Full Spectrum, Isolate? Understand the terms to help you make the best CBD purchasing decision.
Since there is lack of FDA approval on every CBD product on the market except for Epidiolox it is important for consumers to get educated on the basic terms to make an educated decision when choosing a CBD supplement. Below are some common terms that can have great effects on the performance of CBD products.
Full Spectrum CBD- also known as whole-plant extract contains CBD along with fatty acids from hemp, terpenes and other cannabinoids such as CBG, CBN, CBC, and THC. For CBD products to be legal in the US they must trace amounts of THC, less than .3%. This is an effective option since many studies show many of the compounds interact synergistically to magnify the therapeutic benefits of the product.
Broad Spectrum CBD- contains a majority of cannabinoids and terpenes, but zero THC. Broad Spectrum is growing in popularity due to the fact it combines the benefits of other elements of the cannabis plant like full spectrum products, but contains zero THC like isolate products.
Isolate CBD- contains just CBD without any other terpene or cannabinoids. Isolate CBD products are popular because they contain zero THC. Although consumers don’t experience the full benefits of all cannabinoids this is a popular option for people who have sensitivity to THC or other cannabinoids.
“MG of CBD”- the potency of the CBD product greatly varies by product line. We have seen tinctures carry 250mg to 3,000mg of CBD. The potency of the product is the main driver for price. On the low-end some isolate 250MG can cost around $20 while full spectrum 3,000mg can upwards of $200.
Carrier Oil- helps preserve the potency and delivery of the active compound. The most popular carrier oils in tinctures are MCT oil, hemp seed oil, extra virgin olive oil, and grapeseed oil.
Terpenes- essential oils found in a variety of plants and organisms. Terpenes found in hemp include Camphene, Nerol, Valencene, and many others.
Hemp- one of two species of cannabis plants. The two cannabis plants, hemp and marijuana, are rich in a variety of cannabinoids. Marijuana contains a high concentration of Tetrahydrocannabinoid (THC), around 10%, while Hemp contains less than .3% THC and is rich in cannabidoil (CBD). Hemp derived CBD is legal in all 50 states for sale and consumption
Education is the best way to ensure that you are getting a quality product at a reasonable price. At Dorsi we carry premium CBD (CO2 extracted) that is third party tested and offer it to the public at great prices. We believe everyone should have access to the benefits of a quality CBD product and that is why we are 15%-50% less than the market average for similar products.