Not sure if the product you’re considering is really CBD? Don’t be shy to directly contact the seller and ask. Send the seller a message, and they’ll likely get back to you with all the information you need to make an informed decision. Getting in touch with the seller and grabbing a lab report is going to be the best way to ensure that the product you are getting is exactly the one you’re after.
Full spectrum CBD is a CBD oil or product that’s not made with only pure CBD. It contains all the other naturally occurring plant compounds found alongside CBD in hemp. People seek out full spectrum CBD oil to get the benefits of not just the CBD, but the other compounds as well. This is called the entourage effect and it’s well known in the cannabis and CBD communities. Sellers of CBD certainly may be selling full spectrum CBD. You may need to inquire directly with them to ask about this or to see it on the lab report. One clue for a full spectrum CBD product is if terpenes are listed on the bottle or you see the words “whole plant extract”.
Look for products that come in a tincture or dropper bottle. What’s the biggest visual difference between a bottle of CBD oil and a bottle of food grade hemp seed oil? CBD oils tend to come in concentrated small amounts like 1 to 2 oz in a dropper bottle with a pipette at the top for dosing. Hemp seed oil on the other hand is most often in a bigger bottle of 4 oz or more. It will resemble the same size as a olive oil or avocado oil bottle. Don’t hesitate to reach out the seller and ask all the questions you need. Feel free to ask them if it’s CBD oil or hemp seed oil that you are buying. It’s supposed to be easy so don’t overcomplicate things! If the seller ignores your questions, just move on to another seller who deserves your business more. But isn’t possible that a product could contain both hemp seed oil and CBD? CBD oil is made by suspending a predetermined amount of CBD in a base liquid for ease of oral administration. The most common base liquid, or sometimes called “carrier oils” (get it? it carries the oil to you) are coconut oil, MCT oil, and last but not least: hemp seed oil or as it’s often called just hemp oil. If all else fails… Remember as we said above that a dead give away that the product you are looking at is CBD oil and not hemp seed oil, no matter what the label says, is the size and look of the bottle. If the bottle looks like a small tincture sized bottle of other CBD oils or liquid herbal supplements you’ve seen on the market, that’s probably what it is. On the other hand, if the bottle looks bigger and taller, and there’s more volume of liquid in it (usually 8 oz or more), that’s hemp seed oil for eating and has no CBD in it. CBD oils on Amazon simply look as you would expect a supplement to look: you know, small bottle, pipette at the top for drawing up the concentrated liquid, and “Supplement Facts” (not Nutrition Facts) listed on that back of the bottle. Here’s a quick recap of what to look for if you want CBD on Amazon. ♥ Small tincture bottle with pipettes at the top for concentrated oral delivery. ♥ Milligrams per dose clearly written on the label. ♥ The sense you should get from a CBD product on Amazon is that it’s a product intended to be a supplement, not a food or recipe ingredient (although people put CBD oil in just about any food or drink!) ♥ Reach out to the seller directly to ask all of your questions and make sure to request 3rd party lab reports for you to examine to see what’s really in the products they’re selling.
But it’s important to keep everything we mentioned in mind. Don’t be duped by the countless companies trying to pass off a poor quality product to you as CBD. Make sure the product you’re looking at contains “hemp extract” and read reviews from other buyers. Are you better off buying CBD in a specialty store or directly from a manufacturer online? Not only are you going to not be fooled into buying a product that doesn’t contain CBD, but you’re going to get better service. And not every CBD company will ship to states without medical cannabis laws. -Plus, buying things on Amazon is just so easy and convenient. To answer the question “can you really buy CBD oil on Amazon?” once and for all: Yes, you can.
It’s just not going to be labeled as CBD and you’ve got to look out for imposters. While it’s unclear what the future holds for CBD oil (and cannabis products in general) on Amazon, what is clear is that the ecommerce giant will stand by federal law for the time being.