What to Look for in a CBD Oil

CBD products are almost flooding the market these days. It seems everyone’s coming out with their very own CBD line. With so many options before you, how do you even begin to choose where to shop? What should you be looking for in a quality product? Are all CBDs the same?

—Buy Quality CBD Oil

Quality. When it comes to CBDs, they are NOT all created equally. The reality is, if you’re buying anything that isn’t quality made, you’re only wasting your money, plain and simple. Okay, great, but what exactly is it that determines the quality of a CBD product? Well, it’s going to be a number of different factors. This partly depends on what you’re  looking for, as well as your own personal set of priorities.

So, some of the things you’ll want to consider in determining a quality product are where it’s sourced, how it’s made, how effective it is, and what testing exists to back up the claims made by the company producing it.

Typically, hemp grown in the United States is a good choice because we have certain health standards, and farming regulations, that help to assure a certain level of quality. You can even go one step further, and find out what state the plants were grown in. Additionally, how the CBD oil is expressed, or expelled, from the plant itself varies. Some methods involve a harsh chemical process, while other, more advanced methods, use Co2 extraction.

Of course, one of the most important considerations is how well it works. After all, if it doesn’t actually work, what’s the point? If it doesn’t live up to or exceed expectations, all other factors are essentially moot. Now, understandably, if you haven’t used a product before it’s not always easy to know if it works, so I rely heavily on recommendations and reviews. First, I may ask around to see what friends and family suggest, but ultimately the product HAS to have excellent reviews. If I do a search and find not so great product ratings, that’s an immediate turn off. On the other hand, if a product has rave reviews, I feel much more confident in my purchase.

Last, but not least, I want to know how the product holds up in independent testing. Are there publicly accessible lab results, from a third party, available for me to review? Altogether, these are the most important things to consider when questioning the quality of a CBD product.

—Know why you want CBD Oil

As we know, there are a variety of uses for hemp oil. Thus, it’s critical to know what your intended use is. Basically, how do you plan to use it? As discussed in another article, THE MEDICAL BENEFITS OF CBD OIL, there are many possible ways one might utilize this natural wonder drug.

It’s probably best to start with what you’d like to improve in regard to your health. What conditions do you suffer from? Is your current medication unsatisfactory? Are you looking to transition from pharmaceuticals to a more natural approach? Maybe you’re shopping for someone else, like a child, or a pet. (Pictured below, is one of my pets. He loves his CBD treats.)


After understanding what qualities to look for in a CBD product, the next step is asking yourself WHY you’re buying it in the first place. I can’t answer that for you, as the possibilies are endless. I can tell you that I take it to treat my anxiety, depression, and High Functioning Autism, and even PMS. My kids take it for focus, concentration, and relieving symptoms of their ADHD. My yellow Lab, Roger, takes it for overall health, as he ages. These are just some of the reasons one might look for a quality CBD oil product.

—Determine What Form to Take

There are different types of CBD products. The most common form of CBD we hear about, and the one we probably imagin when we think of CBDs, is in the form of an oil. Oil, however, is just one of many ways to harness the power of CBDs. There are also tinctures, gummies, vaping liquids, and topical creams, and salves—all more or less derived from the oil, though.

More CBD products are rolling out all the time, as new applications are discovered. So, what kind should you choose? Is one better than another? Actually, what it really comes down to is what you’re using it for, along with personal preference. If you don’t need a large dose, and you’re giving it to your kid, perhaps you want a gummy. If you’re trying to treat a serious illness, like cancer or grand maul seizures, you’re going to want a stronger, faster-acting dose, such as in the form of a paste, an oral spray, or a tincture. If you’re seeking a topical application, you’ll want a cream or salve you can rub directly into the skin.

To learn more about the different types of CBD products available, and ways CBDs can be used and taken, visit my post DIFFERENT WAYS TO TAKE CBD OIL.


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—How to Find the Right Sellers

Now that you know what to look for in a quality product, you hopefully know why you’ll be purchasing it and even in which form(s), you are now tasked with weeding out the numerous suppliers to narrow down your options, ultimately selecting the one you feel best suits your wants and needs.

Okay, so how DO you do that? Fear not, my friends, that’s why I’m here. By now, you probably realize that I’ve done my research when it comes to CBDs and that I know quite a lot about them. I do, and that’s why, after long hours of painstaking research, along with personal experience, I can offer you a well put-together list of options. I can even tell you which ones are best for certain situations. Cool, right?




Whew! We’re almost ready to make that all-important decision. You’re only one step away from filling your virtual shopping cart and clicking the checkout button. To see the ultimate list I’ve compiled of what I believe to be the ABSOLUTE BEST CBD options currently on the market, just check out my personal review of the TOP CBD BRANDS.



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  1. Lately, I have been interested in getting a CBD oil for pain I have been having. My pain comes from excessive soreness in my joints after lifting weights.

    I understand about the extraction method. The same can be said about essential oils, too. Also, you want to make sure it’s organic, right?

    Do you happen to have any brands of CBD that you recommend though?

    I believe CBD is legal in Missouri though right?

    1. Yes, I’m actually working on selecting my top picks. I’ll be posting recommendations soon.

      And yes, it’s legal in all 50 states! 🙂

  2. A lot in the press regarding CBD but as it is not recommended by the medical profession then clinical trials are a little bleak. Another thing to watch out for would be all the poor versions that you can find on the market.

    1. You are correct. It’s not FDA approved, and there is most definitely a lack of “official” studies, aka clinical trials. I personally believe the lack of trials and FDA approval is simply a reflection of the corruption within our government and medical system. Natural treatments and cures undermine their profits. Unless they can synthesize it and include additives, to market it themselves, they’re not going to be quick to support it. The FDA, like many agencies, is heavily influenced by big corporations and lobbying.
      When it comes to natural medicine, we must rely primarily on experience and personal recommendations. Just because it isn’t an FDA approved official pharamacudical does not mean it isn’t effective or beneficial. In my experience, I’ve often found natural remedies to be just as, if not more, effective and generally without as many side affects.

      It’s also very true that there are numerous products available on the market, with more being added all the time, and thus finding a quality product becomes all-the-more important. Always, always, always research before buying. 🙂

  3. Hi Freya,

    So CBD Oil is weed? Forgive the stupid question, but its weed but in oil form? I really don’t know and sorry it sounds dumb.

    I know people use these kinds of oils for things like cancer. I know also that they do help people but they are not to be considered a cure for anything. As for pain relief, well, I have heard that it does work wonders.

    These kinds of oils were on our radio some time ago in Ireland and there were many calling in saying that they use the oils. It helped them sleep because they were in such pain and their usual medication was no longer, or never, working/worked.

    I am learn more and more on how to choose a CBD Oil for myself as I suffer with a bad back. Any suggestions Freya?

    Also, what are the side effects and is it addictive?

    Thanks again,

    – Philip.

    1. Hi, Philip! Thanks for the great questions!

      CBD is a micro-nutrient found in cannabis plants, both hemp (legal) and marijuana (commonly outlawed).

      CBD is NOT THC. THC is the chemical responsible for the psychedelic effects, or the “high” feeling.

      CBD is incredibly benefitical, but does NOT have the same affects as THC. It will NOT get you high.

      CBD oil that has no THC, or only trace amounts, is legal.

      CBD has many medicinal uses, though is NOT FDA approved, as is the case with most natural or alternative medicine. Western medicine thrives on profit, not healing. Natural medicine heals with minimumal side effects.

      CBD products are NOT addictive.

      I’ll soon be posting an article highlighting which CBD products I recommend. Look for it in the coming week.

      Thanks 🙂

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