Written by Robin Frey and Charlie Wettlaufer
Firstly, it’s important to understand why you want to add CBD to juice. Keep in mind that you cannot make any medical claims about CBD.
Jump to Step by Step Instructions
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid present in cannabis plants. There are several cannabinoids found in cannabis, including the other popular one, THC, which is the psychoactive cannabinoid that gets people high. CBD is extracted from Hemp, which is simply a variety of the cannabis plant that grows with high CBD and low THC levels (less than 0.3% THC). There are also other cannabinoids found in cannabis that don’t get as much attention as the other two. When CBD is extracted from cannabis plants, it is first extracted as full spectrum hemp oil, then if desired, purified into broad spectrum or isolate.
Full spectrum vs Broad Spectrum vs isolate
CBD can be purchased commercially as either a full spectrum, broad spectrum, or as an isolate. Isolated CBD means it has been isolated from all of the other cannabinoids and molecules found in cannabis. In other words, pure CBD. Some people believe that it’s better to consume full spectrum hemp oil since it is closer to its natural plant state and contains the other cannabinoids, which are also believed to support general well being.
In 2015, a study was conducted and the results found that a small amount of full spectrum CBD was needed to support general well being compared to a much larger amount of pure CBD (isolate) that was required to achieve the same effect. It is thought by some that the compounds found in full spectrum CBD work together in synergy to magnify the effects of the individual components, making the medicinal impact greater than when the compounds are isolated. This is referred to by scientists as the “entourage effect”. There are quite a few studies and review papers on the topic should you wish to research further and draw your own conclusions.
Broad spectrum usually means full spectrum minus THC. Removing the THC (even if it’s a small amount) helps to reduce the risk of