Good day everyone in today’s post. I hope to answer a question I get asked a lot. Is CBD THC free? Well, let me start by saying I am only talking about CBD oil made from the Hemp plant and not Marijuana in this article.
There are mainly two types of CBD oil made from hemp. One with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and one without THC. In the following paragraphs, I will try and give you a better understanding of both types of CBD oils. To help you determine which one is right for you and your health concerns.
CBD Oil Without THC – Isolate
CBD without THC is better known as CBD Isolate. CBD isolate is essentially just cannabidiol in its purest chemical form, and it contains no additives, nor contaminants. That also means it doesn’t contain any THC or any other terpenes, flavonoids, and other cannabinoids which could be beneficial to your health.
CBD isolate consists of 99% pure CBD, in the form of fine white powder which can be mixed with Hemp oil or some other type of carrier oil to be taken sublingually. Or it can be added to other products which could be used topically such as pain creams and beauty products. There are many different ways it can be used.
I usually recommend either a 500mg or 1500mg CBD oil in isolate form to some of my clients to start with for a few different reasons.
- They are concerned with the THC factor in full spectrum CBD oils and passing a drug test.
- I recommend starting with a lower dosage to make sure there are no adverse effects with any medications they might be taking.
- Or they are concerned about getting high from using a full spectrum CBD oil.
- If they only have mild aches and pains, trouble sleeping, or minor anxiety issues.
CBD Oil With THC – Full Spectrum
CBD oil with THC is known as either full or broad spectrum. The full spectrum CBD oil made from hemp contains around .03% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or less. But however, it also contains terpenes, flavonoids, and other cannabinoids which could be beneficial to your health.
A lot of people have fears and concerns about the THC in the full spectrum CBD oils. I get asked all the time if it will make you high. Maybe that is what they are hoping for, but the answer is no, it will not make you high. It does have a calming effect.
You could probably drink the whole bottle even though I don’t recommend you doing so and you aren’t going to get high from it. It might make you sick, though!
Another concern I hear is, can I pass a drug test taking the full spectrum CBD? Even though it shouldn’t be a problem passing a drug urine test, there are no guarantees. I guess it would depend on the type of drug test. But there are also no guarantees you will pass a drug test with regular prescription medications either.
If this is a concern of yours what I would recommend is letting your employer know you started taking CBD for whatever health reasons you might be using it for.
Is CBD Effective Without THC?
Is CBD effective without THC? The answer is yes, CBD isolate can be very useful for a lot of health reasons. I will get more in-depth on this a little later on.
Is CBD More Effective With THC?
Is CBD more effective with the THC? The truth is for some; it can be depending on what health issues you are dealing with. I am going to cover more about this in the next section on which CBD should I use.
Which CBD Should I Use Isolate Or Full Spectrum?
CBD can be used to treat a large number of medical issues, but which type should you use Isolate or full spectrum? The way I determine which one I recommend to my clients is by asking a lot of questions.
Here is a small list of reasons where I would use the CBD Isolate around 500mg. I am basing all of my examples below off of the CBD oils I use. With other CBD brands, these examples might be different.
- Minor to slightly moderate pains
- Trouble sleeping
- Minor to mild anxiety issues
- Help in supporting blood sugar issues
- Help in lowering blood pressure issues
- Help in supporting a healthy immune system
- Some minor stomach issues
- An overall sense of wellbeing
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
In the following example, I will use a pain chart as the determining factor on what I would recommend. These examples are only intended as guidelines because everyone’s body is different and requires different needs.
If you fall into the ranges between 1 to 4, I would recommend a 500mg Isolate.
If you fall into the ranges between 4 to 7, I would recommend either a 1500mg Isolate or a 750mg full spectrum. And if you fall into the scales between 7 to 10, I would suggest using either a 1500mg full spectrum or the 1500mg 10x formula.
To learn more about this 10x formula, I mentioned watch the 3-minute video I posted below.
Here is a small list of reasons where I would choose a Full spectrum oil over the Isolate. Again, I am basing all of my examples below off of the CBD oils I use. And my experiences with my clients as well as my personal beliefs. With other CBD brands, these examples might be different.
- Epilepsy and other seizure types.
- Severe Anxiety & Depression
- Parkinson’s disease
- Chronic pain
- Traumatic Brain Injury
In closing, I would just like to say whichever CBD brand you decide to choose for yourself make sure it is of good quality. The reason I chose the CTFO brand of CBD is for two reasons. They are of good quality, and they also have a 60-day empty bottle money back guarantee if you are not satisfied.
I haven’t come across very many CBD companies who offer a money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied. Most offer 30 days for unused products only.
I hope this article has been helpful. I would love to hear some of your thoughts and experiences with using CBD oils and how they have helped you. So please feel free to share in the comments section below.
Dale – Prospering with CBD