A Beginner’s Guide For How (And Where) To Buy CBD Oil Products

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How To Buy CBD Oil Products Online & How To Use Them

Understanding where to buy CBD oil can be downright confusing. When it's on sale at the local gas station, or being sold in products at popular stores like Ulta, Urban Outfitters, and Neiman Marcus, things can get pretty confusing for the average consumer.

If you’re wondering where to buy CBD oil and you’re feeling pretty confused, don’t worry, you’re not alone. It seems like CBD is for sale everywhere (even the gas stations) and for those who want to buy CBD online, the websites are endless. With so many options and so little guidance on how to buy the best CBD products, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.

Luckily, some of the top CBD companies are making things a little easier. Many companies are now providing blogs and online content to educate their readers and customers. Other companies, like Green Roads, have put QR codes on their bottles so you can scan the product and find out exactly what’s in it (plus what isn’t) and how it was made and tested.

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Not all CBD companies make it so easy to choose, so that’s why we’ve come up with a guide to help you find the best quality CBD oil so you can reap the benefits and feel confident about what you’re consuming.

The types of CBD products you can buy

Before you learn about what to look for when buying CBD, you may be wondering how to use CBD oil or how to take it. Here are some of the products that you can buy, and the benefits of each.

CBD oils

Taking a CBD tincture is easy, fast, and processed by the body faster than when eating gummies or capsules. Place a few drops of CBD oil under your tongue and hold there for 30 seconds before swallowing. This sublingual method lets the CBD enter the bloodstream through your mouth instead of traveling through the digestive system. There are tons of CBD tinctures to choose from but this award- winning oil from Green Roads (use discount code YourTango10 for 10% off) is a fantastic option. It contains 350mg of CBD per bottle so one serving should contain 23mg. It’s been formulated by a licensed compound pharmacist, it’s derived from hemp grown on U.S farms, and it’s been third-party tested.

CBD gummies

CBD gummies get their own category because they’re fun, flavorful, and easy to eat. You can find the best CBD gummies by checking reviews (especially about the flavor.) When choosing CBD gummies you’ll also want to look at how many milligrams of CBD are in one gummy. If you’re a beginner, you may want to start with something like the Editor’s favorite, Green Roads CBD gummies which are just 10mg per gummy and can help promote relaxation. For those looking for something a little stronger, you can try something that is 25mg per gummy like these CBD Froggie Sourz. Gummies are great because they’re portable and perfect for travel.

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CBD Beverages

You could try CBD coffee like this Columbian ground coffee that offers 250mg of CBD per bag. If you’re more of a tea person, Green Roads makes a chamomile CBD tea with vanilla and peppermint. Sipping on one of these CBD coffees or teas can be a great way to promote your mental and physical well-being before the day even gets started.

CBD topicals

CBD topicals can be anything from salves and lotions to roll-ons. The CBD will enter the body through the skin and go to work. They are great for using after the gym, a long run, or a yoga class. This CBD muscle and joint heat relief roll-on is a great option for those who want to promote relaxation after pushing their body to the limit. It combines soothing botanicals with 250mg of CBD oil and heat technology to ease those tired limbs.

CBD capsules and syrups

If you’re looking for a super simple way to get CBD into your system, capsules are a great option. These award-winning capsules by Green Roads are 25mg a piece and allow for long-lasting effects. Gel capsules are easy to swallow, and convenient to transport when you want a dose of CBD on-the-go. And, if you’re looking to add CBD to your bedtime routine, this CBD syrup comes in three flavors with 60mg of CBD per bottle, 10mg of melatonin.

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What to look for when buying CBD products

With all the buzz around CBD, many companies seem to be hopping on the bandwagon hoping to make a quick profit. This means that not all CBD companies and products are created equal. While there are top CBD companies out there doing the right thing, there are plenty of companies who use low quality ingredients and low amounts of CBD in their products to make a profit. This is why it’s important that you know what to look for when choosing quality CBD products. Here are some things you should keep in mind and ask questions about when buying CBD.

Third-party lab test results

Reputable CBD companies will have their products tested by a quality, third-party lab to check the purity and potency. Only buy CBD products that can prove they’ve been third-party lab tested and are willing to share the results. The lab test results should look a lot like this page.

Other ingredients

Many CBD products will have extra ingredients like coconut oil, grape seed oil, or Stevia. You may want to stay away from products with corn syrup or artificial flavors.

Check where the hemp is grown

Buying CBD products made with U.S-grown hemp can ensure that the product is top quality. It’s easier to research U.S-based farms, and growers in the U.S must abide by FDA regulations.

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How the company treats reviews

Reputable companies comply with the FDA’s standards for CBD reviews. The FDA prohibits reviews that mention specific conditions, and how CBD helped a customer who had them. That means the company may publish a representative selection of reviews rather than every single one.

The quality of the company website

Quality counts so make sure to look at the website to determine if it looks professional or not. Be wary if a company positions their products as a miracle cure. And, look for educational material about how CBD oil works on the website. The more a company educates their customers, the more likely it is that they have a quality product (this is not a determining factor alone.)

Knowing what you’re getting is important, which is why you’ll want to look for a company that offers all of this information easily on their website. This ‘How Our CBD Products Are Made’ page from Green Roads is a great example of a CBD company being transparent about their products.

Now that you know what kinds of CBD oil products are out there, how to choose one, and where to look, you should be ready to start your journey with CBD.

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Shannon Ullman is a writer who focuses on CBD oil and health and wellness.

-Created in partnership with Green Roads