THC Free CBD and Whole Plant hemp extract and are two common forms of CBD extract. These extracts vary in the type of cannabinoids and synergistic plant extracts they contain.
THC Free, also known as CBD isolate, is cannabidiol in its purest form. To produce this extract, CBD is isolated and then refined to strip out any additional cannabinoids, terpenes, and plant components found in the hemp plant. The final product is a fine white powder that contains around 99% cannabidiol.
Isolates contain only one cannabinoid: CBD. This means that CBD isolate does not contain any THC, a psychoactive cannabinoid, making CBD isolate a perfect option for those who seek a THC-free product. CBD isolate has no taste or odor.
Whole Plant hemp extract keeps the full properties of the hemp plant intact. In addition to CBD, this extract includes terpenes, cannabinoids, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, phytonutrients and any other materials that are extracted from the hemp plant. The hemp plant naturally contains over 100 cannabinoids that, similar to CBD, provide their own unique benefit. Also referred to as a full-spectrum extract, Whole Plant hemp extract contains all of the available benefits within the hemp material. All working synergistically to give you the most powerful effect.
Scientists have found that plant components interact with one another to create an enhanced effect, known as the entourage effect, CBD and other components of hemp work together to improve absorption and effect in the body. Since the natural cannabinoids remain intact, Whole Plant hemp extract contains small levels of THC. However, in order to be considered hemp, Whole Plant hemp extract must have less than 0.3% THC. This is a trace amount that does not create a high.