CBD has become a world-wide phenomenon, garnering followers to seek its therapeutic benefits. CBD has been making its run on social media and news outlet, and not to mention the constant tweaks in the legislation that is ever going. The reason for CBD to be the force to reckon that it has now become is due to the multitude of benefits that it boasts! From arthritis and PTSD to even as a supplement to chemotherapy for cancer treatment, CBD seems to have its fingers in many pies. The CBDs benefits far exceed the its side effects!
What Is CBD?
Cannabidiol or CBD is one of the hundreds of active compound you will get to see on extracting a marijuana plant. The compounds are all grouped as “Cannabinoids”. Other cannabinoids you can find other than CBD include THC, Flavonoids, and Terpenes among others. CBD oil can be extracted from another source as well which is Hemp seed plants.
There is a common misconception that intaking CBD products make you giddy, disoriented and intoxicated. The truth is that CBD is a non-psychoactive substance. The feeling of euphoria you get on smoking or ingesting marijuana is because of THC, or Tetrahydrocannabinol.
Different CBD products have different amounts of this THC, but as a thumb rule the percentage of THC in CBD oil is not beyond 0.3%. This is a miniscule quantity that can get you nowhere near to intoxication!
This is the type of extract from the marijuana plant that only contains pure CBD and nothing else. There are no other cannabinoids; No THC and no Flavonoids! The process of removing other ingredients and having only CBD in the final packaged product is complex; this is the reason for the higher cost of CBD isolate products. Since THC is absent, you’ll be safe from the law as far as the “THC legality” issue is considered.
The high potency of CBD in the extract makes it even more effective than any other extract of CBD.
Missing The Oomph Factor
The absence of other cannabinoids means that this extract misses out on the “entourage effect”. The combination of all other cannabinoids result in a properties boost amongst themselves; that is each cannabinoid boosts the properties of the other. The result is a much better rounded CBD product.
The decision to choose a CBD isolate extract, broad or full-spectrum is entirely upto you. There are pluses and minuses for each of them, but rest assured they will all make a positive change in your lives.