There are a variety of diferent cannabis products available, but which one is right for you?
You have a lot of choices these days in the type of cannabis product you buy. Full spectrum, distillates, isolate, oils, and tinctures, but what do they all mean, and which one is right for you? When you first dip your toes into the cannabis product pool, it can be quite intimidating. Quite a lot has changed over the last decade and is continuing to change.
Where once you may have visited your ‘dealer’ and got a bag of this or that unknown cannabis strain, now we have hundreds of diferent strains. Not only that, but we also know the THC content, CBD content, dominant strain types, terpene, and flavonoid profile. We know what one strain of cannabis will do over another, and most experienced cannabis users are much more educated about the types of cannabis products that they use.
In the following article, we’ll take a look at some of the more popular cannabis products, what they are, what the diferent terms mean, and what you should be looking for when it comes to buying cannabis products
WHAT IS FULL SPECTRUM AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
Full spectrum cannabis products include all the cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, essential oils, and other compounds from the hemp or cannabis plant. Many people believe that by using full spectrum cannabis products, you encourage what is known as the entourage efect.
The entourage efect is when the efects of the dominant cannabinoid, CBD, or THC, are enhanced through the presence of other elements such as diferent cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids.
When you have a full spectrum cannabis product, it has undergone far less processing and filtering compared to an isolate. It also includes all the natural fragrance and flavor of cannabis or hemp. If you’re looking for a more natural product with includes natural flavors, then a full spectrum oil or tincture could be just what you’re searching for.
THC PLUS *MADE WITH RSO
THC PLUS (made with RSO) is a full spectrum cannabis oil with an extraction method that was originally developed by Rick Simpson, a medical marijuana activist in Canada. THC PLUS (made with RSO) is unique with its dark green thick oil that has a nutty flavor and intense medical, sedative and euphoric effects. So versatile, it can be smoked, ingested or applied topically to aid in a range of problems from chronic pain to psoriasis.
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FULL SPECTRUM CBD (CBD PLUS)
Full spectrum CBD contains all the essential oils, nutrients, cannabinoids, and terpenes from the hemp plant. It’s made using all the materials in the plant. Many people believe that by using full spectrum. CBD PLUS is extracted from hemp plant and contains trace amounts of THC. Herb Angels CBD Distillates are lab tested to assure batches contain less than 5% THC
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WHAT ARE SPECIFIC CANNABINOIDS (THC & CBD)?
CBD Isolate and THC Distillate are products contain only the main cannabinoid. For example, if you purchase a CBD isolate product, it will contain only CBD with all other cannabinoids, essential oils, and terpenes removed. If you only want CBD or THC, without any other cannabinoids, then an isolate product may be what you’re looking for.
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Cannabinoid-specific products undergo several filtration processes to strip away everything else which is present. If you have ever used cannabis vape products or taken an edible, there is a good chance that you’ve consumed an isolate as they are most commonly used as the ingredients in vape cartridges and as an active ingredient in food.
CBD Isolate and THC Distillate are ideally used as an ingredient for food because, in pure extract form, both are odorless and tasteless, and there’s no need to decarboxylate (saving time and mess from processing).
We know what you’re thinking, but they smelled and tasted like cannabis? Most companies add in artificial cannabis flavoring and scents when using isolates. This is so customers believe that they are vaping or eating a genuine cannabis product rather than an isolate that has no smell or flavour.
CBD OIL VERSUS CBD TINCTURES – WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
CBD oils were one of the first products to enter the CBD market. CBD oils are designed to be taken orally and are available in a variety of diferent flavors and strengths. The CBD oil enters into the digestive system, where it’s broken down into smaller parcels before being distributed throughout the body via the bloodstream. Even though CBD oils are slow-acting but long-lasting, you still
CBD tinctures are drops that are designed to be placed under the tongue, where they’re absorbed by the sublingual gland. This method helps to avid the digestive system and means more of the CBD makes it to its intended destination. It’s essential to hold the drops under your tongue for a minimum of 60-90 seconds without swallowing or rinsing your mouth.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW – DOSAGE, FORMAT, AND BRAND ETHICS
CBD RECOMMENDED DOSAGE
Herb Angels recommends to start low and then gradually increase dosage as needed. Below is a general guideline to provide average CBD dosage ranges, however, keep in mind that each person’s body chemistry is different and therefore it is the responsibility of the user to determine the right dose for their specific needs.
|MED||20MG – 50MG||Strong Effect|
|HIGH||50MG+||Very Strong Effect|
THC RECOMMENDED DOSAGE
Herb Angels recognizes that cannabis affects each person differently, based on their personal body chemistry.
This chart is a general guide to THC dosages. Regardless of your tolerance or desired effect, we recommend starting slowly, and gradually increasing the dosage as needed.
|MED||10MG – 30MG||Strong Euphoria|
|HIGH||30MG+||Very Strong Euphoria|
As the popularity of CBD and THC tinctures increases, we’re seeing more brands enter the market. Diferent brands have diferent product formats and delivery methods, and this means you need to pay close atention to the dosage instructions on the packaging whenever you start using a new product. Not all products or brands have the same dosage instructions, even if they’re similar products. Always start slowly with any cannabis products and use the minimum recommended dosage until you learn your tolerances.
Not all cannabis companies have their customer’s best interests at heart. Unfortunately, there are some unscrupulous companies out there looking to take advantage of the growing market. To ensure that you’re geting a high-quality product, always look for companies that stand behind their products with a money-back guarantee and laboratory testing.
EXPLORING THE CANNABIS SPECTRUM – CONCLUSION
There you go! Cannabis products, including CBD products, have come a long way over the last decade, and we’re sure that there are going to be many more exciting changes in the future. If you have any questions about what’s best for you, then please don’t hesitate to contact us directly or comment below