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Exploring THC-Free CBD Products: Benefits And Who Should Use Them

26/03/2024
THC-Free CBD products

CBD is truly having a moment in Australia – and around the world – as a treatment to manage and alleviate the symptoms of a range of conditions including chronic pain, anxiety and other mood disorders, poor sleep and digestive issues, and also just to improve general wellbeing.

But in the world of CBD, there are three types: broad-spectrum CBD, full-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate. So which one should you choose? Well, that depends on a range of factors that include things such as what your job is.

In this blog, we’ll take a look at THC-free CBD – broad-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate, in order to gain a deeper understanding of the different spectrums of CBD products.

 

How Does CBD Interact With The Body’s Endocannabinoid System?

Before we explore THC-free CBD products, we need to understand how CBD works in the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a network of receptors spread throughout the body, influencing various bodily processes.

Unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which directly binds to ECS receptors in the brain, inducing the psychoactive or “high” effects commonly associated with marijuana consumption, CBD takes a more subtle approach, influencing ECS receptors without directly binding to them. The key difference means that you get the therapeutic benefits of CBD without the intoxicating effects of THC.  This is the genius side of things with such effective oils as broad-spectrum.

 

What’s The Difference Between Broad Spectrum, Full Spectrum And CBD Isolate?

CBD is a compound produced by the cannabis plant. When CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant, a number of other compounds found in the cannabis plant are also extracted, such as flavonoids, terpenes and the very familiar cannabinoid, THC.  This is the first phase of extraction.  The next phase looks to separate, bunch or isolate certain compounds, in order to produce THC-free CBD, isolates or distillates.

One of the questions we get asked often is “Are there non-psychoactive CBD options?” The answer is yes! Broad-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate are non-psychoactive.

Broad-spectrum CBD contains all the compounds found in the cannabis plant yet excludes THC. Full-spectrum CBD contains all the compounds but includes THC, while CBD isolate is just that: pure CBD.

 

Advantages of Broad-Spectrum CBD

Broad-spectrum CBD advantages are numerous. Technically you can have Broad Spectrum CBD which includes all flavonoids and terpenes including sub-compounds, or you can have Broad Spectrum CBD Distillate which excludes flavonoids and terpenes. The point of difference lies in the fact that it has much of the plant to offer without the THC component.  Most other cannabinoids are kept in broad-spectrum CBD to allow for what’s known as the entourage effect. This is where all the compounds in the cannabis plant work together – synergistically – to enhance the therapeutic effects of each other, providing you with more benefit than if CBD is consumed in isolation.

Full-spectrum CBD goes full power and provides the entourage effect, withTHC.

 

Who Would Benefit from usingBroad-Spectrum CBD?

You might be asking who should use THC-free CBD? Using broad-spectrum or full-spectrum CBD or CBD isolate depends on individual preferences, goals, lifestyles and employment considerations. Let’s take a look at some THC-free CBD benefits:

 

  1. Employment and drug testing

Some people may be subject to workplace drug testing, where even trace amounts of THC may trigger positive results. Examples may include people who are in the military and those who operate heavy machinery or aircraft. Therefore THC-free CBD is a safer alternative.

 

  1. Personal preferences

Some people may simply have a preference for CBD without any trace of THC. This may stem from personal preferences, lifestyle choices or religious/spiritual beliefs.

 

  1. Medical necessity

If you have medical conditions or take medications, you may want to experience the benefits of CBD without worrying about how THC or other compounds could influence your conditions or medications.

 

  1. Sensitivity to THC or other compounds

Those sensitive to THC or those prone to adverse reactions may find THC-free CBD more suitable. This eliminates potential concerns related to THC sensitivity, ensuring a comfortable CBD experience without the risk of unwanted side effects.

 

Advantages And Disadvantages Of THC-Free CBD

Advantages

  1. Zero THC Content: THC-free CBD guarantees no presence of THC, providing assurance to those who wish to avoid THC entirely.
  2. Legal Clarity: THC-free CBD ensures adherence to strict THC regulations in certain regions and employment types.
  3. Accessibility: THC-free CBD is widely accessible and accepted, making it suitable for individuals in regions with strict THC regulations or those seeking products with legal clarity.
  4. Travel: CBD is legal in many countries, while THC is not. Further, in some parts of the world where CBD and THC are legal, it may still be illegal to travel with THC products across country or state borders.

 

Disadvantages

  1. Limited Entourage Effect: THC-free CBD may not produce the entourage effect to the same extent as full-spectrum CBD, or at all if you use CBD isolate.
  2. Perceived Weaker Effects: without the presence of THC and other compounds found in the cannabis plant, some users might perceive THC-free CBD as having a milder impact.

 

Down To Earth’s Range Of THC-Free CBD Products

At Down To Earth, we have CBD products to suit everyone’s specific needs and circumstances including a fantastic range of THC-free and full-spectrum products, from oils to edibles such as chocolate, gummies and even honey! We’ve also got a great range of CBD topicals for more localised relief, such as balms and skin serums. Want to amp up the relaxation? We’ve even got CBD bath salts so you can luxuriate in CBD bliss after a long day or invigorate your day with a morning soak!

 

Personalised Choices In The CBD Landscape

At Down To Earth, we believe that everyone should be able to experience the benefits of CBD regardless of legal considerations, employment requirements, personal preferences, medical needs or sensitivity to THC. That’s why we’re proud to offer a range of THC-free products to suit everyone.

Have any questions about THC-free CBD? Get in touch with our friendly team!

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