What is considered Whole Plant Extract, Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum and Isolate in the Cannabinoid world?
Many of us are reading and hearing on the news about the many benefits of cannabinoids or CBD. There are a lot of products on the market but how do you know which product is right for you. I wanted to write an article from a doctor’s perspective of the breakdown of each of the products to hopefully help you make better choice when it comes to these products.
WHOLE PLANT EXTRACT
TRUE Full Spectrum Phytocannabinoid-Rich (PCR) oil
contains a variety of synergistic compounds,
which interact with one another to unlock the full power and potential of the plant. TRUE Full Spectrum oil contains a complete array of cannabinoids, including at least trace amounts of THC and terpenes. There certainly are specific health benefits that are attributed to the isolated phytocannabinoid molecules, but the vast majority of clinical research suggests that the synergistic action of key phytocannabinoids and terpenes working together is truly what offers the widest range of potential medicinal benefits.
Derived from Registered Industrial Hemp that is hydrocarbon or ethanol-extracted, our Phytocannabinoid-Rich (PCR) Hemp Oil has a TRUE Full Spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes and very low amounts of Delta 9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (less than 0.3% THC).
The complex biochemical interaction of the matrix of phytocannabinoids working synergistically in the body is referred to as the “entourage effect.” Cannabidiol is but one of more than 100 known phytocannabinoids that interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) to help restore normal balance and physiological homeostasis.
WHAT IS CONSIDERED BROAD SPECTRUM?
Pure FREE is Broad Spectrum Oil Distillate features numerous phytocannabinoids isolated from the psychoactive components of the plant. By breaking down the cannabinoids and terpenes into their individual compound solutions, they can then be recombined into various formulas allowing individualization for a particular phytocannabinoid distillate blend.
This product is a better alternative for people who would like the benefits of a whole plant extract but may be sensitive to THC or undergoes drug testing.
It may not have all of the beneficial terpenes and cannabinoids as a true full Spectrum but it will have some of the same properties as the Full Spectrum. Most people do not report the same beneficial effects because the molecules have been separated and added back together.
me beneficial effects because the molecules have been separated and added back together.
WHAT IS CONSIDERED ISOLATE?
Pure isolated phytocannabinoids are produces the highest quality isolated oil by removing all impurities, including chlorophyll, lipids, waxes, and other destabilizing compounds. The trade off is that it can also take away essential terpenes and other phytocompounds that can be have beneficial medicinal properties. By using only completely distilled phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oil, our products are more pure, more stable and have a longer shelf life than oils that are non-distilled.
This product is designed for people who desire the completely isolated cannabinoid molecule. The extraction properties strip away all of the impurities but also most of the nutrients found in the plant. Overall, the products does have a better taste which can be perfect for people that can not tolerate the taste. Most manufacturer use isolated for their facial creams and topical creams.
In general, it is always best to consult your physician prior to starting any new supplements. There can be drug interactions with anything new and you must use your best judgement. If they company is not able to provide you with certificates of authenticity or answer any questions that you may have then I would consider finding a different company.