The Three Different CBD Oils

The Three Different CBD Oils 

If you have purchased and benefitted from a CBD product in the past, you are one of the millions of people who have taken a bold step forward with their health.  Baby boomers who lead active lifestyles had led the way when it comes to purchasing nutritional supplements – they are the largest group by far.  Boomers know that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

If you’ve been using CBD for any length of time you may already realize that the oil is sold in three main forms:

  • Full-spectrum CBD oil
  • Broad-spectrum CBD oil
  • CBD Isolate

What is full-spectrum CBD?

Each of the three oil types listed all originates from the hemp plant – there are several unique distinctions to make.  Let’s talk about full-spectrum CBD oil first.  Full-spectrum CBD oil contains trace amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) 0.3% or less.  This amount of THC is required by law.  If a batch of CBD ever tests higher than 0.3% THC, it must be destroyed.  Many have stated that with full-spectrum CBD, you can enjoy the entourage effect, meaning you benefit from each compound (or part) of the hemp plant.  Studies have tied certain health benefits to the entourage effect.

What is broad-spectrum CBD?

There is one main difference between full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD oil.  Broad-spectrum CBD oil does not contain any THC (0%).  Processors put the CBD distillate through an extra step called THC remediation.  During this extra processing step, all the THC is removed.  There are many who prefer purchasing broad-spectrum CBD products for this benefit alone.  A CBD product with 0% THC could also help to ease any concerns with possibly failing a drug test.

What is CBD Isolate?

CBD isolate is processed down to a crystalline powder, the processor actually takes some additional steps to get to this point.  CBD isolate is used to make gummies, most of these products contain 99.9% pure CBD.  The idea here is when you take a CBD isolate you get a higher concentration of CBD but you do not enjoy the entourage effect.  CBD isolates are used in various types of CBD products ranging from topicals to edibles.

We know how challenging it can be to choose a CBD product that works best for you.  You may have to try a few different CBD products before you find the best solution.  If you ever have any questions about CBD or any of our products, please email us at

What is CBD oil?

CBD oil, also known as cannabidiol oil, is derived from naturally occurring compounds found in the cannabis Sativa plant. In fact, researchers have discovered over 100 different cannabinoids, including CBD, THC, CBG, and CBN.

CBD oil is used as a natural health supplement to help address the symptoms of a wide variety of health issues ranging from chronic pain and insomnia to mental health disorders and epilepsy.  CBD oil is the main active compound that has positively affected the lives of so many active boomers.

Will CBD oil get me high?

For many years, there was a negative stigma surrounding CBD products.  People did not realize that CBD and THC were two completely different cannabinoid compounds.  CBD and THC were both thought to get you high.  This is simply not true.

Here’s the rub.  Smoking or consuming products containing marijuana can cause mind-altering effects.  We all know this plant contains naturally high levels of THC. THC stands for ‘Tetrahydrocannabinol’.

But CBD comes from a different cannabis plant.  Think of THC and CBD as plant cousins, but clearly there are big differences when it comes to getting you high.  CBD products contain less than 0.3% THC and are not psychoactive in any way, which means that you won’t get you high.

CBD oil can be derived from hemp or marijuana. The key difference, though, is the THC content of each one. Commercial quality CBD supplements are derived from hemp, which is ideally non-GMO, which by law, must contain less than 0.3% THC.  The extremely low amounts of THC found in lab-tested CBD oil products are very weak and will not cause and any mind-altering effects.

How does CBD oil work?

Now that we’ve established that you can’t get high from CBD oil derived from hemp, we’re now going to take a look at how CBD interacts with and affects the body.  The cannabinoids that are found in CBD oil interact directly with receptors that are located throughout the body, forming part of our endocannabinoid system.  Dr. Lamir Hanus and Dr. William Devane discovered the endocannabinoid system in 1992.  This incredible system plays a vital role in the regulation of a multitude of bodily functions and physiological processes, including:

  • Appetite
  • Pain
  • Memory
  • Mood
  • Sleep
  • Immune Function

Our endocannabinoid system has receptor sites throughout the body, especially in our brain and central nervous system.  These receptor sites are called CB1 and CB2.  CBD attaches to these receptor sites throughout your body and begins to create a state of homeostasis.  CBD simply begins to bring your body back into its natural state of balance.

There are many scientific studies that have found that we can benefit greatly from bringing our bodies into balance.  This has become a driving force behind the increasing popularity of CBD supplements.  We really do have the scientific proof now.

What are the benefits of CBD oil supplements?

The list of health benefits associated with taking a CBD supplement on a regular basis is extensive.  We could not list them all in one place.  Instead, we will highlight some of the more prominent benefits commonly associated with CBD.

Pain relief – Conventional medicine has always treated pain (long-term or acute) with pharmaceutical drugs, usually pain killers.  As we all know the biggest downside to opiate-based pain killers is the negative side effects.  Opiates are also very addictive.  Boomers who suffer from pain have recognized this for many years but have not had a viable alternative until now.

CBD oil is renowned for its natural effect on relieving pain and its symptoms.  This naturally occurring compound has been known to help with everything from headaches, migraines, inflammation, chronic pain, and arthritis. All without any unpleasant side effects.

May Improve mental health – If you suffer from mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, or depression, CBD oil works very well for relieving symptoms and promoting an elevated state of psychological wellness.  New research studies will continue to expand in this particular area.

Promotes a good night’s sleep – Insomnia can make life miserable for those who cannot get a good night’s sleep.  If left unchecked, this condition can drain your energy and cause you to feel fatigued and irritable.  CBD oil supplements are now being used by people who suffer from insomnia and the results are very encouraging.

Choosing The Right CBD Product For You

We hope the information presented in this guide will help you to choose a CBD product that will help you in achieving your overall health and lifestyle goals.  Here are a few simple guidelines to follow when it comes to purchasing your first CBD product.

Learn the difference between full and broad-spectrum CBD oils – This is rather simple.  Full-spectrum CBD oils contain up to 0.3% THC and broad-spectrum oils contain 0% THC.  Broad-spectrum CBD products undergo a process called “THC remediation” where all THC is completely removed.  If you have a concern about failing a drug test for your job, you may want to consider purchasing a broad-spectrum CBD product.

Look for 100% all-natural ingredients – Another tip when shopping for CBD is to search out those products that only use natural ingredients. Ideally, you want to purchase a CBD product that has been sourced from GMO-free hemp.  When reviewing the product label, make sure there are no artificial ingredients, fillers, or chemicals.

How do you take CBD? – CBD products can be consumed in a variety of different ways, so you will want to familiarize yourself with these options in advance.

Here are some of the different CBD product categories:

  • CBD oil (tinctures)
  • CBD capsules (soft gels)
  • CBD edibles (gummies)
  • CBD topicals (salves, gels)

Buy from a reputable company – Finally, the last tip we’re going to share with you today is to always buy your CBD oil from a reputable company. Make sure the company’s source of CBD is direct from a reputable hemp farm.  Also, make sure that all products listed on their website have been properly tested by an independent third-party laboratory.  And finally, make sure that all lab results are posted on that company’s website for your review.

You’re One Step Closer

Our mission at Hemp50Plus is to provide active baby boomers with CBD products that help them to maintain and extend their active lifestyles.  We hope the information contained in this guide will help you to make the most informed decision if you do decide to try a CBD product for the first time.

If you have any questions please email us at  We would be glad to help.

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