Full/Broad Spectrum and CBD Isolates

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There are many varieties of CBD qualities, potencies, brands and consumption methods to choose from. Another factor to consider when deciding which CBD product is best for you is whether to use full spectrum, broad spectrum or CBD isolates.

These 3 types of CBD products are based on the number of different cannabinoids and plant materials found in the product. At one end of the ‘spectrum’ is full-spectrum CBD, which contains a variety of compounds called cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes. At the other end is CBD isolate, which is nothing but pure, ‘isolated’ CBD.

All full and broad-spectrum, and isolates have their uses and advantages, but is one of them the ‘best’ for you? Also, what is the entourage effect? Is it real, and if it is, what can it do for you?

There are many varieties of CBD qualities, potencies, brands and consumption methods to choose from. Another factor to consider when deciding which CBD product is best for you is whether to use full spectrum, broad spectrum or CBD isolates.

These 3 types of CBD products are based on the number of different cannabinoids and plant materials found in the product. At one end of the ‘spectrum’ is full-spectrum CBD, which contains a variety of compounds called cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes. At the other end is CBD isolate, which is nothing but pure, ‘isolated’ CBD.

All full and broad-spectrum, and isolates have their uses and advantages, but is one of them the ‘best’ for you? Also, what is the entourage effect? Is it real, and if it is, what can it do for you?

Legal Compliance

In many parts of Europe, as well as South Africa, CBD products are only allowed for sale if they contain less than 0.01% THC, the psychoactive compound found in marijuana, which is still classified as an illegal drug in most countries.

In order to be fully legally compliant, and to make our import/export procedures fully compliant with local regualations,, Getafix presently offers only broad-spectrum and CBD isolate products that contain ZERO THC.

We are planning to launch some full-spectrum products in select regions in the near future.

Legal Compliance

In many parts of Europe, as well as South Africa, CBD products are only allowed for sale if they contain less than 0.01% THC, the psychoactive compound found in marijuana, which is still classified as an illegal drug in most countries.

In order to be fully legally compliant, and to make our import/export procedures fully compliant with local regualations, Getafix presently offers only broad-spectrum and CBD isolate products that contain ZERO THC.

Full Spectrum

A full-spectrum CBD product uses less processing than isolates. For other products, like broad-spectrum or isolates, manufacturers filter and process the oil more extensively until it contains only the desired cannabinoids.

Some users are concerned about full-spectrum products containing THC, the psychoactive compound found in marijuana. THC is typically only found in quantities of less than 0.3% in industrial hemp. As a result, some reputable manufacturers will ensure that all full-spectrum CBD products contain less than 0.3% THC.

The Advantages of a Full-Spectrum CBD Oil

The entourage effect implies that full-spectrum products could be more effective. At this point in time, scientific research into other cannabinoids has been limited, and athough scientists aren’t entirely sure what these other cannabinoids could do, the initial results are encouraging.

Terpenes, the aromatic molecules produced by plants, are often used in aromatherapy and are also beneficial for our health. Terpenes such as ‘linalool’ may help with natural sleep patterns. Linalool is found in lavender and is often recommended to those who are struggling with sleep.

The main problem with full spectrum CBD products is THC, which is still classed as an illegal drug around the world. Full-spectrum CBD contains a small amount of intoxicating THC, which makes it difficult to comply with the 0.3% legal limit in most countries. At less than 0.3%, THC is not strong enough to cause to get you ‘high’ or intoxicated.

Generally, users prefer to use a full-spectrum CBD in order to improve their general well-being but are concerned about legality and drug testing issues. If you live in a state or country where marijuana is illegal, or if you are worried about a drug test, then you might be concerned about THC content.

Full Spectrum

A full-spectrum CBD product uses less processing than isolates. For other products, like broad-spectrum or isolates, manufacturers filter and process the oil more extensively until it contains only the desired cannabinoids.

Some users are concerned about full-spectrum products containing THC, the psychoactive compound found in marijuana. THC is typically only found in quantities of less than 0.3% in industrial hemp. As a result, some reputable manufacturers will ensure that all full-spectrum CBD products contain less than 0.3% THC.

The Advantages of a Full-Spectrum CBD Oil

The entourage effect implies that full-spectrum products could be more effective. At this point in time, scientific research into other cannabinoids has been limited, and athough scientists aren’t entirely sure what these other cannabinoids could do, the initial results are encouraging.

Terpenes, the aromatic molecules produced by plants, are often used in aromatherapy and are also beneficial for our health. Terpenes such as ‘linalool’ may help with natural sleep patterns. Linalool is found in lavender and is often recommended to those who are struggling with sleep.

The main problem with full spectrum CBD products is THC, which is still classed as an illegal drug around the world. Full-spectrum CBD contains a small amount of intoxicating THC, which makes it difficult to comply with the 0.3% legal limit in most countries. At less than 0.3%, THC is not strong enough to cause to get you ‘high’ or intoxicated.

Generally, users prefer to use a full-spectrum CBD in order to improve their general well-being but are concerned about legality and drug testing issues. If you live in a state or country where marijuana is illegal, or if you are worried about a drug test, then you might be concerned about THC content.

The Entourage Effect

As you may already know, CBD is widely used to alleviate a growing variety of health-related ailments, such as stress, anxiety, insomnia, nausea, pain, inflammation, and even epilepsy. CBD itself does not “treat” any one condition, but rather, it helps to restore homeostasis to neurological and immunological pathways. Cannabidiols, such as CBD and THC, are two of over 100 effective compounds found in cannabis.

The endocannabinoid system in our bodies is responsible for regulating important functions in the body, such as mood, sleep, appetite, and even sex drive. Cannabinoids interact with CB1 and CB2 receptors found all over the body. While CB1 receptors can be found in the brain and nervous system, CB2 receptors are found throughout the immune system and other organs.

Terpenes are another compound found in cannabis, and also interact with endocannabinoid receptors in a similar way to regulate homeostasis of our bodily functions.

The Entourage Effect refers to the synergistic collaboration of the different cannabinoids, flavonoids, fatty acids, and terpenes interacting with receptors in the endocannabinoid system. The theory is that when multiple components of the cannabis or hemp plants act on CB1 and CB2 receptors, stronger effects are produced.

To put it simply, the entourage effect helps to improve the efficacy of CBD.

Broad Spectrum

The main difference between full and broad-spectrum CBD is that broad-spectrum contains zero THC. This removes any potential risk associated with consuming CBD products that contain even trace amounts of THC with respect to legality and drug testing.

Broad spectrum CBD offers many of the same advantages that full-spectrum THC has, because it still contains a variety of cannabinoids, including terpenes and antioxidants. This makes it a smart choice for those who cannot have–or don’t want–any THC in their system, while still taking advantage of the entourage effect.

Our Getafix 1000mg oil tincture has been laboratory certified to confirm that it is a broad-spectrum product that has been extracted using the latest CO2 extraction technology. The test results below show that our products are clean, effective and contain a variety of cannabinoids maximizing the entourage effect:

Broad Spectrum

The main difference between full and broad-spectrum CBD is that broad-spectrum contains zero THC. This removes any potential risk associated with consuming CBD products that contain even trace amounts of THC with respect to legality and drug testing.

Broad spectrum CBD offers many of the same advantages that full-spectrum THC has, because it still contains a variety of cannabinoids, including terpenes and antioxidants. This makes it a smart choice for those who cannot have–or don’t want–any THC in their system, while still taking advantage of the entourage effect.

Our Getafix 1000mg oil tincture has been laboratory certified to confirm that it is a broad-spectrum product that has been extracted using the latest CO2 extraction technology. The test results below show that our products are clean, effective and contain a variety of cannabinoids maximizing the entourage effect:

Independent Lab Test results showing the variety of cannabinoids present in our 1000mg oil

Independent Lab Test results showing the variety of cannabinoids present in our 1000mg oil

Isolates

The simplest form of CBD is an isolate. This contains nothing except pure, isolated CBD. The main characteristic of CBD isolates is that they don’t consist of the other complementary compounds that come from hemp.

Our Getafix CBD isolates are made by extracting CBD from the whole hemp plant, not just the seeds. All the naturally-occurring compounds other than CBD, such as THC, terpenes, and chlorophyll are completely removed. Our CBD isolates are therefore >99% pure CBD and contains zero THC.

When looking for CBD oil, always make sure that you read the manufacturer’s label to see the percentage of CBD within it. Some can be 99% pure, others may promise 99.5%, but some will guarantee you 99.9% purity with no identifiable amounts of other cannabinoids.

For many manufacturers, CBD isolates are processed using harsh and toxic chemicals such acetone or butane, and can even negate the potential benefits of CBD. All Getafix CBD products are processed using ultra-clean CO2 extraction methods and every consumer should accept nothing less.

Even though full-spectrum hemp oil cannot cause intoxication, not everyone is comfortable using a product that contains THC, especially when giving it to their pets. If you’re interested in hemp-derived CBD but worried about giving your pet anything containing THC, Getafix CBD for Pets is your best choice.

Isolates

The simplest form of CBD is an isolate. This contains nothing except pure, isolated CBD. The main characteristic of CBD isolates is that they don’t consist of the other complementary compounds that come from hemp.

Our Getafix CBD isolates are made by extracting CBD from the whole hemp plant, not just the seeds. All the naturally-occurring compounds other than CBD, such as THC, terpenes, and chlorophyll are completely removed. Our CBD isolates are therefore >99% pure CBD and contains zero THC.

When looking for CBD oil, always make sure that you read the manufacturer’s label to see the percentage of CBD within it. Some can be 99% pure, others may promise 99.5%, but some will guarantee you 99.9% purity with no identifiable amounts of other cannabinoids.

For many manufacturers, CBD isolates are processed using harsh and toxic chemicals such acetone or butane, and can even negate the potential benefits of CBD. All Getafix CBD products are processed using ultra-clean CO2 extraction methods and every consumer should accept nothing less.

Even though full-spectrum hemp oil cannot cause intoxication, not everyone is comfortable using a product that contains THC, especially when giving it to their pets. If you’re interested in hemp-derived CBD but worried about giving your pet anything containing THC, Getafix CBD for Pets is your best choice.

Independent Test Results Confirming ZERO THC in our CBD Isolate extract

Independent Test Results Confirming ZERO THC in our CBD Isolate extract

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