By now you have surely heard about CBD. It has been all over the media, the internet, and on the tip of everyone’s tongue. Some people are even calling it a miracle drug or a magic bullet that cures everything. While these claims are excessively exaggerated CBD has been reported to have a dizzying array of beneficial effects. These range from helping to cope with anxiety and depression to relieving the symptoms of more serious ailments such as cancer and epilepsy. Preliminary research into CBD has been enticing and shows that it may have massive potential as an all-natural medicine. This has led to the meteoric rise in the popularity of CBD infused products and now it can be found for sale almost everywhere.
What is CBD?
Chances are you found your way to this page because you already know a thing or two about CBD. However, if not, then we got you covered. CBD is an acronym for the much larger and more scientific word cannabidiol. It is extracted from a relative of the marijuana plant called hemp, both of which are part of the Cannabis Sativa plant species. Whereas marijuana is high in THC (the cannabinoid that leads to euphoria) and low in CBD, hemp is the other way around being high in CBD and very low in THC. This means that hemp does not lead to the feeling of being “high” and only retains the beneficial aspects of the cannabis plant.
CBD is then extracted from the hemp plants using a variety of methods. No matter the method used the end product is what is called a CBD crude oil. Furthermore, this oil is what is known as a full-spectrum product. Full-spectrum is when everything in the original plant’s makeup is included in the extract. This means that all the other cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes are present in addition to CBD. CBD crude oil is often refined further into other products such as CBD distillate, THC free CBD distillate, and CBD isolates through other processes. These then find their way into the vast assortment of CBD infused products from tinctures to dog treats.
What Does Full-Spectrum Mean?
The cannabis plant contains a dizzying array of compounds unique to the plant. There are six main types of cannabinoids and a large number of flavonoids and terpenes that are naturally found. Some of these other compounds are claimed to also have medicinal benefits and have even found their way into some researchers’ labs. In fact, it is believed that CBD works better while in the presence of these other compounds. This is what is known as the entourage effect and essentially says that the best way to use the benefits of cannabis is to use all of the compounds found within the plant. Hence the full-spectrum.
As stated above full-spectrum is an extract from the hemp plant that has the full complement of cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes that are present. This does include trace amounts (0.3%) of THC, but not enough to induce euphoria. CBD crude oil and CBD distillate are generally full-spectrum and both can find their way into a variety of CBD infused products. There are processes that can be conducted to remove the THC from the distillate and produce what is called a broad-spectrum since it contains most but not all of the compounds. Furthermore, there is a process that removes everything but the CBD leaving behind a pure white powder that is 99% CBD which we call CBD isolate.
Benefits of Full-Spectrum
Scientists have begun to not only look into the benefits of CBD but also the other compounds present in the cannabis plant. It has been shown that other cannabinoids in particular may have some of the same healing properties as CBD. For instance, a compound called CBG is thought to produce some similar effects and is beginning to become popular in the market. As a matter of fact, many growers have learned how to manipulate the cannabis plant to produce more CBG and now CBG infused products are showing up in stores. It should also be noted that some beneficial effects have been observed stemming from the flavonoids and terpenes associated with the hemp plant. On top of that many scientists and users agree that the entourage effect is the real deal and that CBD is much more effective when taken in conjunction with the other compounds found within the whole plant.
What Are Most Products Made With?
It depends on the company and the specific product, but a good portion of CBD infused products are made using a CBD isolate. The reason being is that it is usually in a company’s best interest to have their product appeal to as many people as possible. CBD infused products that have THC in them, even trace amounts can scare people off as they will be afraid that it could affect them adversely. Even worse, many fear they could lose their job if they are randomly drug tested. This is a very real concern, but is not likely with the minuscule amounts of THC in CBD extracted from hemp. If you prefer no THC at all, look for products that say THC free or 0% THC, this will indicate they were made using an isolate. If you are looking for a full-spectrum product generally it will state full spectrum or will list the THC as being trace amounts below 0.3%.
Full-Spectrum CBD Wholesale
The two most prominent raw full-spectrum CBD materials are CBD crude oil and CBD distillate. Both of these can be bought at wholesale and used to create a wide array of CBD infused products in your home. Additionally, these raw products can be taken on their own. If you are looking for high quality raw full-spectrum CBD wholesale then be sure to check us out. We here at Eagle Moon Hemp are proud to offer some of the best full-spectrum CBD extracts on the market. Contact us today to find out more info about our raw CBD products and our wholesale program. We would love to hear from you and help you find the product that is right for your needs and your budget!