There are seemingly a countless number of CBD products available to purchase. Admittedly the journey of buying CBD products for the first time can be a confusing process. And with a booming market, there seems to be an equally diverse range of terminology. With many terms to classify the various products and their effects. Examples of these are full-spectrum, whole plant, extraction method, isolate, broad spectrum… the list goes on. It’s no secret that CBD can range on the pricey side. A considerable amount of hemp goes into each product and production costs, especially with quality products.
With this guide, I hope to educate you on the differences between product types. As well as be informed as to which is the best for you. This is especially important, as products can be quite different in their effects. Being able to understand their differences is the key to unlocking their therapeutic potential.
What Are Cannabinoids?
First, we should start by discussing the therapeutic foundation onto which all of these products are based: cannabinoids.
The cannabis plant contains a number of compounds classified as cannabinoids. The most widely known and sought after is CBD (cannabinol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). There are literally hundreds of other compounds all occurring naturally, as discovered by scientists, within different cannabis strains.
In 1995, scientists discovered that cannabinoids reacted with human brain receptors in the endocannabinoid system (ECS). It could deliver both unique and power health benefits to the mind and body.
They founds that some compounds would have very specific, isolated effects, while others would be much more broad and wide-ranging. For instance, and most obviously, THC will produce psychoactive effects (it will get you “high” or “stoned”. While CBD could counteract the THC by mellowing out the said effects. Other cannabinoids such as Cannabigerol (CBG) and Cannabinol (CBN) also have their own effects. Like for instance, when smoking marijuana. When one takes cannabinoids the collective effects are the result of the harmony of hundreds of different compounds. These compounds are known as the cannabinoid spectrum.
It is important to understand that CBD and other cannabis compounds are primarily found in the flowering portion. Specifically the female cannabis plant. Other parts of the plant contain much lower amounts of the compounds, but in bulk they are still harvestable. For example, the stalks and seeds of hemp contain only trace amounts of cannabidiol. Because of this, it’s important to look for CBD extracted from the ripest parts of the plant (the flower). That is where the highest quality products are produced. At Trustedcbdoil.com, we strive to only support the products we feel have the absolute highest quality CBD. Not only that, but also CBD derived from the best plants currently available.
As we’ve come to understand, the cannabinoid spectrum range contained within a product is what classifies it. Whether it is full spectrum, broad spectrum, or CBD isolate. The next question is: How do we actually obtain and/or separate the chemicals from the plant. Which can be turned into anything ranging from a CBD throat spray, to a topical lotion, or to any of the different cannabinoid products.
The two main methods are CO2 extraction and Alcohol extraction. While considerably cheaper, alcohol extraction can be expected to produce a lower quality CBD. This method unfortunately leaves trace amounts of ethanol in the product following extraction. Which in addition to being a less efficient extraction, also alters the taste and chemical makeup of the end product. This results in a less than natural product ending up on store shelves.
The more costly CO2 extraction method is generally preferable because it produces a cleaner and ultimately healthier oil. The taste is much more pure since there is no ethanol left over. There are a number of different methods of CO2 extraction. But the two most frequently used are supercritical extraction which uses a lower temperature. Another is subcritical extraction which uses a higher temperature.
Compounds within the plant are extracted during this process. This includes terpenes, flavonoids, and other cannabinoids. The particular strain of the plant and the specific extraction process will dictate what goes into the end product. And in turn, this dictates the effects felt by the end user.
For instance: Hemp, which is a classification of Cannabis Sativa, contains little to no THC. The majority of our CBD products, such as our Made by Hemp: CBD Oil Tincture Drops,
CBD Gummy Bears, and Proprietary Hemp Extract: Blue Label CBD Hemp Oil all fall into this category, delivering the desired amount of medical grade CBD, without providing any psychoactive effects typically felt with THC.
Manufacturers can start by choosing their strain that best suits their needs. Then, once extracted, they can further refine the extract to contain only specific cannabinoids and even plant parts. The end result will define whether it is full spectrum, broad spectrum, or CBD isolate.
What is CBD Isolate?
An isolate is generally regarded as a compound free of any other chemicals; a compound in its purest form, which is made by extracting or isolating it from all other substances. CBD Isolate, with that being said, is the purest CBD one can achieve.
When you take in CBD isolate, you can be assured that there will be nothing else but CBD. This includes the total omission of terpenes, flavonoids, plant parts, and any of the hundreds of other cannabinoids. While CBD can be extracted from any strain, it is usually extracted from hemp. This is because hemp is naturally very high in CBD and contains less of other cannabinoids, such as THC.
We recommend our From Hemp Oil – CBD Isolate product if you’re interested in CBD in its purest form.
What is Full Spectrum CBD?
As the name implies, full spectrum CBD uses an extraction process with aims to include all compounds in the plant. These compounds are found occurring naturally in the plant, including terpenes, essential oils, and other cannabinoids. It also commonly contains vitamins like B Complex, A, E, and C, minerals such as zinc and phosphorus
We’ve come to understand that there are potential benefits to the harmonious nature of all of the cannabinoids working together. It is commonly referred to as the entourage effect. You get it all with Full-Spectrum. It is generally regarded as the most effective and powerful form of CBD.
There was a long standing belief that CBD in its isolated form was more beneficial than full spectrum. In 2005, however, this theory was proven false by a study from the Lautenberg Center for General Immunology in Jerusalem. It was found that patients who were administered full spectrum CBD experienced greater levels of pain relief. And was a lot more effective than those who took the isolate. Additionally, and interestingly enough, the effects with full spectrum were relevant to the dosage. The more that was taken, the greater the relief. The effects of Isolate, on the other hand, are fairly consistent regardless of how much you take.
Full Spectrum Disclaimer
There may be trace amounts of THC in full-spectrum. But as long as full spectrum CBD is derived specifically from hemp, it will still not get you “high”. However, users may experience a lift in mood and increased energy after taking the product. Keep in mind that because there may be trace amounts of THC. This is not always the best product to take if you have to pass a drug test. The amount is so small that it is likely you’d pass anyway. But if you’re not into taking unnecessary risks, look to Broad Spectrum CBD, as listed below.
Our Endoca Full Spectrum CBD Hemp Oil Drops are easily one of the most popular products we sell. Highly recommended!
What is Broad Spectrum CBD
Simply put, broad spectrum offers all of the benefits of full spectrum CBD. The difference is that extraction steps are put in place to completely remove the trace amounts of THC. Due to some that may reside in a full spectrum.
This is the ideal choice. Especially for those who have to worry about drug tests, but still desire the harmonious “entourage” effects of broad spectrum CBD.
Trusted CBD Oil
The health benefits and popularity of CBD have given way to a cluttered market – and Trustedcbdoil.com are dedicated to identifying the absolute highest quality products available. All of our products are:
-Third-party lab tested, from the most reputable manufacturers in the US.
-Are legal under the Farm Bill. They are properly grown following strict guidelines.
-Manufacturer set pricing, meaning our prices are the lowest available prices.
It’s important to review all of the compounds and ingredients in CBD products before buying. TrustedCBDoil.com makes sure to provide this information and ensures that what is listed is actually in the product. If we say there is no THC, then you can count on there being no THC in the product. Rest assured that if you buy from us, that you are getting absolutely what you intended to buy.
To summarize, and what makes our store as special as it is, is that we do not sell our own products… Rather, we solve the growing problem of a market that is flooded with fake or misleading CBD products. We’ve vetted through hundreds of products to find ones that live up to their claims, and the site’s standards. TrustedCBDoil.com is dedicated to providing a safe place for their customers to browse all of the best available CBD products and to be able to purchase them in one online store. They thank you deeply for trusting us and for your continued business.
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We are so confident you will love our selection of high quality CBD oil. We offer a risk free money back guarantee. So you can try any of our products, if you don’t like them, or the CBD simply doesn’t work for you. Let us know and we will give you a full refund.