How to buy CBD Oil can be a tricky process. Any search for CBD oil online is met with a myriad of CBD products to choose from. We are here to help you with this step-by-step guide to buying the best CBD oil for you.
What is CBD?
CBD, otherwise known as cannabidiol, is a special type of compound found in hemp and cannabis, it is one of many cannabinoids found within the plant. In recent years CBD has become the subject of much scientific research due to the interesting effects it has on optimising our health. Not only that, CBD is non-psychoactive, so there’s no chance of feeling stoned or high when you take it. Furthermore, the World Health Organisation recently announced CBD to be safe and non-toxic, with no risk of harm.
Most of the CBD on the market is sold as CBD oil or CBD paste. This means that it has been extracted from legal cannabis sativa, along with other compounds in the plant such as minor cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids. CBD oil is also sometimes known as cannabis oil. Legal cannabis oil means there is less than 0.2% THC present.
CBD oil has been all over the press recently. Consequently, people often ask us about CBD for cancer, CBD for anxiety, CBD for pain, CBD for sleep and a whole host of other health conditions. However, natural CBD products are sold as nutritional supplements. We cannot say that CBD should be taken for any particular health condition as this would constitute making medical claims. What we do know, is that CBD is a great way to maintain your health and well-being.
Our excellent customer feedback supports these findings, that cannabis-derived supplements are a great addition to choosing a healthy lifestyle.
This could be due to CBD’s interaction with the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) – the body’s vast network of receptors and cannabis-like chemicals called endocannabinoids. Discovered in the 1990s, scientists now know that the Endocannabinoid System maintains homeostasis in the body and is involved in almost every biological process from sleep, stress, appetite, pain, the immune system, mood, reproduction and memory.
It is documented that CBD may strengthen the endocannabinoid system by blocking the enzyme responsible for breaking down one of the key endocannabinoids, Anandamide. This could explain why CBD taken to alleviate stress is one of the key reasons people buy CBD oil.
How To Buy The Best CBD Oil For You
With so much choice on the market – different CBD strengths, flavours, oils, extracts, isolate, whole plant – it’s easy to find yourself feeling overwhelmed. That’s why it’s important to take one step at a time, narrowing down your search as you go. Here are some key points to consider when deciding to buy CBD oil in the UK or in fact anywhere in the world.
1. Clean And Safe
When it comes to finding the best CBD oil for you, first and foremost you should ensure that you buy CBD supplements that are clean and safe. This means ensuring your CBD oil comes from legal cannabis sativa or hemp that has been grown organically without any artificial herbicides or pesticides. That’s because the hemp plant absorbs any chemical nasties in the soil and the last thing you want to do if you’re taking CBD oil for your health, is to load it with more toxins.
A clean CBD oil or extract also means that it is free from any residues of solvents used in the extraction process. Ideally this means buying CBD products that have been extracted using the superior CO2 Supercritical extraction technique that uses carbon dioxide to obtain pure plant extracts free from solvents, alcohol or hazardous chemicals.
In order to be sure that your CBD oils or extracts meet this clean and safe criteria, you should seek out companies that provide 3rd party lab tests for all their CBD products. This shows not only CBD content, but also whether there are any chemicals, pesticides, heavy metals, or moulds. At Amma Life, all of our CBD supplements have been created using state-of-the-art technology to extract the cannabinoids and terpenes using CO2 super critical extraction.
2. Choose Whole Plant CBD
It would be tempting to think that buying pure CBD with nothing else added is the best CBD for you. However, just as in nature, there is a synergy created when a chain of compounds are taken together. The best CBD supplements are whole plant CBD, otherwise known as full spectrum hemp containing a range of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids just as what you would find in the natural plant. The unique synergy found between all the hundreds of molecules in cannabis sativa is known as the ‘entourage effect’. This term refers to how the effect of the whole cannabis plant is greater than the sum of its individual parts.
Amma Life are passionate about ensuring superior cannabis-derived supplements are available to our customers in the UK and EU. We continuously strive to seek the greatest expertise in this field, so that the processing methods applied guarantee the preserving of the natural molecular profile of cannabis sativa, so that it’s potency is actively present in all our CBD products.
3. Value For Money
If you’re spending your hard earned cash on CBD, you want to make sure you’re getting the most value for money. Here we’re talking about maximum absorption of CBD into your body, also known as bioavailability. This means choosing a CBD delivery method where the greatest amount of CBD is absorbed into the bloodstream.
Most of us are used to taking our supplements in capsule form. When swallowing CBD, only a small amount makes it into the bloodstream as it must first pass through the digestive process.
A more efficient way to take CBD is sublingually, as it is absorbed directly through the capillaries under the tongue. While CBD oils and CBD extracts can be taken in this manner, our product with the highest bioavailability is the Amma Life CBDX Water Soluble Spray, which thanks to its unique composition, allows for up to 10 times more CBD to be absorbed.
4. Choose A CBD Product To Match Your Needs
Only you really know why you want to buy CBD oil. If you believe your body needs a high CBD daily dosage, then consider a CBD paste such as our 30% CBD Purified Paste from our CBD Plus range.
If this is the first time you are taking CBD, it is advisable to start on a low dose and build up.
We recommend our Amma Life 4% CBD oil from the Maintain range or the 10% CBD oils from our Boost range.
Also think about when and where you will be taking your CBD. Many people prefer a CBD product that is convenient and can be taken on the go. Our CBD oils are great for this, as are the CBDX Water Soluble Sprays, which comes with a naturally sweeter flavour; perfect for those who may not be so keen on an earthy hemp taste (we love the natural earthy taste, though appreciate people all have different preferences). .
Extracted using the state of the art Supercritical CO2 from legal cannabis sativa, grown outdoors by our team of expert European farmers, our whole plant CBD oils come complete with lab tests showing the exact cannabinoid content and the absence of chemicals, pesticides, heavy metal or mould.
Are you still wondering about which is the best CBD oil for you? Amma Life offer a range of CBD products that can fulfil every requirement to support you to move towards optimum health and wellbeing. Ranging from the popular CBD oils, CBD paste extract, innovative water soluble spray, relaxing CBD tea, nourishing CBD topical creams & CBD E-Liquid for vaping.