The phrase Type(s), of CBD, is an essential part of any discussion about CBD. Although two CBD products may look the same to novices, people who have more knowledge about CBD can distinguish their full-spectrum isolates.
This chapter will discuss the three types of CBD currently available on the market: full-spectrum CBD, broad-spectrum CBD, and isolate. We will explain what distinguishes them and if one is better than the others.
Full-spectrum refers to an extract that contains all of the chemical compounds found in the source plant. This means that full-spectrum CBD is an extract that contains all the chemical compounds found in cannabis plants.
This means that, in addition to CBD, there are other cannabinoids like CBG, CBN, and THC. Terpenes, flavonoids, and CBG can also be found in full-spectrum extracts. We retain the entire chemical spectrum of the source plants during this extraction process.
Here’s a list of common cannabinoids you might find in a full-spectrum drug:
CBD: Cannabidiol, the second most commonly found cannabinoid in marijuana, will be found in full-spectrum extracts.
CBGCannabigerol, another essential cannabinoid, is found in a small amount in full-spectrum oils.
CBC Cannabichromene, one of the six most common cannabinoids found in cannabis, is only present in small quantities in full-spectrum extracts.
THC: Tetrahydrocannabinol can be found in small amounts in full-spectrum oils.
Full-spectrum CBD is extracted from the flowers and leaves of the cannabis plant. We extract all therapeutic chemical compounds from the cannabis plant using a solvent. The most popular solvents are propane, butane, and CO 2. Full-spectrum extracts will have high levels of terpenes and high levels of cannabinoids.
Full-spectrum CBD is a way to get all the benefits of cannabis. CBD can offer specific benefits. Full-spectrum extracts combine the benefits of CBD with other cannabinoids to offer greater advantages.
This effect is called the entourage.
Because we extract the whole plant, there are fewer refinements. This makes it more potent and pure.
Full-spectrum hemp extract contains CBD and other cannabinoids. This means that more psychoactive THC will also be present. It can cause sedation, nausea, and other undesirable side effects such as headaches and nausea.
The full-spectrum extract can have a strong taste and smell because it is pure. Drug tests can also show THC presence.
Full-spectrum CBD is the best choice for those who need a specific CBD-THC ratio or for people with severe medical conditions.
Broad-spectrum CBD extracts contain all-natural chemical compounds and no THC. To completely remove THC from the extract, there are several filtration methods.
The entourage effect can also be created by broad-spectrum CBD extracts, but they don’t have the psychoactive effects like THC.
Broad-spectrum CBD can also be extracted from the leaves, roots, and flowers of the cannabis plant. We extract the entire spectrum and then process it to remove THC. This extract is, therefore, free of THC and offers the best benefits of cannabis.
Broad-spectrum CBD provides all the benefits of cannabis with no psychoactive side effects.
Broad-spectrum CBD and its extraction are still in their infancy. More research is needed to support the effectiveness and processing of this type of extract.
Broad-spectrum CBD can be used to treat conditions that CBD alone is not able to address, as well as individuals who have a sensitivity to THC and are nervous about THC.
This extract contains the purest form of CBD. A single extract of CBD contains only CBD. All other naturally occurring compounds are removed from the source plant. This extract is free of all other compounds, such as flavonoids and terpenes.
The isolates are made from the hemp plant and not the whole cannabis plants as in the previous two cases. Because hemp contains high levels of CBD and low amounts of THC, this is natural.
CBD isolates, which are the purest form of CBD, are often without flavor or smell. CBD isolate has no psychoactive effects. This CBD isolate will not be tested positive for THC.
An isolate doesn’t provide all the benefits of cannabis. It contains CBD and no other cannabinoids or terpenes.
Individuals who require high CBD doses are sensitive to THC or other cannabinoids, and who like light flavors, such as those who have a preference for no flavor, isolates are the best option.