What Is CBD?
CBD is the abbreviation for cannabidiol. It is a cannabinoid derived from the Cannabis sativa plant. (containing less than .3% THC) or the hemp plant. CBD is non psychoactive, meaning it does not have the “high” associated with THC. Some potential effects of CBD are; anti-inflammatory, sleep aid, anxiety relief, antidepressant, and pain relief.
Different Forms of CBD
Isolate- Refers to the pure form of CBD that contains no plant material, cannabinoids, or terpenes. Isolate is from a solid or powder crystal form combined with other ingredients to create products such as tinctures, cosmetics, and edibles. CBD isolate is suitable for users interested in the benefits of CBD without additional cannabinoids or for those working in professions where regular drug screenings are a factor.
Broad Spectrum- Contains many compounds from the plant, including other cannabinoids such as CBG, CBN, and CBC, but does not typically contain THC. It is IMPORTANT to check the labels and certificates of analysis (COA) to see if there are trace amounts of THC (less than .3%). Due to broad spectrum CBD containing multiple cannabinoids, users benefit from the entourage effect. The theory is that when cannabinoids are taken together, they have increased effectiveness versus being taken alone.
Full Spectrum- Includes cannabinoids, terpenes, and THC up to .3%. This amount of THC does not have a psychoactive effect but helps encourage the entourage effect.