We've been asked if we would consider carrying full spectrum CBD products in addition to the broad spectrum products we currently carry. (keep reading...)
And the question that comes up is, “Spectrum? What spectrum? I didn't know there were any spectrums. And CBD?"
And what does any of that have to do with goats? (keep reading...I promise, we get to that...)
There are three major types of CBD - full spectrum, broad spectrum, and isolate.
Full Spectrum CBD
Full spectrum, or “whole plant” or "full plant", products contain every element found in the cannabis plant. This means they contain CBD, as well as flavonoids, natural fatty acids, terpenes, and other cannabinoids such as CBG, CBN, and trace amounts of THC. Full spectrum products are popular because all these naturally-occurring elements have their own important therapeutic value, while working together to create what's called an “entourage effect.” The entourage effect is the effect of cannabinoids and terpenes working together to enhance the effects of the CBD.
Broad Spectrum CBD
Broad spectrum CBD products contain a variety of cannabinoids and terpenes but zero THC. Think of broad spectrum CBD as full spectrum without the THC. Broad spectrum CBD is an excellent choice for individuals who may be sensitive to THC or otherwise cannot have THC in their system.
CBD (Cannabidiol) isolate is typically chosen by people who are sensitive to other elements of the cannabis plant, including THC or any of the other at least 113 cannibinoids found in the hemp plant, and are looking for the purest form of CBD available. An isolate is exactly that – CBD isolated from all other cannabinoids. During extraction, everything contained in the plant matter is removed, including any traces of THC, terpenes, waxes, oils, chlorophyll, and other elements, leaving 99+% pure CBD.
Now to the goats. When @coloradoorganics hooked us up with Hemp Fields Farm, and Rachel told us we could come on out and tour the farm to see their operations, we thought that would be a pretty fun thing to do.
And what a lovely and organic working farm! with sheep, cows, horses, dogs as large as horses, cats, flowers and herbs, hemp, companion plantings, ducks, geese, chickens, beneficial insects, turkeys, other animal and green life I’m sure I’ve overlooked. Plus a crowd of the seriously cutest, sweetest goats ever.
By the end of the day, I was in love and dreaming about out how we could just stay in the back country forever and work a farm, but we also had a Billy Joel concert to get to that evening. Decisions, decisions...
And the answer you've been waiting for? YES, we have considered, and YES, we now carry full spectrum CBD products! Head on over to check out our new partners!