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Does CBD expire? What you need to know.

Does CBD expire? Well, technically everything expires over time, but CBD has a very long shelf life. CBD is typically taken on a daily basis and you will finish your CBD oil before it even comes close to expiring. The general synopsis is CBD should be used before the 14-24 month mark. After 14 months, CBD products can begin to lose potency.

Is your CBD going bad?

First off, all CBD products are different. Do you research to make sure you have purchased a quality CBD oil from a trusted vendor, like us at Applied Botanics. Your CBD may be going bad if the taste is different or “off.” CBD won’t harm you if it is old but it may be less effective. 

CBD Care Instructions

  1. Be sure to keep your CBD in a regulated spot. Your CBD does not have to be refrigerated but keep it somewhere between 60-70 degrees fahrenheit. 
  2. Do not keep in direct sunlight. This can cause your CBD oil to go bad.
  3. Pick a trusted brand. Pick a CBD oil that has gone through appropriate testing like a Certificate of Analysis (COAs). A COA can tell you exactly what is inside your CBD like the quantity of CBD, other cannabinoids and terpenes. They also show details on the levels of heavy metals, pesticides, solvents and THC. Check out Applied Botanics COAs.
  4. Pick a brand with a dark opaque bottle. If your CBD oil is in a clear bottle it can allow sunlight in and degrade the oil. 
  5. If multiple people in your household are using the same bottle, be sure to keep the dropper clean and dry. 

CBD is a very versatile product and can be used to aid in illness and injury. However, you want to be sure to maximize your CBD’s effect by using it within the appropriate time frame. Keep these tips in mind when you begin your journey with CBD. 

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