Cannabidiol, or CBD is one of over 85 active cannabinoids that can be extracted from two different varieties of the cannabis plant: hemp and marijuana. It is a major phytocannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the plant's extract, which binds to physiological targets within our body's endocannabinoid system.
By nature, CBD that is derived from the flower and leaves of the hemp plant consists of less than 0.3% THC, the cannabinoid associated with marijuana's high.
As people start to understand CBD, they are often faced with a choice between using products made from CBD isolate, broad spectrum or full spectrum.
Broad and full spectrum provide more of the plant’s molecules in ratios and amounts that nature intended. While there is still more research to be done, there are indications that show cannabinoids and terpenes work together to influence each other. This synergistic effect is called the Entourage Effect. Broad and full spectrum CBD oil products have the advantage of containing many different cannabinoids and terpenes and the potential for a wider set of benefits. CBD isolate, on the other hand, is simply purified CBD.