As we continue down the road of the start of a new decade I have noticed a heavy trend towards living a healthier lifestyle to combat all the scary viruses and diseases that are seemingly plaguing the world. People are starting to search harder for answers to their questions about natural ways to approach life. One of the big topics that has grown rapidly over the last 5 years or so is CBD.
CBD, if you don’t already know is one of over 80+ compounds found in the cannabis plant also known as cannabinoids. CBD, unlike it’s brother or sister compound THC, if you will, does not have the psychoactive effects but has shown promising results in studies all around the world. Once people hear about CBD they usually want to try it but the issue is that they then get bombarded with information that can be incorrect and almost deflate their excitement to try it. You hear terms like broad spectrum, full spectrum and CBD isolate. So today you will find clarity on these terms as we answer the question of what is a CBD isolate ?
CBD is the Isolate
The funny thing about the whole thing is that CBD is the isolate. Isolate simply means a person or in this case a thing that has become or been isolated. The Cannabis plant has more than 80 compounds that have many benefits to human health and some of those same compounds can be found in other foods we eat every day. These compounds are often referred to as cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids.
If you are looking to take a CBD isolate that simply means that the during the extraction process from the Hemp plant they only extracted the CBD and none of the other cannabinoids such as the more common THC or CBDA, CBC or CBN to name a few. Also, there will only be trace amounts of terpenes and flavonoids. Taking a CBD isolate will mean that you get all the benefits of CBD without the THC to have any psychoactive effect and you will get the purest version of CBD that many people believe to be the most effective.
Full Spectrum means that during the extraction process from the Hemp plant they kept all the cannabinoids as well as the other flavonoids and terpenes. Some terpenes and flavonoids such as limonene, pinene or myrcene that are found in Hemp are also in citrus plants, trees and many herbs we use daily. These terpenes and flavonoids combined with the CBD and other cannabinoids are said to have a more full effect on the health of the human body through the endocannabinoid system.
CBD itself has been proven through many studies to help with pain, anxiety, reduce inflammation as well as help the immune function and a long list of others, but full spectrum adds an array of other benefits. Take CBA for example, it actually inhibits cancer cell growth or CBG that can help with aid with sleep just to name a couple. Also, the THC content is usually below 0.3% for Full spectrum but could lead to a failed drug test depending on how elaborate the test. Studies show that THC is even at a low % can be a major help in the entourage effect when combined with the other cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenes.
This is where things can get a little confusing but I will keep it as simple as possible. Since many people wanted to have as many of the cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids as possible their became a demand for broad spectrum. Broad spectrum is when they extract every compound from the hemp plant except the THC. This allows for the benefits of most of the other compounds of the plant without the risk of failing a drug test or having the psychoactive effect.
So broad spectrum is great to get the entourage effect of the 80+ compounds from the hemp plant without the THC, so no chance of getting “high” while also not worrying about losing your job over 0.3% THC. Broad spectrum is basically the middle man because although their is more research available for THC many people still have a negative stigma for the idea of getting high but this gives everyone a chance to try CBD in their own way.
Which is Best for Me ?
At this point we know that CBD is a single cannabinoid found in the cannabis or Hemp plant that has many amazing benefits in itself. We also know that the health benefits are even more exuberant if we combine CBD with the other compounds in the hemp plant like the terpenes, flavonoids and of course the sometimes controversial THC. Then their is the broad spectrum that is giving you all the compounds from the hemp plant without that one pesky potential drug failing THC.
So in my opinion everyone of all ages all over the world should take some form of CBD regardless if it’s and isolate, broad spectrum or Full Spectrum. If you are in a career that could require you to take a drug test I would never recommend taking full spectrum simply because a career is more important that getting THC. If you don’t have the worry of a drug test the go for the full spectrum but if you are worried about having the psychoactive effect then maybe go with broad spectrum. The choice is yours !
We enjoy using Joy Organics broad spectrum tinctures because we all use the product and prefer to stay away from the THC. They filter the THC out completely and have a third party lab test it. The organic broad spectrum has worked great for our family and is the best choice for all the benefits without the risks.
CBD for Everyone
In summation, I would say that you and millions of other Americans and those abroad as well are missing out if you are not taking some form of CBD. The 80+ compounds found in hemp should be every reason why you want to put it into your body. Joy Organics Broad Spectrum CBD has changed my families life and I will continue to use it as long as I live.
Although I am bias on Broad Spectrum I would never try to convince someone otherwise if they choose to go with either a full spectrum or an isolate since we have tried all 3. From our experience the broad spectrum has had the best benefits but the main point in to start getting the many benefits of CBD and understand each version has way more pros that cons. Give CBD a try today and hopefully we will hear back from you as you start to see the amazing effects this miraculous compound from a plant can have for you.
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