Things to Think About When Choosing a CBD Cream
As with any other product on the Canadian CBD market, there are a few things you need to think about when choosing CBD topicals.
Since CBD creams, lotions, and salves are super popular nowadays, you will need to do some research in finding what product best suits your needs. Luckily for you, that’s exactly what we’re going to be talking about in this article.
So if you want to know more about the essentials whenever shopping for CBD topicals, this is the place to be. With all that said, let’s start.
What Kind Of CBD Is the Topical Made From?
For veteran cannabidiol users, this question presents nothing more than a buying option. But for rookies and beginners, it might pose a serious conundrum.
There are three varieties of CBD that the topical can be made from. Those are Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, and Isolate. Since CBD is extracted from hemp and marijuana, it’s safe to say that you’re getting far more than simply cannabidiol.
· Full Spectrum CBD
And that’s precisely why different varieties of topicals exist. Creams, salves, and lotions made from Full Spectrum CBD oil contain all of the compounds, cannabinoids, and terpenes of the hemp or marijuana plant. These are all natural-occurring chemicals that give the topicals different properties. And one that is highly important and very unique to Full Spectrum CBD is THC.
Most of you are fairly familiar with THC as it is heavily associated with cannabis. It is the psychoactive compound that many love and enjoy. But it’s safe to say that not every Canadian CBD user likes THC. This is why options exist, and that puts us nicely to the next variety which is Broad Spectrum CBD.
· Broad Spectrum CBD
The main and key difference between Broad and Full Spectrum CBD is the fact that the former contains no THC. But like the latter, it does contain every other remaining cannabinoids, terpene, and compound of the hemp or marijuana plant.
· CBD Isolate
But that’s not all. If you’re looking to buy topicals made from pure CBD, then you should be buying products made with CBD Isolate. CBD Isolate is the purest form of CBD. If you’re buying quality products made with quality isolate, then do expect the purity levels to reach up to 99%. With isolate, you’re getting only CBD and nothing else. Isolate goes through a complex purification process that only the CBD is extracted at the end in a crystalline or powdery form.
How Much CBD Is In the Cream?
Now that we’ve explained the three varieties of CBD, it’s important to know how much of it is in our CBD cream products whenever buying one.
You might think that it’s quite easy to determine this one. And easy it is, as all you need to do is simply look at the product. Every topical product on the Canadian market must show the CBD amount. This information can be found on the label of the product.
The biggest issue buyers have is not knowing how much is optimal or necessary for the product to be effective. But since there are no risks of CBD, you can buy creams, salves, and lotions with higher potency.
What Other Ingredients Are In It?
The skincare industry likes to add all kinds of ingredients so that the products can be more effective, smell better, etc. And this is a trend that many in the CBD topical industry also like to do.
In most cases, you’ll come to the conclusion that most CBD creams, salves, and lotions contain all kinds of ingredients. Naturally, you should always read the label to know what other ingredients the cream, salve, or lotion contains.
Each of these ingredients is responsible for one or more properties, whether that’s anti-aging, exfoliation, achieving smooth skin, etc. CBD also brings forth a heap of properties to the table. CBD can help with managing pain and inflammation, acne removal, repairing and rebuilding muscles, etc. So in addition to cannabidiol, CBD topicals can contain other ingredients that enhance existing properties or add something new.
You should go out of your way and read about what these ingredients do before buying the product.
Check Where the CBD Is Sourced From
We said at the beginning that CBD is derived from hemp or the marijuana plant. And although hemp is the main provider of CBD, it is important that we know where the hemp is sourced from. Not only that, but we have to make sure that the hemp has been grown properly.
All of these factors help us determine the quality of the CBD. And since we then turn the CBD into topicals, it directly tells us about the quality of the product itself. When shopping in Canada, get your CBD cream from a reputable supplier with online reviews.
Whenever choosing CBD topicals, always look into where the seller sources its products from. You can then do some research and determine whether the hemp has been grown properly. Aspects such as soil pH and climate have a huge impact on the quality of the CBD creams, lotions, and salves.
Check For Third-Party Lab Results
This one is very important. Every Canadian CBD distributor must provide customers with information related to their products. And you as a consumer have to make sure that you’re buying quality CBD creams, lotions, and salves.
The easiest way to do that is by looking at third-party lab results. These results make us aware of any harmful ingredients, chemicals, metals, and other signs that point towards a bad product. If there are traces of heavy metals in a particular CBD topical, then you shouldn’t buy it. Lab results also tell us that CBD manufacturers are honest and have your best interest in mind.
With such a huge market to explore, buying the best CBD topicals might sound like a difficult task. With plenty of things to look out for, sticking to this checklist will make sure you’re buying quality.