What Canadians Should Look For Before Buying CBD Edibles

Updated on April 24, 2022

CBD edibles are emerging so quickly that now we have so many options available on the market. Many Canadians are now turning to edibles to not only get their CBD but also to have fun in the process. Because as you may already know, aside from multiple health benefits, edibles such as gummies are tasty, fun, and exciting.

But the fact of the matter is, there are still plenty of Canadians who have never tried edibles before. And considering how many of them are trying to get into edibles or CBD in general, learning about the basics of buying edibles is important. Keep reading, we are going to talk about what Canadians should look for before buying CBD gummies from brands like zenleafs.com and other edibles.

Types of CBD products

Before you buy an edible, you should learn about the types of CBD products first. Because when we are dealing with CBD products, we may have to deal with THC as well. And not everyone likes THC – some are even trying to avoid it completely.

There are three types that you should be aware of: CBD isolate, full-spectrum, and broad-spectrum. CBD isolate just as the name suggests only contains CBD from the hemp plant. There are no other compounds present. This type of product is useful for people who want to completely avoid THC and are trying to gauge the effectiveness of CBD in their bodies when no other compounds are interfering.

Full-spectrum on the other hand contains other compounds and cannabinoids from the hemp plant besides CBD, including THC. But keep in mind that the amount of THC in a hemp plant is usually under 0.3%. You still won’t get high by consuming this much THC, but as mentioned before, some people still don’t want that.

Broad-spectrum contains similar compounds and cannabinoids as full-spectrum such as terpenes, CBD, or CBN, but without THC. Unfortunately, some broad-spectrum products may still contain traces of THC, so you may need to do a bit of research into the product to know for sure.

When choosing which one is the best for you, however, you should be aware of the entourage effect. This effect suggests that CBD that contains other compounds may actually be more potent. But more research is needed into this topic.


There are so many edibles available on the market, each product may have more added ingredients than the others. If you want to know everything about the product that you want to buy, make sure you read the ingredients first.

Some manufacturers may add other ingredients to work alongside the CBD. Some added chemicals, additives, flavoring, or other compounds may exist and some of them may not be right for you. I am talking about some adverse reactions that some people could get from these added ingredients. So keep an eye out for them and always search for any unknown ingredient names before buying.

Where should you buy edibles?

Canadians have plenty of options when it comes to where they can purchase edibles nowadays. Some online and brick-and-mortar stores may be available for you and even located near your home. If you are buying edibles from online stores, they can deliver the products to your home. But brick-and-mortar stores may not be able to do that unless they are also operating online and can deliver the goods themselves.

Third-party lab results

No matter what kind of CBD product you want to buy in Canada, always make sure the manufacturer provides third-party lab test results to their customers. Many retailers may also provide their own third-party lab results that can be very useful for you.

These lab results usually provide information about how much CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids that the product contains. You can also get information on the potency of a product. Another important piece of information that you can get is about possible contaminants such as pesticides, heavy metals, chemicals, residual solvents, or microbes in the product.

Every reputable company will always provide you with these lab test results. Otherwise, you should always avoid products from manufacturers who are not willing to provide third-party lab test results or use vague labeling on their products.

Potency or dosage

Knowing about the potency of an edible is important for all beginners. The potency could vary greatly, and everyone reacts to CBD differently, so make sure you practice safe consumption.

CBD products usually provide potency in milligrams. Fortunately, controlling the dosage with edibles isn’t difficult at all, especially with some products like gummies or capsules. However, there is little research about suitable dosing for everyone. So make sure that you start with lower doses and slowly increase them until you find the effective dose with minimal side effects for you.

Once you’ve found the right dosage for your needs, you should continue to use it. Typically, the right dose for a person depends on some factors like tolerance levels, method of intake, body weight, and metabolism.

There are so many edibles on the market

Last but not least, Canadians have plenty of options when it comes to edibles. If you are looking for something fun and tasty, you can get gummies, chocolates, baked goods, and pastries. But if you are looking for something a bit different, there are CBD coffee, tea, and superfoods. There are also capsules and pills for people who are looking for something easy to use and tasteless.


The world of CBD edibles in Canada is vast and always evolving. Today is the best time to get into edibles as ever. Exploring different edibles and flavors alone could keep you interested in a very long time.

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