CBD oil is in many products in Canada nowadays, from food, drinks, tinctures, and more. So it’s safe to say that many Canadians are crazy about CBD oil, and being able to determine which product is the best to buy is crucial. But how do you know which product is the best one?
There are so many options in Canada when it comes to CBD – from edibles to vapes, the options seem endless. Even CBD oil alone is available in many brands, dosages, flavors, etc. For Canadians who have never tried CBD before, these many options could be overwhelming. But don’t worry, there are seven factors you can use to narrow down your search and help you find the best product.
1. Consult with your doctor
Consuming CBD, while being relatively safe, could still give you some side effects that you definitely don’t want. These side effects could range from mild to severe, and pretty much should be avoided if possible. CBD is definitely not risk-free, we have observed some adverse effects and toxicity related to it. And, it could also interfere with some medications.
Therefore, consulting with your doctor before you start using CBD oil could prevent many problems in the future. Start by expressing your interest in cannabinoids and be honest. If you’re planning to take CBD oil for recreational purposes, then tell your doctor that. Your physician could give you a solution on which product you should use and which one to avoid. And at the very least, they could help monitor your reactions and progress.
2. Understand the possible side effects
As mentioned above, there are some possible side effects that you might get. Some of the most common side effects are dry mouth, nausea, reduced appetite, gastrointestinal issues, drowsiness, and interaction with other medications. Let’s talk about these side effects more.
Drowsiness is probably the most common one, and it could be dangerous when you’re planning to drive after you take CBD oil. Although, some people may consider this beneficial, i.e. for people who have trouble sleeping. But keep in mind that this side effect could be severe if you’re also taking CBD oil with other sedating medications.
Gastrointestinal issues could also be severe and dangerous. You may get diarrhea after taking CBD oil or even have liver problems when using it. This side effect is completely dependent on the user’s medical history, so if you have a history of liver problems, you may want to think twice before taking CBD oil.
3. Learn about the types of CBD oil available
There are three types that you should be aware of: Full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and CBD isolate. Full-spectrum CBD oil products contain all the compounds from the hemp plant, including THC. Broad-spectrum products are similar to full-spectrum but don’t contain THC. CBD isolate, on the other hand, is pure CBD without any other compounds.
4. Online reviews
Worldwide and in Canada, online reviews are important for CBD oil buying decisions. A CBD product that has a lot of reviews means that it is popular. If the reviews are generally positive, it means the product has helped a lot of people. Otherwise, the product may be of low quality and should be avoided.
You can easily find online reviews floating around on the internet. Including thousands of reviews from Canadians. In other words, make sure the product you want to get has been reviewed by a lot of people and the reviews are mostly positive.
5. Third-party lab test results
Third-party labs are useful to give people unbiased test results of many CBD products. These labs will test various CBD products and disclose their findings. Many reputable manufacturers would also work together with these labs by sending them their products and posting the results on their websites. If the manufacturers don’t give you any third-party lab test results, it’d be better to avoid their products.
Controlling how much CBD you take on a daily basis is important to make sure you get the benefits you want without experiencing the possible side effects. The thing is everyone is reacting to CBD differently, and it’s difficult to determine how much CBD you should use.
The key is by starting with lower doses and seeing how your body reacts to the CBD. Try to do this for at least a week and see if you already get what you want or not. If not, you could try increasing the doses little by little until you reach the best spot.
7. The right flavor
I think many Canadians dislike the raw taste of CBD oil, and if you’re one of them, there is no reason to force yourself. Because nowadays, CBD oil products are available in various flavors. You can find many flavors such as mint, mango, chocolate, and many more. By finding the best flavor for you, you can enhance your experience with CBD oil even further.
At the end of the day, finding the best CBD oil could be really fun and exciting for beginners. So you don’t need to make the whole process worse. After all, taking CBD oil should always be fun and beneficial for the user.