All the different forms of CBD and Hemp Oil

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All the different forms of CBD and Hemp Oil

There are so many different ways to utilize CBD and each form has different properties that make it unique. Knowing the essentials is key to finding the right products that work for you! 

 

Isoterps

An Isoterp is made when natural terpenes (essential plant oils that create flavor and aroma profiles) are infused into 99% pure CBD isolate (the concentrated extraction of CBD from the hemp plant). These unique and highly concentrated products can be consumed in several forms, with the most popular being the art of Dabbing followed by compatible vaporizers. 

Isoterps come in shatter and crumble. 

Isoterp profiles differ from brand to brand as they are often proprietary blends created by the supplier. 

Terpenes

Terpenes are chemicals that give the cannabis plant its unique scent. Even in tiny amounts, terpenes work extremely well with cannabinoids to heal the body. Here are some well-known terpenes:

Isolate 

CBD isolate is what it sounds like: the extraction of CBD from the cannabis plant so that the subsequent product is “pure” CBD. Although there are different forms of extraction, most reputable companies utilize CO2 extraction process. During this process any unwanted plant material is removed so that the only thing left is CBD in it's purest form. 

To activate the CBD, the extraction will be decarboxylated, or heated so that the acidic form of the cannabinoid (CBDa) will convert to the non-acidic form (CBD).  The final product is quite beautiful and can be found in a multitude of products.

Full Spectrum vs. CBD Isolate

When CBD is referred to as Full Spectrum or whole plant CBD, it means that the CBD contains all other cannabinoids found in the cannibis plant including CBN (Cannabinol), CBG (Cannabigerol), and THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin), to name a few. As a result Full Spectrum CBD contains trace amounts of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), but in very low concentrations (up to .3%), keeping it withing legal limits for all US states. 

Depending on the condition and what you are looking to achieve Full Spectrum CBD can provide a greater effect than CBD Isolate alone, as all the 100+ cannabinoids work together in what is known as the entourage effect.

Full spectrum CBD also contains a variety of essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, protein, chlorophyll, terpenes, flavonoids, and fiber. When referring to CBD in the hemp plant, it’s important to understand that Hemp contains a large number of cannabinoids (in trace amounts), but the main compounds are CBD and cannabidiolic acid (CBDa). 

CBD Isolate, on the other hand, is simply purified CBD that has been extracted from the cannabis plant and isolated from the other cannabinoids as mentioned above. 

Both Full Spectrum and CBD Isolate products can be ingested and administered in multiple ways such as through vape pens, dabs, edibles, tinctures, capsules, skin care, and sprays.