What to Look for in CBD Products

At Made By Hemp, we don’t just sell high-quality CBD products; we’re your go-to source on CBD education as well. Our team of hemp experts is dedicated to providing you with the resources necessary for you to make educated decisions about your wellness routine. It is our passion to empower you toward achieving your wellness goals. Wherever you are on your journey, Made by Hemp is here for you.

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Who is Made By Hemp?

When we started our Made by Hemp CBD store, our team conducted countless hours of research. We tested a multitude of CBD products and saw first-hand what worked …and what did not. As a team, we put our knowledge and first-hand experience together to create a trusted online shop that features our products and other brands we trust. 

Over the past 6+ years, we’ve been able to expand our curated selection of CBD oil products and share our knowledge with you through videos, media appearances, and guides like this one.

Without further ado, let’s clarify some of the questions surrounding CBD to help you find the right CBD products that will meet your unique needs.

As the market continues to grow, that gap between quality and inferiority will continue to grow along with it. For the most part, it’s because there currently aren’t standards set for CBD products. At Made by Hemp, we look to set that standard.

Every item in our store is guaranteed to be high quality, and we stand behind each one with a generous return policy. We work hard to provide a selection of items that are reasonably priced for all walks of life. Our team discovered the balance between high-quality and affordability while formulating our Made By Hemp products. That experience enabled us to create a set of criteria, and we hold every CBD product in our store to it.

As we expand our online store, we vett every company before featuring their products to make sure they check off the right boxes. If you are shopping for CBD products, we suggest you do the same. Be sure to research a company thoroughly to make sure they meet the following criteria.

Are the CBD Products Third-Party Lab Tested?

When you buy a product, you want to know exactly what you’re putting in or on your body. You should be able to trust the label on the product, but it’s not always that easy. Especially for unregulated industries like CBD.

A recent study found that up to 70% of CBD products are mislabeled. That means there are many CBD products on the market today that don’t live up to the claims on their labels, including how much CBD they contain.

Don’t buy your CBD products blindly. Purchase from a company that operates with full transparency. Make sure you are only buying from companies that offer Lab Reports of their CBD products.

At Made by Hemp, all of our products are third-party lab tested. For the products we do not manufacture ourselves, we ensure they have Lab Reports (COAs) for every shipment we receive, rejecting if one is not presented and even have them tested ourselves to make sure it matches us.

When checking lab reports, it’s also important to make sure an independent laboratory conducts the tests instead of the companies themselves. That’s a level of transparency that holds companies accountable for their actions in an otherwise unregulated industry. 

Taking these measures allows us to sell CBD products with peace of mind. Simply check the lab results for any item before purchasing CBD products in our Made by Hemp store. You can find the reports right under the product name on their respective pages.

Lab tests can also be found by scanning the QR code on your CBD product.

Where is the Hemp Sourced?

Think about it. Would you rather buy a banana grown in the Caribbean or in the Arctic? You want to make sure the CBD product you’re purchasing was formulated from hemp sourced in favorable conditions.

Hemp plants are excellent at purifying the air. While that makes them an invaluable resource in many ways, it means that hemp grown for making CBD supplements requires special care. Hemp can soak up toxins, so it’s important for the plants to be grown in clean soil with no pesticides.

Be suspicious of products produced in countries that are generally known to cultivate hemp with pesticides, such as China. We recommend sticking to CBD products sourced from hemp grown in the United States or Europe, with excellent growing standards.

Is It Full-Spectrum, Broad-Spectrum, or CBD Isolate?

As you shop for CBD products, you’ll start to notice a variety of terms that might not make sense at first.

However, it’s important to know what they mean so you can make an informed decision. Customers often report that one type works better for them than another, but there isn’t enough research for anyone to give you a definitive answer as to which will work the best for your wellness goals.

By knowing what form of CBD you’re taking, you’ll be able to try different products and compare them with an advanced understanding of what makes them different. In other words, you’ll be able to pinpoint which form works best for you, and that’s only going to help you as you continue your wellness journey.

So, what’s the difference between them?

There are three primary forms of CBD oil used to make CBD products. Their appearance and consistency are different, but the most important thing to recognize is their chemical makeup.

Let’s start with CBD isolate, which is perhaps the simplest introduction. Isolate is a fine white powder and is pure CBD. No other compounds are present. Its popularity comes largely from its cheap price tag.

Moving on to full-spectrum, this oil packs many beneficial compounds in addition to CBD, making it a potent option for supporting big wellness goals. A full-spectrum CBD product contains phytonutrients, terpenes, and other cannabinoids that work together and add their own unique properties.

CBD is just one of the 113 cannabinoids that have been discovered in the cannabis plant. The other 112 have their own unique effects on the body. Both full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD products contain unique cannabinoid profiles, but the key difference is typically that THC has been removed from broad-spectrum. That is not always the case, however, as the term is used loosely.

Is it THC-Free?

Cannabis is most well-known for the intoxicating effects caused by one specific cannabinoid: THC. While hemp naturally contains THC, it’s nowhere near the levels of marijuana. Legally, hemp contains 0.3% or less THC in its genetic makeup. There’s not enough of this compound in hemp to cause an intoxicating effect.

However, the trace amounts of THC in hemp could theoretically show up in a drug test. It’s reported on rare occasion, which is why THC-free CBD products are in demand.

Best Tasting CBD Drops

CBD drops are a quick, versatile way to add CBD into your wellness routine. This method of CBD use is popular because it offers an instant burst of cannabinoids. Just place a couple of drops under the tongue, hold for up to a minute, and then swallow.

Made by Hemp CBD Drops come in three delicious flavors — Strawberry Crème, Mojito Lime, and French Vanilla. Not into drops under the tongue? No big deal. Get your CBD fix by adding a few drops to your coffee, salad dressing, or cupcake frosting.

Best CBD Product for Sore Muscles and Joints

Whether you’re getting older or went a bit too hard at the gym yesterday, sore muscles and joints are a real pain. Literally. Using Made by Hemp CBD Salve is a great way to provide targeted relief to these nagging aches and pains. 

Cannabinoids in hemp stimulate receptors that interact with our endocannabinoid system. When our joints are inflamed, it causes an adverse reaction among these receptors, drawing our attention to the pain. Using Made by Hemp CBD Salve is an ideal way to provide relief for muscle recovery and support joint-pain assistance.

Best for Lasting Topical Relief

Some of us need support throughout the day. Be inconspicuous with the Made by Hemp CBD Patch. Its compact size allows you to place the patch wherever you desire for targeted relief. 

This 40 mg patch provides lasting relief by releasing cannabinoids through the skin barrier for up to 12 hours. By promoting balance through the endocannabinoid system, a CBD Patch can provide support for aches while improving comfort against stress.

Best for On-the-Go Stress Relief

From a presentation at school to a daily commute on the subway, stress can pop up at any time. Now you can be prepared with the Alternate Vape Kit. This kit has everything you need to get your day started on the right foot and keep you going throughout the hustle and bustle. 

This vape kit comes with a vape pen battery and a pre-filled cartridge, with 250mg CBD, that attaches to it. Once its empty, toss the cartridge and order a new pre-filled one in mint, citrus or kush flavor.

With vaping growing in popularity, you can inconspicuously vape CBD just about anywhere. Running out of battery? Easily plug your vape pen into the USB charger provided. Complete with a carrying case, you have everything you need to be CBD-powdered anywhere with the Alternate Vape CBD Vape Kit.

Best for Stressed and Anxious Pets

Furbabies are essential members of the family. They deserve the best wellness options like their owners. That’s why pet CBD products are growing in popularity.

There’s no denying our pets can suffer from severe separation anxiety. Thanks to that, our furniture may suffer from its own separation issues.

Thankfully, Purfurred CBD Oil for Pets can support your anxious four-legged companion.

Like us, pets have an endocannabinoid system. However, their endocannabinoid system is a lot more sensitive. That’s why you need to choose CBD pet products you can trust. 

Purfurred formulates CBD drops for both cats and dogs. Just place the drops on their food or directly into their mouth. With Purfurred’s CBD Oil for Cats and CBD Oil for Dogs, you and your pets can worry less, snuggle more.

Best CBD for a Better Night’s Sleep

Who said you couldn’t have candy before bed? There are a million things that probably keep you up at night, but CBD Gummies won’t be one of them. 

One of the biggest reasons we stay awake at night is due to elevated cortisol levels. When we are under chronic stress, this hormone will overtake the system. An overhaul for cortisol leaves less room for the hormone that puts us to sleep — melatonin. Our endocannabinoid system helps promote balance. Eating CBD gummies before bedtime allows you to unwind before getting some shut-eye. As you relax, cortisol levels should naturally subside. Instead of a wandering mind, you’ll be wandering the beach in your dreams with Tasty CBD Gummies.

Most CBD Per Serving with No Filler Ingredients

As the CBD industry gets more competitive, some companies may look to cut corners. This practice is being done in every industry from food to clothing to supplements. CBD products are no different. Get around the fluff by getting a CBD concentrate like the Gold Label CBD Oil.

The Gold Label, named after its unique color, has a very high concentration of CBD. It’s formulated during the third step of the extraction process. Here, any excess plant material is removed from the final product to make room for more CBD. That’s why you get a more waxy, concentrate that’s orange instead of green. Since concentrates are pure, with no filler ingredients, you can expect the Gold CBD Oil to contain around 27% CBD. The remaining percentage is other phytonutrients, terpenes, and cannabinoids.

Best Tasteless CBD to Fit in Your Vitamin Routine

While CBD drops are one of the most popular ways to take CBD, the taste and unfamiliar approach can be difficult. Therefore, many opt for a method that needs no explanation: capsules.

For anyone who is new to CBD and is having trouble adding it to their routine, Hemp Oil Softgels are the perfect transition. You can store them in the cabinet next to your toothbrush or in your case with other daily vitamins.

These softgels have 15mg of CBD per serving to help provide you with all-day support. These softgels are formulated with three simple ingredients. With just CBD hemp oil, hemp seed oil, and gelatin, your morning routine gets a rush of cannabinoids, proteins, and amino acids it needs to power through the day.

Best THC-Free CBD Oil for Those Worried About Drug Tests

While hemp products have negligible levels of THC, some people can’t take the risk. That is entirely understandable, and they shouldn’t be barred from enjoying the relief hemp can provide. There are plenty of THC-free options for those who are worried about a drug test. Our favorite is Hemp Oil Care’s THC-Free CBD Oil.

To make sure that your endocannabinoid system still experiences the benefits of the entourage effect, this THC-free oil is fortified with terpenes, amino acids and cannabinoids to make it more like a broad-spectrum CBD product. Our THC-free CBD oil is a unique spray. Instead of fiddling with a dropper, just give your mouth a few spritzes. Refresh your breath with our all-natural mint flavor, or opt to go all-natural with our THC-free CBD oil sweetened with stevia. Whatever you decide, your endocannabinoid system will feel the benefits, and so will you.

Do You Have a Budget for CBD Oil to Consider?

We understand that typical living expenses such as a house, food, and transportation can zap our expenses dry. Adding items to your wellness routine can sometimes take a backseat. Others might even take some shortcuts by purchasing inferior products. That’s why Made by Hemp finds the perfect, delicate balance between quality and price.

Full-spectrum CBD oil comes around $2.50 per serving, while broad-spectrum CBD products tend to hover around the $2.00 per serving mark. If you only require the support of CBD isolate, you can get a high-quality product for as low as $1.00 per serving.

When it comes to your wellness, you have to wonder where the costs really add up. Whether you’re taking CBD as a preventative measure or for immediate tangible benefits, it makes sense to look at it as an investment into your health.

What’s Your Wellness Goal for Taking CBD?

What you start taking CBD, you should enter this lifestyle change with some wellness goals in mind. Are you looking to support your sleep cycle? Is there a new ache that’s giving you trouble? Pinpoint your reasons for wanting CBD in the first place.

Once you have your wellness goal in mind, see if there’s a product that compliments it best. For instance, someone with traveling anxiety may need a quick fix that’s easily portable. Therefore, they may opt for Made by Hemp CBD Drops. Meanwhile, another person might be having trouble sleeping through the night. They might find support by eating CBD Gummies a half hour before bed. Based on your wellness goals, you might need a strict serving of CBD. That would make choosing Hemp Softgels a better option than something like CBD oil drops. However, those who are looking for a more hands-on approach to health love the flexibility in serving sizes you can get from Made by Hemp CBD Oil Drops.

What Does it Taste Like?

Interestingly, CBD itself doesn’t have a taste. It’s the other ingredients in the product that gives it its flavor. So, while CBD isolate is virtually tasteless, full-spectrum hemp oil is packed with flavors.

Hemp oil’s taste is usually described as earthy, nutty and sometimes spicy. Some people like that natural taste, while others can’t tolerate it. The flavor is also affected by other ingredients in the product. For CBD drops, that typically means olive oil or coconut oil. Other CBD products on the market may use ethanol, which gives it an even more abrasive taste.

There are many ways to add flavor to CBD products, some more effective than others. If you have any dietary restrictions, make sure you read the ingredients.

At Made By Hemp, we love to see hemp products that don’t cut corners when it comes to flavoring. That’s why we choose brands that use terpenes, stevia, natural or organic flavoring.For instance, our Made by Hemp CBD Drops are formulated with organic ingredients and natural flavors. So, you can enjoy the benefits…and the taste!

Which State Do You Live In?

CBD is legal in every state, but only if it’s sourced correctly.

You see, CBD is found in both hemp and marijuana plants. When you buy CBD oil derived from hemp, it’s legal throughout the U.S. thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill. It’s a different story when the CBD comes from marijuana.

If you live in a state that participates in a medical or recreational cannabis program, you can purchase CBD at a dispensary. However, if you go that route, always read the label and ask questions. Their CBD products may come from marijauan, which typically has elevated THC levels that may cause intoxicating effects.

States that support medical and recreational cannabis programs may also create CBD products from hemp. While the legal definition of hemp, per the Farm Bill, says it should contain no more than 0.3% THC, hemp plants that aren’t subject to that rule may contain more. Therefore, you may run the risk of purchasing a product that isn’t legal in all fifty states.

While it’s nice to have face-time with a salesperson, dispensaries may charge you more than an online shop. That’s why we strive to bring the personal touch of a storefront to our online shop —as well as our actual CBD stores in Michigan. We not only provide you with educational resources, but we also have exceptional customer service available so you can feel confident with your decision.

Best yet, our products are legal in all fifty states.

How Do I Know CBD Products Will Work For Me?

We are all unique individuals who experience pain differently. Some of us respond to stress far more emotionally than the person next to us. Heck, some people could sleep through a parade while others wake up to the sound of a pin-dropping. 

While everyone has individual needs, millions have sought relief for their pain, sleep, and emotional issues by turning to CBD products. Want an honest and straightforward answer to “how do I know CBD products will work for me?” You don’t know until you try.

Thankfully for you, we’ve tried a lot of CBD products. That’s why we carefully chose CBD products that were in line with our vision of what hemp-based care should be. All products in our store are formulated to support general wellness. 

There are already countless hours of research that point to the endocannabinoid system as a significant influence on sleep quality, stress, and soreness. However, we know that CBD isn’t the cure-all that the world wishes to have. The primary function of CBD is to promote homeostasis (balance) throughout the system. Our role in this process is to provide you with the education necessary to find the right CBD products to include in your wellness regimen. 

We have a 30-day guarantee on every product in our store because we are confident that these CBD products can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. If you ever have questions about our products or CBD in general, please don’t hesitate to email or call us. It’s our passion to help you feel the difference that every person on the Made By Hemp team has experienced first-hand.