When shopping for CBD (or cannabidiol) products, you may come across different types of CBD. They all have their own unique benefits and differences that many people probably know very little about.
If you still don’t know which type of CBD may suit you best, it’s time to learn more about CBD oil, its types and differences between them.
Although the three types of cannabidiol (CBD) extract may appear similar at first, they have very different molecular compositions. The intensity of their effects and even their purpose can be very different, too. In this article, we will try to explain the essential differences between three types of CBD extract as clearly as possible.
First of all, it is important to know that hemp plants have 113 different types of cannabinoids (one of them is cannabidiol), as well as various terpenes (myrcene, caryophyllene, limonene, humulene, etc.) and flavonoids (vitexin, apigenin, canaflavin etc.). All these active substances can be beneficial to your body in their own way.
According to scientists, when cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids work together in a certain medium, the so-called ‘entourage effect’ comes in play. This means that all these molecules work together, strengthening each other’s effects and benefits for human health and well-being.
SDifferent types of CBD oil: how to choose?
When choosing a CBD oil, it’s easy to see CBD is available as full-spectrum, broad-spectrum and 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 oil.
Full-spectrum CBD is one of the most popular products, and there is a reason for that. It has the widest range of cannabinoids (CBD, CBG, CBN, etc.), including terpenes and flavonoids. This type of CBD extract is considered the most effective because it has the biggest ‘entourage (synergy) effect’ of cannabinoids. This effect leads to greater effectiveness of CBD. It occurs when the co-cannabinoids in full-spectrum CBD oil work together to enhance the effects of CBD on the body.
It 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. With the help of the latest technology, Hempo full-spectrum CBD oil is safe to use: the maximum content of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is removed and does not exceed 0.2%, which is the permitted level in Lithuania and many countries around the world.
Important! Many CBD products in Lithuania are marketed as full spectrum, but if you look at their test results, you can see that they contain only a few cannabinoids, e.g. CBD and CBG. So, before buying full-spectrum CBD products, make sure they contain all the main cannabinoids (CBD, CBN, CBC and CBG).
Broad-spectrum CBD oil does not have a specific composition, so the extract can contain only a few cannabinoids and/or terpenes or a wide range of compounds and cannabinoids found in the hemp plant, such as cannabichromene (CBC), cannabinol (CBN) and terpenes (myrcene, limonene or pinene).
Broad-spectrum CBD products will never have the full profile of beneficial hemp plant compounds as a full-spectrum CBD extract. In short, broad-spectrum CBD oil is something between full-spectrum CBD, which contains all the beneficial compounds found in the hemp plant (with very small quantities of THC), and CBD isolate, which contains no other beneficial cannabinoids except cannabidiol (CBD).
Despite this, it’s still fairly potent CBD oil that is recommended for people who are unwilling or unable to use products that contain even a minimum amount of THC.
3. CBD isolate is a 99% pure cannabidiol (CBD) product that is extracted by removing all other active ingredients (cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and essential oils). It means that CBD isolate products do not provide the entourage (synergy) effect and are usually less effective than, let’s say, full-spectrum CBD.
However, this type of cannabidiol (isolate) does not contain any of the psychoactive cannabinoid THC and therefore is an excellent choice for professional athletes, pregnant women and pets.
As a rule, CBD isolate dissolves in water and does not have a distinct taste and aroma of the hemp, which makes it perfect for different CBD food products, including chocolate, gummies and cookies.
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 contaminants can enter the hemp.
Therefore, we recommend that you purchase 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 that 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 CBD oil benefits.