CBD Oil: 2021 CBD Oil Guide

CBD Oil: 2021 CBD Oil Guide

Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum and CBD Isolate – what’s the difference?

The difference between broad spectrum, full spectrum and CBD isolate is that the phytochemical compounds found in each product is different.

Full spectrum CBD contains all of the cannabinoids and other plant phytochemicals found in the cannabis plant. Broad spectrum CBD contains all the cannabinoids and phytochemicals EXCEPT THC. In CBD Isolate only the cannabidiol (CBD) is extracted. It is the purest form of cannabidiol but is devoid of all other cannabinoids and terpenes.

Why are cannabinoids so important for our well-being?

Cannabinoids interact with our endocannabinoid system (ECS) – a complex network of cannabinoid receptors and neurotransmitters located in the brain, central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, and immune system. The ECS controls a wide range of biological functions in the body.

Natural endocannabinoid substances are synthesized by the body to maintain a stable internal environment, which is known as homeostasis. If the body’s endocannabinoid production lags behind, CBD supplements can stimulate the body to build more receptors, which makes natural cannabinoids work more effectively.

A brief look at Cannabinoids

There are over 113 identified cannabinoids and each one has its own set of effects — CBD and THC being the most thoroughly researched. The full collection of cannabinoids creates something known as the “cannabinoid spectrum.”

  • Cannabigerol (CBG)
  • Cannabinol (CBN)
  • Cannabinol (CBN)
  • Cannabichromene (CBC)
  • Cannabigerol (CBG)
  • Cannabidiol acid (CBDa)
  • Cannabidivarin (CBDv)

Full Spectrum CBD Oil

Full Spectrum oil contains all phytochemicals naturally found in the plant, including CBD, THC, all other cannabinoids and trace cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. The oil goes through the cannabinoid extraction process and filtration, however, none of the cannabinoids or other plant compounds are removed. While full spectrum CBD does contain trace amounts of THC, it does not contain enough THC to get you high. Full-spectrum extracts from hemp contain negligible THC content (below 0.02%).

The benefits of a full spectrum CBD oil is that many of the other chemical compounds and cannabinoids in a full-plant extract have healing properties. The full spectrum of the active compounds extracted from hemp work together to amplify the health benefits of each individual cannabinoid. This phenomenon is referred to as the entourage effect.

Broad Spectrum CBD Oil

Broad Spectrum oil contains cannabidiol and all the other compounds within the plant – except THC – which is completely removed during the extraction process. However, because broad-spectrum oil contains the entire spectrum of cannabinoids except THC, it also produces the “entourage effect.”

CBD Isolate

CBD Isolate is the purest form of the cannabinoid, Cannabidiol (CBD). During the extraction process it alone is extracted from all of the plant’s other phytochemicals. Therefore it is usually 99% pure CBD (1 gram of isolate powder contains 990 mg of CBD). There is no entourage effect though, as the CBD stands alone.

Full Spectrum CBD vs Broad Spectrum CBD vs Isolate

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