You know by now that CBD is naturally found in hemp. While some people find smoking pure hemp flower beneficial and enjoyable, not everyone wants to smoke in order to get their daily dose of CBD. The potency of CBD in every hemp plant can vary dramatically, which can make taking a consistent dose of CBD via smoking problematic. This is why using CBD that has been extracted from the plant so popular.
However, not all CBD is not created equally. Full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate are the three most common forms of CBD. So what is the difference?
Full Spectrum CBD
has a full profile of beneficial cannabinoids, terpenes, and trace amounts of THC found in the hemp plant. This is thought of as a whole plant extract. Full Spectrum has less than .3% THC which is such a low amount it will not have a psychoactive effect, meaning it will not get you “high.”
Our Full Spectrum CBD creates a synergistic effect where the CBD and other minor cannabinoids work in tandem with trace amounts of THC. All of these components work together for a stronger result than just one alone, maximizing the effects of CBD. This is known as the Entourage Effect. In other words, the Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts.
Broad Spectrum CBD
is similar to full-spectrum with a wide range of beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes, but it has gone through a purification process that selectively removes all Delta 9-THC while leaving intact the other synergistic components of the oil. It still has the synergistic effect, however is not considered a full-plant extract. This oil is appropriate for those who do not want any THC.
Our hemp CBD oils are extracted using supercritical CO2 and ethanol extraction methods. The resulting oils then go through a purification and winteration process where all the waxes, chlorophyll, and solvent are removed. This leaves us with pure CBD oil that is high in CBD, minor cannabinoids, and terpenes. Our CBD oils are fully activated having gone through a slow and low decarboxylation process. All of our oils are 3rd party lab tested for potency and purity.
refers to an extraction process that isolates the CBD molecule from the rest of the compounds in the hemp plant. It then goes through a winterization process, which extracts any remaining waxes, terpenes, and cannabinoids. Followed by decarboxylation where CBDA is converted to CBD. CBD Isolate is a white crystallized powder that can be as high as 99% pure CBD.