Hemp CBD 101
We get it. CBD is everywhere. You know it has some benefits, but trying to figure out what these three letters actually mean can be confusing.
Here's the breakdown:
So, what exactly is CBD?
CBD (officially known as cannabidiol) is a compound found in cannabis plants that can help you feel more relaxed, balanced and offer many other therapeutic benefits without any intoxicating, mind-altering effects - like what you get from THC.*
What is THC?
The short story? THC (officially known as tetrahydrocannabinol) is what gets you high. The euphoric feeling that people get from smoking joints, spliffs, weed, blunts… (you get the idea) comes from THC, another plant compound also found in cannabis plants.
How people experience THC differs by individual, and some studies suggest it can offer some health benefits too.*
What is Hemp CBD?
Hemp CBD refers to products made with CBD derived from hemp plants. These plants are a variety of the cannabis sativa plant bred to have very minimal (less than 0.3%) amounts of THC. As a result, our Full Spectrum Hemp CBD products can offer a range of therapeutic benefits without any intoxicating psychoactive effects.*
Are there different
forms of CBD?
Yes. When shopping for hemp CBD, you'll find products that include one of the following extracts - Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum or CBD Isolate.
Understanding the difference can help you determine which product is the best fit for your lifestyle and health needs. We explain the differences below.
What is Full Spectrum extract?
Full Spectrum means that product includes not only CBD, but all of the other natural, beneficial good stuff in hemp plants (including cannabinoids and terpenes) that help them help you.
Many people believe Full Spectrum products are able to offer a wider variety of therapeutic benefits than products made with Broad Spectrum and CBD Isolate. However, we should mention that Full Spectrum products contain a trace amount of THC - less than 0.3%.
What is Broad Spectrum extract?
Looking for a product that offers the benefits of CBD with little to no THC? Try Broad Spectrum hemp CBD.
These products still contain CBD and some other plant compounds, but they have even less THC than those made with Full Spectrum extract.
What is CBD Isolate?
CBD Isolate is different from Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum CBD in that it only contains pure CBD and no other compounds from the hemp plant.
If you’re looking for a strong dose of only CBD to target a specific need, products made with CBD Isolate may be the better option. However, if you’re looking for something that supports more whole-body wellness, a Full Spectrum hemp CBD oil could be the way to go, especially when you take into consideration the entourage effect.
What is the
You know the saying, “greater than the sum of its parts?” That’s the simplest way to define the entourage effect.
CBD is only one of over 100 different compounds found in hemp plants. The entourage effect refers to the synergy and enhanced therapeutic benefits that can occur when these various plant compounds work together. For this reason, many people enjoy taking Full Spectrum extracts, which include more parts of the plant, over Broad Spectrum or CBD Isolate.*
What are the benefits of Hemp CBD?
Think of hemp CBD as your daily all-natural, plant-based companion for whole-body wellness.* With our Full Spectrum hemp CBD products, you get not only CBD, but all the other beneficial good stuff in hemp plants.
Rest and Recovery
When applied topically, like with our mint soothing balm, Hemp CBD can help ease occasional aches, muscle tension and soreness.*
Some customers find it has other benefits too - like helping with stress management, pain and getting a more restful sleep.*
Ready to get started?
Meet our Full Spectrum Hemp CBD products available as oil, soft gels and balms.