Why Cost Matters in CBD
CBD (Cannabidiol) can be a significant wellness tool for many people. Because of its beneficial natural properties, it can be used for a variety of purposes such as pain and inflammation, anxiety, sleep, or just as a daily supplement to support your lifestyle. CBD oil can be incorporated into anyone’s routine, and daily dosages can be customized to your preference and needs. It can also be given your pets to help with pain, anxiety, or other health problems.
Taking CBD oil every day can be a good thing, but if taken daily for managing health-related issues, you will need to purchase CBD products every month. Since pricing for safe, high-quality CBD is not exactly cheap, the cost of purchasing CBD every month can add up over time.
People on a budget want to be able to take CBD every day while also getting value for their money. Those who are more budget-conscious can benefit from calculating a product’s price versus its concentration amount and comparing this price breakdown to other similar products. This will help you find the most cost-effective CBD product for your needs.
Why Pricing for Quality CBD Can Be High
If you have ever taken a look at CBD products either online or in a store, you have seen a range of prices for products from as low as $20 to over $100. Cheap CBD may be enticing because of its price, but often these low-cost products are not up to quality standards. They may contain unsafe ingredients and an unwanted THC amount or have poor potency.
Even though quality CBD will cost more, the price is often worth it because the oil will be safe for ingesting or putting on the skin and contain a rich cannabinoid and terpene profile. Its potency will be stronger than cheap CBD, letting it work faster and more efficiently.
Quality CBD oil is also tested to ensure that it has little to no THC, so it is non-toxic for pets and won’t cause you to fail a drug test.
So, what makes a CBD oil product have a higher price tag?
- Made from USA grown hemp that is not imported from an overseas market
- Uses non-GMO hemp grown without pesticides
- Has been third party lab-tested to check for pesticides, residual solvents, heavy metals, below .03% THC, and the presence of beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes
- Is pure CBD oil instead of a hemp seed oil (only comes from hemp seeds)
- Is a broad-spectrum oil with a rich profile of cannabinoids and terpenes instead of CBD isolate (only CBD and no other cannabinoids)
- A higher potency (more milligrams of CBD)
Choosing a CBD Product Type
What will you use it for?
It helps to know the purpose for which you will be taking CBD. For example, if you want relief from sore muscles, you would be better off applying a CBD topical, such as a balm or lotion, to your problem areas.
Besides topicals, most other CBD products are ingestible like oil drops, capsules, and edibles. Daily dosages for these products can be customized to your preference.
Ingestibles for your pets usually include products such as oil drops and dog chews.
Oil drops and capsules contain CBD oil contained in a carrier oil (s). Capsules are swallowed like regular pills, and oil drops are taken by placing underneath the tongue. Edibles, such as chocolates and gummies, are eaten and can be an additive to a daily oil drop or capsule regimen.
Next week we will cover how to calculate the price of CBD so you can accurately compare different products and cover the importance of different products.