What is CBD?
Here is a brief snapshot of what CBD actually is:
- CBD is a naturally occurring, plant-based cannabinoid or phyto-cannabinoid, that interacts with your own body’s Endo-Cannabinoid System
- CBD is just one of 100+ active compounds (cannabinoids, terpenoids, flavonoids, etc.) found in the hemp plant
- CBD is a benign chemical compound that is not high-inducing and will not make you fail a drug test in its pure isolate form
“In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…to date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”
– WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
CBD Oil is extracted from the flowers of the female hemp plants. The main extraction methods for CBD oil are Super Critical CO2 and Sub-zero cold ethanol. CBD oil is usually blended with a carrier oil like coconut oil to enhance palatability and to target specific potency formulations.
Hemp Oil is extracted from the seeds of the pollinated hemp plants. Hemp oil on its own contains no cannabinoids but is highly sought after for its impressive nutrition profile. Hemp seeds are a complete protein and the seed oil also has many industrial applications as well.
Full Spectrum CBD products contain all of the major and minor phyto-cannabinoids found naturally in the plant, including trace amounts of THC, legally less than 0.3%.
Broad Spectrum CBD products usually are the same as Full Spectrum products, but the THC has been removed. Other minor phyto-cannabinoids should be present, as well as the terpenes, flavonoids, and chlorophyll.
Isolate CBD products are further refined to expel all of the other cannabinoids leaving a 99.9% pure CBD crystalline powder.
Terpenes are aromatic compounds found in many plants, though many people commonly associate them with cannabis because cannabis plants contain high concentrations of them. These aromatic compounds create the characteristic scent of many plants, such as cannabis, pine, and lavender, as well as fresh orange peel.