CBD oil hit the market running and is showing no sign of slowing down but is it really any wonder when so many people who try it are amazed at the benefits it brings them? These benefits seem to be especially noticeable in chronic health conditions such as arthritis, chronic pain, insomnia and stress/anxiety where conventional or prescribed medication has often failed or brought unwanted side effects and the risk of dependency.
With this amazing health product truly here to stay; the easiest way to purchase organic CBD capsules is via the online marketplace but with such an array of suppliers to choose from – how do you know that you are getting the real deal at a good deal?
The following tips will help you to navigate your online purchase successfully from start to finish:
1. Making Sure You Are Buying a Legal Cbd Product
Many people believe that ALL CBD products bought online are illegal because they mistakenly think they are Cannabis but this is not the case! There is no need, therefore, to skulk around the internet. CBD oil IS legal within the UK depending on set criteria and the confusion arises because of the difference between medical marijuana and CBD oil supplements. To ensure you are buying a completely legal product, therefore, it is important to consider the following:
The Real Difference Is In The THC
Our bodies contain their own Endocannabinoid system. CBD is a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant along with THC and it is these compounds that interact with our system to produce the positive effects that so many drug users of cannabis claim to receive including the psychoactive (mind-altering effects) of THC. However, CBD oil capsules/supplements sold legally online must contain less than 0.2% THC so that these psychoactive effects are not experienced.
The Hemp Variety
Hemp is a member of the Cannabis plant that naturally contains less than 0.3% THC oil and so the oil used in the capsules must also be derived from Industrial Hemp and not other strains of the cannabis plant that may contain higher THC levels.
It’s In The Marketing
CBD oil capsules are sold via a loophole in the law where they can be described as food or nutrition supplements.
Look for products made from Industrial hemp, containing no more than 2% THC and marketed as food/nutritional supplements. It is also advisable to look for those made from organic ingredients because this tells you they are an ethically sourced, quality product.
2. Using A Secure Payment Method
Most of us will have heard of online scams where we are encouraged to part with our money only to receive nothing in return. You can buy safely however if you keep the following advice in mind:
- Make sure the website is secure. There should be a padlock symbol to the left of the URL (website address) in the search bar.
- Keep software and virus protection up-to-date and use strong passwords for any online accounts that you set up.
- Don’t use public Wi-Fi to pay for products
- Pay using a credit card for additional protection
3. Making Sure The Seller Is Legitimate
Last but certainly not least is the need to check that the seller of the CBD oil products is genuine. Points to keep in mind are:
- A legitimate website will have contact details and customer feedback/reviews
- Use Google Safe Browsing
- Check the look and feel of the website. Be wary of poor English and unrelated adverts etc.
With all these boxes ticked, you should be able to get the CBD products you want to try safely and securely to both your health and your bank balance!