The Different Forms of CBD

CBD has become such a booming industry in the United States lately. You have probably seen CBD for sale online all over the internet and wondered exactly what it...
Forms of CBD

CBD has become such a booming industry in the United States lately. You have probably seen CBD for sale online all over the internet and wondered exactly what it does. It’s an amazing new plant medicine that may be able to help people with things such as stress, anxiety, depression, sleep, pain, inflammation, mood, and much more. However, many people are still very misinformed and do not know the different forms CBD can come in. You may have heard things such as hemp extract, CBD isolate, CBD broad-spectrum, and CBD full spectrum. This can be very confusing for people very new to the whole new CBD world so we created a simple guide explaining the different forms of cannabidiol.

What are the different forms of CBD?

Hemp Extract:

Please keep in mind that hemp extract IS NOT a form of CBD. There are a lot of fake CBD companies out there scamming misinformed customers and advertising their products as “CBD” when it’s actually just hemp extract. Any product made from hemp seed oil will NOT contain CBD. However, hemp extract or hemp seed oil is still somewhat beneficial for you. Definitely not as much as CBD though. The hemp seed oil has a high profile of antioxidants, omega fatty acids, and amino acids that is mainly beneficial for your skin. It does not help too much with pain or anything else that CBD may be very beneficial for. It is important that when you shop for CBD products, that you do not get scammed by companies trying to sell you “CBD products” that are actually just hemp extract products. Also, keep in mind that you CAN’T buy CBD products on Amazon (yet). You currently can’t sell CBD on Amazon and the “CBD products” you see on Amazon are all just hemp extract. Don’t fall for this trap.

CBD Isolate:

CBD isolate is what it sounds like. The CBD from the hemp plant is isolated from all the other cannabinoids like THC. People who are sensitive to cannabinoids like THC usually choose CBD products that contain CBD isolate. When CBD isolate is being created and processed, all the components in the plant matter are removed as well as any traces of THC, oils, waxes, chlorophyll, and much more. CBD isolate in its purest form looks like a white powder that is 99.9+% of pure cannabidiol. Any trace amount of other cannabinoids will show up on a lab test result. That’s why you should only shop for CBD products with companies that easily provide their lab test results.

Broad Spectrum CBD:

Broad-spectrum CBD in the form of CBD in between CBD isolate and CBD full spectrum. Broad-spectrum still contains all the cannabinoids and terpenes that full-spectrum has except for THC. In the process of creating CBD in the broad spectrum form, full-spectrum CBD is additionally processed to remove any traces of THC while maintaining the other natural terpenes and cannabinoids. CBD customers who love all the natural cannabinoids and terpenes, but can’t have any traces of THC will most likely seek out broad-spectrum CBD products. Usually, people don’t even like the <0.3% THC that is in many CBD products in their system because of personal, legal, or medical reasons.

Full Spectrum CBD:

When you hear “full-spectrum CBD”, think of the whole hemp plant inside the CBD product. Full-spectrum CBD products will contain all the terpenes, natural fatty acids, and all other cannabinoids inside the hemp plant such as CBN, CBG, and less than 0.3% THC. Having the full spectrum of the hemp plant in CBD products are very beneficial for therapeutic purposes. A huge reason why full-spectrum CBD products are the best selling and most popular is because of the entourage effect, All the cannabinoids and terpenes inside the hemp plant will work together and promote the benefits each has for your endocannabinoid system.

Nano CBD:

Typical CBD crystals are usually around 4,440 nanometers in size compared to nano CBD that is less than 1 nanometer. Nanotechnology over the years has been showing extremely potent in improving the delivery of nutrients like CBD. Nano CBD products should improve the effects of CBD in the body. When ingested, some of the particle nutrients that are in CBD get lost in the stomach, liver, and intestines because the particle is too large. This makes it hard for the body to completely absorb to particles in CBD. Nano CBD makes it so the particles can be absorbed in the body more efficiently. This also means that your body will need less CBD compared to other CBD products because the nano CBD is being completely absorbed. You will get all the same benefits of CBD using less of it. Nano CBD also has a faster onset of therapeutic effects because of how easy it is for the body to absorb at a faster rate.

The very small size of nano CBD also makes it water-soluble allowing nano CBD products to be absorbed more efficiently. This also makes it easy to mix in your favorite beverages.


When you see CBD for sale, make sure you know the different forms of CBD available on the market. If you are looking for true CBD products, make sure to stay away from hemp extract products. Phony CBD companies that are selling hemp extract as CBD are only making their money by scamming misinformed customers. Hemp seed oil or hemp extract DOES NOT contain cannabidiol (CBD). CBD isolate is processed to remove all other components of the hemp plant besides CBD. CBD isolate will be in its purest form at 99.9+%. CBD broad spectrum provides the therapeutic benefits that the full spectrum has by maintaining all the cannabinoids and terpenes in the hemp plant besides THC. This is perfect for users who want the cannabinoids, but can’t have any traces of THC in their system. Full-spectrum CBD has the whole hemp plant inside it.

This means it contains all the cannabinoids, terpenes, waxes, and fatty acids that the hemp plant has while containing less than 0.3% THC. This is the most popular form of CBD because users looking for the entourage effect in which all the cannabinoids promote and benefit each other. Nano CBD is the brand new thing in the world of CBD in which the CBD crystals are less than 1 nanometer big, which allows for faster effects and absorption in the body.