CBD has quickly become a trend in the world of wellness for its natural properties that offer potentially life-long benefits. Before you dive into CBD products, it is important to be properly informed about how to use CBD safely. At Seabedee we recognize the importance of educating our customers on how to safely use CBD. For that reason, we have composed a list of things you need to know and do in order to safely use CBD. The first thing on our list and first thing you should do in general is talk with your healthcare professional.
1. TALK TO A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL
Before you make the decision to buy CBD, you should talk to your healthcare professional to ensure that CBD is right for you. This could be your doctor, your primary care physician, or even your psychiatrist. Whoever it is, they are on your team and there to help you make the best decisions for your overall health and wellbeing. Explaining to your doctor why you are considering CBD will also help them guide you about what product you should buy and whether CBD is good fit for you.
Generally, CBD is considered to be safe and has very few side effects, if any at all. However, it is always a good idea to double check with your doctor to make sure that CBD won’t interact poorly with any supplements, vitamins, or medications you’re already taking. For example, research provides that 60% of clinically prescribed medications are metabolized by the CYP3A4 enzyme, and CBD can interfere with this process. It is important to know if this is relevant to you so as to avoid potential risk. Additionally, it’s crucial that you avoid CBD use if any of your medications have a grapefruit warning (click here for more info on CBD and grapefruit warnings). There is still much more research needed to determine how CBD interacts with—or inhibits function of— the various medications and supplements in this world. Bottom line: Talk with your healthcare professional before using CBD to make sure you know how to use CBD safely.
WHERE ARE THE PLANTS GROWN? HOW ARE THEY GROWN?
Some CBD companies do not grow their own plants or reveal where their plants came from. This is usually a sign that the company is using a poorer quality, cost efficient source, otherwise it would be stated on the label. When there’s no source label on a CBD product, there is know telling of the quality and care behind the plant cultivation. If the CBD product was made well, it would say so; keep that in mind.
Well-reputable companies are transparent about where their plants come from. They either grow it themselves or engage with a local supplier. We at Seabedee are proud to say that our CBD comes from organically grown hemp in U.S. farms.
TESTED BY A THIRD-PARTY LAB
Before you buy your CBD, it is very important to ensure that you look for third-party lab tests. This will definitely make your purchase more informed. Third-party lab tests provide detailed reports about any contaminants that could be in the product, whether it is pesticides, heavy metals, or any residual solvents from the extraction process. If the lab results are difficult to understand, always reach out to the company for further clarification. If a company is not able to produce third-party lab tests, it is a warning sign. Do not purchase your product from a company without lab results. A good company will have lab results that show little to no detection of chemical residues, microbiological remains, residual solvents, or heavy metals, and should pass every screening.
At Seabedee, we believe in keeping everything about our products transparent. That’s why our third-party lab test results are available on our website. Every product sold here at Seabedee comes with a code that can be used to verify the results of that product. Come check out our credible CBD products by clicking here.
The CBD’s extraction method is another important thing to understand so as to use CBD safely. There are three primary ways of extracting CBD from the plant: Solvent, Olive Oil and CO2 Extraction. Solvent extraction is the cheapest, fastest way to get the job done, but also the most dangerous because it uses toxic chemicals like ethanol, isopropyl, butane and propane in the process. Avoid CBD products that utilize solvent extraction methods and instead try a product that uses olive oil or CO2 extraction. Olive oil extraction is arguably one of the safest methods to CBD extraction and is relatively fast and cost-efficient. Olive oil extracted CBD products are a little bit more high maintenance because they are more easily perishable, but the extra care consciousness is worth sustaining the oldest extraction method known. CO2 extracted CBD is another good one, and is the most advised and advanced methodology today. If the CBD company can afford this investment, then CO2 extraction processes guarantee their products will be potent, safe and chlorophyll-free. Seabedee is proud to utilize CO2 extraction methods to create every one of our products. That’s quality you want to make sure of, so come shop our products today!
WHAT YOU PAY IS WHAT YOU GET
When CBD companies use poor-quality plants with potentially dangerous ingredients/components in their products, they can afford to price their products lower. Although a lower-priced CBD product may look attractive at first, be warned: This lower price comes at a much higher cost— the product could harm you. Instead, pay a premium to get high quality products that will benefit you in the long run. It’s worth it, I promise. Seabedee always uses the best quality plants that are cultivated with the most reputable processes and ingredients to ensure that you are using CBD safely. Check out our store today!
PRODUCT OF BEST FIT
There are a variety of different CBD products available, and knowing which one is best for you is key! There are edibles, topical creams, tinctures, capsules… there’s even CBD bath bombs! So take some time to identify what you want to use CBD for and find out what type of product is most strongly recommended for your needs.
Those are the seven things Seabedee has highlighted as important things to know and do when looking to use CBD safely. You can trust that Seabedee’s products will be high-quality and safe, because we value our customers; we care about you. Check out our website today.