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Ingredient Insight – Hemp Extract vs CBD

The CBD industry is new enough that there aren’t really any true standards in labeling, packaging, or even verbiage that’s used. It’s nothing shady, it’s just a part of it being such a new addition to the landscape. Whether we’re talking about the differences between CBD and THC, here at PRōZE we want our readers, our Posse, to be in the know. This time on the higher education blog, we want to dive deeper into hemp extract vs cbd, what the difference is exactly and why we use both in our performance powering products!

Hemp Extract vs CBD – What’s the Difference?

Hemp extract vs CBD is a little bit of an apples and oranges situation. A more accurate analogy would be apples to apple seeds. Broadly speaking, CBD is just one component of broader hemp extracts, one kind of phytocannabinoid found in most strains of hemp. Hemp extract can have a range of different phytocannabinoids including CBD, terpene, flavonoid rich oil and others. More often than not you’ll see two labels: CBD Isolate and Broad Spectrum Hemp Extract.

CBD Isolate

PRōZE isolates are made from certified whole plant hemp and then carefully distilled and purified to provide a 99.2% CBD isolate that provides all the concentrated and specific benefits of CBD. Isolates contain no other hemp derived nutrient than just CBD.  

Note about our isolates: All PRōZE isolates are tested before and after production by a 3rd party to ensure that the specific amount of CBD is maintained at the highest level of activity and potency and also void of any unwanted elements. 

When put into our GUMEEZ for instance, the PRōZE isolates undergo a specialized manufacturing process which allows the CBD to be directly infused into each piece, there is no “coating” or “powdering” of CBD, infusing allows for a tested and completely uniform amount of CBD in each piece. The PRōZE isolates are perfect for those looking to obtain all the benefits of CBD specifically in a convenient, great tasting, and anytime fashion.

Broad Spectrum Hemp Extract 

Broad spectrum hemp extract is, well, extracted from hemp making almost all of the available material into a usable product. We say almost because the one specific cannabinoid that isn’t included in these broad spectrum extracts is THC. This makes it an ideal formula for those who are worried or against the ingestion of THC or are drug tested at work. In using supplements with broad spectrum hemp extract you get a whole host of hemp benefits without the THC. Focus? Check. Relaxation? Double Check. Pain relief? Check! High? Nope!

So back to that original question, hemp extract vs CBD…

Which is Better?

It depends on what you’re looking for, or what you’re comfortable with.

Use CBD Isolate… 

CBD isolate can be a good choice if you are sensitive to THC and other cannabinoids. Those who are living in states with strict cannabis laws and/or undergo regular drug testing at work will also find an isolate their best bet. CBD isolate is also optimal for cooking! The isolate has a lighter taste than broad-spectrum making it easier to work into drink recipes (keep your eyes peeled on your blog for more on that later!)

Use road Spectrum Hemp Extract…

Broad-spectrum hemp can be better if you are targeting a specific goal, whether better sleep, improved immune function or to help achy joints. Also, if you live in a state where cannabis is fully legal, you don’t have anything to worry about when it comes to ‘legal’ repercussions. The biggest reason to use a broad-spectrum hemp extract vs CBD isolate is for getting the most out of the supplement. The healthy host of different phytocannabinoids work in conjunction with each other to bring about the most powerful effects.

A Final Note on PRōZE Products

PRōZE oils and topicals are made with certified whole plant hemp that is organically grown and carefully processed to maintain the highest level of nutrients. Using the entire hemp plant allows them to contain a phytocannabinoid rich source of CBD, but also other healthy blends of vital cannabinoids such as CBC, CBG, CBN, and the hundreds of other therapeutic cannabinoids, terpenes, and bioflavinoids that work with your ECS to boost performance, give you better sleep and generally feel better!

Ready to see how CBD and hemp extract can help you live up to your expectations? Head over to the Shop and find our range of CBD isolate and broad spectrum hemp extract supplements! Don’t forget to sign up and join the Posse to get a code on your first purchase.


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