Buyer Beware: 3 Avoidable Mistakes When Buying CBD Oil

Cannabidiol products containing CBD are becoming more popular. This increased popularity is encouraging more manufacturers into the market. This is great news for the consumer because there’s more choice than before, plus prices are falling too.

However, unlike prescribed drugs, CBD supplements are not an industry monitored by the government. There are inferior products out there for the unwary consumer. The problem due to morally corrupt companies looking to make a quick buck from the boom in CBD interest by making cheap, nasty products that do not work and waste the buyer’s money.

Avoid wasting money by and keep an eye out for these warning signs when buying CBD oil.

Mistake 1: Getting the cheapest CBD oil

False economy means spending cash on the cheapest option which often fails, leading you to spend money again on a better replacement.

When searching for a CBD product to make you feel better, you should be looking for quality. Any product description that combines cheap with quality is an immediate red flag. While that does not mean you should reach straight for the pricey top-shelf stuff the shops look away in glass cabinets, it does mean that a $5 product will have a low percentage of CBD compared to a $50 item.

Just like that time you bought the cheap bin bags that tore and spilled trash everywhere, cheap CBD products are going to disappoint you.

Mistake 2: Expecting a medical magic bullet

CBD oil has many health benefits. The most commonly reported are:

•   Reducing the severity of pain

•   Helping inflammatory conditions such as arthritis

•   Helping to manage feelings of anxiety

These benefits have been proven in studies and have much anecdotal evidence to back them up too.

There are other claims reported in the media and advertising content that CBD can assist with seizures, the treatment of cancer, and manage multiple sclerosis. With the number of positive reports, these claims may also be valid. However, there have been few if any scientific studies to measure the long-term effects of CBD oil use in treating these conditions. Therefore, using CBD oil for medical diagnoses should always be discussed with a medical professional.

It’s also important to have realistic expectations for what CBD oil can do to help you with any symptoms you may be suffering. All treatments take time to have an impact, and not all substances like CBD oil affect people in the same way.

Mistake 3: Buying the wrong strength

If you have a mild headache, it would not be a good idea to go straight for morphine to treat it. Likewise, dealing with the pain of a broken leg will take more than paracetamol.

Medicines have different strengths and dosages depending on the needs of the patient, and CBD oil is the same. Some new users are tempted to go straight for the most potent dose they can find, but that is a mistake. Our bodies need time to adapt to the increase of CBD oil molecules. Taking too much too quickly can lead to side effects. While you cannot overdose on CBD oil in the same way as overdosing on paracetamol, taking CBD oil that’s too strong for your needs may make you feel vertigo, nauseous, and could give you diarrhea.

The best approach is to start with low strength doses and gradually work up to stronger ones. As you notice your symptoms going away, then you are at a strength that’s right for you.


CBD oil can work wonders for people with symptoms they could not manage in other ways. Make sure you do your research before choosing the right CBD products for your specific needs.