Have you ever wondered what makes hemp extracts different from one another? What is the difference between full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate-based hemp extracts? Well, this blog post will provide a deeper look at the various types of hemp extracts. We'll explore the differences between them and why they matter for those looking to incorporate hemp extracts into their health regimens.
Full Spectrum Hemp Extracts
Full spectrum hemp extracts are made by extracting the oil from the whole plant. This means that in addition to CBD, they contain other compounds such as CBG, CBC, CBN, THC and terpenes and flavonoids. These compounds work together to create an “entourage effect” which can enhance the potential benefits of CBD in some cases. Full spectrum extracts are also sometimes referred to as “whole plant” or “full plant” extractions and are believed to be more effective than isolates due to their synergy with other compounds found in cannabis plants.
Broad Spectrum Hemp Extracts
Broad spectrum hemp extracts contain all of the compounds found in full spectrum extractions, but without THC. This means that users can experience some of the same potential benefits without any psychoactive effects. Broad spectrum extractions are often preferred by those who do not want THC present in their products for personal or legal reasons.
Isolate-Based Hemp Extracts
Isolate-based hemp extracts contain only CBD, meaning there are no other cannabinoids or terpenes present in these products. Isolates are great for those who want a pure form of CBD without any other compounds present or for those who have concerns about drug testing (as most drug tests look for traces of THC).
Choosing Your Hemp Extract
In conclusion, there are distinct differences between full spectrum, broad spectrum, and isolate-based hemp extracts that should be taken into consideration when choosing a product. Full spectrum products may offer more potential benefits due to their entourage effect while broad spectrum products offer many of the same benefits without any THC present. Isolate based products are great for those looking for a pure form of CBD that won't cause any problems with drug tests. It's important to understand each type before making a decision on which product is right for you!
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