Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound that can be found in both cannabis and hemp plants. CBD although new to the media, has a rich history going back thousands of years. CBD is one of more than a hundred phytocannabinoids, which are unique to cannabis and hemp.
There are three categories of which different types of CBD products fall under. The first being, full spectrum products. Full spectrum or “whole plant” products contain everything the hemp plant has to offer. That means they contain CBD as well as flavonoids, the natural fatty acids found in hemp, terpenes and other cannabinoids such as CBG, CBN and trace amounts of THC. All these naturally-occurring elements have their own important therapeutic value.
The second category of CBD products is commonly referred to as broad spectrum products. Broad spectrum CBD products contain an array of cannabinoids and terpenes but zero THC. Think of Broad Spectrum CBD as Full Spectrum without the THC. To create Broad Spectrum CBD, manufacturers will put their products through additional processing to isolate and remove trace amounts of THC while preserving the other natural cannabinoids and terpenes.
The remaining category is isolate CBD products. CBD isolate products are just like they sound – CBD isolated from all other cannabinoids. During the CBD isolate extraction process, everything contained in the plant matter is removed, including any traces of THC, terpenes, waxes, oils, chlorophyll and more. What’s left is 99+% pure CBD.
With that, there is a CBD product for every person and lifestyle.