The word ‘balm’ refers to an item with potentially positive effects on the skin. Add cannabidiol to it, plus some other components, and it will become CBD balm. This is a topical form of CBD product. The item is like CBD cream, but it does not have water content. If you are yet to use the CBD topical item, then you might want to know how to pick it. Here is a list of things to bear in mind when shopping for it.
What To Consider When Buying CBD Balm
The US Food and Drug Administration does not still regulate cannabidiol items. Therefore, there are too many of these products in the market. That availability can make your CBD selection slightly trickier than you might expect. Anyhow, the following details can make it easier for you.
- Check whether a Certificate of Analysis comes with the product you are shopping for. The COA document should outline the main components of that product, alongside some other things. Above all, it will help you to know whether the item is contaminated or not. Now, you require some general knowledge to tell whether or not it has any contaminant. For instance, if you do not know that heavy metals are contaminants, then you might not even read too much into those parts.
- Check the item or COA for its THC content. At a federal level, the United States of America only allows buying and using low THC CBD items. That means the THC content in those items must be 0.3% or less.
- Look into the brand’s reputation. It may be impossible to know everything about a CBD brand just through secondary sources. Anyhow, you can look for some warning signals associated with the product manufacturer. Just go through the latest pieces of news about CBD in your area to know whether that brand has been in any negative event lately.
For example, if the FDA recently sent it some ‘warning letter’, then it would mean that the brand may not have acted as per the federal agency’s guidelines. That said, not all FDA CBD warning letters spell trouble for the recipients. Those letters may also be the FDA’s way of reminding the brand(s) concerned not to cross a line in CBD advertising or PR.
How To Apply It?
Before applying the product dermally, you may distribute a bit of the balm on your hands and rub them together. That action can help to make the product warm and soft enough to simplify its application. After that, you will only have to gently massage it into your skin.