CBD: What’s the difference? Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, or Isolate?
CBD is such a plenteous component of the cannabis plant. CBD is short for Cannabidiol, which is a molecule derived from cannabis. It is the second most abundant part of the active ingredients of Cannabis, also known as Marijuana. Although it is very closely related and even derived from the marijuana plant, it does not give you the intoxicating ‘high’ associated with the effects of ingesting marijuana. What it might do, according to some research, is alleviate anxiety, seizures, chronic pain and dozens of other ailments.
When differentiating the types of CBD, it usually gets broken down into three types: Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, and Isolate.
Full-spectrum CBD oil contains all the compounds found in hemp, including trace amounts of THC. To be considered legal hemp, it must have less than 0.3% THC in the products. Full spectrum hemp is considered to be the most ideal because it contains a lot of beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes. (Terpenes are the compound that give plants their smell and flavor.)
Broad-spectrum CBD oil, contains a range of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids derived from hemp, but no THC. It’s kind of like the middle ground because you get the benefits of CBD and it’s components, but no THC or compounds. For some, Broad Spectrum CBD may be the best choice as it delivers the full benefits of the Cannabis plant without the psychoactive effects of THC.
CBD isolate is the purest version of CBD. It doesn’t contain any other compounds that you find in a hemp plant.This is the safest and most assured way to have a CBD only product. The Isolation extraction process also removes terpenes, flavor profiles, waxes, and more. This creates a CBD product that tests as high as 99% pure CBD. This form of CBD oil is best for facial skin as it’s pure, doesn’t clog pores and is packed with skin-rejuvenating antioxidants.
Always remember to check for COA’s (certificate of analysis) when considering any CBD or Hemp product.
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