What is Hemp Extract?
Nov 16th 2020
Okay, now it’s hemp extract that you’re confused about. Don’t worry though because you are not alone. With so many CBD products made available in the market after the approval of the Farm Bill 2018, it could get difficult to compare products and identify which suits best for you.
How many times have you been confused with all those labels that you see on CBD bottles? How many times have you debated with yourself as to what product to purchase? Wait, was it hemp extract? Hemp oil? Hemp seed oil? Do you exactly know what you are buying? Before you get yourself into more complicated situations, probably it’s best to get things straight first.
First, what is Hemp?
While hemp is often associated with marijuana, hemp is not marijuana. Despite their biological classification as cannabis, breaking down their anatomy, they are totally different from each other – from the appearance, cultivation, usage, chemical composition, and regulations. In this guide, we made clear the differences between the two to end the confusion among our dear consumers.
Hemp has been long cultivated throughout human history for various purposes such as food, fiber, and medicine. It has gained so much interest among modern researchers because of the potentials it has for the human body.1 In fact, the whole hemp plant – from stalk to seed – has been the subject of many studies because of the benefits it brings.
So, what is Hemp Extract?
Basically, hemp extracts are products that are directly derived from the stalk and seeds of the hemp plant – which could come out in various forms like oils and liquids. This is commonly called CBD by most individuals and has been used for a variety of purposes especially for health and wellness.
As there are varied ways of deriving products from the hemp plant, there are varieties of hemp extracts that you have to be familiar with as well. These include the Full Spectrum CBD, Broad Spectrum CBD, and CBD Isolate.
Full Spectrum CBD
As the name suggests, Full Spectrum CBD contains all phytochemicals and components that are in the hemp plant, which include traces of cannabinoids, terpenes, and essential oils. It is 100% unrefined, therefore there are also traces of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive compound in cannabis that gives the high sensation) that can be found in this hemp extract. No worries though because it only contains less than 0.3% – that’s why it is legal and will not give that psychoactive effect that marijuana has.
Because of all the components that can be found in Full Spectrum CBD, it is believed to have the “entourage effect” or maximum therapeutic effects on the body.
Broad Spectrum CBD
Just like Full Spectrum CBD, Broad Spectrum CBD has all the beneficial cannabinoids, terpenes, and essential oils found in the hemp plant. Its only difference is that during its refining process, the THC has been removed; therefore, it brings no psychoactive effects to consumers using this hemp extract.
Compared to the two, CBD Isolate is considered the purest form of this compound. After its extraction, it has been processed that all other compounds and substances were removed and only Cannabidiol is left. No THC. No other compounds. Only pure CBD.
Does it still work wonders for the body? Definitely. In fact, CBD alone is versatile enough to provide numerous benefits to the body! Check here to know more.
What Hemp Extract should you choose?
When it comes to CBD, no one size fits all. The kind of CBD that would best suit you actually depends on your body and how well it can handle the product. For beginners, experienced CBD users recommend CBD Isolate products to give your body the time to enjoy CBD at its finest. Then slowly you can move to Broad Spectrum CBD or Full Spectrum CBD.
Also, you don’t have to worry because as stipulated in the report made by the World Health Organization, there are no health-related problems that occurred associated with the use of pure CBD. But just to make sure, always buy from reliable manufacturers to experience all the benefits that these hemp extracts may bring to your body.
If you are looking for a registered and trusted manufacturer, we at Complete Hemp take pride in our hemp-derived products that are grown under various states, federally approved by the Department of Agriculture Industrial Hemp Programs. Our products are organic, vegan-friendly, paraben-free, and have undergone several third-party laboratory tests to make sure that we only give the best for our consumers. Be one of our satisfied hemp-derived product users now!
1 Gianfranco Mamone, Gianluca Picariello, Alessia Ramondo , Maria Adalgisa Nicolai, Pasquale Ferranti. Production, digestibility and allergenicity of hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) protein isolates. DOI: 10.1016. PMID: 30599980