Hemp CBD 101
The little plant that could...
New to hemp CBD? Not really sure what the benefits are or what it is? You’re not alone.
Understanding what these three letters mean can be confusing for first-time users. But we'll break it all down for you here with answers to common questions and things you should know before getting started with CBD.
Let's start with the basics:
So, what exactly is CBD?
CBD (officially known as cannabidiol) is a compound found in cannabis plants that can help you feel more relaxed and offer other wellness benefits without any intoxicating psychoactive effects - like what you get with THC.*
What is THC?
THC (officially know as tetrahydrocannabinol) is another compound also found in cannabis plants. This one will get you high.
The euphoric feeling that people get from smoking joints, spliffs, weed, blunts…(you get the idea) comes from THC. It's also known to have some medicinal benefits too.*
What is Hemp CBD?
This means our products include CBD derived from hemp plants, 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 and Broad Spectrum Hemp CBD products can offer wellness benefits without any intoxicating psychoactive effects.
This is different from cannabis-derived CBD products (like what you'll find at a marijuana dispensary) that include both CBD and higher amounts of THC.
Do all products use the same form of CBD?
No. 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.
What is Full Spectrum?
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 range of 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?
Looking for a product that’s essentially THC-free? You may want to try Broad Spectrum hemp CBD. While Full Spectrum hemp CBD products contain CBD and several other natural, beneficial plant compounds, they also have a trace amount of THC (less than 0.3%). Broad Spectrum CBD products are different in that they still contain CBD and other plant compounds, but they have even less THC than products made with Full Spectrum hemp CBD.
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. While CBD is one of the most well-known phytocannabinoids (plant compounds) found in hemp, it’s by no means the only one.
The entourage effect refers to the synergy and enhanced wellness benefits that can occur when various phytocannabinoids work together. As a result, many people opt for products made with Full Spectrum extract over Broad Spectrum or CBD Isolate.
What are the benefits of Hemp CBD?
Think of hemp CBD as your all-natural, everyday companion for head-to-toe wellness support.* Here are some other ways it can help:
Calm and Focus
When taken orally, like with our Hemp CBD Oil (tinctures) or Soft Gels, it an help support a sense of calm and focus.*
Rest and Recovery
When applied topically, like with our Mint Soothing Hemp CBD Balm, it can help melt away muscle tension and ease occasional aches.*
For the best experience, we recommend taking hemp CBD as part of your daily routine. We also suggest consulting with your healthcare provider for recommendations on the best CBD product for your individual wellness needs.*
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Want to know more about how CBD works?
According to the lastest science, CBD works by activating our body's endocannabinoid system, which can have a positive impact on whole-body wellness.*
What is the endocannabinoid system? Check out our blog to learn more.