The flower of the female cannabis plant creates chemical compounds called cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids. These compounds have naturally occurring properties that may create balance within the body, alleviating anxiety, pain, insomnia, etc…
Two of the most dominant and well-known compounds are THC and CBD. Marijuana has levels of THC in the 10-15% range, and low levels of CBD. Hemp flower extract is commonly referred to as “CBD” and has very low levels of THC (below 0.3%) and does not cause a ‘high’.
CBD is the catch-all term for the oil extracted from flowers in the hemp plant. CBD was the main element of early hemp products, and it’s much easier to say “CBD” than “whole flower” or “Full Spectrum Hemp Extract”. Confusingly, many people say CBD when they refer to Full Spectrum or Broad Spectrum Hemp Extract, even though those products contain far more complex ingredients.
However, CBD is just one piece of the puzzle. Whole flower Hemp Extract includes many other cannabinoids and terpenes. Our products are considered “Full Spectrum”, while some brands have “Broad Spectrum” products containing fewer cannabinoids and terpenes, and some products, called isolates, are “CBD-only”.
In summary- CBD is one of over 100 compounds found in the hemp flower. CBD, along with other compounds, may help to create homeostasis, or balance, within the body. CBD is also the industry term for “Full Spectrum” or “Broad Spectrum” Hemp Extract, even though the term CBD is only one compound, so it’s important to know what you are buying.