The 3 Types of CBD Sourced from Hemp for People and Pets | Blooming Culture
The 3 Types of CBD Sourced from Hemp for People and Pets
CBD- Short for cannabidiol, is a cannabinoid, a natural compound found in cannabis plants (also known as Cannabis sativa). It is not considered a controlled substance and is 100% non-psychoactive, which means it doesn’t make you feel “high” and provides many therapeutic benefits.
THC- Tetrahydrocannabinol is also a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant (there are over 100 different cannabinoids in total). THC is the compound responsible for causing the marijuana ‘high,’ but it also has many other benefits.
Terpenes- The additional natural compounds in the hemp or cannabis plant, also referred to as plant matter.
Cannabinoids- Compounds found in cannabis. The most notable cannabinoid is the phytocannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis. CBD and THC are two of the most prominent cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Both cannabis and hemp plants produce CBD and THC. However, cannabis has a higher concentration of THC. Hemp has a higher concentration of CBD.
People vs. Pet CBD
There is no difference between the cannabinoid CBD for people and pets.
The 3 types of cannabidiol for people and pets are;
Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, and Isolate. CBD grown and cultivated from the hemp plant contains less than 0.3% THC, and CBD produced from the marijuana plant has over 0.3% THC. The difference is dosing and the added ingredients, not the actual CBD, when formulating the final product.
Whole Plant CBD refers to Full Spectrum, keeping the most cannabinoids and terpenes in tack. In many cases, this is the desired form due to anecdotal evidence that the different plant matter works best synergistically with CBD. That is not to say that the other forms of CBD do not work. Each person and pet has a slightly different system that may respond better to one over the other.
More thorough studies need to evaluate unique terpene benefits; each one offers a slightly different beneficial value. For example, one significant advantage of CBD can lower inflammation throughout the body, whereas THC can be a little more helpful for pain management. In combination, they work nicely together.
Broad Spectrum CBD has 0% THC and contains fewer terpenes than Full Spectrum. In contrast, CBD in an Isolate form is precisely how it sounds and has been isolated and stripped of all THC and other terpenes.
The below image easily breaks down essentially how you can look at the 3 types of CBD.
CBD that is Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, or an Isolate is what you will find readily available in the marketplace. CBD that contains THC in an amount greater than 0.3% must currently be sold through a licensed cannabis dispensary.
Because the state does not regulate CBD grown from the hemp plant and not sold through a dispensary, do your due diligence in finding a reputable CBD source for you or your pet.