Online shopping seems to get more popular by the day. For some products, it feels like a no-brainer. For others, like CBD, it turns a normal purchase into an act of blind faith. Here’s how to get the quality you need and deserve.
#1 – Know the CBD Landscape
CBD is no longer a cottage industry. By the end of next year it’s projected to be a $20 billion industry. Here are two important points for CBD buyers to keep in mind.
- CBD products are not regulated by the FDA or any other federal agency
- taking online CBD sellers’ claims at face value could be risky
#2 – Watch Out For Vague Product Reviews and Crazy Claims
Many online reviews are written by the CBD seller’s staff or by bots. If everything sounds vague and generic, or each “person’s” review is almost identical, that’s a bad sign.
Be careful about product claims, too. Research findings indicate CBD’s benefits, but it’s too soon for results from any large, strictly-controlled clinical studies. CBD products only became legal at the federal level in 2018.
If you see definitive claims like, “our products cure cancer,” or “your depression will vanish,” stay away.
If you see phrases like these, it’s a good sign – the provider is not exaggerating or giving in to wishful thinking.
- Helps reduce symptoms of PTSD
- Could help address eczema symptoms
- Users say they can manage their anger much better
- May be useful for insomnia
- Potentially makes a real difference in muscle recovery and strength
#3 – Look For Organic CBD Products
You’re buying CBD for health reasons, so insist on products that come from organically-grown hemp. There’s plenty of CBD available online that comes from hemp grown with chemical pesticides, fertilizers and other toxic chemicals. Why? It’s cheaper. If a provider compromises quality this way, look for another source with products from hemp that meets USDA organic standards.
#4 – Lab Test Results Are A Must
Reputable CBD providers offer easy access to the Lab results (COAS) done by a qualified independent, third-party lab. Lab results:
- ensure that what’s on the label is what’s inside the container
- let you know levels of cannabinoids or terpenes
- show the presence or lack of the cannabinoid THC
- show presence or absence of harmful substances — chemical pesticides, fertilizers, industrial solvents
- ensure there are no microbials (molds) in any products
- should be easy to access while browsing the site
Easy Day products’ lab results are a single click away.
#5 – Avoid Big Online Stores and Big Bargains
The structure of big online marketplaces seems to make it harder for them to assess their wares. Amazon, eBay and Etsy have had products on their sites that sound like CBD but are really hemp seed oil, which doesn’t contain CBD. A great product by itself but not to be confused with CBD.
Anything labeled “hemp extract” on these platforms is most likely CBD. To be certain, just check that it’s listed as one of the ingredients. If you don’t see “hemp extract,” the product could be hemp seed oil masquerading as the extract.
Besides paying for a costlier product and not getting it, you run the risk of thinking CBD doesn’t work for you – when you haven’t actually been able to try the real thing.
Similar warning about big bargains. If you find CBD that’s significantly lower-priced than anything else you’ve seen online, chances are it’s cheaply produced (see tip #3) or not CBD at all (see above).
#6 – Make Sure You Can Return The Product
It happens to everybody. You ordered the wrong dose. Or the wrong size. Or the product’s seal wasn’t intact. Any reputable seller will have a return policy that’s easy to find on the site. If not, shop elsewhere.
For example, Easy Day offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.
#7 – Only Shop For CBD On A Secure Site
Never buy anything from a website unless you see “https” in their web address. It means the site uses a Secure Socket Layer (SSL), which:
- provides an extra layer of protection for buyers
- encrypts your credit card number or other payment details
- makes it more difficult for fraudsters to get your information
It All Adds Up To Trust
These tips should lead you to an online CBD provider you can trust. We believe that provider will be Easy Day because our standards are beyond reproach. In any case, we wish you every success with your natural wellness experience and CBD.
I use it daily to optimize my body and mind. It has become a valuable tool and is great for on the spot anxiety management. I hope you will try it and enjoy the same results. When you’re ready, check out our range of top-quality CBD products.
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