CBD continues to sweep the nation, as it’s one of the few growing businesses (despite a struggling economy) during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CBD and hemp industry is not only surviving these trying times, they are thriving – and there’s a good reason for it. CBD offers a holistic, natural type of support that you simply can’t find over the counter anywhere else, and it’s unbelievably versatile, too.

It makes sense that, when experiencing all-time high levels of emotional fatigue, consumers are seeking all-natural, non-addictive solutions. Especially lately, everyday Americans are experiencing heavy emotional burdens as they face:

  • Job loss, cutback of hours, or furlough
  • Personal illness
  • Caring for a sick loved one
  • Homeschooling children
  • Balancing working from home with other responsibilities
  • General fear during these uncertain times
  • …and many other unique, challenging circumstances

To get through this difficult time, eager customers have begun bulk ordering their favorite CBD products, just to make sure they have them on hand when they need them. We understand the thought process here, because peace of mind is just about as important as the toilet paper many have been hoarding. But there are a few things to consider before stockpiling too much of your favorite products.

Before Panic Purchasing, Things To Consider:

First, we can confidently say that CBD isn’t going anywhere, so you don’t have to fear that you won’t be able to find your favorite products. Industry leaders, like The Hemp Doctor, not only stay ahead of the curve by ensuring the most cutting-edge CBD products are available to you, but they also are manufacturing products quickly and diligently to keep up with demand. If you see a good sale, definitely buy a few bottles, try new product releases, and plan ahead to support your own mental and physical health. But remember, while these products are taking the wellness industry by storm, they are the most potent and effective when used sooner rather than later.

That brings us to the topic of product shelf life. It is the most important reason to not get too out of control when buying in bulk.

In general, your CBD products should be stored indoors in a room-temperature, dry place. Even portable products made to be used on-the-go, like CBD gum or CBD freeze cream, should be kept in a bag or purse and shouldn’t be kept in direct sunlight or left in your vehicle.

Most favorites, like CBD Softgels and CBD Tinctures, have a shelf life of 18 months. What this essentially means is, as long as you store your CBD product properly, the specially-formulated compounds (and the supplemental ingredients) will be optimally effective for about 18 months.

Does this mean your products will be completely ineffective after 18 months?

Not exactly.

But they are unlikely to be as potent and fast-acting, as the active ingredients will have likely begun to degrade. It doesn’t mean your product needs to be thrown in the trash immediately, but they may not be as helpful because, frankly, they’ve gotten old and sat too long. We don’t recommend letting your valuable CBD products go untouched for several months. It is not only a waste of your hard-earned money, but it’s relief you could have benefited from, which would be a shame in itself.

Potential Shelf Life Outliers

Many wellness products are shelf-stable for a year or more, so the 18-month shelf life for CBD Softgels and CBD Tinctures makes perfect sense. However, we encourage you to closely read the package of any CBD product you purchase, because there may be outliers. Because CBD is so popular and versatile, high-end companies are getting very creative with their products. There are various types of edibles or beverage mixes that may be single-use, like a CBD lollipop or energy drink packet, for example. Simply reading the package to be sure of your product’s shelf life will help you maximize your purchase.

The Hemp Doctor: Your Hemp Professionals

At The Hemp Doctor, we specialize in all things hemp and CBD-related. We have experienced the benefits of high-quality CBD first hand, and it truly changed our lives. Because of that experience, we set out to make sure everyone had access to the highest quality CBD on the market so they can experience everything it can offer, too.

When you shop with us, you will not only have an excellent trusted retailer, leading the nation in cutting-edge CBD products; you’ll also have a health and wellness advocate on your side. We offer customers a completely transparent experience so they can shop with confidence. When you visit our website you will be able to:

  • Get to know our personal story, and see why we are so passionate about hemp and CBD.
  • Browse our versatile inventory of Premium CBD and Hemp products. We offer every tried-and-true customer favorite as well as an ever-growing number of innovative, highly effective products you won’t find anywhere else.
  • Learn all about our rigorous organic farming process, our scientifically-advanced extraction technique, and our highly-sophisticated production methods.
  • View the third-party lab results that verify every claim we make about what’s in the bottle (and what’s not!).
  • Fill out our online contact form, where you can ask questions or seek personal product recommendations from our knowledgeable hemp and CBD experts.

The Hemp Doctor is America’s Premier Hemp & CBD Dispensary because we offer an unparalleled shopping and wellness experience. We strive to educate our family of customers so they are equipped with the information they need to make the best decisions possible for their health and well-being. Whether you shop online and contact us digitally, call us, or stop in to meet us at our Mooresville, North Carolina shop, you will be treated like family.

We know that starting any new health or wellness regimen can be a challenge, but we also believe that it’s important to invest in yourself. You deserve to live a life with enhanced mental clarity and energy, and a mind and body that feel good. We are here every step of the way, and we can’t wait to see our unparalleled CBD help you achieve your goals!

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