CBD: What’s in a Name?

These days, CBD is called so many things. When shopping for CBD, you’ve probably come across products labeled as Hemp, Hemp Extract, Hemp Oil, CBD Extract, Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, Isolate, Water-Soluble.  The list goes on and on.  But what do they all mean and how are they different?

All these terms are used to define the type of CBD containing hemp extract that comes from the Cannabis plant.  The main difference between them is in the extraction method from the Cannabis plant to create the CBD.  Within the Cannabis plant, there are hundreds of cannabinoid compounds such as THC, CBG, and CBD.  All of these compounds affect the Endocannabinoid System in our bodies differently.  The following are the main types of CBD containing hemp-spectrums.

  • Full Spectrum – Contains all cannabinoids naturally found in the Cannabis plant, including THC.
  • Broad Spectrum – Contains multiple cannabinoids naturally found in the Cannabis plant, but doesn’t contain THC.
  • Isolate – This is the purest form of CBD, as it contains only CBD or, alternatively, whatever cannabinoid is isolated. It does not contain any additional cannabinoids.
  • Water-Soluble – Dissolves well in water and can be produced using any of the above. The benefit to water-soluble is the bioavailability it has on the body.

Understanding the cannabinoid forms or spectrums and their differences will help determine the best CBD for you.  Beneficial Blends CBD Experts can customize, formulate, and manufacture any type of CBD product to fit your needs.  Contact them today to customize what’s best for you.

Source:  NSF

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