Frequently Asked Questions
What is CBD?
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a chemical compound derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. It's a naturally occurring substance that's used in products like oils and edibles to impart a feeling of relaxation and calm. Unlike its cousin tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it's not psychoactive. According to a report from the World Health Organization, “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.”
What are Cannabinoids and why do they matter?
In 1995, researchers discovered that, by interacting with receptors in the human Endocannabinoid System (ECS), cannabinoids like CBD could deliver unique health benefits to the body. Later, they discovered that each cannabinoid could affect the body differently. For example, while THC delivers the psychoactive effects associated with “getting high,” CBD does not. In fact, CBD can actually counteract the psychoactive effects of THC.
What is Broad Spectrum CBD? How is that different from Full Spectrum CBD and CBD Isolate?
CBD Isolate is the purest form of CBD, which is produced by removing all other compounds found in the hemp plant including terpenes, flavonoids, plant parts, and other cannabinoids.
Full Spectrum CBD is an extract that contains all compounds found naturally occurring in the hemp plant, including terpenes, essential oils, and other cannabinoids.
Broad spectrum CBD is a bit of a mix between Full Spectrum CBD and CBD Isolate.
Like Full Spectrum CBD, the other compounds found within the plant are preserved in the extract; however, like CBD Isolate, THC is completely removed.
Source: Full Spectrum vs Broad Spectrum vs CBD Isolate: The Difference Explained https://medium.com/cbd-origin/full-spectrum-vs-broad-spectrum-vs-cbd-isolate-the-difference-explained-a09e415bf235
What type of CBD should you use?
Either of the types isn’t better than the others. Every individual has different needs, and this determines which type of CBD is best-suited for their unique conditions.
There are many factors that determine how a cannabinoid will impact the body, such as the chemical makeup of the individual, the weight of the individual, and the individual’s history with other substances.
For some, Broad Spectrum CBD may be the best choice as it delivers the full benefits of the Cannabis plant without the psychoactive effects of THC. For others, a high-dosage of pure CBD isolate may do the trick and others may need the benefits that only THC can provide.
Research into the effectiveness of each spectrum at the individual level is still in its early stages, so it may take some time and experimenting to figure out which is best for you.