What is the difference between CBD LAB Broad Spectrum CBD Oil and current CBD Isolate Oils available on the legal CBD market in South Africa today?
UNDERSTANDING THE CHEMISTRY OF CANNABIS
The cannabis plant contains 483 known compounds, around 60 or more of which are cannabinoids. CBD is just one of those compounds. And while a lot of research has gone into understanding cannabinoids like CBD and THC, there are many other components.
BROAD-SPECTRUM CBD VS ISOLATE
Broad Spectrum CBD LAB Oil is made with an extract that contains all or nearly all of the compounds naturally present in the cannabis plant except THC. This obviously includes CBD, as well as other cannabinoids (CBN, CBC, and CBG to name just a few), terpenes, flavonoids, and much more.
This type of CBD extract is ideal for those looking for some significant terpene content whilst avoiding trace levels of
THC that might be detectable in drug tests. Broad Spectrum extracts contain multiple cannabinoids, they
also produce the “entourage effect,” but without the THC. In a very simplified manner, broad-spectrum CBD is like a mix between full-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate. It contains a wide spectrum of cannabinoids EXCEPT for the THC part. CBD isolate, on the other hand, contains only CBD.
The Entourage Effect is the results (the effect) produced from the synergistic interaction of the cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes, and fatty acids naturally found in cannabis.
pounds working in isolation. Simply put, “The Entourage Effect” is the benefit you get from ingesting multiple components of the cannabis plant together instead of ingesting one component at-a-time.
dles. Common terpenes are limonene (found in citrus fruits) and linalool (found in lavender). Terpenes have therapeutic effects on the human body. The practice of aromatherapy is based on terpenes.
People seem to respond better to products which contain multiple cannabinoids as opposed to single cannabinoids in
isolation. This finding is in line with how cannabinoids are found in nature as opposed to being produced synthetically in a lab.
CBD LAB Broad Spectrum extracts contain, in addition to CBD, beneficial terpenes, fatty acids, enzymes, and other
phytocannabinoids naturally found in cannabis plants.