CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is a naturally occurring chemical compound found in cannabis plants. Unlike THC, another compound found in cannabis, CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it does not produce the "high" typically associated with marijuana use. CBD has gained popularity in recent years for its potential therapeutic benefits, including reducing anxiety, alleviating pain, and improving sleep. It is commonly available in various forms, including oils, tinctures, capsules, and topical products.

From Plant to Product

CBD can be extracted from the cannabis plant using a variety of methods, but the most common one is CO2 extraction. This method involves using carbon dioxide (CO2) under high pressure and low temperature to isolate, preserve, and maintain the purity of the CBD. CO2 extraction is considered the safest and most efficient method. Once the CBD is extracted, it can be further refined and purified to remove any unwanted compounds, such as THC. The resulting CBD extract can then be used to make a variety of products, including oils, tinctures, capsules, and topicals, many of which can be purchased on WebCBD.

Types of CBD

CBD Isolate: Pure CBD in the form of a crystalline powder. It contains only CBD and is free of other cannabinoids and plant compounds. It is often used by people who want to avoid THC entirely.

Full-Spectrum CBD: Contains a wide range of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other beneficial compounds that can be found in the cannabis plant. It may include trace amounts of THC, but not enough to produce a psychoactive effect.

Broad-Spectrum CBD: Similar to full-spectrum but with THC removed. It still contains various cannabinoids and terpenes, offering an entourage effect without the presence of THC.