What Does CBD Stand For?
A common question among people new to the world of CBD is—what does CBD stand for? By definition, CBD stands for cannabidiol.
However, by now, you’ve probably noticed that CBD isn’t the only cannabinoid in CBD wellness products. After all, there are many different types of CBD products, and most of them don’t just have CBD in them.
Although CBD is almost always the primary cannabinoid, there’s usually a supporting cast of cannabinoids involved. However, you need to be aware of what kind of cannabinoids you’re taking when you add CBD to your wellness routine.
To find out what CBD is and what CBD stands for truly, then continue reading below.
What Are the Different Spectrums of CBD Products?
There is a wide range of CBD products on the market. If a product says CBD, it usually doesn’t mean CBD only unless specified.
After all, CBD stands for different things depending on the type of CBD product it is. Most often, you’ll see full spectrum, broad spectrum, and isolate CBD products.
These products aren’t just limited to tinctures, though, and you can find them as edibles, vaporizers, and topicals too.
Full Spectrum CBD
Full spectrum CBD products mean that the product contains a complete extract from the hemp plant. That means that you’re getting all, or most of the cannabinoids, from the hemp plant.
Those cannabinoids often include CBDA, CBGA, CBG, CBC, CBDV, and many more. Not just that, but you’re also getting natural terpenes, flavonoids, and other hemp compounds that have supportive benefits.
The most important difference with full spectrum CBD is that it contains THC. However, full spectrum CBD products contain the federally legal limit of 0.3% THC or less.
Take a look at our full spectrum lineup here!
Broad Spectrum CBD
Broad spectrum CBD is like full spectrum, except that it doesn’t have any trace of THC. That means that broad spectrum contains terpenes and various other cannabinoids but NEVER any THC.
This is important for people living in states that don’t allow THC products, no matter the amount. Many people also prefer not to ingest any THC, so broad spectrum products are the best choice if you want to avoid it while still receiving the other cannabinoids’ supportive benefits.
Take a look at our broad spectrum lineup here!
The last category is known as isolate, and it’s exactly as it sounds—pure CBD. In isolates, CBD stands for CBD and is nothing else.
However, CBD isolates are not always as popular with avid CBD consumers as either full spectrum or broad spectrum CBD products. The reason is that the more cannabinoids, the merrier.
Research has shown that CBD extracts have more supportive benefits if they contain additional cannabinoids and other natural hemp compounds. In a nutshell, all of the cannabinoids and terpenes may have more supportive benefits if they work together.
This means that people who use CBD isolate may not get all of the same supportive benefits as they would from full or broad spectrum CBD products.
Why Is CBD Labeling Important?
When you’re searching for the perfect CBD wellness product, you need to pay attention to the label. The label will tell you everything you need to know about the product that you’re interested in.
This is important because different CBD companies will put different things on the label. After all, not all CBD products are created equally, and there a lot of snake oil salesmen out there!
One company’s broad spectrum CBD may be vastly different from another’s.
Labeling Is Often Inaccurate With Other Companies
Unfortunately, many CBD companies don’t label their CBD products correctly. Often, they’ll simply say that a product has just CBD in it when it contains other compounds, or label hemp seed oil as “hemp extract” to confuse potential purchasers!
But, what does CBD actually stand for in these cases? It could be a full spectrum CBD product, broad spectrum one, or even an isolate item.
Even if companies say a product is “broad spectrum,” it might actually be full spectrum. After all, there’s no way to know what cannabinoids you’re getting without accurate labeling and testing.
On top of that, many companies only state how much CBD is in the bottle in total. This misleads people to think that they’re getting a lot of CBD when the serving size is actually relatively small.
Or, a company might actually put in more CBD than what’s on the label. That can lead to people taking much larger doses of cannabinoids than they intend to.
To make things even more confusing and potentially dangerous, many companies don’t include lab testing. That means that you could end up taking a product that could be potentially harmful at worst, or over/under-dosed at best.
Labeling Done Right—A Case Study
However, there are CBD companies going above and beyond to make sure customers are getting the information they need.
For example, let’s take a look at Sky Wellness products. Sky Wellness always makes sure that its products are accurately labeled.
Not only that but there’s a plethora of information included to make sure you know exactly what you’re consuming.
Taking just one look at the Broad Spectrum CBD Relax Oil Drops label, we can find everything we need to know. For starters, the accurate, quality-controlled label states that it’s a broad spectrum product.
What that stands for is that you’ll find a hefty dose of CBD inside along with other minor cannabinoids and zero THC. However, the label also clearly tells you how much CBD there is in total and how many servings there are.
The bottle says that there’s 50 mg of CBD per 1 ml of oil. That way, you can accurately dose out the CBD for your wellness routine.
The great part is that this dosage carries over to other products. That means if you try another similar CBD product from Sky Wellness, you’ll know a starting dose that should be right for you every time.
On the label, you can also clearly see the ingredients as well as a QR code. This QR code is perhaps the most important part of the label because it leads to the test results.
After all, Sky Wellness tests their CBD products for your safety and your information. That way, you can see that you’re getting only the cannabinoids you want and need.
Stick With a Reliable and Trustworthy CBD Company
Sky Wellness’ number one priority is creating the safest and most effective CBD wellness products. That’s achieved by starting with USA-grown hemp and natural, non-GMO ingredients.
Then, each CBD wellness product is crafted for maximum supportive benefits for pain, sleep, stress, and more.Know exactly what you’re getting every time by simply looking at the label—it’s as easy as that! At Sky Wellness, CBD stands for effective, well-rounded, and incredible wellness products.
The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer. All opinions expressed in this blog post are the author's own and do not reflect the view of Sky Wellness or its brands/affiliates.