Whole Plant Hemp & CBD Isolate: What's the Difference?
The potential benefits of CBD are a prominent topic of research and discussion. As we explain the effects of CBD, it is important to discuss the types of extracts. Cannabidiol (CBD) is extracted from the hemp plant in a variety of forms. The type of extract in a product is shown to impact the effect CBD has on the body.
Whole plant hemp extract and CBD isolate are two common forms of CBD extract. These extracts vary in the type of cannabinoids and synergistic plant extracts they contain. Let’s take a closer look at the differences between these two extracts to understand how they influence the intake of CBD.
CBD isolate is cannabidiol in its purest form. To produce this extract, CBD is isolated and then refined to strip out any additional cannabinoids, terpenes, and plant components found in the hemp plant. The final product is a fine white powder that contains around 99% cannabidiol.
Isolates contain only one cannabinoid: CBD. This means that CBD isolate does not contain any THC, a psychoactive cannabinoid, making CBD isolate a perfect option for those who seek a THC-free product.