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CBD vs THC - What's the Difference and What You Need to Know

CBD is one of the most exciting products in the health and wellness industry right now. In fact, that’s probably why you’re looking at our site! Of course, any time you’re using a product for your wellness, it’s natural to have some questions about what it contains. At Nature’s Ultra, some of the most common questions we receive involve the relationship between CBD and THC.

In this article, we’re going discuss the differences between CBD and THC so you know exactly what our CBD oils do—and do not—contain!

Differences Between CBD and THC

CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is one of the primary cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. THC, which is short for tetrahydrocannabinol, is a distinctly different cannabinoid. Cannabinoids interact with your body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS) to promote homeostasis throughout your body. Click here to learn more about how they work.

Despite both being cannabinoids, there are some key differences between CBD and THC. THC is the psychoactive compound of the cannabis plant, and it can cause euphoric or sedative side effects. THC can also be addictive.  CBD is not psychoactive and therefore will not induce the “high” that is often associated with the cannabis plant. CBD has shown to have no addictive properties.

Chemical Structure

CBD and THC, although similar, have different molecular structures and therefore entirely different pharmacological properties.  

CBD and THC Molecular Structure

THC Content in CBD Oil

Why do people talk about THC content in CBD oil if THC and CBD are two different compounds? To answer that, it’s important to understand the three basic types of CBD oil: full spectrum CBD, broad spectrum CBD, and CBD isolate. 

Full spectrum CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant with all of the other compounds of the plant, including the terpenes and other cannabinoids including THC, which can cause psychoactive side effects and is illegal in most states. If you purchase a full spectrum CBD oil, it’s important to be aware of these concerns.

Broad spectrum CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant with all of the other compounds of the plant with the exception of THC. 

And finally, we have CBD isolate. CBD isolate is exactly what it sounds like: CBD that is isolated from all other compounds of the hemp plant. There are no other cannabinoids present. 

These different types of CBD oil are the reason people talk about THC in CBD oils. Because full spectrum CBD contains THC, many people believe that all CBD contains at least some THC but this is not the case. 

At Nature’s Ultra, we use high-quality CBD isolate and combine it with world class essential oils from Young Living to create our very own smart spectrum CBD. The result is a high-quality, pure, and potent CBD oil that contains 0% THC and offers the powerful benefits of Young Living essential oils.

Legality

Legal consequences are an important thing to consider when it comes to THC and CBD. Due to its psychoactive side effects, THC is illegal federally and in most states. Using CBD products that contain more than 0.3% THC can result in serious legal ramifications.

In comparison, as regulated by section 7606 of the 2014 Farm Bill, hemp that contains less than 0.3% THC is legal to grow. CBD itself is also legal, provided it contains less than 0.3% THC. Because Nature’s Ultra contains 0% THC, it’s legal in the United States. 

Worried about CBD resulting in a positive result on a drug test? Here are a few things to consider! When you’re tested for cannabinoids, what they’re really looking for is the psychoactive compound, THC. If the test detects a certain threshold of THC, you will test positive. However, as long as your CBD product contains no THC, it will not trigger a positive test result. That’s why it’s so critical to purchase any CBD products from a reputable company that has a stringent quality assurance program and utilizes third party testing to ensure no THC ends up in the final product. 

Our Lab Reports

At Nature’s Ultra, we work hard to ensure that our products contain pure, potent CBD and 0% THC. Our farm in Colorado was one of the first hemp farms in the United States to hold the USDA organic handler’s certification. We use a proprietary CO2 extraction method to avoid the use of harsh chemicals and to ensure that our CBD is pure and completely free of THC.

Throughout the manufacturing process, our rigorous quality assurance system ensures that all of our products are tested in multiple stages of the manufacturing process for purity and potency. To do so, we test to make sure that they’re free of any THC, as well as heavy metals, pesticides, and solvents. 

Because we’re confident in our testing procedures and want you to be the same, we’re transparent in sharing our lab results. By clicking here, you can see the lab results for your individual batch of product! Just select the file for your product and click on the report for the batch number printed on the bottom of the container. You’ll note that THC content is listed, as is the amount of CBD, a microbial analysis, and a pesticide analysis. By looking at the lab results for your specific product, you can rest easy knowing that you’re getting pure, potent CBD and absolutely no THC!


At Nature’s Ultra, all of our CBD oils are tested extensively to ensure that they’ll fit your needs. Now that you know all about CBD vs. THC, visit our product page here and place your order. Our Fast and Free Shipping will have it sitting on your doorstep in no time!

 

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