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CBD oils and tinctures have become a dominating factor in alternative health. Since the 2018 Farm Bill allowed CBD growers and farmers to cultivate their produce and sell it legally, the CBD industry has seen exponential growth, with more people purchasing CBD products for the first time.
Novice consumers may see all CBD products as equal, but veteran users know that products grown organically and naturally demand more respect. These organic products are consistently well-labeled, and the companies that manufacture them are careful to offer lab reports to prove how effective their products are.
If you’re unsure what the difference is between full-spectrum CBD oil and CBD isolate, you’re not alone. It’s normal to have questions about CBD, especially if you’re new to this terrific botanical and all the benefits it brings to the table. CBD and CBD oils are available in various products and can be used in multiple ways. It’s important to know what you’re purchasing before you drop your hard-earned money on a product.
Before understanding the differences between products, it’s critical to know how the hemp used to create the products is cultivated, processed, and then manufactured to present only the best full-spectrum CBD products.
The hemp used in all Kats Botanicals’ products is grown with thoughtful and sustainable practices in mind. Our non-GMO hemp is cultivated high in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, where the elevation reduces the need for using harmful pesticides and pathogens to control mold and insects. When ready for the harvest, Coloradan farmers carefully select only the best plants to use in the extraction process.
This commitment to sustainability is evident in the all-natural fertilizers and clean, nutrient-rich soil used to grow the hemp used for high-quality products. There is no pest or weed control, and farmers are under strict guidelines to only use drip irrigation for watering to keep the farm sustainable.
Following the harvest, the flower is processed at a certified-organic farm lab. Kats Botanicals uses a whole-plant approach to processing, which means reduced waste. It also means the CBD in Kats Botanicals’ products contains all of the nutrients, terpenes, and cannabinoids that naturally occur in hemp.
That is the full-spectrum difference.
Full-spectrum CBD oil is potentially the most popular product on the market today. The use of full-spectrum oils dates back centuries, and many of the recipes people used hundreds of years ago are still being used in mass-produced products today.
With a product labeled full-spectrum, you’re getting all the natural goodness extracted from the hemp plant. This includes phytocannabinoids, including THC.
Some people who aren’t in the know may think that THC in CBD products makes them illegal in the US, but that just isn’t true. With the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, Congress allowed up to .3% THC to be present in any CBD product. Hemp is cultivated to have these naturally low levels of THC, and significant levels of CBD. The two work together synergistically to help boost the benefits of CBD.
Because of the small amount of THC in CBD, you’ll never feel the euphoric high associated with CBD’s big cousin when you use a full-spectrum CBD oil. Instead, you’ll reap the hemp plant’s benefits throughout your day, feeling at peace and confident that you can take on the world.
With a bottle of Kats Botanicals full-spectrum CBD oil, you can easily engage in promoting your well-being and maintaining your daily life. Many people use this terrific product to improve their sense of self while supporting their wellness goals.
Hemp vs. Cannabis
For many years in the public and government’s eyes, cannabis and hemp were inextricably tied together. Cannabis and CBD were considered Schedule I substances until 2018.
Hemp and cannabis are popular strains of the cannabis sativa plant, but they vary in their chemical makeup. Cannabis contains high levels of THC, but minimal amounts of CBD. As a result, cannabis is not a beneficial component of CBD products, and any products made using cannabis extracts may contain THC levels that can be psychoactive.
On the other hand, Hemp contains exceptionally high CBD levels in its stalks and leaves, but only trace amounts of THC. Hemp is also used to make durable clothing, paper, and even concrete.
Kats Botanicals CBD products are made from hemp extract, not from hemp seeds. Hemp seeds, while rich in Omega-3 fatty acids that can be beneficial for skin and cell growth, do not contain significant levels of CBD.
The Entourage Effect
It’s critical to understand the importance of the Entourage Effect when using CBD. That way, you can leverage all CBD’s benefits to your advantage without missing out on any natural properties in the hemp plant.
The easiest way to understand the Entourage Effect is to stop for a moment and consider all of the compounds and chemicals in hemp. Compounds like CBD and THC are found in hemp, but other, lesser-known, essential compounds such as CBN, CBC, and THCA may provide significant benefits to users.
Cannabinol(CBN) and cannabidiol (CBD) are very similar but are two different chemicals. It is very potent, even in smaller doses, and non-intoxicating. It’s considered a THC metabolite as it is often found in older hemp plants, suggesting it becomes more plentiful as THC ages. Many people seek out aged THC just to enjoy the benefits of CBN specifically.
Cannabichromene (CBC) is considered to be one of the oldest and most well-known compounds in CBD’s Entourage. It was discovered more than 50 years ago and is also non-intoxicating. While the normal CB1 and CB2 receptors of the ECS don’t interact exceptionally well with CBC, CBC may bind well to other receptors in your body, thereby expanding its use past just the typical receptors.
Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) is another non-psychoactive, non-intoxicating compound found in the hemp plant, but it’s different from THC. While research into THCA is still in its infancy, there is early anecdotal evidence that suggests it might be a good way to support people who struggle with chronic discomfort.
All these compounds work together to make up the rainbow that is full-spectrum CBD. You may think you’re getting only pure CBD in a bottle labeled as CBD, but you’re not. You’re getting a lot more.
Full-spectrum CBD also contains terpenes responsible for the flavor profile and scent of the hemp plant. Terpenes such as myrcene, a-pinene, linalool, and beta-caryophyllene may deliver additional wellness benefits.
Flavonoids are also present in full-spectrum CBD, although these are lesser-known. The cannaflavins unique to cannabis sativa strains include apigenin, cannaflavin A, and quercetin. During the growing process, flavonoids provide essential protective qualities for hemp, including fungi control and UV filtering. In CBD, flavonoids help contribute to CBD’s overall sensory experience and may help you navigate everyday life.
These compounds combine in full-spectrum CBD products to distribute CBD’s benefits effectively and efficiently to your endocannabinoid system. Users of full-spectrum CBD may enjoy these benefits more quickly and for more extended periods. This is the Entourage Effect.
If you don’t want to include the Entourage Effect in your daily routine and only want to obtain the benefits from CBD itself, consider CBD isolate.
CBD isolate, also known as CBD crystal, is CBD that has been isolated from all other compounds in the hemp plant is just 99% pure CBD. Many people who like to make their tinctures and oils want to use CBD isolate as an ingredient or as a way to make their CBD products more potent.
Because CBD and most of the other compounds found in hemp don’t cause any psychoactive or intoxicating effects, they’re rarely included in drug tests. However, THC is a psychoactive chemical, and even trace amounts may appear on a drug test.
If you are drug tested regularly in your occupation, CBD isolate can still deliver a boost to your well-being. CBD isolate is an excellent alternative for anyone who may be worried about the THC content in their full-spectrum CBD products.
Using a CBD isolate allows you to get your CBD dose without having to concern yourself about any THC potentially entering your system. Consider Kats Botanicals CBD Gummies for a quick 10mg dose of CBD isolate you can take anywhere, any time.
At Kats Botanicals, we believe in the power of full-spectrum CBD to deliver a boost to your well-being. We want our CBD products to be a trusted part of your daily routine. All our CBD products are third-party lab tested so you can see for yourself the levels of cannabinoids, terpenes, and residual solvents present in our full-spectrum CBD.
If a batch does not meet our exacting standards, we throw it away. We want our customers to be safe, healthy, and happy with their purchase, so you continue to trust Kats Botanicals with your CBD needs.
These lab results are available upon request.
Full-spectrum CBD is one of the best ways to include CBD in your daily regimen. Harnessing the Entourage Effect’s power by using full-spectrum CBD is a way to increase its potency, so you get the full benefits this botanical provides.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Disclosure
This product has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Always consult with your physician before starting a new dietary supplement program. This product is not for use by or sale to any persons under the age of 18. Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is an active and naturally-occurring phytocannabinoid derived from the industrial hemp plant. Kats Botanicals does not sell or distribute any products that are in violation of the United States Controlled Substances Act (US.CSA). All products contain less than 0.3% THC.