CBD Learning Center
Let’s start with the basics…. What is CBD?
Cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds found in the Cannabis sativa plant. Of over 480 different compounds present in the plant, only around 66 are termed cannabinoids. The most well-known among these compounds is the delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC), which is the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. Cannabidiol (CBD) is another important component, which makes up about 40% of the plant resin extract.
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a natural compound found in the hemp plant. CBD interacts with something called your endocannabinoid system, which is a web of receptors that hangs out in your nervous system.
You should also know it’s non-intoxicating.
The 2018 Farm Bill made hemp (defined as having less than 0.3% THC) legal in the United States. CBD made from hemp is legally permitted in all states except Iowa, Idaho, and South Dakota. You can even pick it up at your local market, like Walgreens and CVS.
What is the difference between CBD and Hemp Extract?
Nothing. Hemp extract and CBD are terms that can be used interchangeably. Please keep in mind that it is not to be confused with ‘Hemp seed oil’ (which would be comparable to Olive Oil used for cooking).
Types of CBD: Isolate vs. Broad Spectrum vs. Full Spectrum
LUV-HEMP CBD products are made with full spectrum CBD.
Full spectrum CBD contains the full range of natural cannabinoids and terpenes. When formulated into a product, it will include up to the legal limit of 0.3% THC. They key advantage of Full Spectrum CBD is that it can deliver a most holistic entourage effect.
Broad spectrum CBD extract has cannabidiol and a broad range of other cannabinoids. The main difference between Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum is that Broad Spectrum products will have non-detectable levels of THC, which is a scientifically accurate way of saying they have essentially none. The broad range of cannabinoids is intended to offer you some entourage effect, which will be somewhat reduced because other terpenes and active compounds are also removed when THC is mitigated.
Isolate CBD is the purest form of CBD, which is produced by removing all other compounds found in the plant including terpenes, flavonoids, plant parts, and other cannabinoids. These products will have no entourage effect.