There are many questions surrounding cannabidiol (or, as it is more well known as, CBD). One of the more confusing parts about the Cannabis sativa industry would be the different strains. We want to help educate you on all of the important things to know about CBD and this includes helping you understand the different kinds of CBD and their related products. What is full spectrum CBD? What is CBD isolate? What about full spectrum CBD? Read on to find out.
Firstly, let us talk about what CBD is and what it is not. CBD is one of the 113 cannabinoids found in the Cannabis sativa plant. It’s not uncommon for CBD to be confused with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), another cannabinoid. This is the component that gets users ‘high’ this is different from CBD, as it has no inebriating effect.
In 2018 the Farm Bill allowed farmers across the country to grow and sell hemp legally. One of the reasons why is because hemp has very little THC. While CBD is legal to grow throughout most of the 50 states, THC is not. When a Cannabis sativa plant contains higher amounts of THC it is deemed a marijuana plant. However, there are some states that have legalized marijuana and THC-filled products for one reason or another. CBD has been described as having other health benefits.
Now that we know what CBD is and what it is not, let’s get to the root of the question.
What is full spectrum CBD? As stated earlier in the article, the Cannabis sativa plant contains 113 cannabinoids and CBD is just one of them. Something made with full spectrum CBD contains every single cannabinoid that can be found in hemp. This includes the small .3% of THC as well. However, this amount of THC is legal and cannot get a user the ‘high’. If you would like to get the full cannabinoid experience, then full spectrum products are a good choice for you.
Now, what is an isolate? You may be able to guess; it is CBD extract that has only CBD. In this process, all other cannabinoids are extracted out leaving only the CBD. If you only want to experience the potential benefits of CBD look for an isolate.
Broad spectrum CBD is similar to full spectrum. But instead of having all of the cannabinoids, the THC cannabinoid is extracted out. This way you can get most of the cannabinoids without having to worry about the 0.3% THC.
Now that you understand what CBD is and what it is not as well as the difference between all the strains, why use it? Everyone has their own reasons for adding CBD to their daily routine. With this being said, it is important to note that the research done on CBD is still preliminary, this is because THC has been in the spotlight for longer. However, CBD still has the full potential to assist in your daily life. Here are some of the main reason why people use CBD:
Now that we know the uses of CBD. What kind of products could I use? Here is a list:
Now that you understand the difference between a full spectrum CBD and an isolate CBD, hopefully, you can begin your journey to see if CBD is right for you. Starting with a smaller amount of CBD and then gradually working your way up in amounts will help you see what works well for you.
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