Isolate refers to a type of CBD that, you guessed it, is isolated from the rest of the compounds in the cannabis plant.
After CBD concentrate is extracted and separated from the rest of the compounds in the plant, it then goes through a winterization process, which extracts any remaining waxes, terpenes, or cannabinoids. This creates a CBD product that tests as high as 99% pure CBD.
Full spectrum CBD, on the other hand, extracts a full profile of beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes from the cannabis plant. Sometimes referred to as whole plant CBD, full spectrum will contain trace amounts of THC, but not enough to get you “high.”
Broad spectrum CBD is the middle ground option between isolate and full spectrum CBD. It begins as a full spectrum oil, with the full range of beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes, but it then goes through a refinement process to remove all THC compounds.
Finding the right type of CBD for you depends on several factors.
Whether you’re concerned about cost, effectiveness, or passing drug tests, familiarizing yourself with the different cannabinoid profiles of these 3 types of CBD will allow you to know what’s inside the CBD you’re buying and how it will interact with your body to bring you balance and relief.
THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM YOU DIDN'T EVEN KNOW YOU HAD
If you've ever taken biology, you've probably learned about a few major systems in the body — the nervous system, digestive system, endocrine system, immune system — just to name a few. But you most likely have not heard of the Endocannabinoid system.
Cannabinoids are found naturally in the body and make up the Endocannabinoid System with CB1 & CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are found in the brain, central nervous and peripheral nervous system. They moderate everything from mood, memory, motor function and pain perception. CB2 receptors can be found primarily in the immune system and gut. These help moderate our response to inflammation as well as how the body handles pathogens.
According to Project CBD, a non-profit educational news service, extensive pre-clinical research indicates that CBD has potent anti-tumoral, antioxidant, anti-spasmodic, anti-psychotic, anti-convulsive and neuroprotective properties. CBD directly activates serotonin receptors, causing an anti-anxiety effect as well. For more information please visit www.projectcbd.org.
Please refer to the Endocannabinoid System chart for the where each of the CB1 and CB2 receptor are located.
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