Is All CBD the Same?
It’s an excellent question. As you’re #1 trusted source for all things CBD, we’ve got an answer and that answer is no. Negative. Not the same. Not even a little.
But first, a quick review. Remember, CBD comes from the species of cannabis plant known as hemp, which – in contrast with hemp’s cousin marijuana – contains less than 0.3% THC. It’s not going to get you high and it’s completely legal. Not really on topic, but we like to get this in straight from the jump to allay any confusion about what CBD is and what it isn’t. Knowledge is power, right?
So – we say – CBD isn’t all the same. What of it? Let’s clarify.
If you’re going to know anything about CBD, know this: it’s not so much about kinds of CBD, but rather types and there are three main ones. Three. They are Full Spectrum CBD, Broad Spectrum CBD and CBD Isolate.
Full Spectrum CBD
This is CBD extracted from the entire hemp plant. The whole enchilada: roots, stems, flowers and leaves. They’re all pressed and the CBD is extracted. This means it’s going to include the full spectrum of the hundreds of common cannabinoids – including a trace amount of THC not to exceed the legal limit – which will then work symbiotically together to create a greater effect. This is called the entourage effect, which basically means these compounds will work best in concert, creating a whole effect that’s greater than the sum of its parts.
Broad Spectrum CBD
Same as full spectrum, except after extraction, the THC is removed entirely. Which is going to leave us with all the other good stuff, but absolutely zero THC. Almost the Full Monty, or rather all the stuff you want, but none of what you don’t, based on your needs. Broad spectrum is good for people who have jobs that require drug screens because there are no detectable amounts of THC within the product.
Isolates are a single compound extracted from the plant. This means there’s nothing – nothing – to dilute the purity of the CBD, and after processing, what’s left behind is the purest CBD available. As you may guess, there are other cannabinoids that are showing promise for their therapeutic effects, such as CBG (Cannabigerol) or CBN (Cannabinol). Isolation leaves only these compounds, which can then theoretically be combined – like a cannabinoid supergroup – based on one’s own unique wellness profile. There’s still much to learn about isolates and their combined effects, but if passing a drug test is a top priority for you, CBD isolate – which can be up to 99% pure – is your very best bet.
So those are the types. Compared and contrasted. Now, take a lap around our site and see all that’s available. All the types in a variety of forms for all tastes, budgets and wellness needs.
And remember everything we’ve said before: just as there are different types of CBD, not all CBD is equal in terms of quality and legality. Do your homework and know who you’re buying from. If disclosures and Certificates of Analysis from accredited, third party labs review for each product aren’t readily available for your review – as they are here on our site – then move on.
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