Types of CBD Oil
There are several types of CBD oil products. It’s important to remember that, as the industry grows, some of these terms have evolved.
CBD From PCR Hemp vs. CBD From Marijuana
Oils can also be extracted from marijuana the same way they can be extracted from hemp. The oils made from marijuana are referred to as cannabis oil. Extracts made from marijuana may contain some CBD but are intended to contain enough THC to cause a high. These extracts made from marijuana remain as an illegal Schedule 1 drugs under the Controlled Substances Act.
Raw CBD Oil vs. CBD Concentrate
When the essential oils of the hemp plant are first extracted it is considered a raw hemp extract. This raw extract can be put through a series of filtration and distillation processes to remove unwanted compounds, such as waxes and chlorophyll, and produce various classes of oils differing in purity and CBD content. These refined oils are referred to as CBD concentrate or CBD distillate.
What is Full Spectrum CBD Oil?
It is a class of compounds called Terpenes. Raw PCR hemp extract contains terpenes as well as other cannabinoid compounds similar to CBD. Because it retains the natural balance of cannabinoids and terpenes found in the original plant, it is referred to as a full spectrum oil.
What is Broad Spectrum CBD Oil?
Broad spectrum CBD oil is very similar to a Full spectrum oil. Full spectrum CBD oil retains the original concentrations of cannabinoids and terpenes found in raw PCR hemp extract. Broad spectrum CBD oil also contains these concentrations of beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes but has all trace amounts of THC extracted. This is ideal for individuals who wants absolutely no THC in their CBD products.
What is CBD Isolate?
CBD can also be isolated and purified. Pure CBD is known in the industry as CBD isolate. In their pure form, and at room temperature, cannabinoids are solid crystals. Purified cannabinoids are colorless and odorless. CBD isolate can be consumed directly or used as an additive in other preparations such as edibles and beverages; however, it is lacking the beneficial terpenes and other cannabinoids found naturally in the plant.
What is CBD-Rich Oil/Phytocannabinoid-Rich (PCR)?
You may have heard of CBD-rich oil. This term is generally used to label a CBD oil which has gone through some initial filtration and distillation steps to remove unwanted compounds such as chlorophyll and waxes. The resulting product has a higher concentration of CBD than the raw extract, hence the term CBD-rich oil.
What is CBD-Infused Oil?
The term CBD-infused is a product which has been infused with purified CBD isolate or a product which has been infused with a CBD-rich, full spectrum or broad spectrum concentrate. If the product is labeled properly it will specify which ingredients were used. If the ingredients include “CBD isolate,” then the product is not full spectrum. If the ingredients include “CBD-rich hemp oil (or extract)” or “full/broad spectrum CBD oil,” then note that you’re getting a full/broad spectrum product. It’s important to know what is in a product because they produce different effects.
This product is not for use by or sale to persons under the age of 18. This product should be used only as directed on the label. It should not be used if you are pregnant or nursing. Consult with a physician before use if you have a serious medical condition or use prescription medications. A doctor’s advice should be sought before using this and any supplemental dietary product. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
It’s important that you seek the advice of a qualified medical professional who is well versed in CBD education before beginning use