Everything you need to know about how to buy Quality CBD oil in Yuma AZ.
Sunshine Herbs is the #1 CBD oil and products supplier in Yuma Arizona and for good reason. We are passionate about the benefits it brings to our customers as well as educating them to make sure they are getting the highest quality CBD oil available…its our mission! (Pssst… we are even in the works of having our hemp grown right here in Yuma)
The fact that you’re here excites us! It may mean that you’re looking beyond big pharma, have tried everything, and are now opening your mind up to experiencing the revolutionary health benefits of CBD. And yes, it’s legal, yep all 50 (well most) states have approved CBD for sale online and in store.
But first, always remember that CBD is wholly different from THC, and will not produce psychoactive or euphoric type effects, or any other effects that recreational users typically week. CBD is extracted from the hemp plant and, while we can’t make any health claims, it’s been found to cure ailments, and does so with very few side effects. Read on for everything you must consider on how to decide on which CBD (cannabidiol) oil to buy, as well as a few of our product recommendations and CBD brands that we’re proud to stand behind of the many that are for sale today.
They sell hemp seed oil at my grocery store and on sites like Amazon. Is that the same thing as medical CBD oil?
Short answer: No.
Hemp seed oil is extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant typically using a cold-press process. Hemp seeds contain as much as half of their weight in oil, which is easily extracted and commonly used as a substitute for olive oil and other cooking oils. While it has a host of beneficial uses and is full of antioxidants and healthy fats, hemp seed oil is used for its nutritional value and is not the same as CBD oil made from the flower and plant matter.
High quality CBD oil is made from the flowers of the hemp plant, not the seeds. To get the most CBD and other whole plant cannabinoids out of the plant, the hemp must be harvested while the flowers are still very small, requiring a large quantity of plant material. This is why CBD products are typically more expensive than hemp seed oil and medical marijuana, but contain a greater number of beneficial compounds and have more far reaching positive health benefits.
What to Consider Before Buying CBD
Whether you want to buy CBD oil, tinctures, capsules, or topicals, it’s vital you know what you’re looking for. With countless CBD products on the market, it can be difficult to get lost amongst the various types of CBD products available. Here’s some clarification and guidance.
CBD Volume vs. Hemp Volume
One of the very first things to look for when purchasing a product is exactly how much CBD is in it. And while there really isn’t such thing as taking too much (remember CBD can’t get you high), it’s still important to know the dosage of medicine you’re working with. This will be independent of the quantity of overall product contained in the bottle.
Make sure the product is clear about its CBD volume levels and quantity of hemp oil. Hemp contains very low levels of CBD, while pure CBD oil contains the higher levels necessary for treating various health conditions.
Concentration of CBD
Each CBD product should be clear about its certain concentration amount. Countless CBD consumers consider this to be the most important aspect to look for however it is not the easiest thing to calculate. The concentration of CBD in a particular product denotes the strength of the product (how much CBD is added to the total volume).
For those new to CBD, taking the standard small adult dose of 1-2 mg daily is an excellent place to start. You may also begin with 3 mg, which is a bit of a higher dose without overdoing it. CBD works most effectively when used regularly. For the best results, consider taking CBD as you would a daily vitamin or supplement. After your first week, you should be able to determine if this is the best dosage for you…or if you could use a bit more. Before long you’ll find the perfect daily CBD dose, and be well on your way to enjoying all the benefits it contains.
- General health and wellness: 2.5-15mg CBD by mouth daily
- Treatment of chronic pain: 2.5-20 mg CBD by mouth daily
- Treatment of sleep disorders: 40-160 mg CBD by mouth daily
What to Avoid
When making your decision it’s important to know that not all CBD claims are as they seem! This is very relevant in the CBD niche as this is not yet FDA regulated. The FDA does test cbd products for sale online and publicly release warning letters to those companies who have failed to meet their claims.
In some cases avoid: Cutting agents such as Propylene Glycol, Vegetable Glycerin, PEG (some users have unfavorable side effects, of course consult your physician). Hemp Oil with very little or no CBD. CBD extracted with ethanol/alcohol. Cartridges made with BPA. Hidden subscriptions (make sure you read the fine print!)
Claims of curing ailments without objective evidence or publicly posted third party lab results.
CBD Oil has made some serious strides, and there are numerous products on the market today. And while variety can be the spice of life, navigating your way through all the different types of products can become overwhelming.
CBD Oil Tinctures
- Good for those who can’t vape
- Long lasting
- Taste can be unpreferred
- Easy to ingest
Tinctures are one of the easiest and most effective ways to get your regular dose of CBD – one can even make them at home fairly easily. Taken sublingually in drops, they generally absorb faster than other forms. You can even sneak drops into a drink, recipe or baked goods, but many seek it’s pure form as it does not affect calorie counts and fat content for those on stricter diets.With so many different flavors and concentrations tinctures can be added easily added to one’s daily routine and can be easily measured for proper dosing increases or decreases. CBD tinctures are also available in the form of a spray application.
CBD Gummies & Edibles
- Good for systemic internal ailments
- Low bioavailability between 4% – 12%
- Takes longer to work, lasts the longest
- Difficult to dose
CBD Oil Vaporizer
- Good for systemic internal ailments.
- Easy to use, (relatively safe).
- Fastest reaction time.
- Highest CBD absorption method.
- Rechargeable Battery.
Vaping CBD is a popular option for those who prefer to “smoke” their CBD oil. CBD vaporizers work like an e-cigarette, heating up the CBD oil until it turns to vapor. The vapor is then inhaled, making it one of the most fast-acting ways to get your dosage of CBD as the effective material is quickly absorbed into your lungs providing the fastest effect.A CBD vaporizer consists of two separate parts. The CBD oil cartridge (which contains cbd oil + flavoring and a heating element) and the battery. You can simply buy refills and swap the cartridge once you run out.
- Good for localized pain in muscles/joints
- Ease Stiffness
- Reduce inflammation of arthritis
- Promotes healthy skin.
Just as you would a vitamin or other medication, another easy way to consume CBD is in capsule form. Excellent options for travel, they are also tasteless and contain no odor.
When taking CBD capsules, it is important to remember that if you want to increase your dose, you must double what you are taking. For example, if you are accustomed to taking a 20mg capsule, you would need to double your dose to 40 mg. Consuming a combination of products however, can allow you to increase your dosage less dramatically. For example, you could take one 20 mg capsule with a low dosage tincture to achieve the desired higher dose of CBD.
CBD Oil Concentrates
Another form of tincture. CBD oil concentrates taken sublingually like a tincture, can be added to food, or sometimes be put in a vaporizer (waxes, dabs, shatter). Some types do not affect food flavors at all. Versatile and pure, CBD oil attracts newcomers and long time CBD consumers alike.
CBD oil concentrate is typically the strongest type of CBD as it holds the highest concentration of pure CBD isolates you can attain. When you purchase CBD in the form of an concentrate, it typically contains zero added flavors or sweeteners.
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