As there is an abundance of CBD products on the market, it’s never easy to decide what is the best product for you.
The easy bit is choice as there are so many products available while the difficult part is choosing a good quality product from a company and brand that you can trust. Quite often you give up because the choice can become overwhelming not to mention deciding on what product is right for you.
Since the FSA (Food Standards Agency) does not regulate CBD Oil yet, there are no set industry standards only guidelines, however, here are a few basic tips that you can follow that will guide you through the purchasing process:-
1- Is the company part of a trade body ?
If they are then they are likely to be following a set of guidelines issued by various government bodies. For example, the home office have set an upper limit of 1mg of controlled substance in CBD Oil per container. If a company goes over this then the product is non compliant and therefore illegal. The trade body should ensure that the brand or company is compliant.
2- Do you have easy access to the companies lab reports ?
As mentioned earlier, there are no regulations for CBD oil under the FSA, so while the product’s quality is not determined by lab reports alone, it does tell you if the products you are looking to purchase are compliant or not, whether it is full spectrum, broad spectrum or isolate based, as well as informing the customer exactly what they are putting in their bodies.
This is why you must always shop for CBD oil in the UK with accessible lab reports for all their products.
Having access to lab reports is a great way to reassure customers of compliancy of the CBD oil that they are buying but also lists each individual main cannabinoid and exactly how much of that cannabinoid is in the bottle. This really helps when customers know what they want ie. high CBD with no other cannabinoids or a varied selection of cannabinoids known as full or broad spectrum. This should be the standard for CBD oil in the UK.
3- Read their reviews and ratings
Since the CBD industry is currently unregulated (soon to change), the only way to know the authenticity of the product is by reading available reviews and ratings on social media, google and trip advisor and also ensuring that the reviews are left by UK customers.
If there are several negative reviews amongst many positive reviews, this is quite normal and not always a reflection on their trading standards or product quality although it is always a great starting point while trying to buy CBD oil in the UK.
4- Check whether the CBD oil actually contains CBD
Check the ingredients list of the CBD Oil and if the word Cannabidiol is not listed then this is not the product you are looking for. If hemp seed oil is presented as a carrier oil then Cannabidiol should still be listed as the raw ingredient.
5- Check whether they clearly label their products
Labelling the products is very important especially in the food supplement industry mainly to assist with dosage and instructions for use. It is also needed to list out product ingredients for dietary requirements and for the correct storage of the product.
These tips will assist you in purchasing the best quality CBD oil in the UK at affordable prices. Remember, you get what you pay for, cheap isn’t good and good isn’t cheap.
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