If you’re someone who is considering using CBD extract, it can be a little overwhelming to determine which type is best for you.
Luckily, an article originally published on Made By Hemp’s website outlines the main differences amongst CBD extract, making it a little simpler to figure out which one to go with.
The four most common varieties of CBD extract include Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, Isolate, and PCR Oil, all of which “vary in the type of cannabinoids and synergistic plant extracts they contain,” the article explains.
Let’s break them down one by one in order to best understand them.
CBD Isolate “is cannabidiol in its purest form. To produce this extract, CBD is isolated and then refined to strip out any additional cannabinoids, terpenes, and plant components found in the hemp plant. The final product is a fine white powder that contains around 99% cannabidiol.
“Isolates contain only one cannabinoid: CBD. This means that CBD isolate does not contain any THC, a psychoactive cannabinoid responsible for getting you “high”, making CBD isolate a perfect option for those who seek a THC-free product.”
PCR, or Phytocannabinoid Rich refers to “hemp oil containing a wide array of different cannabinoids and zero THC. In other words, PCR is a common alternative term for broad spectrum hemp oil.”
Full Spectrum, or Whole Plant Hemp Extract “keeps the full properties of the hemp plant intact. In addition to CBD, this extract includes terpenes, cannabinoids, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, phytonutrients and any other materials that are extracted from the hemp plant.”
Broad Spectrum CBD is “basically full spectrum CBD, containing an array of cannabinoids and terpenes, except it doesn’t contain THC. It’s a great option if you want to maximize the benefits of CBD isolate but without the risk of failing a drug test.”
Depending on why you’re using CBD, hopefully this information can make the selection process a little less confusing. Check out the article itself for even more information about these four CBD extract types.