There are many CBD products with many different types of CBD. Some boast the benefits of pure CBD while others focus on wider spectrum oils. From isolates to the different hemp oils, there are major differences within you should know about before you buy any CBD infused products so you know what you can expect.
What is CBD?
CBD is a non-psychoactive phyto-cannabinoid (plant based cannabinoid) that has many potential benefits for consumers ranging from pain relief to mood uplift. The wide range of symptoms CBD has been used to relieve has made CBD one of the more sought after natural remedies.
CBD is widely used to help –
- Joint and Muscle Pain Relief
- Joint and Muscle Inflammation
- Reduce Seizures
- Skin Inflammations
- Cancer Symptoms
What is Hemp Extract?
Hemp extract is the crude oil extracted from hemp flowers and is the basis for all refined variations that contain cannabinoids and terpenes. It is typically a dark green color due to the higher chlorophyll content, has a thick consistency and a very strong plant-like aroma.
What is Full Spectrum Hemp Oil?
Full Spectrum Hemp is a processed variation of hemp extract but retains a wide array of cannabinoids, terpenes, flavinoids, lipids and fats, and other plant materials as well as THC, up to 0.3%. This amount may sound small, but the added benefits of the THC working together in synergy with other constituents such allow the ‘Entourage Effect’ to provide a greater beneficial impact on the body. Full Spectrum Hemp Oil is typically a darker green color due to the higher level of retained compounds. The flavor is hard to mask and can be unappealing to many.
What is Broad Spectrum Hemp Oil?
Broad Spectrum Hemp is more processed than Full Spectrum Hemp and contains slightly less of the original plant materials, including THC, which is completely removed. Broad Spectrum Hemp Oil is more coveted than CBD Isolate for its greater range of beneficial compounds which still work together in the ‘Entourage Effect.’ Since Broad Spectrum Hemp has had the THC removed so it does not take full effect of the ‘Entourage Effect’ like Full Spectrum Hemp. The color of Broad Spectrum Hemp Oil is similar to Full Spectrum Hemp Oil and the flavor can be similarly unappealing and hard to disguise.
What is CBD Isolate?
For the beginning user, CBD isolate products can warm you up the vast library of CBD products available on the internet and in stores. 99+% CBD isolate is typically an off-white, fine crystal powder with little to no flavor. CBD isolate has been heavily processed in order to isolate the key phytocannabinoid, CBD, from the hemp extract. Often CBDV will also be present since it is a by-product of CBD. Isolate has all the key beneficial effects of CBD.