How to Buy CBD Edibles: Finding CBD Treats That Fit Your Needs
The health benefits of CBD are well documented, but there’s also a growing number of consumers who are now using CBD edibles as a way to enjoy the benefits of CBD without smoking it or using CBD oil. With CBD edibles, you can enjoy the benefits of hemp while also enjoying the flavor of your favorite treats.
Whether you want to eat CBD edibles for their taste, their health benefits, or both, there are a few things you should consider before making your purchase.
Purchasing Mediums - Online vs In Person
The first thing you need to do is to decide whether you want to buy CBD edibles online or in a retail store. Online shopping has many advantages, including convenience and the ability to purchase items at any time of day. On the other hand, you may prefer to buy CBD edibles from a retail store because it’s easier to interact with the staff and get more information about the product.
Either way, you should start by figuring out what you’re looking for. You'll be more inclined to find the exact product you need with a higher quality by shopping online, but you can expect to potentially pay a cheaper price and see the product face to face if you're shopping in person.
Our suggestion is to shop online to get an understanding of what your selection and options truly are, but this will really be dependent on your personal preference.
The Great Divide: Full-Spectrum vs Broad-Spectrum CBD
One of the first things to consider in your search for a CBD edible is understanding what type of experience you're looking for. Before considering things like dosages, potency, and other aspects, we have to keep in mind that there are two main types of CBD edibles available: Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum.
Now, if you're familiar with CBD you might already know this, as these terms typically will apply to all major hemp products. A simple explanation for those who aren't familiar with CBD, is that full-spectrum means you're getting a wide variety of cannabinoids that will come about in the manufacturing process. This can include trace amounts of THC, CBG, CBN, and a whole bundle of other great cannabinoids.
Broad-spectrum, on the other hand, means that your CBD product is solely infused with CBD and nothing else. The differences between broad-spectrum CBD and Full-Spectrum CBD are pretty distinct. If you're not sure which is best for you, there's nothing wrong with purchasing a selection of both and seeing which one fits you best.
As you can imagine, there are different reasons that can lead to the purchase of either broad spectrum and full spectrum. To keep things simple, we would suggest that if you're looking for something simply for therapeutic and medical benefits (like pain relief and anxiety), the safest route would be to look for broad spectrum. If you're looking for something that can bring a variety of cannabinoids together for a combination of light effects, we would suggest full spectrum, as you're more likely to get the soothing and relaxation that comes with the other cannabinoids, such as CBG or CBN.
If you're looking for a sweet treat that comes with a buzz, it may be more beneficial to look into Delta-9 THC edibles. These new treats come with the famous delta-9 THC cannabinoid, which has psychoactive effects, unlike CBD.
As a reminder, if you're new to CBD edibles, you should start with a low dose and work your way up until you find the right one for you. Dosing CBD edibles can be tricky at first, so if you're feeling anxious about how much to start with, we always recommend that you should always start with a lower dose and work your way up until you feel comfortable.
Where to Buy your CBD Edibles
On your search for CBD Edibles, you'll undoubtedly come across a variety of stores. This isn't a problem, and is actually beneficial. In today's age, it's easier than ever to purchase a CBD product due to how many there are! Regardless of where you shop, you’ll want to make sure you choose a reputable brand. Do some basic research, and make sure the company has a good reputation, and that they are well-known within the CBD community.
CBD Pricing 101
The price of your CBD edibles will also depend on what type you want. You can get CBD edibles in different forms, including capsules, liquids, gummies, chocolates, and more. As you can expect, with a selection so wide, each product's pricing will vary. Our suggestion is to do a little market research on a specific product type. This will help you get a ball park idea of typical pricing, and is a great way to learn what you should be paying.
For example, our CBD Volcano Gummies are priced at $15.99, and include 30 gummies with 10mg of CBD in them each, totaling 300mg of CBD. So, based on that, we can estimate that paying around $15 to $30 for a package of edibles at that potency is most likely a fair range to consider for someone looking to purchase their first CBD Gummies.
The Price is Right - Now What's Inside my CBD Gummies?
Once you've confirmed that your source and pricing are appropriate, you'll need to check the ingredients of your potential hemp treat. If you can, look for a thorough list of ingredients, alongside a Certificate of Analysis from a Lab, confirming the contents of the treat. If your shop has this, this will allow you to cross check for any fillers, additives, or any specific ingredients you might not want to consume due to an allergy or personal preference.
The other reason that this is extremely important, is that it provides context to the true potency and what type of cannabinoids you can expect. Not only do the Lab Tests ensure that your product is what its claimed to be, but allows you to check for harmful chemicals.
They are CBD Treats aren't they?
So, everything looks good so far... the company is reputable, the pricing is fair, and it's even been certified to be safe and potent full of CBD.
What's missing? Well, you’ll also want to make sure you choose CBD edibles that taste great. Now, as we mentioned, the CBD market is full of options to choose from. You might want to choose edibles that are sweet or savory, depending on your preference. If you're worried about the accuracy of the flavor, we suggest that you check product descriptions and look for reviews where customers discuss their experience first hand!
If you still aren't too confident about choosing a sweet hemp treat that doesn't taste so well, we would suggest purchasing a variety of CBD treats to have at your disposal, that way if you don't like it so much, you can move onto the next flavor in your newly founded CBD edible arsenal!
Closing Thoughts: CBD Edibles made Simple
In conclusion, if you're going to take the plunge into the world of delicious CBD edibles, there's quite a few things to consider. However, at the end of the day, the majority of your choices will be based solely on your personal preference. As long as you research the company selling your hemp treat and understand what type of effect you want, purchasing a CBD edible is relatively simple!
If you're looking for a place to start your search, we have a wide collection of different lab-tested CBD edibles for just about everyone. To learn more about our delicious hemp treats, view our edibles collection!