Not only can CBD be extracted using different methods, it can also be made using different compounds of the cannabis plant, resulting in products with differing uses and benefits.
The three compounds within the cannabis plant are cannabinoids (among them CBD and THC), terpenes, which affect the aroma of the plant and carry therapeutic effects, and flavonoids, which also produce therapeutic effects.
- Full Spectrum Oil includes small amounts of each of these compounds, including THC (below 0.2%). The interaction of all compounds produces what is known as an ‘entourage effect’, boosting the overall therapeutic effects of the plant. Furthermore, The THC found in full-spectrum products may increase the anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving benefits of CBD, without producing a high sensation. All LEAF products contain only Full Spectrum CBD.
- Broad Spectrum CBD includes all components, other than THC, and therefore still benefits from the entourage effect.
- CBD Isolate is pure CBD — without any other cannabinoids, terpenes or flavonoids. It is transparent, and has almost no side effects, taste or smell. It is recommended for patients who don’t want any trace of THC or aroma of cannabis in their products, and highly beneficial for people who suffer from anxiety and headaches.
by Leaf Botanicals London, UK