With a plethora of CBD options available online, many different names are used for CBD Oil, which can confuse a newcomer looking for CBD products. To begin with, hemp extract, CBD Oil, CBD hemp oil, and others are often describing the same thing; a CBD-rich hemp oil. Adding to the complexity are the differences between products like CBD Isolate, CBD Broad-Spectrum, and CBD Full-Spectrum oil.
This blog will go into a little bit about CBD Oil and how it is made to clear up the confusion and the differences between CBD Isolate, Broad-Spectrum, and Full-Spectrum Oil.
We will also cover how to choose the best CBD Isolate and some options for products available at Strength of Hope. Continue reading to learn about CBD Isolate and more below.
What is CBD Oil and How is it Made?
CBD Oil, also known as Hemp Extract, is made using the leaves and flowers of the Hemp plant (Cannabis Sativa). Unlike its cannabis cousin, hemp is rich in cannabidiol (CBD) and contains very low amounts of THC.
The leaves and flowers of the hemp plant are processed by first heating the plant material, which is called decarboxylating. Then, a solvent such as Alcohol or CO2 is used to separate the oil from the plant material. The oil then goes through a distillation/winterization process to further purify the oil.
Companies may remove or introduce certain terpenes and phytocannabinoids from/to the oil during this process based on the desired end product. Some of the types of oils that can be made by hemp or cannabis plant extraction include CBD Isolate oil, Broad-Spectrum Oil, and Full-Spectrum Oil.
After extraction, CBD Oil/Hemp extract oil may be used in various CBD products, including CBD Oil, CBD Topicals, CBD Tincture, and CBD Pet Oil.
By law in the US after the passing of the Farm Bill, Hemp products and extracts may only contain up to 0.3% THC. CBD products at Strength of Hope, by contrast, go through the extra step of removing all THC, making our products a purer CBD option.
Is CBD Safe?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), CBD is generally safe and well-tolerated in humans, and no physical dependence effects have been reported.
Overall, CBD is considered safe for various purposes, though much more research is needed into CBD’s long-term side effects.
CBD can interact with certain medications. If you would like more information about CBD, possible side effects, and medication interactions, please visit the FDA’s website and speak to your doctor.
Different Types of CBD Oil
There are three main types of CBD Oil, all of which contain CBD in varying amounts that differ from company to company. Each of the oils listed below also contains variable amounts of terpenes, cannabinoids, carrier oils, ingredients, and extraction methods. What are the differences between CBD Isolate, CBD Broad-Spectrum, and CBD Full-Spectrum oil? More on that below.
CBD Isolate is extracted using processes to extract only CBD and no other cannabinoids or terpenes from the hemp plant. CBD Isolate also does not include THC. These processes result in a crystalline powder known as CBD Isolate.
The CBD Isolate is then combined with a carrier oil such as MCT oil to create a tincture or other CBD product iterations. CBD Isolate oil is the only CBD oil that contains CBD and no other phytocannabinoids. It is considered a pure CBD option for those wanting to avoid THC.
Unlike CBD Isolate, CBD Broad Spectrum contains other plant compounds, cannabinoids, and terpenes that vary based on the company producing the Broad-Spectrum product. CBD Broad-Spectrum like CBD Isolate also excludes THC from the mix.
One of the reasons proponents of Broad Spectrum oil advocate for including other terpenes, essential oils, and extracts from the hemp plants is the entourage effect. The entourage effect is thought to be a whole-plant approach for various benefits to the body and mind but is not scientifically proven.
CBD Full-Spectrum oil typically contains the most variation in cannabis/hemp plant compounds by leaving in terpenes, phytocannabinoids, and other plant materials to encourage a whole plant effect or entourage effect. Unlike the other two kinds of CBD oil listed above, Full-Spectrum CBD oil includes THC.
CBD Full-Spectrum oil may be psychoactive, as it includes THC, and should not be used by anyone who undergoes regular drug testing. This variation of CBD oil also often tastes the most like the cannabis/hemp plant. Full-Spectrum oil is best for those looking for a specific THC to CBD ratio, such as medical marijuana patients.
Choosing the Best CBD Isolate
With all the variability in the hemp oil and CBD oil available on the market, it’s essential to do your research on the company you are purchasing CBD products from. Choosing the best CBD Isolate oil is easier when you know what CBD concentration is actually present in the oil you are considering.
A good place to begin research is to look at the third-party testing results of your CBD Isolate oil of choice. You want to determine what ingredients and strength of ingredients are actually present, as some companies have misleading marketing.
Should you choose Strength of Hope Products for your CBD needs, we provide all of our products’ third-party testing results on our website. Want to learn more about what Strength of Hope offers for CBD Isolate products? Read on!
Strength of Hope CBD Isolate Products
Our products at Strength of Hope are all made with CBD Isolate, which means that our products contain no other cannabinoids other than CBD. This also means that all of our products are 100% THC-free making them an excellent option for those looking for a pure CBD experience.
Consider Strength of Hope CBD Oil if you are looking for CBD’s effects without having to worry about any amount of THC being present in the oil. Our pure CBD options are excellent for those in careers with strict THC drug testing or for those with personal or religious preferences that preclude having any THC.
Read on to learn more about a few of our favorites below.
CBD Isolate Oil
Strength of Hope CBD Oil, made with CBD Isolate, is an exceptionally pure CBD choice with just a few simple ingredients. Each one-ounce bottle of CBD Oil Tincture comes with only premium CBD Hemp extract, MCT coconut oil, and a Stevia/Vanilla flavoring.
Our CBD Oil also comes in three strengths; either 500 mg, 1000 mg, or 2500 mg CBD per bottle. Try CBD Oil if you are looking for something to help with calm, focused energy throughout the day or to add to your nighttime routine. Strength of Hope CBD Oil is also simple to microdose, as it is measured with a dropper in fractions of a milliliter.
CBD Isolate Mints
Strength of Hope CBD Mints, made with CBD Isolate, delivers the benefits of our original CBD Oil in a convenient, simple to dose package. The easy-carry sliding tin is simple to slip into a purse, pocket, or glove box for discreet dosing throughout the day, no matter where you are.
Our CBD mints come in two delicious flavors; peppermint and cinnamon. CBD mints also come in three different strengths for your individual needs; 10 mg, 20 mg, and 40 mg CBD per mint. Try our mints for an easy way to consume CBD without having to measure your dose. It’s excellent for many use cases, including relaxing tension throughout the body.
Questions About the Best CBD Isolate?
If you are interested in looking at Strength of Hope’s full line of best CBD Isolate oil products, as well as their use cases, check out these blogs for our CBD Topicals for external use and CBD oil products to take by mouth.
If you are looking to learn a bit more about CBD, our “Learn” tab is an excellent resource for information about hemp, CBD, and hemp oil extract. For newcomers to CBD, you may consider reading this blog on the Oregon CBD market and how to choose a quality CBD product.