CBD 101 – Learn The Lingo Around CBD
The incredible demand for CBD has the hemp industry experiencing a gold rush of sorts, CBD is being sold everywhere. At a minimum, many want to learn more about the products they are hearing so much about. Learning about CBD has its challenges because to many folks the terminology is new and unfamiliar. That is why we organized a list of the most common CBD terms. Think of this as CBD 101, where you will learn about hemp and CBD.
The Most Common Terms
Hemp: What is Hemp? To many people Hemp is a often confused as marijuana. This is unfortunate, hemp and marijuana are not the same plant. Think of hemp as a cousin of marijuana. They are in the same family Cannabis sativa, and they share many of the same compounds (cannabinoids), but are different. The two biggest differences are that hemp is federally legal and hemp can not produce enough THC to get high from.
What are Cannabinoids? These are the active compounds found in the hemp plant. Some species of hemp contain more than a hundred cannabinoids, Many have been identified and the most commonly found cannabinoids have varying levels of research being done on them. Cannabinoids that exist in lower concentrations or trace elements are identified regularly and research has begun to research the potential health benefits they may possess. The two cannabinoids with the highest concentration in the plant are THC and CBD.
Cannabidiol – This cannabinoid is most commonly referred to by its abbreviated name CBD. What is CBD? CBD is the 2nd most commonly available active ingredient found in the hemp plant. CBD has no psycho-active effects, and it is under going serious worldwide research for its therapeutic potential.
What is THC? Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, is the only cannabinoid that produces intoxicating effects and can get you “high”. It is common in both the hemp plant and the marijuana plant. Marijuana, which produces high levels of THC is still federally illegal.
What is Full Spectrum CBD? Full Spectrum products made from the legal hemp plant will contain all the active compounds found in the plant. These include CBD and any other cannabinoids, terpenes, flavinoids and the small amount of THC found in the plant. Federal law requires the THC level to be reduced to a maximum of 0.3% or less. Full Spectrum products provide what is known the entourage effect. No you can not get high from using a Full Spectrum product. Yes, you most likely will test positive on a drug test if you use a Full Spectrum product.
What is Broad Spectrum CBD? Broad Spectrum products made from the legal hemp plant will contain all the active compounds found in the plant. These include CBD and any other cannabinoids, terpenes, flavinoids. All traces of THC are removed so broad spectrum products are THC FREE. Broad Spectrum products can also provide what is known the entourage effect.
Will I test positive on a drug test if I use Broad Spectrum CBD? No, there is no THC in Broad Spectrum products. Safest CBD product if drug testing is a concern is Isolate CBD.
What is Isolate CBD? Isolate cbd is commonly called pure cbd because it is processed to a powder form that is at least 99% pure cannabidiol. It contains little to no other cannabinoids, terpenes, or flavonoids, and has no THC presence. Isolate CBD products are the only form of CBD that can 100% not show up in a drug test.
What is CO2 Extraction? An expensive process that uses pressurized carbon dioxide to pull the desired cannabinoids, terpenes, flavinoids, and oils from hemp plant material. As the industry standard for ethical hemp extraction, it does not introduce harmful chemicals into the product as with traditional solvent extractions and is therefore considered the safest and cleanest method to extract compounds from plants.
What is the Entourage Effect? CBD and THC each provide a benefit to the consumer. The Entourage Effect is the theory that THC and CBD work synergistically, ie. more efficiently together than alone to create greater benefit, hence the appeal of Full Spectrum products.
What is a Tincture? A tincture is a product intended for oral consumption. CBD tinctures can be purchased as full spectrum, broad spectrum or isolate. They are commonly infused with a carrier oil. Warner’s Best uses MCT oil. (Medium chain triglycerides). This is the best carrier oil as it has a long shelf life and is easy to digest. MCT absorbs quickly into your bloodstream and then turns into energy you can use.
What are CBD Topicals? A CBD topical is Hemp extract infused cream, lotion, salve, bath bomb, massage oil or cosmetic that is combined with skin safe ingredients for external use. Topical CBD products only provide a benefit to the area they are applied. They are often a great introductory product to see if CBD is right for you.
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