CBD Oil – Hemp CBD Oil – Broad Spectrum Hemp CBD Oil –Full Spectrum Hemp CBD Oil
What are the differences, and which one should you take?
The confusion is vast for consumers and we believe many manufactures are quite good with that. Many are here today and will be gone when the education on the industry has taken hold. As we begin, until 2014, no one in America really had any idea of the terminology we now use daily, let alone the uses, types and effectiveness one can expect.
Let’s start at the beginning, but before we do, let’s get one thing straight. We are discussing only hemp here and hemp is NOT marijuana. Now that we have that squared away, let’s discuss what hemp is, the types or forms of hemp being used for health purposes and lastly what is best for you to use.
What is Hemp?
Hemp is indeed from the cannabis sativa family, but unlike its cousin marijuana, hemp naturally has very low amounts of THC, the psychotropic cannabinoid in marijuana that makes people “high”. In fact, to be legal under Federal and State laws, Hemp must contain less than 0.3% THC.
Hemp actually has more than 400 naturally occurring compounds that have medicinal benefits. The hemp plant is made up of over 100 cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes and several vitamins and minerals. The most popular or at least most discussed cannabinoid is CBD which is short for cannabidiol.
What is CBD?
The reason CBD is so widely discussed is because it is the most prevalent cannabinoid in the plant. It is kind of like the photocopy business. In the beginning, Zerox dominated this industry. So much so that when someone was going to make a copy of something, they would say they were going to Zerox it.
I have to caveat that in many cases, and I am no different, when we say CBD it is being used synonymously with Hemp in general. This is one of the areas of this industry that confusion is so widely found.
CBD oil and Hemp CBD oil are one in the same. When CBD is used in a product by itself, it is called an isolate. Most products that are being sold out there are just that, an isolate containing only CBD. While CBD is good, it certainly cannot hold a candle to the entire hemp plant. The hemp plant is the purest example of the old saying “the sum of the whole is greater than its parts.”
CBD does have medicinal benefits but does not provide all of the fuel our body’s endocannabinoid system needs to create homeostasis for our various bodily systems. As we know, when our bodies are in homeostasis, fancy word for balance, there is nothing it cannot do for itself.
If we were to get a cut on our hand, we would not run off to a doctor and ask them to heal our hand. They simply cannot do that even if they wanted to. On the other hand, because our bodies are amazing vessels and because of balance, when we get a cut, the body heals itself.
Because CBD provides our bodies some of the fuel it needs, when it comes to your health, I would first learn about other options before just settling for this isolate.
What is Full Spectrum Hemp Oil?
CBD oil is an Isolate, but when you use the entire Hemp plant you get what has been dubbed as Full Spectrum Hemp Oil (FSHO). FSHO provides your body’s endocannabinoid system all of the fuel it is needing to overcome the current lack of ability to produce internal cannabinoids to create that all important balance (homeostasis). It is almost like full spectrum hemp oil is a bioidentical replacement for the fuel our body is no longer efficiently making from our depleted food supply.
FSHO makes up a much smaller portion of the overall industry, but not all FSHO are created equal. Many products you will see out there try to confuse people with milligrams of this or milligrams of that. Fact is, many products out there have no independent testing so who knows what is really in their products.
There is plenty of clinical proof to know that when taking the whole hemp plant as opposed to just CBD, you can get what is called synergy. You see, when you take the whole plant, the compounds work even better together than they can separately.
Even in the few quality products out there, the levels of THC found can range from the legal limits of 0.3% all the way down to only trace amounts such as 0.000002%.
What is Broad Spectrum Hemp Oil?
Broad Spectrum Hemp Oil is the whole hemp plant and 100% of all of the THC has been removed. While some may think they want absolutely no THC, studies have shown, having at least very small trace amounts can keep the synergy of the whole plant intact for your body.
In addition, some believe that they need Broad Spectrum Hemp Oil for their pets since too much THC can be toxic. While that is true, the best Full Spectrum Hemp Products have such small trace amounts they are more viable for them and their human counterparts.
Which should you take?
Having been in this industry for several years now, without a doubt, having a great Full Spectrum Hemp Oil is far superior to any isolate or broad-spectrum product. Do not buy in to all of the hype or false medical claims many are making. Hemp oil does NOT cure, treat or prevent any disease. Hemp is simply the missing fuel our bodies are craving to super charge our endocannabinoid system lying dormant inside each of us. Unleash your power within by starting a daily regimen of the best Hemp Oil available.
Do not get fooled by talk about milligrams of this or milliliters of that. It boils down to these primary points:
- It must be sourced from hemp grown with Organic principles
- It must be Full Spectrum hemp oil meaning whole plant
- It must be water friendly for your body to use since it is 60% water (see articles on types of Hemp Oils and Hemp Absorption)
- It must be clean and chemical free
- It must actually work
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