Hemp-based CBD seem to be on the lips of just about everyone nowadays. From rock stars to MMA fighters, people are using different forms of CBD with great success and with good reason. Hemp derived CBD products, like those found at www.greenflowerbotanicals.com  cover a wide range of ailments from inflammation to anxiety and much more.
 
It’s no mystery now among the medical and scientific communities that the human body has a system of cellular receptors that are known as the endocannbiniod system. This system responds very well to phytocannabinoids (cannbiniods from plants) such as those found in the hemp plant.
 
As many as 100 phytocannabinoids have been found in the cannabis plant and science has just scraped the surface of their potential health benefits.
 
With all the excitement and self professed experts on the subject, it is sometimes hard to distinguish between fact and fiction when it comes to choosing the right CBD product. And let’s be honest, every company wants to sell their brand.
 
So, here are a list of things you should possibly look for in order to choose the right hemp-based CBD company.
  1. Customer service

At first, the quality of customer service may not seem like such a big deal when looking for a CBD company that will sell you the best possible product, at the best possible price. Nonetheless, it’s far more important than you might think.

With CBD companies all over the place, many products are produced out of the country with unknown quality control and then simply labeled and sold inside the United States by marketing groups.

Even though some of these products could in fact be perfectly fine, finding anyone by phone or chat that would be willing to answer questions is virtually impossible. Similarly, good luck finding someone that has an extensive knowledge of how the product actually works in and for the human body in such a CBD company.

Even something as simple as tracking an order can become very frustrating when you are redirected by an animated voicemail that leads to nowhere.

       2. Dosing:

There seems to be a lot of confusion when it comes to this subject. Some of the most commonly asked questions about dosing CBD include:”how much CBD should I take for condition “X”?” “Is that milligrams per dose or per bottle?” or “What happens if I take too much CBD?”

These might seem like trivial questions to a seasoned user. Nevertheless, to the first timer, they can be very important and can make all the difference in their results.

Look for product labels that are clear and concise. Also find out if the product comes with a product guide.

If it’s a tincture does it have a marked dropper to show exact dosing? If it’s an edible how much does each edible contain? What about topicals? Do the pet products have different dosing than human?

All of these things become important considerations when supplementing with CBD and the CBD company you choose should have all the answers.

     3.  Certificate of analysis (COA):

COA is the third-party laboratory testing results that shows actual ingredients of the CBD product. It normally comes with a batch number to verify it’s  conception to that batch.

Hemp, like any other plant, is subject to growth variations. These variations can be due to the soil consistency, amount of sunlight, rainfall, humidity or even handling. These sometimes slight variations can make a difference in the overall outcome of the finished product.

Most companies strive to bring the customer the most consistent product possible. It is important that you see the raw material is free of pollutants, heavy metals, mold or pesticides and that the lab really exists and is still in operation.

Sometimes a little homework on the the part of the customer can mean the difference between a great or awful experience. Quality CBD products are expensive and no one wants to waste money on a sub-par product.

       4. Growth and expansion:

In the diet and supplement industry, there are so many products being touted as the next “big thing”. Many companies are satisfied to look for that “thing” and cleverly market it to consumers. They will make as much money as they can from an isolated product and eventually fall by the wayside due to lack of growth and innovation.

Consumers should consider looking for companies that listen to their customers and offer a variety of products that are carefully but clearly evolving.

One way to identify this is by looking to see if the company offers a broad selection of milligrams of the same product. Another would be, what other products do they carry? Does the company focus on improvement of their existing products? Do they offer products for pets? 

GreenFlowerBotanicals.com offers a strain specific line of products that have selected terpenes added to their normal cannibinoid-rich full-spectrum tincture. These are available in both oral tinctures and pre-filled vape cartridges.

Products like these really set a company like theirs apart. Growth and innovation is the hallmark of a healthy growing company and a healthy body. Steer clear of companies that are afraid of change.

       5. Does the product actually work?

This question should be paramount in our decision in buying a CBD product. As stated before CBDs are often pricey and for someone who is chronically ill, throwing more money away on a product that doesn’t work is not an option.

It becomes vitally important to read reviews and ask questions. Find out if the CBD supplier has verifiable product reviews. Keep in mind that just because it works one way for one customer doesn’t mean it will work the same way for another.

Conclusion

Spend any amount of time in conversation with friends about CBD and you are bound to hear about every “cure” story imaginable. At the end of the day products that work are worth the money. Now that you know how to separate the grain from the chaff, you can give CBD a try and find out if it’s a possible solution for your healthcare prodigal.

 

Co-Founder
Green Flower Botanicals 

Jess Scarborough