Whole plant hemp extract and CBD isolate are two common forms of CBD extract. These extracts vary in the type of cannabinoids and synergistic plant extracts they contain.
CBD isolate is cannabidiol in its most processed form. To produce this extract, CBD is isolated, then refined to remove any additional cannabinoids, terpenes, and plant components found in the hemp plant. The final product is a fine white powder that contains around 99% Cannabidiol.
Whole plant hemp extract is a full
The Entourage Effect is the synergistic effect that results when these hundreds of natural components of the plant interact together and with the human body's endocannabinoid system to produce a greater influence than realized by any one of those components used alone. The different compounds can amplify each other's effects, increasing CBD's effectiveness in treating medical symptoms. CBD isolate lacks all supporting cannabinoids so does not provide the Entourage Effect.
A research study utilizing mice found CBD was much more effective when used in combination with other compounds of the Cannabis