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Is CBD Natural or Synthetic?

Most CBD oils are natural, and are extracted from the hemp plant. However, there are a growing number of synthetic CBD products. These claim to benefit from being entirely pure CBD, and free of other plant extracts. So, which is better? Read on to find out!

What is natural CBD oil?

Natural CBD oil is extracted from the hemp plant. The extraction process itself is highly scientific. it usually relies on either a CO2 or ethanol based extraction process. The benefits and differences between the two approaches continue to be debated in the industry today.

To put it simply, it’s generally understood that an ethanol based approach extracts the CBD along with many other favourable molecules in the hemp plant. Molecules such as other cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenes. When we talk about a product that contains natural CBD, very often it means it also contains these other favourable molecules too. This concoction of plant based content is what is called a ‘broad spectrum format’ and it is thought to have stronger health benefits than CBD in its pure form.

It is important to highlight that GreenBox is a strong believer in all things plant-based wellness. Therefore, we only stock products that contain natural CBD.

Try theVitality CBD Natural Flavoured Oil! It’s made from Colorado hemp and is totally THC-free.

What is synthetic CBD?

Some brands on the market contain synthetic CBD, and this is produced using a complex chemical process. It is never derived from the plant. Therefore, any product relying on synthetic CBD will not contain the health-boosting other plant based molecules found in the hemp plant. The entourage effect which is understood to enhance the effect of CBD cannot take place. This is why it is so important to know where the CBD comes from and how it is produced.

Also, synthetic CBD products are much more expensive than natural CBD oil.

If you still feel synthetic CBD better suits your needs, we recommend the Pureis Ultra Pure CBD Oil. We recommend this brand because the Founders are a credible duo who built a strong reputation in the pharma industry before launching Pureis.

Synthetic CBD vs natural, is there a difference?

The most important difference is synthetic CBD oil does not contain any other cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids. It is CBD isolate. Natural CBD oil comes from the hemp plant here all these additional extracts are also present. Taking a blend of this all natural goodness may trigger what we call the entourage effect. This is where the additions to the CBD work together to enhance its effectiveness.

That’s why we recommend the natural approach at GreenBox. You can buy only the best, 100% natural CBD products such as oils, gummies, balms and plenty more.