As CBD’s popularity has grown over the last couple of years, you may have noticed a considerable increase in the amount of CBD products you can buy online and in stores. While this is excellent news, with more and more people experiencing the healthy benefits of CBD, this comes with challenges.

CBD-derived products and oil are wonderful to treat many symptoms and ailments, with studies that have already proven many of these benefits, no questions about that. However, finding authentic, high-quality products is another story.

With that being said, as you begin your hunt for your CBD product, you should keep a few things in mind to ensure you have an excellent experience. Here’s what to watch out for when checking out CBD products that are new to you:

  1. Don’t assume all CBD products and brands are the same

You may think that because hemp-derived CBD products come from a natural source, they are all natural, and quality will not vary. It is simply not true. Always check the source of the product, the type of extraction, and the product itself.

It is crucial to research the brand and know what makes the products different and distinct. As an example, all of Gaia Hemp’s products are derived from London, Ontario Region, and the land is known for its high-quality soil for multi cultures of organic products; all harvested hemp is Cold Press Extraction, also done locally.

  • Don’t just go with the cheapest option

Good quality CBD products will not break your bank, but they should not be so cheap that it is a steal, either. A too-low price tells you that that product is not sourced as it should be, produced in quality conditions, or appropriately tested.

  • Do your research

Different products may work for different goals and applications. If you want your hemp-derived CBD experience to be a positive one, take the time to learn about the unique benefits of each product type and how you can benefit from it.

It is important to keep in mind that what works for your friend might not work for you and vice-versa. The endocannabinoid system is complex, and hemp-derived CBD can affect people differently.

  • Do pay attention to the dosage guideline

For many people, hemp-derived CBD oil and other products are everyday essentials, and they might work better if you use them consistently. Also, the time of day and part of your routine can significantly affect your overall experience.

The ideal dosage of CBD is very individual and particular for each person and each organism. There are several factors that influence the dosage of CBD, and this is a point that you should pay attention to before starting taking CBD oil or other products. 

  • Do know the difference between CBD oil and Hemp Seed Oil (aka Cannabis Sativa oil)

As CBD is derived from the hemp plant, it can confuse consumers newer to CBD products. Labeled “hemp seed oil” or “cannabis sativa oil” are not real CBD. The best quality CBD comes from the flower of the hemp plant, which has the highest CBD levels and offers the most significant benefits, whereas hemp seed has only tiny amounts of CBD.


The reasons to choose CBD products are endless. The important thing is to select it with a specific purpose in mind. When it comes to finding high-quality CBD products, research is the most important thing. Also, keep in mind that while some products might provide immediate benefits for some people, it can take some more time to work for you. Using quality products consistently will make the difference in this case.

Still Have Questions?

At Gaia Hemp, we believe in the miracle healing power of herbs, as we personally have experienced the restorative medicinal benefits of CBD. We value transparency by offering the finest quality Canadian-grown hemp and cold-pressed CBD extracted with 100% purity. If you still have questions, do not hesitate to contact us today.

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