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INSIGHT INTO HEMP TERPENES

Hemp Terpenes
Terpenes are a group of volatile hydrocarbon compounds produced by the cannabis plant. They give cannabis its characteristic aroma and smell and have been used by humans for thousands of years in aromatherapy. Terpenes have been declared safe for human consumption by the Food and Drug Association and are used in a variety of food and cosmetic products.

Terpenes versus terpenoids

The words terpene and terpenoid are used interchangeably by many cannabis growers and the cannabis industry, but there are some important differences between them. The real difference between terpenes and terpenoids is that terpenes are hydrocarbons while terpenoids are oxidised. Think of how it is with hemp flower. The cannabis plant, in its raw form, has terpenes in its trichomes. But when the grower dries and processes the flower,

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WHAT ARE CANNABINOIDS?

CannabinoidsScientists continue to amaze us with innovative solutions to diseases we once thought were incurable. Coronavirus vaccines are one of the newest and most advanced treatments. Every day, we see breakthroughs as scientists tirelessly search for medical breakthroughs, and cannabinoids are one of them.

What are cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are compounds found in certain plants, such as cannabis. These compounds even exist in the human body in the form of endocannabinoids. Although cannabinoids are present in several plant systems, the commercial use of cannabinoids in cannabis stands out from other plants.

The importance of cannabinoids lies in the fact that they have a huge potential for alternative treatments for certain diseases. Of the more than 100 cannabinoids found in nature, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) are the most popular.

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WHAT DOES FULL SPECTRUM MEAN?

Full Spectrum CBD
Full-spectrum means that the product contains an extract with CBD and many other cannabinoids naturally found in the cannabis plant. This type of product typically contains high levels of CBD, lower levels of smaller cannabinoids and only traces of THC. Full-spectrum products are considered to be more effective than products containing only CBD isolate. However, let’s delve deeper into the understanding of full-spectrum CBD.

Full-spectrum, broad-spectrum and CBD isolate

The easiest way to explain what full spectrum means is to compare it with other CBD types. Last week we talked about CBD isolate and explained that CBD isolate a pure crystalline powder containing only the CBD molecule isolated from hemp (cannabis).

Now let’s move on to broad-spectrum and full-spectrum CBD. Broad-spectrum means that the product contains many other compounds from the cannabis plant.

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WHAT IS CBD ISOLATE?

CBD Isolate
As you probably know, products made from hemp can contain very small traces of THC. Up to 0.2% THC is allowed because that is the amount present in the plant. However, these small amounts of THC will not affect you in any way. However, if you are still worried, there is one way to enjoy CBD without any other compounds in the cannabis plant, which is called CBD isolate. Let’s take a closer look at this interesting form of CBD.

What is CBD isolate?

CBD isolate is a pure crystalline powder containing only the CBD molecule isolated from the hemp plant (cannabis). All other compounds in the biomass, such as oils, chlorophyll, terpenes, other cannabinoids, are removed during processing.

How is CBD isolate produced?

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