Cannabidiol (CBD) is becoming an incredibly popular product with many online sites emerging where you can buy CBD oil. While there are plenty of locations to get your hands on the beneficial product, it’s pretty confusing to get to grips with what exactly it is that you’re buying. A crucial part of understanding what you’re purchasing is understanding that a cannabis extract has a diverse spectrum of cannabinoids, other than just CBD. Let’s get a better look at exactly what this means.
CBD is one of more than 100 different cannabinoids that is possible to extract from the hemp plant. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that are responsible for giving hemp its different and exceptionally varied properties. CBD is one cannabinoid that is responsible for many of the favourable features of hemp.
Each harvest can hold a slightly diverse spectrum of different cannabinoids leading to slight variations in smell and taste being a natural product of the material.
Hempura Full-Spectrum Original extracts are left in a relatively raw state after initial extraction, therefore still contain the full spectrum of cannabinoids and compounds found in the original hemp plant. You can identify the original extract by its dark colour, with a strong fragrance of cannabis from the natural terpene profile and organic compounds extracted. This oil is highly potent, whilst still being a rich & authentic cannabis sativa hemp extract. Our Original Extract attempts to stay as close to as nature intended, straight from the fields. This is what gives this extract its potent, earthy taste.
You’ll find that all the products supplied by Hempura are either full-spectrum or broad-spectrum products – designed to keep the best that hemp has to offer completely intact. Some of the trace cannabinoids found in Hempura CBD products can include:
Hempura Broad-Spectrum Refined extracts are manufactured from the same base extract as our Full-Spectrum Original, except the extract has been winterised and further purified after initial extraction. These filtration and refinement techniques allow unnecessary compounds to be removed, like the original hemp constituents, leaving a highly activated golden oil containing a refined cannabinoid and terpene extract. The refinement process can inherently reduce some of the other trace cannabinoids found in the Original extract, but both extracts contain the same amounts of active CBD and are similar in nature and effect but have very different tastes, so it is up to the user to decide which they prefer and works best for them.
For the refined extracts, inherently any refinement and purification process will slightly reduce the overall trace cannabinoid spectrum. This applies to all of the cannabinoids in the extract, but they are still in there at lower trace levels than the original extract. Our broad-spectrum extracts may still, in fact, contain very low THC.
In contrast to full CBD hemp extract products, CBD isolate products do not contain any spectrum of cannabinoids or terpenes, instead choosing to focus on a single one, in this case, CBD. The extraction process removes all the plant matter and also the other cannabinoids until the only one remaining is CBD in its crystal form. The CBD is then suspended in a type of additional carrier oil; like coconut oil or olive oil.
This process has its benefits and its negatives. The biggest downside is that all the other helpful cannabinoids and terpenes are removed. However, the result is a tasteless oil without a scent that offers the unique benefits of CBD. For a full range of our CBD products, you can take a look at the Hempura store, which features some of the best CBD chocolates and oils in the UK.
Hempura is a leading business in the CBD oil industry in the UK. Built on a foundation of leading manufacturing techniques, top-grade hemp, high-quality CBD extracts, strong logistics, as well as attention to detail and quality, Hempura has managed to set themselves apart in the UK CBD industry. Hempura's team of experts are always working diligently to ensure you get the best CBD oil, extracts and service every time.