What Is Zero THC CBD?

CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is a common compound (called a cannabinoid) found in cannabis. It has a wide variety of benefits for humans and pets. However, generally CBD oil has various compounds, including THC, which could be an issue for some people.

In this article we are going to outline what Zero THC CBD is, and why someone may prefer a zero THC product.

What Is CBD?

CBD is found in hemp and marijuana. The vast majority of CBD oils on the market are derived from hemp, which means they contain >0.3% THC. CBD is non-psychoactive, however THC is psychoactive. 

Hemp is more than CBD though. Hemp contains a wide variety of other cannabinoids, as well as terpenes, flavonoids and beneficial compounds. 

CBD oils come in 3 forms: 

Broad Spectrum CBD: Contains all the beneficial compounds in hemp, including CBD but has zero THC.

CBD Isolate: This is pure CBD. It has no other compounds except CBD.

Full Spectrum CBD: This has all the beneficial compounds in hemp, but does contain THC.

Broad Spectrum and Full Spectrum oils tend to be the most effective, because they have what’s called an “entourage effect”. This means all the other terpenes, cannabinoids and plant compounds found naturally in hemp work together in a synergistic way.

What Are The Benefits Of CBD?

CBD works on a branch of the mammalian nervous system, called the “Endocannabinoid System (ECS). This system is responsible for a range of bodily functions. It is present in every major organ system, and is designed to maintain balance in the body.

CBD acts on endocannabinoid receptors (called CB1 and CB2). These receptors are found throughout your entire body. 

CBD acts in a “passive” way, because CBD will not “enter” the receptors but rather work from the outside positively influencing the receptor and the corresponding system.

THC on the other hand, will enter the CB1 and CB2 receptors, kind of like a key in a lock. Most likely that is why THC (marijuana) has such a strong psychoactive effect.

Researchers are still studying the effects of CBD on the ECS, however it is clear that CBD’s beneficial effects on these receptors is why it can benefit so many different issues.

Some of these issues include:

                      • Anxiety
                      • PTSD symptoms
                      • Joint pain
                      • Sleeplessness
                      • Digestive diseases & Imbalance
                      • Cardiovascular disease
                      • Neurodegenerative diseases, like Parkinsons and Alzehiemers.

What Is Zero THC CBD?

To put it simply, Zero THC CBD is CBD oil that has had the THC removed. This can happen in two different forms. One is CBD isolate, which is just CBD. The other is Broad Spectrum CBD, which has had THC removed but still contains all the good stuff in hemp.

What Are The Benefits of Zero THC CBD Oil?

There won’t be any “health” benefits of a THC-free oil, however there likely won’t be any negative effects either. There are several reasons people may want to go for a zero THC CBD product, beyond health reasons.

One of those is that THC is the primary compound found in marijuana that gets people high. For that reason, some people prefer to keep THC out of their CBD.

Furthermore, drug tests look for THC metabolites. This means that CBD with THC could show up on a drug test. For that reason, many people prefer to be more safe than sorry, and go for zero THC oils.

So What Zero THC CBD Product Should You Buy?

Not all CBD is created equal. Many companies cut corners and produce inferior oils, or worse they import their CBD from China. There have been reports of companies selling CBD labeled as “zero THC”, but when the product was 3rd party tested, there are actually small amounts of THC present. 

For that reason, we encourage you to do your due diligence and find a reputable brand. Make sure the company you are buying from has 3rd party lab analysis for their oils, proving there is no THC present.

If you are looking for a zero THC CBD, and you are ingesting the oil in the form of vape, capsule, or oil, then your two options are CBD isolate and broad spectrum CBD. 

We recommend broad spectrum, because you will receive benefits from all the other plant compounds present. It will be a bit more expensive, however your body is worth it!

A note on creams and salves: It is okay to have THC in your creams or salves. The THC present in these products will not have psychoactive effects, nor will it show up on a drug test.

Therefore, you only need to look for THC Free CBD in the form of oils, vapes, capsules or any other product you are ingesting orally or through your lungs.