CBD 101

What is Cannabis?

Cannabis is a plant species that is legally recognized as two separate plants: marijuana and hemp. Hemp is a cannabis plant that contains less than 0.3% Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and is legal. The THC in Marijuana contains much higher levels of THC, which is a psychoactive drug that is illegal.

Are cannabinoids necessary?

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a part of the human and animal central nervous system.  The ECS is thought to play a necessary role in many bodily functions, including appetite, sleep, mood, and injury mitigation.

How do cannabinoids work in the body?

Our body produce chemicals called endocannabinoids. The ECS is the regulatory director in your body.  It directs your body back to a level of homeostasis when you are when you are experiencing issues with things like appetite, sleep, mood, and pain.
The two cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 are found throughout bodily tissue.  Specifically, CB1 receptors are found in both the central and peripheral nervous systems; and CB2 receptors are found throughout the immune system located on inflammatory cells (monocytes, B/T cells, mast cells).

What is a phytocannabinoid?

Phytocannabinoids are chemicals contained in the hemp plant that mimic the 2-AG and AEA endocannabinoids produced in the body.  The 80 plus plant-produced cannabinoids are synthesized during a process called decarboxylation, which is a heating process that produces CBD and THC.

What is CBD?

CBD stands for Cannibidoil.  It is derived from the Hemp plant, which is a cousin to the Marijuana plant.  Hemp derived CBD contains less than .03% TCH, which means that it does not get you high, and is undetectable in drug tests.

What is the evidence for CBD health benefits?

Health risks and benefits of CBD have not yet been evaluated by the FDA. You should consult with your physician prior to use. If you plan to give CBD to your pet, consult with a veterinarian.

According to a report from the World Health Organization, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD”…  If you decide to try CBD, talk with your doctor — if for no other reason than to make sure it won’t affect other medications you are taking.” (Peter Grinspoon, MD, Contributor, Harvard Health Publishing, Harvard Medical School, 2019)

What is the difference between Isolate, Full Spectrum (Distillate), and Broad Spectrum (Distillate)?


An isolate is the purest form of a compound. The lone compound is extracted from its environment and isolated from all other compounds.  CBD isolate is the purest form of CBD. It is produced by extracting all other compounds found within the plant such as:  terpenes, flavonoids, and other cannabinoids. CBD Isolate has low to zero THC.

Full Spectrum

Full spectrum CBD contains all compounds found naturally occurring in the plant, including terpenes, essential oils, and other cannabinoids that work in concert with each other to enhance the therapeutic benefits.  This is commonly referred to as the “entourage effect.”  Full Spectrum contains less than 0.03% of THC, and is legal in the United States.


Broad Spectrum

Broad spectrum has the benefits of both an Isolate and Full Spectrum.  That is, like Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum CBD contains other compounds found within the plant.  The difference is that the THC is removed as in the CBD Isolate. Maintaining the plant’s other cannabinoids provides for the same “entourage effect” as found in Full Spectrum, but without the psychoactive properties of THC.

Product Information

Mindbrakes CBD is extracted using supercritical Co2 extraction non-GMO industrial hemp grown in the United States without pesticides. Best practices in farming are followed and products are manufactured in an FDA registered facility that follows good manufacturing practices.  Our raw materials and products are third-party tested to ensure the highest quality and consistency, and our Certificates of Analysis are available to our customers for full transparency.

Should I Choose CBD Isolate, Full Spectrum or Broad Spectrum?

The choice between isolate, full spectrum, and broad spectrum is an individual choice.  It is a matter of what works best for you.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.