WHAT IS CBD?
Cannabidiol, also known as CBD is a chemical compound called a cannabinoid and is found in both male and female cannabis plants. CBD is not the only cannabinoid that exists in the hemp plant, other common cannabinoids include CBG, CBN, CBC, and THC. There are over 120 different cannabinoids that scientists have identified from the hemp plant.
Cannabinoids when consumed or applied externally enter the bloodstream before binding in the human Endocannabinoid system. Receptor sites where cannabinoids can bind are found throughout the human body. The Endocannabinoid system is still being studied by scientists but may help to regulate different body functions like appetite, stress, metabolism and the immune system.
Cannabinoids like CBD, CBG, and CBN may have many potential benefits when ingested or applied externally. While research is still ongoing, there is promising evidence that cannabinoids may have anti-inflammatory, stress management, antioxidizing, and anti-anxiety properties. Many of our customers report positive benefits on a wide array of conditions after using a CBD product. It is important to note that cannabinoids like CBD, CBG, and CBN are non-psychoactive. They do NOT carry the intoxicating effects associated with the cannabinoid THC.
In addition to cannabinoids, cannabis also contains what is commonly known as terpenes. Terpenes are the chemical components that give cannabis, fruits, conifers, and other plants their distinctive smell. When walking through a pine forest in Rocky Mountain national park that distinctive pine aroma you smell is a combination of two different terpenes, Limonene and Pinene. Terpenes can have a significant impact on the human body. The terpene Linalool, commonly found in lavender can have a relaxing effect when smelled or consumed. Many sleep-aid products contain lavender for exactly this reason. Being aware of terpenes and their effects on the human body are important whenever shopping for a CBD product.
Pine forest in the heart of Rocky Mountain National Park
The 3 Types of CBD Products
There are three different types of CBD products sold commonly on the market, full-spectrum, broad-spectrum and isolates. Depending on what the desired use is, CannacoCBD staff will recommend the best product to suit your needs.
Full-spectrum products typically contain a blend of cannabinoids that includes CBD. It is important to note that full-spectrum products do contain a very trace amount of THC. The federal government has established guidelines for the amount of THC that can be in a product before it must be sold in a recreational/medical cannabis dispensary. All products at CannacoCBD have been tested and comply with the federal guidelines and have less than .03% THC. Such a trace amount of THC will not cause any psychoactive effects. In fact, this small amount of THC may help cannabinoids like CBD bind better to the Endocannabinoid system. This effect is commonly referred to in the CBD industry as the entourage effect. It is important to note that full-spectrum products may cause a false-positive on a drug screening. If you are tested for THC, please let one of our CannacoCBD staff members know so they can better help guide you to the right product.
Full-spectrum tincture from Cannagea CBD
Broad-spectrum products contain a blend of cannabinoids similar to a full-spectrum product. Broad-spectrum, however, does not contain any THC. Through a process like gas-chromatography, the THC is completely extracted and removed from the product. Broad-spectrum products are a great option for anyone who wishes to not consume even a trace amount of THC.
Isolate products are another option for those who wish to avoid THC. Isolates can be made from any cannabinoid in the cannabis plant, but the most common is CBD. CBD isolate is a pure extract of just CBD and does not contain any THC, CBC, CBG or CBN. Although regarded in the CBD industry as not being as effective as broad-spectrum or full-spectrum products, CBD isolate is often used by our customers who struggle with anxiety or depression. Common uses of CBD isolate are in vape pens and concentrates.
If you would like to learn more about CBD or other cannabinoids or still have questions, we encourage you to stop by your local CannacoCBD store. Our staff are experts on all things cannabis and are more than happy to answer any questions you might have. Please feel free to email questions to or give us a call (970)223-3177 during our business hours.
Broad-Spectrum Tincture from Nirvana CBD.