The Common Types of CBD: A Basic Guide
It’s no secret now that CBD can be a great supplement to your daily life. It began as an intimidating and dangerous substance, but thanks to lots of research we now know that it’s nothing to be afraid of.
So if you’re looking into using CBD, no matter what form, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with the types of CBD out there. This way you’ll have some idea of what you’re getting into before you buy and use it.
Let’s explore with this quick and easy guide.
1. Full Spectrum
First up, there’s full-spectrum CBD. What does that mean?
Full-spectrum CBD means that the whole hemp plant was used in the making of the specific CBD products. Because the whole plant was used, you’re getting every possible cannabinoid that is in the plant.
Now, cannabinoids are different from THC, which is what gives you the “high.” Cannabinoids are what provide you with many of the benefits that CBD products offer like pain relief, decreased anxiety, and help to sleep.
There are many different cannabinoids in a hemp plant, so using the whole thing puts all of them in your CBD oil, lotion, or whatever product you’re getting.
2. Broad Spectrum
Next, there’s broad-spectrum CBD.
The fun thing about broad-spectrum CBD that makes it different from full-spectrum is that the THC is removed. That doesn’t mean that full-spectrum CBD gets you high though, because the THC in those products is barely enough to produce that effect.
It just means that broad-spectrum CBD doesn’t contain that element. Otherwise, the process for creating both products is the same; the whole plant gets used, but for broad-spectrum CBD the THC compound gets removed after extraction.
This makes the biggest difference when people can’t have THC in their system at all for a variety of reasons. You can click for some broad-spectrum CBD oil options that might appeal to you.
Finally, there’s CBD isolate. From the two previous types, it might be easy to assume what an isolate is — isolated CBD. What makes that different from the other two CBD types?
CBD Isolate is the highest concentration of CBD you can get in a product.
It’s all one specific cannabinoid: CBD. The other two types allow for different cannabinoids that get classified under the general category of CBD (other cannabinoids are CBN, CBG, and THC), but an isolate will only contain CBD.
Now You Know the Main Types of CBD
Now you’ve got the basics on the most common types of CBD out there. With this knowledge, you’ll be able to make informed decisions about what CBD products you need and the pros and cons of each type.
It’s fair to say that the types that are easier to make will cost less, and the more concentrated products will be a bit more expensive. That can help you choose which type will be best for you on a physical and financial level.
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