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.It refers to the beneficial effect of all these compounds working together as opposed to just one or two of these compounds 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.The cannabis genus of plants contains approximately 483 compounds. This includes about 100 phytocannabinoids (THC and CBD are phytocannabinoids, cannabinoids which occur naturally in plants). Other significant compounds found in cannabis plants are terpenoids, flavonoids, and fatty acids. Flavonoids are phytonutrients which are responsible for the vivid non-green colours we see in plants. The colour of those shiny red apples and beautiful blueberries is all due to their unique flavonoid profile.Commonly known flavonoids include catechins (found in green tea) and quercetin (found in cannabis, fruits, and vegetables). Flavonoids are known to have antiviral, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory effects (especially the ones found in cannabis). Terpenes are the aromatic compounds found in all plants. These compounds are responsible for the uplifting smell of a fresh tangerine or the unmistakable sharpness of pine needles. 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.
Health practitioners who use cannabis medicines in their practice agree that the Entourage Effect is real.
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.A CBD product made with isolated CBD will not contain these other beneficial factors. It will only contain pure, isolated CBD. That’s why it’s recommended to seek out broad spectrum extracts. You get all the other good stuff found naturally in cannabis, in addition to the CBD.CBD LAB Broad Spectrum extracts will all act synergistically together and produce the Entourage Effect for you.What else sets CBD LAB products apart from others in the South African market?
Conforms to all labelling requirements as per current SAHPRA legislation.
Every batch is third party lab tested by NAFS (National Analytical Forensic Services) in Pretoria who are the only accredited laboratory in South Africa that are allowed to issue lab results on any cannabis products.
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