With so many PGA TOUR pros using CBD products to help them reclaim or maintain their edge, golfers of all abilities are giving CBD a look. And many are confused by the choices — isolate versus full spectrum versus broad spectrum. A little knowledge goes a long way in finding the right CBD products for your wellness goals
Understand that all CBD products are made by extracting cannabinoids from the cannabis plant. Among the hundred or more cannabinoids in the plant are CBD, THC (the compound responsible for the “high”) and terpenes (oils that impart smell and taste). Researchers have found that nearly all of the compounds, either alone or in combination (called the entourage effect — compounds working together to amplify benefits), naturally react with the neuroreceptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system to affect mood, sleep, immunity, inflammation and more. The compounds extracted determine whether the CBD product is full spectrum, broad spectrum or an isolate.
Full spectrum exists at one extreme. It contains all the naturally occurring compounds in the plant — terpenes, essential oils and other cannabinoids including THC (although not in enough concentration to cause the “high” in most people). It offers the full benefits of the cannabis plant but may have sedative effects, show up on drug tests and have a strong odor and/or taste.
CBD isolate exists at the other extreme. All plant compounds except pure CBD have been removed. It’s tasteless and odorless and will not test positive for THC. However, it fails to deliver the enhanced benefits of the entire plant and the entourage effect.
Broad spectrum extracts all the beneficial compounds and cannabinoids from the plantexceptTHC. The user gets the full benefits of the plant, including the entourage effect, a pleasant taste and aroma, with no risk of the high or positive drug test for THC.
As a brand developed for golfers, some of whom may face drug testing, On The Green CBD uses broad spectrum for its full range of benefits with no THC. In some of its products the company goes further, adding select terpenes that researchers have found offer bioactive properties that work in concert with other present cannabinoids and have a number of potential wellness benefits.
“We use added terpenes to enhance hemp’s natural beneficial properties,” said Nick Fishenden, On The Green’s founder and a former golf professional. “We draw inspiration from the proven terpene combinations found in popular medical cannabis strains to promote specific effects. Our functional CBD tinctures are available with three target effects: focus, recovery and sleep. We believe that these three areas are the most important to success on the course.”
For the vast majority of golfers ready to experience the full benefits of CBD, broad spectrum is the way to go.
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