When buying CBD (or cannabidiol) products, you have to deal with different types. They all have their own unique benefits and differences that many people probably know very little about.
If you still don't know which of the types is the most suitable for you, it's time to answer, what are the types of CBD oil and what are the differences between them.
Although these three types of cannabidiol (CBD) extract may appear similar at first glance, they have very different molecular compositions. The intensity of their effects and even their purpose can be very different. In this article, we will try to explain the essential differences between these types of CBD extract as clearly as possible.
Note: This and other articles on Hemp's blog are for informational purposes only. According to the directive of the European Commission, cannabidiol is classified as a 'new food', therefore CBD products should not be used as a food supplement in Lithuania.
First of all, it is important to know that there are a total of 113 distinguishable types of cannabinoids (one of them is cannabidiol), as well as various terpenes (myrcene, carophyllene, limonene, humulene, etc.) and flavanoids (vitexin, apigenin, canaflavin, etc.) All these active substances can be beneficial to the body in their own way.
According to the researchers, when there is a medium in which cannabinoids, terpenes and flavanoids interact together, the so-called "Entourage effect" occurs. This means that all these molecules interact with each other and thus enhance each other's effects and effectiveness.
Different Types of CBD Oil: Which One to Choose?
When choosing CBD oil, it is easy to see that there are several types of oil on offer: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum CBD, and CBD isolate. Many people face a dilemma: which one to choose? This is where we come to the rescue: let's take a look at the properties of different types of CBD oils:
5% CBD Oil (Full Spectrum)
15% CBD Oil (Full Spectrum)
30% CBD Oil (Full Spectrum)
CBD capsules (600mg)
- Full spectrum CBD (full spectrum) oil: one of the most popular products, and certainly for a reason. It features the widest range of cannabinoids (CBD, CBG, CBN, etc.).) composition, including terpenes and flavanoids. This type of CBD extract is considered the most effective because it has the greatest "entourage (synergy) effect" of cannabinoids. This effect leads to greater effectiveness of CBD. It occurs because the co-cannabinoids in Full Spectrum CBD oil work together to enhance the effects of CBD on the body.
This is the most natural form of CBD because it does not require extensive processing to extract it, which preserves all the beneficial cannabinoids. As this extract preserves the full composition of beneficial cannabinoids, it may also contain very small amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which may cause unwanted side effects (redness of the skin) in a small number of people. Using the latest technology, Hemp's full-spectrum CBD oil is safe - Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is maximally removed and maximizes to 0, 2%, which is the allowed limit in Lithuania and many countries around the world.
Important to know! Currently, there are many CBD products marked as full spectrum on the Lithuanian market, but if you look at the results of the research presented by them, you can see that the products contain only a few cannabinoids, e.g. CBD and CBG. Therefore, before buying full-spectrum CBD products, we suggest making sure that they contain all the main cannabinoids - CBD, CBN, CBC and CBG.
- Broad spectrum CBD (broad spectrum) oil: does not have a specific composition definition, so it may mean that the extract contains only a few cannabinoids and/or terpenes, or that it contains more different types of cannabis of plant compounds and cannabinoids such as cannabichromene (CBC), cannabinol (CBN) and terpenes such as myrcene, limonene or pinene.
Broad spectrum CBD products will never contain the same amount of beneficial compounds from the hemp plant as Full Spectrum CBD extract. In short, Broad-Spectrum CBD Oil is between Full-Spectrum CBD, which contains all the beneficial compounds of the hemp plant (with very little THC), and CBD Isolate, which does not contain any other beneficial cannabinoids other than cannabidiol (CBD).
Despite this, it is still a fairly potent CBD oil that is the preferred choice for professional athletes, pregnant women, and pets, as it has the cannabinoid THC completely removed.
- CBD isolate (CBD isolate): This type of oil contains only cannabidiol (CBD), all other related cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids have been removed. This means that CBD isolate products do not have the "Accompaniment (Synergy) Effect" and are usually less effective than, for example, Full Spectrum CBD.
Usually, CBD isolate does not have any hemp aftertaste and aroma, and is perfectly soluble in water, which is why it is used in various CBD food products: chocolate, gummies, cookies, etc.
Not only the type of CBD oil is important, but also the quality
For good results, not only the type of oil is important, but also the quality. Perhaps the most important indicator by which a CBD product can be judged is its place of origin.
It is advisable to choose oil made from hemp grown naturally in Europe or the USA. Hemp very easily absorbs substances from the soil in which it grows. These can be useful additives: minerals, vitamins, nutrients. However, if the soil is contaminated, substances such as heavy metals, petroleum products and other potentially toxic pollutants can enter the hemp.
Therefore, we recommend purchasing only certified, safe CBD oil, grown in good conditions, on organic farms, tested in a third-party laboratory. Its composition should be clearly indicated, and it should contain only natural ingredients, without artificial additives. Such an oil, regardless of the type, will not only be safe to use, but will also provide maximum benefits for your health and well-being.
We hope this information has helped you learn more about the different types of CBD oil and evaluate which one might be the most suitable for you. Or are you looking for more up-to-date facts about CBD? Then we invite you to read our article about the benefits of CBD oil.