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Buying CBD Supplements Online? Here’s a Guide on What to Look For

So you’ve heard about the natural balancing properties of CBD and have made the decision to give CBD oil supplements a try! We’re very happy you’ve decided to take this important step toward greater wellness. Hemp oil supplements offer CBD and other nutritious compounds, including:

  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Terpenes
  • Flavonoids

If you’ve never shopped for CBD supplements online, there are several things you should consider because, now that CBD is in hot demand, new manufacturers and products have flooded the market. While this is good news, not all CBD supplements are created equal, and it’s important to do a little research before you make that online purchase.

To help you maneuver through the abundance of confusing and contradicting information about CBD supplements, we’ve created this guide so you know what to look for and what questions to ask before you buy CBD hemp oil online.

This CBD supplement online shopping guide will help ensure that you buy only the safest and highest quality CBD products. You’ll also find important questions to ask before buying CBD supplements online.

Let’s get started.

How and Where is the Hemp Grown?

CBD oil is extracted from the stalks and seeds of hemp, a sustainable and versatile plant that has been cultivated for thousands of years. As you look to buy CBD online, understand that how this botanical powerhouse of a plant is grown is extremely vital to the safety and quality of your CBD supplement.

Cultivating hemp in the U.S. is illegal, aside from a few exceptions for research and pilot programs. That’s why Medical Marijuana, Inc. sources its hemp from a collective of 750 family farms in Northern Europe. We tested over 3,000 cultivars (varieties) of hemp to find the ideal non-GMO strain that would offer optimal CBD levels and flourish in climates of Central Europe.

As you shop for CBD supplements online, check to see whether the manufacturer has strict growing and harvesting standards. All forms of cannabis plants are bioaccumulators, which means they absorb compounds and substances from the soil. This is why our families of farmers use centuries-old cultivation techniques, which means they grow our hemp without using chemical fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides that can contaminate our CBD supplements.

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How is the CBD Oil Processed?

CBD oil can be extracted from the hemp plant using a number of extraction methods, which is important to note as you look to buy CBD online.

Medical Marijuana, Inc. uses a supercritical CO2 process to safely and carefully pull the compound-rich oil from the plant. Other companies may use chemical solvents like butane, hexane, and acetone, which can linger in the extracted oil if not purged correctly and make the oil toxic and dangerous to consume.

Because it is nontoxic and nonflammable, supercritical CO2 offers greater safety and stability than other extraction methods, allowing most of the compounds to be extracted with little damage. This is why supercritical CO2 is a popular method in the food industry.

Before buying CBD supplements online, protect the health of you and your family by making sure the manufacturer uses a chemical extraction process that produces contaminant-free hemp oil.

Is the CBD Oil Tested for Safety and Purity?

When you shop online for CBD oil supplements, ask the manufacturer for testing certificates. Reputable, trustworthy businesses will happily provide you with copies of testing results, ideally from an independent, third-party laboratory.

All CBD supplements from Medical Marijuana, Inc. undergo our rigorous Triple Lab Tested™ process. Three separate times throughout the production process, our hemp oil is tested for outside contaminants and to ensure optimal cannabinoid content so you can rely on the safety and quality of our CBD products.

When you buy CBD supplements online from Medical Marijuana, Inc., you know that an ISO /IEC 17025:2005 accredited lab has checked for microbes, mold, heavy metals, and other possible contaminants, as well as for potency of CBD and other cannabinoids.

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Does the Manufacturer Have a Reliable Track Record?

While the CBD hemp oil supplement industry is only a few years old, it’s important to buy CBD supplements online from a company or brand that has some degree of longevity as well as a proven track record of providing safe and high quality CBD products.

New CBD oil retailers have popped up trying to take advantage of the growing demand for CBD. They may make questionable claims and promises, and in some cases, lack quality and safety standards and processes.

As a Company of Firsts™, Medical Marijuana, Inc. pioneered the growing CBD supplement industry. We were the first to create an international CBD hemp oil pipeline and the first to create quality control processes for hemp oil products.

Medical Marijuana, Inc. is also the first company to have CBD oil products accepted by the governments of Brazil, Mexico, Paraguay, and Puerto Rico.

Is the CBD Company Making Medical Claims?

It’s important to be wary of any CBD manufacturers who make medical claims about the efficacy of their CBD products to treat any medical condition or symptom. Doing so is in violation of the FDA’s DSHEA guidelines.

Medical Marijuana, Inc. always complies with FDA regulations and does not endorse any specific medical benefits of CBD oil beyond general wellness. Instead, we encourage you to do your own research. We also recommend that you discuss whether a CBD supplement is right for you with your doctor.

Does the CBD Product Have Clear Labeling?

You will want to make sure the CBD product you choose features a clearly designed, easily understandable label. The amount of CBD in any product should be clearly marked. Some companies may list the amount of hemp extract or cannabinoid content, rather than clearly listing CBD content.

The ingredients, like with any food product or supplement, should also be listed so that you’re aware of any that are questionable or conflict with your dietary restrictions. Product labels should also reveal proper storage and use information.

All hemp CBD oil products from Medical Marijuana, Inc. feature clear product labels that fully list their all-natural ingredients. The labels also reveal information on standard serving size, expected shelf live, and how best to preserve your CBD oil.

Where to Buy CBD Supplements Online

Medical Marijuana, Inc.’s online shop offers CBD oil supplements in a wide range of categories, including:

  • Pure hemp oils
  • Tinctures
  • Capsules
  • Isolate
  • Vaporizer oils
  • Topically applied salves

Need some help to find which type of CBD oil supplement is right for you? Try our online CBD Hemp Oil Product Recommendation Tool.

With such variety, it is easy to discover the CBD supplement that works best for you and your needs. Visit our online shop to get started with CBD today.