Although CBD (cannabidiol) is fairly new to retail shelves, there’s already a wide variety of CBD-infused products available to purchase, with the most popular being CBD oil tinctures. With that in mind, let’s discuss the available options so that you can choose what is best for you.
What Is Full-Spectrum CBD Oil
Most cannabis industry professionals believe that a full-spectrum CBD oil is superior to the rest, and not without good reason. The cannabis plant possesses a whole host of therapeutic molecules that are categorised by cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids.
When you choose a full-spectrum CBD oil, you have chosen the best over the rest. The reason is that you have what is known as a whole-plant extract.
A full-spectrum CBD oil that derives from hemp retains most of the plant’s natural compounds. if you check out the lab results, the oil should be CBD dominant, followed by CBDA (cannabidiolic acid).
The remaining cannabinoids should be present in lower quantities, including the intoxicating cannabinoid THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) – However, you may rest assured that its low volume will not induce any intoxicating effects that are associated with cannabis. In addition to the cannabinoids, you’ll be left with traces of a host of terpenes and flavonoids.
Beyond the collection of precious molecules, the only other ingredient is the carrier oil, which is traditionally either MCT oil (coconut) or hemp seed oil.
Scientific studies suggest that these diverse molecules enhance each other when taken together and induce what is known as the entourage effect.
What Is Broad-Spectrum CBD Oil
Where a full-spectrum CBD oil contains all of the hemp plant’s precious molecules, a broad-spectrum oil is as it sounds: a CBD oil that contains most of the plant’s compounds.
A broad-spectrum CBD oil contains everything that of a full-spectrum oil, excluding the THC.
The consequent result is that you eradicate the potential risk of failing a drug test. On the flip-side, you will not reap the entire benefits of a full-spectrum CBD oil.
That’s not to say that a broad-spectrum CBD oil isn’t a good product. The fact remains that you still get the benefits of a host of the hemp plant’s natural molecules.
If you are looking for a broad-spectrum CBD oil, follow the same principle that you would when shopping for a full-spectrum oil.
When looking at the lab results, look for the usual suspects, such as CBD, CBDA, and minor cannabinoids. In addition to the cannabinoids, terpenes and flavanoids should also be present. The only emission should be THC, which is described as Δ9-THC* (Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol).
*It is important to highlight that the molecular structure of Δ9-THCA (Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinolic acid) is different from Δ9-THC and is non-intoxicating.
What Is CBD Isolate Based CBD Oil
Before we get started on CBD isolate based CBD oils, you must understand what CBD isolate is. CBD isolate is what it says on the tin – CBD that has been isolated. To qualify as CBD isolate, it must contain 99% CBD or more.
CBD isolate is often given a bad reputation, which in all honesty, is misguided. After all, CBD is CBD. The fairest description is that CBD isolate is not a whole-plant extract, which means that all of the plant’s other molecules are absent.
The only ingredients of a CBD isolate based oil are CBD and a carrier oil, resulting in an overall lower quality product.
As can be seen, not all CBD oils are created equally. When it comes to therapeutic offerings, a full-spectrum CBD oil is the best product available.
If you are wary of THC for any reason, then perhaps you should consider a broad-spectrum oil. As for an isolate based CBD oil, consider it as a more cost-effective alternative; but remember, if your reason for taking CBD oil is for all of its goodness, you will not reap all of the benefits with the latter.
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