Cannabidiol (CBD) is rising in popularity lately. As its notoriety gains, so do concerns about it. Some people are worried that they won’t know what to look for while shopping for CBD. We want to make sure that you have all of the information that you need to make a sound decision when it comes to your CBD products. So, we want to go over the different kinds of extracts so that you know what you are getting from your CBD products- such as CBD oil. Let’s dive into it.
What do CBD and THC have in common and what is different?
There are a few things that you need to know about CBD extracts. The main thing is what CBD and THC have in common and what about them is different. Although THC and CBD have similar chemical structures and are both classified as cannabinoids, the only commonality they have is that they are both found in cannabis plants like hemp and marijuana.
CBD and THC are quite different. The biggest one is the effect that they have on people. THC is psychoactive. That term refers to that high that creates the high that people often associate with marijuana. CBD, on the other hand, is not psychoactive. It does not create a high. It may, however, help achieve a greater state of calm.
Another thing that makes them stand out is the fact that CBD is easier to find in hemp. Meanwhile, marijuana has more THC. This means that CBD is extracted from hemp much more often than it is extracted from marijuana. Hemp does have a bit of THC, but it’s never more than 0.3%.
The appeal of CBD is based on studies that have looked at many different potential benefits of the cannabinoid. For example, this study found that CBD was able to help calm down people experiencing anxiety caused by having to engage in public speaking. A different study found that CBD could be helpful in fighting inflammation.
Those are just a couple of examples of the potential help that CBD could offer people. The more we study the cannabinoid, the better we understand it, the more promising it appears. However, if you’re going to start using CBD (for any reason) you will need to understand what you are looking for and buying.
What are the different types of CBD?
When looking for a CBD product, how do you know which ones will be best for you? There are three different extracts that you can pick from when buying CBD products. They are full spectrum, broad spectrum, and CBD isolate. The differences between them are based on how many other components are in the extract with the CBD.
This is often considered the strongest kind of CBD extract that you can buy. In fact, this is CBD extract with pretty much all other components and cannabinoids in it. This includes THC. But because the extract is taken from hemp, there is never any more than 0.3% THC, which isn’t enough to cause a high. The appeal of having the other cannabinoids is that it may create what is known as the entourage effect. This is when components build upon each other, creating a stronger effect.
This extract is a good choice for those who want as stronger effect but don’t want to have to worry about THC. It is similar to full spectrum; it has all of the components and cannabinoids normally found in cannabis. However, the THC has been filtered out entirely. But it has a lot of cannabinoids and other compounds. That way, the CBD product may still be able to provide the entourage effect, without the potential (though unlikely) effect of the THC.
If the idea of taking other compounds and cannabinoids doesn’t appeal to you, you can give CBD isolate a go. CBD isolate has nothing but CBD. All the other components and cannabinoids have been filtered out of the extract. This means that CBD isolate cannot provide the entourage effect, there are many people who claim that it could give a clear experience.
Those are the three main kinds of CBD extracts out there. Each kind can be found in just about any kind of CBD product you’re interested in, so you’ll always be able to find the right product for you.
How much CBD should I take?
This is a good question to ask. CBD has some negative effects that are generally experienced when too much CBD has been taken. They are not anything too serious, generally including things like gastrointestinal upset and fatigue, but they are not fun to deal with. So, it is understandable why people want to do their best to avoid them.
Unfortunately, there isn’t a straight answer to this. People tend to react differently to CBD. Some only require a little bit to get their desired effect without side effects. But there are some who can take a lot without feeling anything. As a result, figuring out the right amount of CBD for you takes some experimentation.
It is best to start the amount you take low. After that, wait a little while to see how the CBD sits with you. If you are using a CBD product like an edible, you may need to wait a bit longer to see how you react to it, as it needs to digest before the CBD can start working. If the amount you took does not cause any negative side effects, but does not provide you with the wanted effect, then you may try taking some more. This whole process could take some time, so you will need to be patient.
Whether you are looking for CBD with or without THC, hopefully this article has helped you know what to look for. Most CBD manufactures produce at least two of these kinds of extract and it is easy to find any kind of product made with whichever kind of CBD you prefer. You’ll always be able to find what you need.