CBD products can contain either CBD isolate or broad-spectrum CBD-dominant cannabinoid extracts. CBD isolate contains 99.9% cannabidiol, and no other compounds or substances. Broad-spectrum CBD products contain other phytocannabinoids that are naturally present in hemp. These phytocannabinoids each have unique functions, but the only one with true psychotropic potential is THC. THC is found in high amounts in marijuana which can be seen as hemp’s cousin. Broad-spectrum CBD products will not contain THC, and as such will not create a psychotropic effect.
Determining what CBD oil is used for can be difficult because it has so many uses and applications. CBD is very versatile and can be easily digested, vaporized, or used topically.
CBD is taken into the body via your chosen method. Various cannabinoid compounds can interact with the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system has implications in a growing number of diseases and regulatory functions of the body/mind. With receptors all over the body including the brain, it is no surprise that this endocannabinoid network plays a role in everything from inflammation to mood regulation. The extensive reach of this human cannabinoid network is more than we can touch on in this article, but never hesitate to research a specific symptom and see if it is related to the actions of the endocannabinoid system.
Cannabidiol, CBD, is extracted from the hemp plant. There are many extraction methods but the cleanest and most effective method is supercritical CO2 extraction. CO2 can be put under specific temperatures and pressurized conditions which allow it to reach a supercritical fluid state. This means that the CO2 fluid takes on qualities of both liquids and gases granting it the ability to pass through hemp matter and selectively grab the desired plant compounds. This creates a broad-spectrum cannabinoid oil. CBD isolate is made from this broad-spectrum oil through the process of winterization. This involves the washing and cooling the of the oil to separate the CBD from any other components.
The world of cannabidiol and natural hemp oils is an exciting and promising frontier. As the products become increasingly available, it is our hope at All Natural Way that individuals worldwide receive the tools they need to maintain health and wellness.