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 that a cannabis extract has a varying spectrum of cannabinoids, other than just CBD. Let’s get a better look at exactly what this means.
CBD is one of more than 100 different cannabinoids that is possible to extract from the hemp plant. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that are responsible for giving hemp its different and exceptionally varied properties. CBD is one cannabinoid that is responsible for many of the health properties of hemp.
Each hemp harvest may contain a varying spectrum of different cannabinoids and, depending on the harvest and extraction techniques used, you’ll get a different combination of cannabinoids, and even smell or taste.
Hempura full-spectrum Classic extracts have been left in a relatively raw state after extraction, therefore still contain a full spectrum of cannabinoids found in the original hemp plant, leaving a potent, rich, authentic extract. When extracted, a high concentration paste remains which can be mixed into hemp oil to the desired strengths. The extract comprises of a large spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes, combining to deliver an outstanding array of benefits. You can identify our Full Spectrum Classic CBD products by their dark colour, with a strong fragrance of cannabis from the natural terpene profile present.
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 Pure refined extracts are manufactured from the same base extract as our Full-Spectrum Classic products, but have been winterised, filtered and undergone a THC removal process after initial extraction. These filtration and refinement techniques allow specific compounds to be removed, such as the original hemp constituents, leaving a highly activated, golden oil, containing a Pure cannabinoid and terpene extract.
Our Broad-Spectrum Pure extracts are classed as Zero-THC, but may still contain micro-traces due to being manufactured from organically grown Cannabis Sativa Hemp material.
The refinement process does inherently also remove some of the other trace cannabinoids found in the Classic extract, meaning it is no longer a true full-spectrum, but rather a Broad-Spectrum Pure extract. Both extracts contain the same amount of CBD and operate very similarly, just our Pure extract has a less-broad cannabinoid spectrum for enhanced taste and purity.
Both types of extract are similar in nature and effect but have very different tastes, so it is up to the user on which to use.
In contrast to full CBD hemp extract products, CBD isolate products do not contain any spectrum 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. 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.