different types of cbd
different types of cbd

Wait, There are Different Types of CBD?

How many types of CBD are there in the market today?

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Joseph Billions on Monday Mar 16, 2020

The Different Types of CBD’s

different types of cbd

The way cannabis products are hitting the market is so fast that it is hard to always keep track of what is what. Especially when it comes to CBD. Over the last couple of years, we learned a lot about CBD Full Spectrum oils and that it is the best way to take CBD. But now there is a new product that calls attention. This product is called CBD Distilled. So, it is then not strange if you find a person standing in front of the shelf, staring at the different CBD packaging, not knowing what to take or not. This article will address the different forms CBD comes in and with this hopefully cast some light on the otherwise very confusing matter.


The many different types of CBD’s

We have a CBD Isolate and a CBD Broad-spectrum. Then there are CBD Full-Spectrum and now CBD Distillate. But why are there so many different types of CBD and what does it all mean? How do you know when to use what? Guidance is necessary to help a person to decide between the many different choices.

CBD products are very popular because of the wide array of properties they render. We know that CBD stands for Cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is one of the many compounds found in the cannabis plant. We also know that CBD and THC are the most known of all the cannabinoids. The difference between CBD and THC lies in the fact that CBD is non-psychoactive. CBD is very helpful in treating anxiety, depression, insomnia, chronic nausea, and more without any side-effects or fatal overdoses.  

 Here follows a breakdown of the different types of CBD available on the market today:


CBD Isolate: What is It?

A CBD Isolate is exactly as it sounds. It is an isolated form of Cannabidiol and CBD in its purest form. Everything is filtered out and removed from the hemp plant during the extraction process. All that remains is the cannabidiol. This leaves a very pure form of CBD. Many CBD gummies are made from CBD Isolate, but there are also CBD Isolate oils available.

CBD isolates are usually free from harmful additives, heavy metals, and contaminants. Isolate also typically do not contain terpenes, though some companies do add it back to the isolate, but without THC. An isolate is a wonderful product to be used in edibles or oils without adding flavor or taste and losing potency. It is an excellent product for those not liking the earthy taste of cannabis.


What is Full-Spectrum CBD?

A CBD Full-Spectrum CBD is a product that contains all the benefits of the plant without the high THC provides. Full-Spectrum CBD is not a pure as an isolate or a Broad-spectrum CBD distillate. It has all the cannabinoids, terpenes, and plant materials, including a small amount of THC. CBD full-spectrum products have many health benefits for the body, but a person needs to be aware of the THC content as well, even if it is just for legality purposes when crossing borders to areas where it is not legal.


What is a CBD Distillate?

Unlike a CBD Isolate, a CBD Distillate contains all the cannabinoids, fatty acids, terpenes, and vitamins that are beneficial to the body. It contains very small amounts of THC as it goes through a process to remove THC. The CBD distillate includes all the other cannabinoids in the plant. This makes it a very potent product to treat different conditions. Some of the other cannabinoids present in CBD distillate are:

Cannabigerol (CBG)CBD is non-psychoactive and a precursor to CBD, THC, and CBC. CBG is very helpful in pain relief for muscle cramps, anxiety, and depression.

Cannabinol (CBN) Cannabinol is still under study, but it shows promising effects as a sleep aid because of its sedative effects. CBN generates a feeling of calmness and relaxation.

Cannabichromene (CBC) CBC shows anti-viral, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-proliferative or anti-cancer properties. It also helps against anxiety, depression, and migraines.

Terpenes terpenes found in CBD distillate products provide a unique scent and also have powerful properties to heal the body. A terpene like linalool helps to regulate sleep patterns.


How is a CBD Distillate made?

To distill CBD, it has to go through several processes. This requires a solvent to remove the cannabinoids from the plant matter. Then it goes through another process called winterization where the crude extract and solvent are mixed and left in an extremely cold climate for 24-48 hours for it to congeal and separate. After that, the product gets decarboxylated to activate the cannabinoids. It finally gets distilled and purified to become a pure, isolated product.


Broad-Spectrum CBD

A broad-spectrum CBD is basically another name for CBD Distillate.


Final Thoughts

Hopefully, the above-mentioned information will help you when you want to buy the correct CBD product. Each of the products has its own special benefits. If you want the entourage effect, the CBD full-spectrum product might be up your alley. Best is to find what works for you, but if you are not into THC, an isolate might be the best. Either way, they all do the job.








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