Three Different Types of CBD
All CBD oil begins as an extract from hemp plants. This extract is then processed to varying degrees to create the desired end products.
“Full-spectrum” is the concept of utilizing all of the cannabinoid compounds in the whole plant. CBD is the abbreviation for the cannabinoid called Cannabidiol and is one of over 100 known cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. And there are more than 400 other beneficial plant compounds including minerals, terpenes, flavonoids, chlorophyll, fatty acids, and others that are still being discovered. The synergistic interaction of all of the cannabinoids is called the “entourage effect” and contributes to the overall benefits of CBD.
The difference between full-spectrum and broad-spectrum products is that full-spectrum CBD includes trace amounts of the cannabinoid THC and broad-spectrum has 0% THC. Removing the THC is typically done for the purpose of providing a product for people who want the benefits of CBD but may be tested for THC in the workplace.
CBD isolate products contain only the CBD molecule with no additional cannabinoids or plant compounds. The entourage effect does not apply to isolate products, which many people feel changes the effectiveness of CBD.
What is the Best CBD for me?
It may seem like there are a lot of options, but really there are only the three listed above. Choosing hemp seed oil really isn't going to provide any of the benefits of CBD that you are looking for. Full-spectrum is your best bet for optimal efficacy, followed by broad-spectrum for those who can't have THC in their system. Isolate still has some benefits but lacks the entourage effect that comes from being combined with the other cannabinoids and natural compounds found in the cannabis plant.
Full-Spectrum CBD and the Entourage Effect
Some people work best alone and others prefer to be a part of a team. CBD is a team player. Receptra full-spectrum CBD oil includes all of the cannabinoids in the hemp plant and hundreds of additional plant compounds such as vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, flavonoids, and terpenes. This creates a synergy between cannabinoids, providing the ideal environment for CBD to interact with your body's natural receptors. This concept is called the "entourage effect."
Pure full-spectrum CBD oil gives the body what it needs when it needs it with more effectiveness than if the CBD molecule was separated out (isolated) from all of the other cannabinoids and compounds.
How You Take CBD Matters
Bioavailability is a concept that refers to the quantity and rate at which a compound enters systemic circulation. A prevalent deciding factor in bioavailability is the method of administration. Substances that are ingested orally typically pass through the liver which breaks them down, reducing the amount available for the body to use.
Receptra’s CBD oil tinctures are meant to be taken sublingually (under the tongue). This allows the compounds to be absorbed through the mucous membranes in capillaries under the tongue, overriding the need to pass through the liver. Receptra CBD oil can still be taken orally but will be less bioavailable, as is the case with capsules or edibles.
CBD Also Works Topically
Endocannabinoid receptors are located throughout the body in virtually every organ. The largest organ in the body is the skin. Receptors located directly underneath the skin are able to absorb and interact with CBD applied topically to achieve immediate relief for physical discomfort, bumps, and bruises. The antioxidant properties of CBD also have beneficial qualities for skin care.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.