What is CBD and are all CBD products created equally?
The first thing you need to know is that there is a big difference between CBD and a full-spectrum CBD-rich whole plant cannabinoid products. You might be asking what is the difference?
Many CBD products on the market don’t come from organically grown industrial hemp. They come from low-dose THC marijuana strains which in order to extract CBD use harsh chemical solvents to isolate CBD and thus remove all other naturally occurring cannabinoids and other essential nutrients and compounds.
By using organically grown hemp instead of low-dose THC strains of marijuana we avoid utilizing harsh chemical solvents. The proper way to extract CBD is to utilize a responsible CO2 supercritical extraction method to extract the CBD, as well as, other cannabinoids, nutrients, and compounds.
Many products state they use CO2 extraction but that doesn't mean that it is free of harsh chemical solvents like hexane and heptane. Low-dose THC strains can first go through a CO2 extraction method but the problem is that THC limits far outweigh the federally mandated limits. In order to compensate for these higher than mandated THC levels they isolate CBD by using harsh chemical solvents.
The result is residual traces of these harsh chemical solvents remain in their product and because these traces of harsh chemical solvents are below federal mandated disclosures, you maybe unknowingly ingesting these harsh chemical solvents.
Since we use organically grown hemp instead of low-dose THC marijuana plants our responsible CO2 supercritical extraction method retains not only a natural CBD product but all the other naturally occurring cannabinoids, terpenes, and other essential nutrients and compounds,void from other CBD products.
By retaining these naturally occurring cannabinoids and compounds you not only receive a natural product void of harsh chemicals, but these naturally occurring compounds have shown to play a crucial role in the efficiency of CBD, which is also known as the "entourage effect."
The entourage effect is synergistic effect that has shown to magnify the therapeutic effect of CBD hemp oil. When comparing CBD levels one might think that 30 milligrams of synthetic single-molecule CBD is equivalent to 30 milligrams of a CBD-rich whole plant cannabinoid extract, or a product with 50 milligrams of synthetic single-molecule CBD is superior over 25 milligram mix of CBD-rich whole plant cannabinoid extract.
Remember, it’s not just about CBD but CBD-rich whole plant cannabinoid extract that retain the other beneficial cannabinoids, terpenes, nutrients and compounds which are lost in other extraction methods.
That is why you can’t think of CBD Drip as just another CBD product but rather as a full-spectrum CBD-rich whole plant cannabinoid product because we don’t eliminate these beneficial compounds. Our unique extraction method extracts all of the natural compounds found in the hemp plant and keeps them in their natural state without destroying and eliminating all the beneficial parts of the plant.
Therefore, because CBD Drip is a full-spectrum CBD product you will find terpenes like, but not limited to Limonene, b-Myrcene, Delta 3 Carene, a-Pinene, b-Pinene, b-Caryophyllene, and other naturally occurring terpenes void from many CBD products on the market.
For instance, studies have show and suggest that terpenes like limonene can help promote weight loss, prevent and treat cancer, and help treat bronchitis.
Myrcene has shown to be an effective anti-inflammatory agent that can also work as a sedative and muscle relaxer. With trace amounts found in CBD Drip it could help with your inflammation without giving you that groggy or stoney feeling associated with marijuana.
Studies has also shown that Delta 3 Carene and Pinene are effective anti-inflammatory agent. With statistical data showing the rise of inflammatory disease or autoimmune diseases, more people are looking at a natural, non-pharmacological ways to assist in their alignment. CBD-rich whole plant cannabinoid dietary supplements that contain Delta 3 Carene and Pinene and other natural anti-inflammatory agents, is just one way people are looking at to find the right solution for them.
Another alarming statistic is the rate of depression and anxiety millions of people struggle with everyday. Millions of people are being prescribed antidepressants and anxiety medications as a way to cope. Many times these drugs will work for a while and then the effectiveness can taper off. Many people struggle to find the right medication and/or a cocktail of medications to assist them with their depression and anxiety.
CBD-rich whole plant cannabinoids that have trace amounts of Caryophyllene may help with the treatment of anxiety and depression, as studies suggest. CBD Drip is not a replacement for your prescription medication but many people that suffer from depression and anxiety look to CBD-rich whole plant cannabinoid products as a natural dietary supplement to help with their condition.
When you use a CBD products that utilizes harsh chemical solvents to extract CBD in a powdered isolate form, and they state that it is pure CBD, it might be tempting to believe that those products are superior. The truth is when you do this you are removing the terpenes naturally found in the plant and by removing them you could be losing out on many of the benefits, as studies suggest, come from terpenes; which are found in a full-spectrum CBD-rich whole plant cannabinoid like CBD Drip.
Other possible benefits of utilizing a full-spectrum CBD products that doesn’t remove or destroy part of the plant is the additional cannabinoid compounds found in CBD Drip’s full-spectrum products.
Some of these additional cannabinoid products can be CBG (Cannabigerol), THC (?9–tetrahydrocannabinol : below maximum legal limits without using harsh chemical solvents to remove excess THC), CBC (Cannabichromene), CBGV (Cannabigerivarin), THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin), CBDV (Cannabidivarin), CBCV (Cannabichromevarin).
For instance, CBG (Cannabigerol) or Cannabigerolic Acid (CBGA) seems to work in a synergistic way with other cannabinoids including CBD to provide overall synergy and balance.
In an Italian study in Biological Psychology in the May 2013 edition suggests that CBG has strong anti-inflammatory properties and may even help patients with diseases like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), may be useful in the treatment of glaucoma, or beneficial because of its anti-depressant qualities and may even inhibit the growth of tumors.
When using low-dose THC strains and isolating CBD isolates you are removing CBG, CBGA, and other beneficial properties from the end product, and thus may not be as beneficial as a full-spectrum CBD product.
Another benefit to using organically grown industrial hemp as CBD Drip does is that testing of industrial hemp has found to have much higher levels of CBG than most strains of cannabis. Testing has shown that levels of CBG can be up to nine times as high, as well as, maintaining a low THC level; which is lower than federally mandated limits.
So with some many CBD products on the market it can be very confusing. With some many CBD products on the market you can easily get confused on what you are actually buying. At CBD Drip we believe that with so many studies suggesting the benefits of terpenes and other cannabinoids found in industrial hemp that isolating CBD using harsh chemical solvents isn’t the best and possibly most beneficial end product.
We believe that a natural full-spectrum CBD-rich whole plant cannabinoid product like CBD Drip is superior to other CBD products on the market. If you are looking at a CBD product as a dietary supplement then look no further. Buy the products that delivers high quality CBD without destroying or removing parts of the plant or uses harsh chemical solvents.
Try CBD Drip today, you won’t be disappointed.