There is no doubt that within the last few years, CBD has become a highly coveted commodity. People all over the United States and the rest of the world are becoming aware of the potential wellness benefits that CBD has to offer. Along with this newfound awareness, acceptance is becoming prevalent as well. People that once saw cannabinoids as dangerous and evil are starting to see that maybe hemp is not such a bad thing after all. With this new perspective, people are becoming open to trying new things and exploring different possibilities with various CBD forms. A very popular form in the mainstream today is the full-spectrum CBD tincture. For the experienced CBD enthusiast, this is a common term. However, for the ones who are new to the CBD realm, CBD tinctures may be foreign. Full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, isolate; what do these terms mean? Let’s take a look at each one.
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The Hemp Plant
In order to fully understand the different forms of CBD and hemp extracts, we need to understand the hemp plant, which is where CBD comes from. Since the 2014 Farm Bill came into effect, a cannabis plant that contains 0.3% THC or less at the time of harvest is considered a hemp plant. If it contains a higher concentration of THC than the legal limit, it is automatically considered marijuana. Of course, this has sparked debate in the science world, but that is a whole other story.
The hemp plant is in the cannabis family, which is a genus of plants that grows flowers and contains over 100 different cannabinoids. The two main cannabinoids that reside within the hemp plant are THC and CBD. A few other cannabinoids that are present are CBC, CBN, and THCV. These cannabinoids are what make the cannabis plant so special. Humans and animals have a network of receptors in their bodies that use self-made cannabinoids to keep their bodies in balance. This system is known as the endocannabinoid system.
In addition to cannabinoids, the hemp plant also possesses a variety of terpenes and flavonoids that all play a role in the wellness properties that the hemp extracts that are on the market today have to offer. Some of the different hemp extract creations that are available are:
- CBD Tinctures
- CBD Lotions
- CBD Softgels
- CBD Gummies
- CBD + Terpene Extracts
- CBD Oils
Full-Spectrum CBD Tinctures
Now that you have a better understanding of the hemp plant and the cannabinoids that are available within a hemp extract, it is time to elaborate a little more about the different forms of hemp extracts and why they are what they are. A full-spectrum tincture means that the full spectrum of the hemp plant is available within the extract. THC, CBD, CBC, CBN, and all of the other cannabinoids that are within the hemp plant are brought into the extraction and not left out. By law, a hemp extract can not contain any more than 0.3% THC. This means that, although it is minimal, THC is present in a full-spectrum extract. With all of the cannabinoids intact, the terpenes and flavonoids within the plant are present as well. Everything that is in the hemp plant is in the extract.
Broad-Spectrum CBD Tinctures
With a broad-spectrum CBD tincture, there is an extra step in the extraction process that successfully removes all traces of THC. Because there is an extra step in the process, there could be a loss of beneficial terpenes and flavonoids as well as some cannabinoids. A broad-spectrum tincture possesses a broad-spectrum of the hemp plant so that users can enjoy a long list of the beneficial cannabinoids that are available without having to worry about any THC getting into their systems.
CBD Isolate Extracts
As we mentioned above, CBD is a cannabinoid. CBD and THC are very much alike, and can both be found in the cannabis plant, but they are different from each other on a cellular level. When a CBD isolate tincture is created, the extraction process is designed to specifically isolate the CBD from the rest of the components of the hemp plant so that only a pure CBD extract remains. A CBD isolate simply means that the CBD has been isolated from the rest of the cannabinoids.
High Falls Hemp NY Hemp Extracts
High Falls Hemp NY is one of the great hemp farms of NY. From seed to soul, the hemp plants that grow on these breathtaking farmlands are carefully nourished and cared for with the highest regard for quality in mind. If you are going to use CBD products, you should make sure that you are getting them from a trusted source that grows its own hemp and produces its own products.