What are the different types of CBD?

From whole plant CBD to Pure CBD

When reading about CBD, it's likely you'll have encountered a host of different CBD strengths, brand names, and product types. You may have even noticed that core terminology including whole plant, full spectrum, broad spectrum and Pure CBD has cropped up time and time again. 

Understanding what Pure CBD is and why we prioritise it in our products is integral in getting the most out of your CBD oils. Before you buy CBD, read this comprehensive break down of how they differ, and why each product categorisation has its own importance. 

Respecting natural cannabidiol

The natural world as we see it today is the result of many millions of years of evolution. Every blade of grass, every feather, and every opposable thumb is the result of countless organisms and biological systems gradually developing alongside each other.

Whilst modern horticultural methods allow for further honing and tweaking, Vitality CBD believe that the best CBD comes from respecting and working in conjunction with that natural order. Properly harnessing this natural balance is part and parcel of our Pure CBD products. 

Spectrums of CBD

Where some CBD products solely extract the CBD, whole plant utilises the entire spectrum of hemp compounds, including essential terpenes, flavonoids, waxes and oils. This makes it a premium product, however it is often too thick and unrefined for regular use. 

Broad spectrum products contain 0% THC and retain additional cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids, whilst removing the waxes and oils. 

You may have also heard the term full spectrum. This type of CBD doesn't have the waxes and oils found in the whole plant, but it still retains trace elements of THC. Full spectrum products are more common in countries with relaxed laws around THC. 

Finally there are Pure CBD products, which, as the name suggests, only extract CBD from the hemp plant. Pure CBD contains 0% THC, does not retain the additional hemp compounds found in the other categorisations, and works well when blended with specially curated ingredients. 

Our decision to use Pure CBD in our CBD is premised on choice: we believe that users who want to actively avoid all psychotropic chemicals should have the opportunity to do so with a trusted, beginner-friendly spectrum. 

CBD: natural precision

If a CBD product describes itself as whole plant, or Pure CBD, this is the type of process it’s specifically referring to. Whilst the phrasing "whole plant" conjures up images of a giant blender where thousands of hemp plants are thrown in, in fact it’s far more complex, requiring a great degree of accuracy. This is where scientific understanding is essential in facilitating nature’s innate qualities.

For whole plant, this CO2 process forms the core of the product, but an ethanol extraction is carried out simultaneously. This specifically extracts key waxes and oils that are too thick and stubborn for a supercritical extraction to procure.

Our utilisation of different processes when appropriate is why we’re proud of our entire range.

Learn more about CBD

At Vitality CBD, we have complete faith in each of our products because we understand the science behind them, but simply telling you that isn’t enough. We believe that a well-informed user is a happy user, which is why we’ve assembled and curated an extensive knowledge base at the tip of your fingers.

We also have category pages that cover each of our product ranges, including CBD e-liquids, CBD oils, and CBD cosmetics. 

If you have any unresolved questions about any of the forms of CBD, our experienced team are always on hand to field any questions. Reach out to us on our CBD contact page. We want you to feel confident when you buy cannabidiol.