Step one involves identifying the type. Now for those of you who want to just quickly stamp a product with GOOD or BAD, this is the step for you. Depending on the answer you don’t really have to go any further into this list, since this first study will show you everything you need to know.
There are 3 main types of Hemp Extract on the market, with several other “FAD” types that I don’t think will stand the test of time.
Our first is the most reprehensible of Extracts, ISOLATE.
Isolated Hemp takes just one part of the plant, usually the Cannabinoid of CBD, and throws it into a bottle with any number of other chemicals.
I want you to imagine getting a massage for just a second. They set you down on the table, play relaxing music, and really get your mind at ease. The Masseuse works your shoulder for about 5 minutes, and then only works your shoulder for another hour. Like, the exact same spot, with the exact same technique.
At the end, they say” That’s $160.00″ and you convince yourself it was worth it.
That’s what Isolate is like. Except every time you use it, it provides a weaker effect for the same cost.
What’s annoying for me is that other companies will PROUDLY advertise THC FREE and PURE CBD products like they aren’t screwing people over just to make a quick buck. It’s nuts to me!
THC FREE and PURE CBD are keywords for ISOLATE PRODUCT by the way. If you have any doubts check the product testing though, it will usually show CBD Only. If the company in question has no Testing, don’t even give them a second look.
Next up is BROAD SPECTRUM Hemp Extract.
The puzzle piece that is missing here is usually, but not limited to, THC. THC is an extremely powerful therapeutic compound with astounding anti-suffering effects. Where people get caught up is the “Psychoactive Effects” that THC possesses. This is why sometimes Broad Spectrum products are chosen.
Stringent Drug tests can also play a factor in what people will use for Hemp Extract, but honestly I believe you can clear that with HR by just having transparency.
Anyways, Broad Spectrum Products are sometimes strong, but are always lacking.
Finally, Full Spectrum Products contain all naturally occuring cannabinoids and terpenes.
They also contain nutrients and vitamins that are produced naturally in the Hemp Plant. Full Spectrum is seriously good news for you, since its undeniably the strongest of Hemp Extracts.
“But wait, what about the THC? Won’t I get High?”
Great question! No you won’t! Full Spectrum products contain the full array of cannabinoids. As it turns out, by the grace of God, the other cannabinoids in Hemp will SUPPRESS the psychoactive effects of THC by blocking that part of the cannabinoid from the receptors in your body! You can use as much as you want!
To recap here, if the product is Isolate or Broad Spectrum its’ garbage and you can do better. If what you’re looking at appears to be Full Spectrum, continue on to the next steps and we’ll see what’s really happening here.