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There are different cannabinoid spectrum options of CBD. We’re going to narrow in on the three core varieties of CBD-- full-spectrum CBD, broad-spectrum CBD, or CBD isolates. So, what's the difference you ask? Well, they're VERY different. We’ll attempt to break it down as simply as possible.
First off, cannabinoids are the natural phytochemicals found within the cannabis plant itself. There are about 113 different cannabinoids identified. You've probably heard of CBD and THC which has been the most extensively researched. Cannabinoids interact with our endocannabinoid system (ECS), an intricate web-like network of receptors and neurotransmitters located within the brain, central nervous system and immune system, to name a few.
The ECS controls a large range of biological functions including cognitive performance, stress management, memory, and immune reactions.
Now let’s get into the differences of CBD. All CBD used in products comes from the process of extraction from the hemp plant. During extraction, all the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids are stripped from the plant and dissolved in oil, making it easier to administer and store.
There are different cannabis strains, and this makes the cannabinoid profile of your CBD oil differ. Hemp extracts contain little or no THC (the stuff that gets you high). It is typically below 0.3% so it will not get you high, but the levels of CBD are high.
Remember the federal 2018 Farm Bill made hemp extracts legal.
Full-spectrum CBD is made up of all phytochemicals naturally found in the hemp plant, including CBD, small amounts of cannabinoid, terpenes, and essential oils. THC in minut amounts (below 0.3%) may also be found. The full spectrum of the active compounds extracted from hemp work together to amplify the health benefits of each individual cannabinoid. One draw-back is you can test false positive if you take high doses of Full-spectrum CBD daily on a drug test.
On the other hand, Broad Spectrum CBD contains all the cannabidiol and all the other compounds within the plant except for the THC. This is completely removed after the initial extraction.
Lastly, CBD isolate is the purest form of this compound. Isolate contains the purest for of CBD from the hemp plant. The end result of the process is a powder or crystalline substance. During the process to create CBD isolate all other cannabinoids and plant impurities are removed.
So, you'll rest assured that every one of our products are Broad Spectrum.