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. Because of its non-psychoactive healing properties, CBD has become a very popular option for those seeking a natural alternative to treat conditions such as occasional pain and anxiousness.
Although the exact medical implications are continually being explored, CBD has shown promise as a therapeutic aide in promoting natural inflammatory function.
As people start to understand how CBD can be used to alleviate their symptoms, they are often faced with a choice between using products formulated with pure Isolate, Broad Spectrum or Full Spectrum CBD.
Isolate, as the name implies is purely Cannabidiol. Broad Spectrum is rich in phytocannabinoids and terpenes but is free of THC, while Full Spectrum contains up to 0.3% THC.
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. Full and Broad Spectrum CBD oil products have the advantage of containing many different cannabinoids and terpenes and the potential for a wider set of benefits.
We recommend trying a variety of products and assessing which works best for you.