CBD Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum & Isolates

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Hello everyone, CEO Olivia here. Today we’re continuing our deep dig into CBD, canabinoids & endocanabinoids. CBD oils & tinctures are made from both hemp & marijuana. The difference being oils made from hemp will have virtually no THC present, while oils made from Marijuana will.

CBD oils & tinctures are classified as full spectrum, broad spectrum or an isolate, depending on the purpose of the final product.

Full-spectrum means it contains all phytochemicals naturally found in the plant, including CBD, THC, trace cannabinoids, terpenes, & essential oils. Full-spectrum extracts from hemp have a negligible THC content —  below 0.3%, while extracts from marijuana will have different levels of THC depending on their purpose.

The full spectrum of the active compounds extracted from hemp work together to amplify the health benefits of each individual cannabinoid. This phenomenon is referred to as the entourage effect which I’ll explain below.

Broad-spectrum extracts also contain multiple cannabinoids, terpenes, & essential oils, they also produce the “entourage effect,” however all the THC has been removed.

CBD isolate is made by removing everything but the cannabidiol (CBD). The advantage of using CBD isolate is the high concentration of CBD per serving. Isolates are usually 99% pure, meaning that one gram of isolate powder carries about 990 mg of CBD. With isolates, there’s no entourage effect.

What’s this “entourage effect”? It refers to the synergy achieved by all the components in cannabis interacting together to enhance the potential benefits of the plant.

Now that we’ve sorted that out, next week I’ll sniff out how to decide which product is right for your good dog.

CEO Olivia

Part 1 – CBDs, Cannabinoids, Endocannabinoids & Canines

Part 2 – What is Cannabis?

Part 3 – How CBD Is Extracted?

Part 4 – CBD Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum & Isolates

Part 5 – CBD Oils & Tinctures, What’s In the Bottle?

Part 6 – Understanding a CBD Certificate of Analysis

Part 7 – CBD Oils, What Should Be On the Label?

What is Cannabis?

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Hello everyone, CEO Olivia here. Let’s begin our exploration of CBD, Cannabinoids & endocanabinoids at the beginning, out in the fields. What is Cannabis anyway?

Cannabis has been cultivated by humans for many thousands of years. There is evidence of it being grown in what is today the Czech Republic, dating back to 26,900 BCE. It can be used for making rope, clothing, paper, bricks & also dog toys. BOL! You can even use cannabis in 3D printing.

There are two main varieties of cannabis. One is called marijuana & the other is called hemp. Both contain chemical compounds known as cannabinoids. There are 113 cannabinoids in all. But the difference between the plants comes down to how much one specific cannabinoid is present. Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is present in both plants, however, Marijuana will have  a THC concentration higher than 0.3%. If the plant has 0.3% or less of THC it is then classified as hemp. Both plants contain another cannabinoid called cannabidiol or CBD.

All mammals as well as several other animals (like fish) have what is called an endocannabinoid system. Endocannabinoids are neurotransmitters that are located throughout the central nervous system, including the brain. Research has shown these neurotransmitters help regulate appetite, pain, memory, mood/stress & sleep. It’s these endocannabinoid neurotransmitters that the cannabinoids found in cannabis bind to. I’ll dig deeper into this in a future post.

But first, next week I’ll sniff out the methods used to extract & process the cannabinoids from cannabis.

CEO Olivia

Part 1 – CBDs, Cannabinoids, Endocannabinoids & Canines

Part 2 – What is Cannabis?

Part 3 – How CBD Is Extracted?

Part 4 – CBD Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum & Isolates

Part 5 – CBD Oils & Tinctures, What’s In the Bottle?

Part 6 – Understanding a CBD Certificate of Analysis

Part 7 – CBD Oils, What Should Be On the Label?