What types of CBD are there?
If you are unsure of what types of CBD are available then look no further. This guide will help you separate your Full Spectrums from your Isolates in no time.
Full Spectrum generally refers to CBD oil products that not only contain CBD, but also contain some terpenes and other cannabinoids such as CBG, CBN and usually THC (up to 0.2%). Usually these will be in ratios that were naturally occurring and extracted from the plant and specific strain. But they are also occasionally added back into products as an isolated form to raise the potency of the product. For those that get drug tested, Full Spectrum is something to be cautious about. With Full Spectrum CBD oil products, you have the advantage of something called the “Entourage Effect.” This is where all the cannabinoids and terpenes are working together in synergy, something that Isolate products will lack.
Products labeled as Isolate will generally be highlighted as being 99+% pure CBD. Usually, these products will have nothing but CBD in them because the CBD has literally been isolated from everything else. You can find pre-made isolate oils that typically consist of a carrier oil, such as MCT Oil, infused with the crystalline isolate powder. You can also find the “raw” crystalline powder or slabs (a form of concentrate) on its own. When looking at isolate, it is important to verify the purity. While many are in the 99.9+% range with no identifiable amounts of THC, there are lower purity ones (such as 99.5% or lower) that may still have trace amounts that show up on the labs. This small amount is typically negligible, and is nowhere near the amount usually found in Full Spectrum products. But it’s still something to be aware of for those seeking the purest they can find.
It is important to note that there are also products out there called terpsolates, which is the crystalline isolate infused with terpenes.
Broad Spectrum refers to CBD oil products that typically contain an array of cannabinoids and terpenes but 0% THC based on the manufacturer’s lab testing. Third party lab reports that are readily available from reputable companies can tell you which cannabinoids and terpenes are in the product and at what levels. These products have often gone through additional processing to try to isolate and remove as much THC as possible while still maintaining the other cannabinoids and terpenes. Or in other cases, they are isolate based with additional cannabinoids and terpenes added in.
What should i choose for me?
A 2015 study leans in favour of Full Spectrum products. There are many that believe that other cannabinoids, THC especially, are necessary to take full advantage of what cannabis has to offer ( entourage effect).
But as i use to say, We are all unique, every plant is unique too, every CBD brand is different.
The general rule is to do what works for YOU! Always consult your doctor too before taking.
CBD Pure Life does not claim to treat of prevent medical conditions. Although research suggests CBD has many properties that help with health. Always advise your GP before taking and importantly mostly listen to your own body! Do what works for YOU!