When looking for CBD oil products, you’ve probably seen that there are different types of CBD ie. cannabinoid spectrum options, to select from. You can purchase full-spectrum CBD, broad-spectrum CBD, or CBD isolates. While these three types of products may sound similar, they’re actually very distinct. So, what does each type tell you about your CBD oil products and how they’re different? We’ll take a brief look at the main differences in this article, so read on for 3 Different Types of CBD Oil Products!
1. Full-Spectrum CBD Oil
Products described as full-spectrum, means it contains all the phytochemicals naturally found in the plant, which includes CBD, trace cannabinoids, terpenes, and essential oils. Also, full-spectrum extracts from hemp have a negligible (below 0.3%) THC content. The full spectrum of active compounds taken from hemp work together to increase the health benefits of each cannabinoid. This is known as the entourage effect. Even though full-spectrum CBD is non-psychoactive, it can give you a ‘false positive’ during a drug test, especially if you consume high doses of CBD oil on a daily basis.
Broad-spectrum CBD contains cannabidiol and all the other compounds within the plant, except for THC, which is completely removed after extraction. Since broad-spectrum extracts contain multiple cannabinoids, they also produce the entourage effect, but without the THC. Put simply, broad-spectrum CBD is a mix between full-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate. It contains the full spectrum of cannabinoids aside for the THC component.
Advantages of broad spectrum CBD are that you get the maximum benefits of the entourage effect, it’s less processed than isolate and there is no risk of psychoactive effects.
3. CBD Isolate
CBD isolate is the purest form of this compound, which is created by extracting it from its natural environment and removing it from all other ingredients.
A main benefit of using CBD isolate over other forms is that it has the highest concentration of CBD per serving. Isolates are typically 99% pure, with one gram of powder isolate containing about 990mg of CBD. There’s no entourage effect however. This explains the lower price of such products and it has a lesser demand than full-spectrum or broad-spectrum CBD. Now, what is the entourage effect really about? Below we shed light on this intriguing phenomenon.
The ‘Entourage Effect’ Explained
Despite the strange name, the entourage effect simply refers to the synergy created by all the components in cannabis. These parts work together to enhance the potential benefits of the plant. Each compound can extend the therapeutic properties of the others whilst reducing their possible side effects.
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