Not All CBD Is Created Equal
CBD is the big buzzword right now, but it’s important to remember that not all CBD is created equal.
Think about juicing vs blending. We all know fruits and vegetables are good for us, but sometimes their nutritional value is lost in the preparation process. Juicing results in a lack of fiber, which aids in healthy digestion, while blending retains fiber and fills you up.
There are a few different types of CBD used in almost all CBD products.
Full-Spectrum Hemp Extract Oil (FSO): This type of oil contains all compounds found in the hemp plant, including cannabinoids like CBD, and 0.3% or less THC, terpenes, flavonoids, and fatty acids. It’s like blending our fruits and vegetables.
Broad-Spectrum Hemp Extract Oil: This type of oil contains all compounds found in full-spectrum oil EXCEPT THC, which has been eliminated to 0% THC. It’s like juicing our fruits and veggies and losing fiber.
CBD Isolate: This is a crystalline solid or powder that contains only the CBD molecule. It’s like extracting just the vitamin C from our fruit. Sometimes terpenes are added back in for flavor and effects.
So which one is best? That’s up to you. Personal preference is a major deciding factor in choosing CBD products, however there are a few pieces of information that may guide your decision:
The Entourage Effect is the theory that the compounds found in the cannabis and hemp plants interact synergistically, enhancing their potential individual benefits.
“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” - Aristotle
In other words, CBD is good on its own, but better with its buddies THC, terpenes and other cannabinoids.
If you are looking for products with 0% THC, Broad-Spectrum Oil and CBD Isolate are for you.
You can find all three types here on The Hemp Dispense.