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Hemp-derived cannabidiol products are storming the market of health and wellness products. This is due to their purported health benefits and therapeutic effects that can be useful for treating the symptoms of a wide variety of ailments. Also, some healthcare experts consider them to be a better option than pharmaceutical drugs like painkillers due to their lack of side effects at normal doses. One of the popular groups of items is CBD topical products like creams, ointments, lotions, balms, etc. In this article, we will look at the difference between topicals made with full-spectrum CBD, broad-spectrum CBD, and CBD isolate.

The Different Types Of CBD Users

Before discussing CBD topical products, you must familiarize yourself with different types of cannabidiol users.

The Enthusiast: This type of CBD user is excited about opportunities for using cannabidiol (CBD) infused products. They can be a skincare practitioner, a client, or a general user.

The Curious: This type of CBD user is excited about using cannabidiol-infused products but has questions. They are open to learning about the skincare benefits of CBD topical products.

The Skeptic: They are fearful about the lies and concerned about applying a cannabis-derived product on their skin. Remember that legally available CBD products are made using hemp plant parts, which belong to the cannabis family of plants.

The Science Of CBD

CBD topical and other products produce their effect on your body mainly by interacting with the receptors of the endocannabinoid system (ECS). These receptors are found throughout the body, and the skin has a higher concentration because it is the largest organ in the body. Besides, the effect of cannabidiol depends on the type of extract used for making the topical product.

Related: What are the uses of CBD topicals and how could they benefit you? Click here to find out more about the benefits of CBD topicals.

The Three Types Of CBD Infused CBD Topical Products

 

Isolate: CBD isolate is 99% pure cannabidiol, and it does not contain other cannabinoids and terpenes found in the hemp plant. Because of this, compared to other cannabidiol extracts, it is potent. Besides, if it is used in a topical formulation for novelty, then it may not be providing skincare benefits.

Full-Spectrum: A full-spectrum CBD topical product will have all the cannabinoids and terpenes naturally found in the hemp plant. The full-spectrum hemp extract is popular among cannabidiol users because of its entourage effect. This effect enhances the health benefits and therapeutic effects of CBD.

Broad-Spectrum: A broad-spectrum CBD topical product is THC-free because the hemp extract used for formulating it is processed to remove tetrahydrocannabinol. It is suitable for those who want to experience the benefits of full-spectrum CBD without the risk associated with THC.

Related: Now that we know a little more about the basics of CBD, what time of the day is best to actually consume or apply your CBD? Click here to learn more.

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