What is our Hemp Extract?
Hemp Extract, or CBD, or Cannabidiol, is one of the many cannabinoids produced by the Cannabis plant. Unlike THC, CBD will not get you high. CBD is a natural ingredient that has many benefits (some already proven) to the human body. Some of these benefits are: muscle recovery (inflammation), aids in getting better sleep, helps reduce stress/anxiety and more…
What is the difference between Hemp derived CBD Isolate & Full Spectrum Hemp derived CBD extract?
Both are different types of CBD & each presents important factors to consider, and knowing the difference will be essential especially to you, the user. CBD Isolate, is the purest form of CBD, where all other compounds are removed including terpenes, flavonoids, and other cannabinoids. CBD Isolate is usually extracted from Hemp, that’s why CBD Isolate has very low content to zero THC.
Full Spectrum CBD on the other hand is a form of CBD that contains all compounds found in the plant, and that includes terpenes, essential oils, and other cannabinoids. With all these together, it apparently magnifies the therapeutic benefits of each individual cannabinoid. This is what you will usually hear as the “entourage effect.” And because full spectrum CBD contains all compounds, it is more likely to contain a small % of THC*.
*PaperCraneCBD’s gummies and disposable vapes uses nanotized Full Spectrum CBD which contains zero ND (non-detect) THC
An easy way to remember the difference is this: think of CBD Isolate as Spaghetti, whereas Full Spectrum CBD is Spaghetti with meatballs, mushrooms, tomatoes, etc.
So which one is better?
Not one form is better than the other. Each has its Pros and Cons and each form caters to the individual’s different needs. So lets break it down.
CBD Isolate –
PROS: Purest form of CBD; ND (non detect) to zero % THC therefore for will not test positive for THC; Zero risk of Psychoactive Effects
CONS: Will not contain the enhanced benefits of the entire Cannabis plant
This is best for individuals that: recommend to take high doses of CBD; those that are sensitive to THC or other cannabinoids; those who’s employment or regularly take drug tests
Full Spectrum CBD –
PROS: Conatins all compounds of the Cannabis plant
CONS: May cause psychoactive*, sedative side effects; May show up on drug tests*; May have a strong natural flavor and odor
* If using PaperCraneCBD’s gummies and disposable vapes, this will not occur due to its Zero % ND (non detect THC)
This is best for individuals that: Individuals that that have severe conditions which CBD Isolate cannot alleviate; Individuals that need a THC-CBD ratio; Individuals where drug testing is not needed in their daily routine
So I got a tincture and edible, what’s the proper dosage?
So before we dive into this, it is known that the FDA hasn’t evaluated CBD or created a Recommended Daily Intake for CBD. In addition, there are many factors to put in in taking the right dosage such as:
- The concentration of CBD (mg in product)
- Individual’s weight & body chemistry
- severity of whatever ailment is being alleviated
So there is really no general CBD dosage. Even an individual’s dosage will change overtime base on weight change and condition being treated. However there is a good rule of thumb to do to determine what’s the right dosage for you. It is said to take 1-6mg of CBD for every 10 pounds of body weight based on the individual’s level of pain. So for example, 15mg-25mg of CBD per day is good for someone who weighs 150lbs. Start with this guideline and see how your body reacts (you cannot overdose on CBD and usually wait 20min after dosage to monitor effect). Then if needed, gradually increase until you find the “sweet spot” dosage for you.
Most importantly, the best advice is to consult your physician, especially if you have an existing medical condition. Your doctor has your physical data can recommend you the CBD dosage for your situation.