If you’re someone who has already researched the benefits of CBD and knows it’s a powerful tool in your wellbeing toolkit, then you’ve probably also come up against the conundrum of:
“There are so many CBD products on the market-which one is the best to buy?!”
It’s a fair enough question. With more research and increased acceptance, CBD products are gaining in popularity. But as the market expands, so too does the variety and quality of products available.
So how do you navigate a flooded market with so many people selling CBD in all kinds of formats and formulas? How do you learn to develop a discerning eye, who to trust and ensure you’re getting the most value?
Whole Plant Medicine Matters
As a consumer, the need to be informed is key because, unfortunately, not all manufactured goods are what they claim to be. So before selecting which products to integrate into your wellness routine, it’s important to understand the difference between two of the most popular types of CBD oil used today:
1. Broad Spectrum
Broad-spectrum CBD has the full cannabinoid profile of the hemp plant, as well as other beneficial compounds (such as CBN, CBL, and CBCVA, as well as aromatic cannabis terpenes like pinene and limonene) that work synergistically with CBD, making the benefits higher than CBD alone. The only compound that is extracted to undetectable levels is THC-the intoxicating compound associated most often with marijuana.
2. Full Spectrum
Full-spectrum CBD uses the whole plant, rather than isolating just one element, and refers to the plant extraction process in which the molecules from the whole plant remain intact. In order to be considered legal, full spectrum CBD must contain less than .3% THC, the intoxicating compound that provides a high.
On the other hand, there's the “isolate” method. This involves cooling the extracted oil until it forms crystals. The crystals are then processed into a powder, and the powder or “isolate” results in a single molecular compound of strictly CBD.
It used to be thought that “Pure CBD,” or “CBD Isolate” packed the most potent punch in terms of cannabis offerings. And while that initially makes sense, because there are no other molecular compounds of value found in the powder, this is not necessarily true.
It’s like the difference between drinking a cup of coffee and taking a caffeine pill. You know you’re getting a cup of coffee because it comes from a plant, but a caffeine pill doesn't have the same
Buying CBD with Confidence
Be cognizant that the less expensive forms of CBD on the market are likely using isolate, giving the appearance that you’re getting more for your money when you’re actually not.
And this is why we choose to use whole plant, broad spectrum CBD (instead of cheaper isolate forms). It has all the benefits of the plant, minus the THC.
The unrefined, broad spectrum CBD oil we use looks like solid honey; it’s thick, complex and full of nature’s goodness for you and has a lot of other benefits that go beyond JUST the CBD that is within the hemp plant.
We’re dedicated to making sure that our products have the highest-quality ingredients, sourced from the best hemp plants, using the safest methods.
No Crystals, No Isolates, No Fake CBD
Our CBD products do not contain isolate. They’re packed full of nature’s powerhouse molecules, making sure you get full access to CBD’s ability to target temporary, occasional discomfort and getting you back to what you love doing.
So before you buy, check the labels on the product to determine if the manufacturer uses the whole plant in their products, or check their websites for the information.
While buying CBD can feel intimidating at first with so many options available, with a little knowledge you’ll feel confident you’re making the right decision for your needs.