Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a promising cannabinoid most abundantly found in agriculturally grown hemp; a plant that has been used for over 10,000 years and is revered as one of the most versatile plants in the history of the Earth.
CBD is one of many compounds found in the cannabis plant, but it is non intoxicating meaning it will not impair you.
Full Spectrum vs. Isolate
Full Spectrum CBD-
You may sometimes hear full spectrum hemp oil referred to as “whole plant” or “full plant.” The reason for this is because the full hemp extract is included in this CBD product. In addition to CBD, which is the most abundant cannabinoid in a full spectrum hemp extract, you will find additional cannabinoids, terpenes, and phytonutrients. Included in this are minimum quantities of THC, another cannabinoid that is found in trace amounts in hemp. Some may be alarmed by this, but it is only present at 0.3% or less which is within the legal federal limit for CBD products. Full spectrum products are still non-intoxicating and that tiny amount of THC carries great therapeutic benefits even without the “high.” The benefit of leaving these additional plant compounds intact is due to a phenomenon called the “entourage effect.”
The entourage effect is the synergistic way in which all of these plant compounds interact with one another to provide a stronger value than any one compound working alone. This product is closer to the way that nature intended it to be because it does not undergo the same level of processing that a pure CBD (Isolate) would need to undergo. The terpenes and flavonoids that are also naturally present, can give the product a distinct taste and aroma that may be unpleasant to some
Pure CBD, also known as CBD Isolate, is just as it sounds, CBD pure and simple. There are no other active compounds present other than the one cannabidiol (CBD). There not any additional cannabinoids, terpenes, or phytonutrients. Which means there is also no THC. Remember, both pure CBD and full spectrum hemp oil products are extracted from the hemp plant. When it comes to CBD Isolate, all other plant material is stripped away leaving you with a product that is purely CBD. This also means that there is no “entourage effect.” Due to the lack of the entourage effect, pure CBD is often taken in higher doses than a full spectrum product. In addition, pure CBD is usually tasteless and odorless.