Cannabidiol (CBD) is rising in popularity lately. As its notoriety gains, so do concerns about it. For example, many people are concerned about CBD products having tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This means that there are many who look for CBD products without any THC. So, what kind of CBD extracts do not have any THC?
What do CBD and THC have in common and what is different?
Although THC and CBD have similar chemical structures and are both classified as cannabinoids, the only commonality they have is that they are both found in cannabis plants like hemp and marijuana.
There are some big differences between CBD and THC. The biggest one is the effect that they have on people. THC is psychoactive. That means that it creates the high that is so commonly associated with Cannabis. CBD, on the other hand, is not psychoactive. It does not create a high. It may, however, help achieve a greater state of calm.
Another difference is that there is more CBD in hemp. Meanwhile, marijuana has more THC. This means that CBD is extracted from hemp much more often than it is extracted from marijuana. While hemp does have some THC in it, it is not more than 0.3%.
The appeal of CBD is based on studies that have looked at many different potential benefits of the cannabinoid. For example, this study found that CBD was able to help calm down people experiencing anxiety caused by having to engage in public speaking. Another study found that CBD was greatly able to help reduce inflammation caused by oxidative stress.
Those are just a couple of examples of the potential help that CBD could offer people. The more we study the cannabinoid, the better we understand it, the more promising it appears. But since CBD is found in the same plants as THC, how do you find CBD that does not have THC?
What are the different types of CBD?
When looking for a CBD product, how do you know which ones have THC in them and which do not? The main thing to know is that there are three different kinds of CBD extract in CBD products. They are full-spectrum, broad-spectrum and CBD isolate. The differences between them are based on how many other components are in the extract with the CBD.
This is the main kind of CBD extract that has THC in it. In fact, this is CBD extract with pretty much all other components and cannabinoids in it. This includes THC. However, the THC levels cannot be more that 0.3%, which is not enough to create a high. The appeal of having the other cannabinoids is that it may create what is known as the Entourage Effect. This is when components build upon each other, creating a stronger effect.
If you want a CBD product without any THC, broad-spectrum is a good option for you. It is similar to full-spectrum, it has all of the components and cannabinoids normally found in cannabis. However, the THC has been filtered out entirely. It does have other cannabinoids and components. That way, the CBD product may still be able to provide the Entourage Effect, without the potential (though unlikely) effect of the THC.
If you are looking for a CBD product that is just CBD, then CBD isolate is what you are going to look for. CBD isolate has nothing but CBD. All the other components and cannabinoids have been filtered out of the extract. While CBD isolate does not offer the potential of the Entourage Effect, it does provide a “purer” experience with the cannabinoid.
Those are the three main kinds of CBD extracts out there. As you can see, most do not have any THC in them. Meaning that it should not be difficult to find some CBD products without THC.
How much CBD should I take?
This is a good question to ask. Afterall, CBD does have some side effects that are associated with taking too much of the cannabinoid. They are not anything too serious, generally including things like gastrointestinal upset and fatigue, but they are not fun to deal with. So, it is understandable why people want to do their best to avoid them.
Despite this being a good question, there is no exact answer. People tend to react differently to CBD. Some only require a little bit to get their desired effect without side effects. While some require a lot more before they really notice anything. As a result, figuring out the right amount of CBD for you takes some experimentation.
It is best to start the amount you take low. Then wait and see how it sits with you. If you are using a CBD product like an edible, you may need to wait a bit longer to see how you react to it, as it needs to digest before the CBD can start working. If the amount you took does not cause any negative side effects, but does not provide you with the wanted effect, then you may try taking some more. It may take a few days for you to figure out the right amount, so be patient.
Whether you are looking for CBD with or without THC, hopefully this article has helped you know what to look for. Most CBD manufactures produce at least two of these kinds of extract and it is easy to find any kind of product made with whichever kind of CBD you prefer. This way it is easy to find the perfect product for you.
If you are new to CBD and are not sure where to start, you have picked a good site to start on. Here at Panacea Life Sciences, we have several high-quality CBD products for anyone and everyone. We also have a plethora of articles answering just about any question you may have about the cannabinoid. You can also contact us through our website or by emailing us at [email protected]