The Truth About Hemp
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid gaining popularity as a plant based alternative. While research is still ongoing, it is believed that CBD’s interact indirectly with the CB1 and CB2 receptors in your body. All though most of the science behind these cannabinoids are yet to be fully explored, due to regulations and miseducation. The benefits of CBD are undeniable and people are just starting to understand how CBD’s work and how they can be used. When a client is looking for a product, they are often faced with a choice between using products made from full spectrum CBD, broad spectrum CBD, or CBD isolate. So, what exactly is the difference between them?
What is FULL SPECTRUM?
Full spectrum oil contains all of the cannabinoids found in the hemp plant such as: CBD, CBG, CBC, CBN, THC and tons more. It also offers vitamin, minerals, fatty acids, proteins, chlorophyll, flavonoids, and terpenes. Full spectrum products typically contain no more than 0.3% THC.
What is BROAD SPECTRUM?
A broad-spectrum oil is a full spectrum extract that has been winterized and distilled leaving it void of certain cannabinoids including THC.
What is ISOLATE?
An isolate is a pure, crystalline powder cannabinoid that has been extracted from the hemp plant and isolated from the other cannabinoids. It’s a pure source of cannabinoids, during the extration process everything is removed including any trace of THC, terpenes, waxes, oils, chlorophyll, and more.
Using the whole cannabis plant instead of removing certain compounds or changing it to have only one component, produces the entourage effect. When the whole plant is used, with its full spectrum of therapeutic compounds, there is an interactive synergy between these molecules increasing their efficiency over isolated molecules.
Terpenes are a large and diverse class of organic hydrocarbons, found in the essential oil of plants, that give them their distinctive aroma and flavor.
How CBD’s are administered
This is a common administration option as most CBD capsules and edibles are taken this way.
You just put a few drops of CBD oil under your tongue for a minute and then swallow it. This allows the mucous membrane to absorb the oils active ingredients quickly.
Inhaling CBD can be considered the best option if you have just began using CBD’s. It can be inhaled by method of vaporizing or smoking.
CBD infused body creams and bath bombs can be absorbed directly into the skin for faster external relief