CBD Plant Types

People come in different sizes and with different metabolisms and no two people’s physiology is exactly the same. Prudent experimentation is the rule of the day here.

Secondly, you will need to ask yourself, what type of CBD do I wish to procure?  Of which, there are generally considered to be four types: isolate, broad spectrum, full spectrum and whole plant.  Let’s take a look at each:

Isolate: as the name suggests, contains only CBD.  All other compounds and terpenes/flavonoids (compounds that impart scent and flavor, i.e. lemongrass, blueberry, etc.) are stripped out.

Broad Spectrum: unlike Isolate it contains a broad array of compounds, such as CBG and CBN, beyond just CBD. Unlike Full Spectrum and Whole Plant it also goes through a process to remove any trace amounts of THC. The U.S. government allows up to .03% THC in CBD products because such small trace amounts will not cause any psychoactive effects. That said, if you are subject to drug testing and want to be sure there’s not even any trace amount of THC in your system, Isolate is the safest way to go.

Full Spectrum: contains all the 100+ compounds found in the cannabis plant, including tiny, less than .03% amounts of THC.

Whole Plant: similar to Full Spectrum, different insofar as it extracts from the whole plant, not just the bud, stem and all. This also includes the naturally occurring terpenes which are also very beneficial just on their own.

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