Are you on your path of trying to find a quality Canada CBD Oil retailer? If that’s the case then we want to be your preferred Canada CBD Oil choice. We have been in business for about 2 years now in the Canadian market and over that time have helped over 5000 Canadians with their CBD products. We started this journey just like other Canada CBD Oil businesses because we found relief in the products after discovering CBD.
When looking for Canada CBD Oil at the start of my journey I found very few choices when it came to hemp-based CBD OIL. I wanted hemp-based CBD oil instead of marijuana-based because I did not want the intoxicating effects of the higher THC which is common in marijuana CBD oil.
After doing my due diligence in regards to the benefits of CBD products which I owe to reading lots of books, I discovered that CBD from hemp or marijuana was the same except for the fact that CBD oil from hemp usually contained only trace amounts of THC. A little bit of THC is good because it helps the overall entourage effect. If you are looking to expand your knowledge with books then we previously have some recommendations on CBD books in previous blog posts.
IF you are looking for a Canada CBD Oil company to purchase from for the first time or the 100th time then this post is meant to show you everything we do not only to keep your safe but to show you what goes into the product choices we offer and why. Education is a very important thing to me and helping educate our customers I believe is just as important because it helps them know what CBD products are good from certain Canada CBD Oil Retailers you find in person or online.
What is CBD?
If you are at the start of your journey with trying out CBD then you want to know what it is and how it helps you and why it helps so many ailments. I hear the odd time people talk poorly of CBD or refer to it as “snake oil” simply due to the fact it helps with so many different ailments. If you are uneducated with CBD then I can see why certain people would think that but it’s simply not true. The amount of research being done on CBD is pretty in-depth and it proves there are uses for CBD with ailments ranging from anxiety to inflammation to autoimmune diseases to some people using it as cancer treatments. If you look for the research you will find it. If you want to search for all the research done in the USA then look no further than this website which you can search for CBD studies done all located at the US National Library of medicine. This is my source when I write specific articles on certain ailments. I think it’s important that if you’re going to talk about a subject then you should reference the proper medical documentation. The only professionals should be the doctors and this also includes your family doctor. If your thinking about trying CBD for the first time it’s best to get your advice from your family doctor instead of a Canadian CBD Oil retailer (which most of the time is not a doctor).
CBD stands for cannabidiol. It’s a cannabinoid that is extracted from the cannabis plant (marijuana and hemp are both cannabis). The most popular cannabinoid you are probably more familiar with is THC. This is the recreational cannabinoid people associate with the intoxicating effect when you use a marijuana product. CBD by itself does not work the same as THC as is not intoxicating and does not give a “high”.
Here is a great in-depth overview of what CBD is from a doctor.
What is CBD Oil?
CBD Oil is probably what you hear the most when people talking about a CBD product. CBD Oil is a tincture. A Tincture is simply the method of how you dose CBD. A tincture (pictured below) is just a bottle with a dropper inside of it. The bottle contains the CBD (CBD isolate or full-spectrum) and it’s mixed in with some type of base liquid such as MCT oil or hemp seed oil or coconut oil. This liquid serves two specific uses. The first is that CBD binds better when it’s in a liquid of a fatty substance. The second use is because it dilutes the concentration of CBD. If you did not have the MCT oil to combine with the CBD the CBD would be too concentrated to use properly for typical applications.
Are there other products aside from CBD Oil?
Yes of course! CBD Oil is not the only product type that has CBD in it. CBD Oil in a tincture form is by far one of the most popular applications and this is especially true for beginners but there is a wide range of products. If you navigate this website you will see we have CBD capsules, CBD Vape Liquid, CBD Topicals, CBD Gummies, etc. Experimenting with different products is a good way to see if there is a certain application that works better for you than others. The pro to experimenting with different types of product applications is something called bioavailability. Bioavailability is referring to how quickly and how much of the CBD makes it into your bloodstream. Simply because you take for example 30mg of CBD oil does not mean that 30MG ends up in your bloodstream. Your body can process CBD better in some ways than others. Vaping CBD via a vape pen has the highest availability which means that a higher concentration would end up in your bloodstream. The only con to vaping CBD is that the lasting time is not as long as a tincture or an edible. Tinctures would be the second most effective in regards to bioavailability. Capsules and edibles would be the least effective in regards to bioavailability but it has the longest lasting time in your body. This simply means you might need to take more CBD in a single dosage than you would if you were using a CBD OIL. This is where trial and error comes into play when using CBD for the first time.
How much CBD Oil should I take?
This is a great question but not always the easiest to answer for a first-time user of CBD oil or any other CBD products for that matter. We answered this question in another blog article but let’s sum it up quickly here. Each person biologically is very different, this means that what might work for one person might not work for another person. Think of it like if you were drinking alcohol. One person might feel the effects of alcohol within 2 drinks while another person might need a whole 6 pack. Each person has a different tolerance and that’s why dosing CBD oil and other products are not as simple as the same dosage for all. This is where we usually recommend people to use the slow and low method, especially if you are a first-time user. Let’s use CBD Oil as an example because it’s typically the first type of product many people use when testing out CBD products.
In the above image, you will see a dropper, which usually has ML lines on it to indicate how much oil you have in the dropper. When I usually suggest a starting dosage for people I usually tell them only to take let’s say 1/5 of the dropper to begin. Use that same dosage for the first few days and if you notice no increase of relief of whatever symptoms you are trying to help with then up your dosage by another 1/5 of the dropper and use that for a few days. You can keep upping this dosage until you have a whole dropper full (depending on the MG of the full bottle). A good bottle of MG to start with would be 1000MG in a full bottle. It should last you a few months if this is the first time you are using CBD oil.
Here is a quick calculation to measure in MG how much you are using. If an entire bottle has 1000mg and the volume of the bottle is 30ml and the volume of the dropper is 1ml then you have 30 full droppers. 1000mg / 30 full droppers is about 33.33mg per dropper. Each dropper has approx 25-30 single drops which work out to roughly 1.11mg to 1.3mg of CBD per single drop.
What is the difference between CBD isolate, CBD full-spectrum, and CBD broad spectrum?
- CBD isolate is a powder form and usually a pure form of CBD. In the extraction process, they are specifically extracting the CBD and only the CBD. There will be no other cannabinoids or plant matter or THC. This is good for someone who ideally only wants CBD. The pro to this is you know exactly the only isolated cannabinoid you are getting but the con to this is that the other cannabinoids and full plant matter have many benefits of their own.
- Broad Spectrum is essentially the full plant matter and many other cannabinoids including CBD besides THC. They essentially remove only THC. This is again great for people who want the benefits of the plant matter and other cannabinoids but want to ensure there is no THC in the product. Someone with anxiety might be looking for a CBD oil or CBD gummy like this because THC increases their anxiety (even in small dosages)
- Full Spectrum is probably one of the best types of extracts based on the fact that it contains mostly CBD but also includes full plant matter including trace amounts of THC (this goes for our products as it’s hemp-derived). If you bought a full spectrum marijuana product you might get very high levels of THC over a hemp product that has very Low to trace amounts. When all these cannabinoids and full plant matter exist in a full spectrum you not only get the beneficial benefits of the CBD but you also get the benefits of the other cannabinoids and terpenes and this is called the “entourage effect”.
When I am looking for a Canada CBD oil retailer what should I look for?
The CBD oil industry in Canada is still in its infancy. Anyone with basic understandings of making CBD products can easily do it from their home with the right supplies. For some people making it themselves is often a preferred method, which is perfectly fine if that works for them. If you are looking to buy CBD Oil or any CBD products from an online retailer there are a few things you will want to look for.
- How long have they existed? – Pick a company that has been around a few years. When you find a product that works for you usually you want to stick with that product. If a company has been around a few years usually won’t have any supply issues.
- Make sure the product you are buying has lab-tested results available – The only way to ensure you know what type of CBD and how much CBD is in your product is if you can read the third-party lab reports. A company that does not have these lab results will be a red flag. You can see the lab results for pretty much every product we offer on the individual product pages on ChilliwackCBD.
- Read the Review – Look for a retailer that has verified reviews from past customers. You can look up their google reviews or if they have individual reviews about that product then that’s even better. Do they have a Facebook or Instagram account? Look up those reviews as well. A proud company will ensure they get as many reviews out as possible.
- Loyalty Program – If you are someone who will be purchasing CBD products regularly then look for a way to cut costs. You as well as I know that CBD products are not cheap. A good CBD retailer will have some type of perk program or points program that you can redeem and earn discounts on future purchases.
- Customer Service – Having your questions answered in a timely fashion should be a standard. Can you contact the retailer by email or chat? IF there are no contact options available or they take too long to respond then it’s probably best to find another Canada CBD oil that takes customer service a little more seriously. If there is a problem with your order you want to be assured it will be taken care of as quickly as possible.