When shopping for hemp-based CBD products, new consumers are often left wondering about terminology that they read in their research. One of these sets of terms are known as spectrums.
What are Hemp CBD Spectrums and why should I know about them?
First, it’s good to understand that the hemp plant is a high-CBD member of the Cannabis plant family. Unlike its sibling, “Marijuana”, hemp has to be tested to show as less than .3% THC to be able to be hemp. This non-psychoactive sibling, hemp’s high CBD content is what is used for the bulk of the CBD products that are on the market today.
When the hemp plant is harvested, the flowers can go through an extraction process which pulls (extracts) the cannabinoids. These plant-made compounds are the basis of the plant cannabinoid product you prefer. From the dominant cannabinoid: CBD, to the minor cannabinoids like CBN and CBG, the hemp plant is rich in studied possibilities.
This is where the Spectrum comes in.
When the plant extracts are kept whole – as they grew and without being separated – then the end product is a Full Spectrum product. This means that it also includes the tiny amount (.3%) of THC that the plant grows with. The advantages of the Full Spectrum product include the encouragement of The Entourage Effect. It is believed by many that the cannabinoids in the plant grow to work together in synergy. This Entourage Effect, as it is named, is most generated at the Full Spectrum level of product.
There are those, however, who may have to worry about being able to consume any type of THC in their wellness product, as they may be subject to sensitive testing requirements. For those who are new to CBD wellness products, or who may need to consider the THC possibilities, there are many other options available.
If the THC is removed from the base blend, then the product is called a Broad-Spectrum product. This means that all of the minor cannabinoids are included with the CBD, but the THC is not.
Many who are newer to trying CBD prefer to try products that are CBD isolate products. The bulk of the hemp-based items on the market labeled with CBD are isolate products. This means that the extract from the hemp has gone through an additional separation process and just the CBD compound is the base of the end product. CBD isolate can be found in candies, capsules, oils and topicals. It’s versatile and the possibilities are consistently being revealed.
At Kurativ, we have several different ways that we offer our high-quality CBD products. We do offer items in both Full Spectrum as well as CBD isolate. We also have CBD / CBG blends which are two isolated cannabinoids that have been shown to have many benefits when paired with each other.
No matter which one that you choose, all of them are third-party tested and made in America from American-grown hemp. If you are not sure as to which product to start with, try a sample box which gives you an array of options, in order to find your personal favorite.
Representations regarding the efficacy and safety of Kurativ CBD have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure any disease. Consult your physician prior to use if you are pregnant, nursing or using other medications.