Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-intoxicating molecule found in the cannabis plant. It is one of 100+ cannabinoids that naturally occur in the cannabis plant.
CBD isolate is a crystalline solid or powder that contains 99% pure CBD. An extraction process removes all the active compounds from the cannabis plant, followed by a refinement process that strips away all other phytocannabinoids, including THC, and any plant matter.
Since all plant matter has been removed, a CBD isolate only contains CBD. Isolate products do not contain any THC, terpenes, waxes or any other plant material. They contain one cannabinoid, which is typically that of CBD, although there are other cannabinoids that can also be extracted into an isolate.
Broad-spectrum CBD is the middle ground between isolate and full spectrum since it has zero THC. It contains cannabidiol (CBD) and other cannabinoids like CBN, CBG, CBC and other compounds within the plant that are beneficial like terpenes. Broad spectrum can be useful to people looking for no THC yet want the added benefits of other cannabinoids and terpenes.
Full spectrum generally refers to products that not only contain CBD but contain the other plant molecules as well. Full spectrum sometimes also called “whole plant” extract, contains hundreds of different phytochemicals including cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds that naturally occur in the cannabis plant.
Research has shown cannabinoids and terpenes work together to influence each other. This synergistic effect is called the entourage effect.
Raw essentially means the product has not been decarboxylated, which is a fancy word that means “heated.” A raw CBD product has been extracted typically through a CO2 extraction and then cold pressed. This retains the raw cannabinoids CBDa & THCa, plus other essential plant compounds/materials only found in raw products. These compounds effect your body in different ways and appear to have additional benefits and has the most amount of cannabinoids than any other hemp product.
No – CBD in high dosages may cause mood or anxiety swings but there is no known lethal dose. Reports from the NCI have found that CBD interacts with your body’s cannabinoid receptors. These CB1 and CB2 receptors are not found in the area of the brain that controls respiration. Making it impossible to overdose on CBD.