Things To Know Before Taking Free CBD Samples
Posted on May 16th, 2023
Finding the right form of CBD and delivery method for you can be daunting. Besides, it could cost you a lot of money, as good CBD products aren’t cheap. Now, you could try experimenting with friends, but you’ll still pay for a lot of products that don’t suit you. What if there was a better way to find your perfect form of CBD without having to spend money in the process?
Well, here’s some good news. Free CBD samples can be an awesome way to try out CBD capsules, oils or lotions so you can figure out which one works best for you. Every so often, we even give out samples of Tanasi’s CBD + CBDa products, infused with our 1:1, patent-pending formulation.
Nonetheless, you must be careful before accepting free CBD samples. After all, not all products are equally good or effective. In fact, some might do you more harm than good. So, before accepting any samples, you should make sure that they come from a reliable source. And, to help you do that, this article will help you understand what to look for in a reliable CBD manufacturer.
Free CBD Samples: Check for Certificate Of Analysis (COA)
A reliable manufacturer like Greenway Herbal LLC generates a unique COA for each product batch. It should come from an independent, third-party laboratory. And it should be easily accessible. (That’s why you can access all our COAs by scanning the QR codes printed on every one of our product labels. Or by visiting the individual product page on our website. Click here for a sample of what these lab reports should look like.)
Why is this so important? Because the COA’s main purpose is to provide a detailed, unbiased picture of a product’s complete chemical analysis. That reassures you that you’re buying a product that’s both safe and effective.
Helpfully, some states require CBD products manufacturers to include a QR code on their labels, linking to COAs. So, if you’re offered samples, take time to scan this QR code and read the results. It’s the best way to make sure you’re getting a safe product.
How To Read The Full Ingredients List
Reading the COA will give you a complete picture of the product’s chemical composition, as we mentioned earlier. You’ll understand the full scope of included cannabinoids, and understand their exact quantities and ratios. When reading this list, you may see that some ingredients bear an ND mark; this means that they are “non-detectable,” or testing devices didn’t detect any trace of those compounds.
Here are the most important things to check out when reading the ingredients list.
These numbers reflect each cannabinoid’s concentration throughout the whole product weight. When you’re buying a CBD oil, for instance, the stats will help you understand how much active CBD is included in the full product bottle. Assuming that you’ve received free CBD samples weighing 25 grams each, and the stated total cannabinoid content is 300mg CBD, the CBD concentration would be 12mg per gram.
Heavy Metal Content
Heavy metals are extremely harmful, so you should by all means avoid ingesting them. This is the reason why they are specially highlighted on CBD product ingredients lists.
This heavy metals list showcases both the value resulting from the third-party lab analysis, and the maximum accepted limit per state regulation. In order for you to consider a CBD sample as safe for consumption, you should check that all of these values are far below the maximum acceptable limit.
As you can probably imagine, hemp plants are subject to insect attacks. This is why some farmers use heavy pesticides to ensure they grow healthy and abundant crops. Unfortunately, some of these potentially toxic chemicals pass into CBD products. If you ingest such products with too high levels of pesticides, you may become ill. Before accepting any free CBD samples, you should check that the pesticide content is within acceptable limits. To stay safe, you should only accept samples of organically farmed products.
Product Efficiency And Safety Profile
Many CBD products also contain small amounts of THC. As THC is responsible for the “high,” you should check that it doesn’t exceed the legal 0.3% level. A reputable manufacturer would always check their THC content to make sure they aren’t selling illegal products to their clients. You should do the same before ingesting any samples, particularly when you need to drive or to manipulate heavy machinery or industrial tools. In such cases, you may want to choose THC-free products, in order to be on the safe side in regard to your work.
High-quality CBD products are expensive, and therefore many major brands invest in organic farming, certificates of analysis and state-of-the art equipment, in order for their products to live up to the standards of their customers. Nonetheless, many of these brands run free sampling activities from time to time, as this is one of the most effective way of attracting qualified leads.
If someone offers you a full-spectrum product, check the list of ingredients to see whether there are missing cannabinoids. Ideally, a full-spectrum product should contain CBDa, CBD and CBN in detectable amounts. If it doesn’t, it shouldn’t be called “full-spectrum.”
Accepting Free CBD Samples: Conclusions
When it comes to expensive products that come in a wide array of forms and delivery methods, sampling can help you figure out what to choose. In fact, these samples help you find your best CBD delivery forms while figuring out your ideal dosage. Plus, you can run this trial and error process without paying a fortune.
However, just because a sample is free doesn’t make it harmless. For that reason, you should always check the COA before using samples. At the same time, take time to read more about the different forms of CBD. You’ll learn the differences between capsules, oils, gummies and topicals. And you should discover the best way to take these products for maximum effect.
Simply put, sampling allows you to learn how your body responds to each of these products. This information is extremely valuable, as it can save you a lot of hassle later on, not to mention that it also saves you a lot of money right off the bat. Nevertheless, as you’re going to ingest these samples, you do need to be extremely cautious and undergo your own research prior to take any of these CBD samples. When it doubt, you can accept the samples, but only take them after you discuss this with a licensed healthcare provider. It’s always a good idea to have a medical professional watching over you, especially if you suffer from chronic medical conditions that require you to take medication. Your body and your health are at stake, so don’t compromise on quality for the sake of saving money.