CBD Oil Types and Their Differences
After shopping around, you may have noticed that there are different types of CBD oils available online. Finding the perfect CBD oil is hard enough, but now it's gotten even more complex. If you feel this way, stick around, and we will help clear the air.
In this blog, we will discuss these different types of CBD oil available. Broad Spectrum CBD, Full Spectrum CBD, and CBD Isolate are three main types. We will dive into these CBD oil types and discuss their differences and when to use them.
Before we explain these different types of CBD, it's important that you understand how CBD works.
How Does CBD Work?
CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a chemical compound in the cannabis plant. This compound is referred to as a cannabinoid. CBD isn't the only cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant either. There are over 100 different cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. The most popular and well-known cannabinoids are CBD, THC, CBC, CBG, and CBN.
What is the Endocannabinoid System?
When taken internally, these cannabinoids work in sync with our endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS was discovered in 1990. Scientists have conducted many experiments on cannabinoids and their correlation with our endocannabinoid system.
Research has found that our ECS is designed to work with the other systems in our bodies to aid in maintaining homeostasis. Within this system are receptors called the CB1 receptor and the CB2 receptor. These receptors are the messengers to the rest of the body.
They tell the body when more cannabinoids are needed to help balance the body. They are found in vital organs, our immune and nervous systems.
How Does Our Body Use CBD?
When cannabinoids are taken internally, our ECS transfers these cannabinoids through our blood vessels to areas of the body where the signals of distress are located. Once they arrive, cannabinoids like CBD bind and block these distress signals.
For example, say your experience large amounts of lower back pain. If you were to take a product containing CBD, your ECS would transfer that CBD to the nerves and muscles in your lower back. There they would block the signals of discomfort and reduce any lingering inflammation.
CBD can also block or balance irregular signals in the brain to assist with unhealthy mood-related issues. It could also be used to provide relaxation but blocking signals of discomfort in the body and distress signals found in the brain.
Now that we understand how CBD works let's talk about why there are CBD oil types and the differences between them.
CBD Oil Types
As mentioned above, CBD oil isn't just CBD oil. There are different types of CBD. There reason these types exist is due to the cannabinoids present in the oil itself.
When CBD oil is produced, the oil gathered will have varying levels of cannabinoids. Some may have high levels of CBD, CBG, and THC, whereas others may only have CBD and THC. Some CBD oil production companies will isolate cannabinoids and separate them to be sold separately.
Let's jump into the three main types of CBD oil.
Full Spectrum CBD
Full Spectrum CBD contains all of the compounds, or a full profile, from the cannabis plant. It contains all the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. It is the most available CBD oil on the market because it requires less extraction than the other types.
It is also the most well-known because it contains the cannabinoid THC. THC is known as the psychoactive compound in the cannabis plant that gives users a "high" feeling. However, when paired with CBD, it has many benefits. Most Full Spectrum CBD oils contain less than 0.3% THC which is the amount allowed by the federal government.
Even though Full Spectrum CBD products contain THC, the product generally only has a small amount which is not enough to cause any type of "high." Many believe that Full Spectrum CBD is the best type of CBD oil because of the "Entourage effect" that takes place with all the cannabinoids present.
The entourage effect is the theory that cannabinoids are more effective when other cannabinoids are present. So, more cannabinoids mean a strong entourage effect, which makes the oil more effective.
Full Spectrum CBD products are taken to help with three main problems. It is taken to assist with discomfort, mood, and sleep. Your body's ECS will determine where the CBD you take is needed and distributed accordingly. However, Full Spectrum products have a higher chance of working due to the number of cannabinoids present and the entourage effect.
Broad Spectrum CBD
Broad Spectrum CBD contains most of the compounds of the cannabis plant but has had one main cannabinoid removed, THC. This means it still contains most other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids, just not THC. Broad Spectrum CBD is the option you choose when you want to avoid THC for either legal, work, or personal obligations.
Broad Spectrum CBD may be less effective since it lacks THC. However, many have found it works just as well as Full Spectrum CBD. This CBD oil type may help improve the same symptoms as Full Spectrum but may have a slightly weaker entourage effect.
Broad Spectrum CBD is a great option for those who want the benefits of cannabinoids but also want to avoid THC. It's also important to note that this product is legal in all 50 states because it lacks THC.
CBD Isolate is the purest form of CBD. CBD Isolate does not contain any other compounds found in the hemp or the cannabis plant. As its name implies, it only contains an isolated form of CBD.
CBD Isolate is supposed to have the same benefits as the other CBD oil types but may lack an entourage effect. Some believe you need higher doses of CBD Isolate for it to be effective because the CBD is doing all the work without the help of other cannabinoids.
CBD Isolate interacts with the Endocannabinoid System in the same way that Broad Spectrum CBD oil does, just without the other cannabinoid compounds. CBD Isolate may be a good option for those looking to test the benefits of CBD without the other compounds from the cannabis plant.
CBD isn't the only cannabinoid that can be isolated from the cannabis plant. You may also find CBC, CBG, CBN, and even THC isolate products on the market. Often these types of Isolates are added to Full and Broad Spectrum CBD products to increase the number of cannabinoids present.
CBD is the most popular cannabinoid because it has a wide range of benefits when taken. However, the other cannabinoids generally offer singular benefits.
- CBC or Cannabichromene is excellent for assisting with discomfort and inflammation.
- CBG or Cannabigerol has been known to assist with unhealthy mood levels.
- CBN or cannabinol is known as the sleepy cannabinoid. This cannabinoid is most often used to assist with sleep and relaxation at night.
Sum It Up!
Different CBD oil types provide those who use CBD with more options. Those who can't have THC will need to purchase Broad or Isolate CBD products, and those who can have THC with their CBD oil can utilize Full Spectrum CBD products.
If you have questions on whether or not you can have THC based on your state's cannabis use laws, I suggest reading our blog, "Is CBD Oil Legal in the USA?" You will find an updated chart that shares your state's stance on CBD and THC use.
Hopefully, we were able to give you some more information to help you pick which product would work best for you. Make sure to consult your doctor before use and look at your local and state laws regarding THC and CBD before purchasing.
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