Our team at Panacea oil has put this article together to give guidance on how best to purchase CBD oil in South Africa in 2020. CBD or Cannabidiol is a global trend setter and one of the fastest growing industries in the World at present. With the sudden in flux of CBD based products on to the South African market, potential clients have questions on what to look for when making a purchase and hopefully this article will provide some of those answers.

What is CBD?

CBD is a compound that is found within the Cannabis Sativa plant. CBD is extracted from the leaves, stalks and flowers of cannabis or hemp plants. There are a number of ways in which CBD is effectively extracted, the most popular being either solvent or Co2 extraction. Our CBD range Herbology Life is derived by way of Co2 extraction and in our experience this is the best method in terms of getting the purist concentrate without the need of adding harmful chemicals or solvents.Solvent,

Our 2020 Buyers Guide to CBD in South Africa

Prior to buying a CBD product, you need to be informed about what you are about to consume.

A good starting point is to first establish the primary reasons you are intending to start taking a CBD supplement and what can be realistically expected once treatment is started.

Below you will find 5 important points to keep in mind when considering CBD oil.

1.   How the CBD is extracted and sourced.

When looking at CBD based products, you need to ensure you are buying a product that has been extracted and sourced from a supplier that does not use solvents, pesticides and harmful chemicals during the growing or extraction phases. A top cannabis oil will be grown and extracted in line with current best practice agricultural guidelines.

2.   Types of cannabis oil found in South Africa

In South Africa at present, you will find three primary types of CBD oils for sale in stores or online.

#1 Cannabis CBD isolate

These types of oils only contain CBD and no other compounds from the plant are present. The This only contains CBD and no other compounds from the hemp plant.

#2 Full Spectrum oil

A full spectrum cannabis oil contains all of its cannabinoids, these oils are more effective for the treatment of medical conditions.

#3 Broad Spectrum oil

Broad spectrum oil doe not contain any THC, it is ideal to be used for general heath improvement.

3.   Is THC good or Bad?

THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol is a compound that is found within both the Hemp and Cannabis plants. THC is a psychoactive compound, THC when blended with CBD enhances the medical benefits of the oil, this blending is known as the entourage effect.

4.   Is the Oil Lab Test?

There is a lot of oil on the market, to ensure you are getting a safe product. Make sure that you can see a testing certificate for the product you are buying.

When reviewing a lab report, you must take note of the precence of solvents, microbial contamination and potency.

5.   How Much Does CBD Oil Cost, and what are its limitations?

In May 2019, the South African Department of Health made the groundbreaking decision to make cannabidiol available for wholesale distribution. Although CBD products are now legal, they are limited to a maximum daily dose of 20 milligrams (mg).

The price of CBD products may vary with what is available, typically a locally produced oil will be cheaper than an import. You can expect to pay R500-R1000.00 for a decent oil, price will depend on the strength of oil being bought. The longevity, quality, and potency of the product can influence the cost of your CBD oil.

In summary, if you would like to know more about cannabis oil. Please do not hesitate to contact our team at Panacea oil today.