Commonly Asked Questions About CBD and Hemp Oil

What is broad spectrum hemp extract?

Broad spectrum hemp extract is full spectrum hemp oil that has been chemically processed to remove tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This process, known as liquid chromatography, uses a solvent, silica, or silicon dioxide to adhere to the THC and filter it out of the hemp oil.

What is the difference between full and broad spectrum CBD?

Full spectrum CBD is rich in hundreds of active chemicals produced by the cannabis plant and can contain up to 0.3% percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) according to Federal Law. Broad spectrum CBD does not contain THC. It is a full spectrum extract that had THC removed from it.

What is cannabidiol?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is an active compound produced in abundance by the hemp variety of the Cannabis sativa plant. It is one of over 120 cannabis compounds known as cannabinoids. Cannabidiol is gaining popularity as a natural remedy.

What are cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are chemicals that interact with cannabinoid receptors and other receptors of the body and brain. Endocannabinoids are produced naturally by our body. Phytocannabinoids such as THC, CBD, CBG, and more than 120 others are produced by the Cannabis sativa plant.

What do cannabinoids do?

Cannabinoids interact with various receptors in the body. Body-made endocannabinoids are involved in processes regulating sleep, stress, movement, appetite, and more. Research shows that cannabinoids from Cannabis sativa are similar to endocannabinoids.

What is the entourage effect?

The entourage effect refers to Cannabis sativa chemicals interacting to enhance each other’s desired effects. Full spectrum hemp oils contain more than 480 active chemicals. Consumed together, they create an “entourage effect” that magnifies the therapeutic effects of each chemical.

What is full spectrum hemp oil?

Full spectrum hemp oil is a whole-plant cannabis extract. In addition to CBD, it contains hundreds of active beneficial chemicals found in hemp, including trace amounts of THC, other cannabinoids, terpenes, and essential nutrients. It differs from CBD isolate, which is 99% CBD.

What is CBD isolate?

CBD isolate is 99% cannabidiol (CBD). It is a crystalline solid or powder made by isolating CBD from the rest of the hemp oil. This process uses harmful chemical solvents to strip hemp oil of its active compounds, including cannabinoids such as the psychoactive THC, to create nearly pure CBD.

What is organic hemp oil?

Organic hemp oil is the extract of an organically grown Cannabis sativa plant of the hemp variety. Hemp is a cleaning crop used to absorb waste and toxic pollutants from air and soil. So, herbicides, pesticides or chemicals applied to the plant or soil may pass to the user.

What are terpenes in CBD oil?

Terpenes are aromatic chemicals produced by Cannabis sativa and other plants. They give plants their unique aroma and flavor and can be extracted into essential oils like CBD.

What is a CBD tincture?

CBD tincture is a concentrated liquid extract, typically of the CBD rich hemp variety of the Cannabis sativa plant. Tinctures are administered orally under the tongue for at least 60 seconds to allow for absorption and quicker entry into the bloodstream compared to other means.

Can CBD oil be used topically?

Yes! A CBD topical is any CBD rich balm or oil that can be applied directly to the skin. Terpenes and other hemp compounds in CBD oil can be absorbed into the skin, while cannabinoids such as CBD interact with the skin’s cannabinoid receptors.

What is whole plant extract?

Whole plant extract is a Cannabis extract made from the flowers and leaves of the Cannabis sativa plant. Unlike CBD isolates, which contain 99% CBD and are frequently seen in natural food stores, whole plant extracts retain hundreds of therapeutic chemicals found in Cannabis.