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The Holy Trinity of Hemp

The Holy Trinity of Hemp

We've created our own “Periodic Table” to display our diverse products relative to the three main CBD breakdowns of Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, and CBD Isolate. This isn’t scientific; just a fun and visual way to understand the specific types of CBD in each of our products. If you want full product details, we have COAs (Certificates of Analysis) attached to all of the products within our online store.

Instead of the customary s-block, p-block, d-block, and f-block, we’ve changed our table blocks to FS-block, BS-block, and I-block (as if you didn’t already get sweaty palms at the thought of traditional chemistry).

What does CBD stand for? Cannabidiol (the most abundant cannabinoid in hemp).

CBD has taken a backseat to its more infamous cousin, THC, for decades. CBD is now taking the world by storm as healthcare providers, and the general public begins recognizing the abundant ways CBD can provide relief and contribute to optimal health and wellness.

CBD Isolate

CBD Isolate is the purest form of CBD available. CBD Isolate is produced by removing all other compounds from the plant – terpenes, flavonoids, and other cannabinoids, including THC. This form of CBD is best used for those concerned with drug testing at their place of employment or who have a sensitivity to THC.

Full Spectrum CBD

The most commonly purchased CBD oil on the market is Full Spectrum CBD. This form of CBD provides the consumer with a “full spectrum” of cannabinoids, terpenes, essential oils, and even trace amounts of THC.

Full Spectrum is when everybody in the group shows up for the party! This means no one is left out in the extraction process. The other cannabidiol compounds in the hemp plant are also extracted together. This includes terpenes, flavonoids, and other cannabinoids. The “entourage effect“ is when the properties and benefits of CBD are boosted by the fact that these other cannabinoids and terpenes are present and working together.

Full-Spectrum CBD is more robust due to the power-packed combination of the plant.

A minimal amount of THC (compliant with less than 0.3%) is found in Full Spectrum CBD because the THC is not removed during the extraction process (remember, no one is excluded from the party).

Broad Spectrum CBD

Broad Spectrum CBD is also a form of cannabidiol that contains terpenes and a variety of cannabinoids to create a “broad spectrum” of naturally occurring compounds. However, THC gets removed after the extraction process.

Other cannabinoids to note are:

Cannabinol (CBN) – a cannabinoid made from oxidized THC. The longer raw cannabis matures, the more CBN it will create from THC. It’s known for its relaxing qualities.

Cannabigerol (CBG) – a non-intoxicating cannabinoid produced from cannabigerol acid during decarboxylation.

Cannabidivarin (CBDV) – a minor cannabinoid with a molecular structure similar to that of CBD.

Cannabidiol acid (CBDA) is the 2-carboxylic acid form of CBD and an essential ingredient in raw cannabis. 

Cannabichromene (CBC) – a cannabinoid that particularly comes from tropical-region cannabis.