Isolate, Broad Spectrum and Full Spectrum CBD
While research suggests all cannabinoids from the cannabis plant have receptors in the ECS they connect with, not everyone can use them all at this time. Full Spectrum CBD means there is a wide range of different cannabinoids in the oil so that the consumer gets the full benefits of the plant in order to restore balance, or homeostasis, to the body. However, full spectrum also means there is a trace amount of THC. This trace amount will not produce a high or psychoactive effect as it is under .3% (which is the federal legal limit), but it MAY produce a positive on a drug test. If someone has drug testing concerns, it is not recommended they use full spectrum CBD oil.
Broad Spectrum CBD oil means there is a wide range of cannabinoids present with the exception of THC and Isolate means the only cannabinoid present is CBD. It is suggested that anyone with drug testing concerns consider using broad spectrum or isolate CBD.
The Cannabis Plant
The cannabis plant is made up of two species, hemp and marijuana. I like to refer to these as cousin plants as they are similar in make up yet different. The hemp plant grows tall (up to 15’ and narrow) and contains high amounts of the cannabindoid CBD and low trace...
What are Cannabinoids
Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that naturally occur in the cannabis plant and have been found to have positive medical effects on the central nervous system and immune system in humans and animals. There are three types of cannabinoids: Phyto cannabinoids,...
The Endocannabinoid System
The ECS is a network of receptors in the body that interact with receptors found in cannabinoids. These receptors handle cognition, memory, psychomotor skills and pain perception. When certain cannabinoids, such as THC, meet the receptors, the individual may feel a...