, the JuJu Royal Comfort Salve would be an effective option because it was designed to be applied directly to the skin for targeted relief.
2. Decide how you prefer to consume CBD
CBD can be consumed in different ways, there are edibles, smokeables, sublinguals and topicals. Check out the JuJu Royal blog, “Different Ways of Taking CBD” to learn more. Knowing how you want to consume CBD will also help narrow down the CBD products to choose from.
3. Know the origin of the CBD product
JuJu Royal products are made in Colorado. The hemp plant is a bio-accumulator, which means it absorbs other chemicals from the soil where it is planted in. The executive director of the Hemp Industry Association, Colleen Lanier, believes Colorado has one of the most efficient hemp programs. Their state agriculture program incorporates spot tests for THC in the hemp plants while in the field and investigates illegal uses of pesticides based on complaints.
4. Check the Test Results
There should be test results for the CBD product available to the consumer with a valid COA (Certificate of Analysis). The test results offer more insight on the product’s potency and ingredients. If no COA is provided it is advised to find a different product alternative that does have one available.
5. Try Full or Broad spectrum CBD instead of isolate
It is not that CBD isolate is bad, but broad-spectrum and full-spectrum CBD offer more of a complete plant extract. Check out the JuJu Royal Blog, “Full spectrum vs Broad Spectrum CBD oil” to learn more.
6. Look for products that display the CBD amount
Search for products that display the amount of CBD per dose. Doses are expressed in milligrams (mg) and are dependent upon the form of the product. It is advised when first trying CBD to start slow with low doses.
7. Avoid products that make grand claims (Ex: “This CBD product can cure disease xyz”)
CBD, although it is a growing industry, is still being researched and there is more to learn about it. Only prescription drugs, which have had extensive research, can make claims concerning health and curing problems in the body.
8. Know the difference between a CBD product and a CBD-rich THC product
For something to be claimed as a CBD product it must contain less than 0.3% THC and be derived from industrial hemp. If it contains more than 0.3% THC it will be classified as a CBD-rich THC product. This information should be available on the label of the product and in the test results.
9. Understand the terms on the label
CBD labels can use terms that aren’t used in everyday speech. If you don’t know what a term means, research it so that you can be informed about what you’re consuming. “Hemp Oil” is a term commonly used, check out the JuJu Royal Blog, “What is Hemp Oil and How is it Derived?” to learn more.
10. Contact the company directly for clarity
Don’t be afraid to reach out to the brand of the CBD product you’re interested in if you have any questions or concerns about their CBD product before you buy it!