Cannabidiol (CBD) is becoming an incredibly popular product with many online sites emerging where you can buy CBD oil. While there are plenty of locations to get your hands on the beneficial product, often, it’s pretty confusing to get to grips with what exactly it is that you’re buying.
A key part of understanding what you’re purchasing is understanding the difference between a CBD isolate product and a CBD full-spectrum product. Let’s get a better look at exactly what these terms mean.
CBD is one of more than 100 different cannabinoids that is possible to extract from the hemp plant. The cannabinoids are chemical compounds that are responsible for giving hemp its different and exceptionally varied properties. CBD is the cannabinoid that is responsible for many of the health properties of hemp.
Each type of hemp plant contains a varying spectrum of different kinds of cannabinoids; depending on which manufacturer you buy hemp oil from, you’ll get a different combination of cannabinoids, that often, people react to differently. So, how are CBD isolate products different to full-spectrum products?
Hempura full-spectrum extracts have been left in a relatively raw state after extraction, therefore still contain many of the plant compounds found within hemp, leaving a potent, rich, green, authentic extract. When extracted, a high concentration paste remains which can be mixed into hemp oil to the desired strengths to create the beautiful CBD hemp oils. The extract comprises of a large spectrum of cannabinoids, combining to deliver an outstanding array of benefits. You can often identify a full-spectrum CBD product by its dark colour, with a beautifully subtle fragrance of cannabis generated by the natural terpene profile present.
Unlike some UK CBD retailers, you’ll find that all the products supplied by Hempura are either full-spectrum or broad-spectrum products – designed to keep the best that hemp has to offer completely intact. Some of the trace cannabinoids found in Hempura CBD products can include:
Hempura broad-spectrum refined extracts have been winterised and filtered further after initial extraction. This separates the compounds and enables specific ones to be removed, leaving a highly activate, golden oil, containing concentrated cannabinoids and terpenes. Hempura broad-spectrum extracts undergo a full THC removal process.
Both types of extract are similar in nature and effect but have quite different tastes, so it is up to the user on which to use.
In contrast to CBD full-spectrum products, CBD isolate products do not contain a the range of cannabinoids or terpenes, instead choosing to focus on a single one, in this case, CBD. The extraction process removes all the plant matter and also the other cannabinoids until the only one remaining is CBD in its crystal form. The CBD is then suspended in a type of additional carrier oil; like coconut oil or olive oil.
This process has it benefits and its negatives. The biggest downside is that all the benefits from the other helpful cannabinoids are removed. However, the result is a tasteless oil without a scent that offers the singular benefits of CBD. Each product offers excellent benefits, and you can purchase either type of CBD products UK wide. For a full range of our CBD products, you can take a look at the Hempura store, which features some of the best CBD chocolates and oils in the UK.