Main Types Of CBD Products

If you hear some terms like broad spectrum of full spectrum CBD oil and you are getting confused as to what it means and whether it is for you or not, read on, this article is to help you understand and make the right choice. We also outlined positive and negative points about each type of CBD product.

There are primarily four types of CBD products based on cannabinoid spectrum:

Isolate

CBD is extracted out of hemp and isolated from all other terpenes and cannabinoids

In June 2018, the FDA in the USA approved CBD Isolate for the treatment of some severe cases of epilepsy. In EU food products with isolate can be classified as ‘novel food’ and require licensing.

Positives:

Low cost

Widely available

Good for people who have allergies and struggle with other cannabinoids and terpenes

Negatives:

Strong risk FDA in the US and FSA in the UK will limit usage for pharma and topical

Less  Entourage Effect

2. Distillate

Received by using heat and chemicals to remove THC, often presented as a Broad Spectrum CBD Oil

BUT it is not known if the use of heat and chemicals also generates Schedule I drugs and other unknown compounds

Positives:

More chances of having Entourage Effect

Cheaper

Negatives:

Requires thorough analysis to avoid risk that product contains Schedule I narcotic or other unknown compounds

3. Broad Spectrum

Contains all original cannabinoids of cannabis plant except THC

Chromatography is used to remove THC

Positives:

“Entourage Effect” mostly retained”

Presence of THC is close to 0.00%

Integrity of botanical oil is maintained

Negatives:

More difficult to extract and therefore has higher costs

4. Full Spectrum

The original essential oils extracted straight from the hemp plant

Contains all cannabinoids present in original cannabis plant including up THC (up to 0.2%)

Positives:

Delivers Entourage Effect

Usually most natural and closest to original chemical profile of Cannabis

Sative L plant

Negatives:

Contains some THC

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