CBD 101


What exactly is CBD?

Cannabidiol, commonly known as ‘CBD’, is a compound found in cannabis plants (eg: marijuana and hemp). It is one of the two primary active ingredients of cannabis, the other one being THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).

The main difference between the two, is that CBD, unlike THC, does not contain the psychoactive component that gets you high.

Is CBD Legal?

According to the 2018 Farm Bill, cannabinoids derived from industrial hemp, which contain less than 0.3% of THC, are considered legal.

PUMBBA's strict protocols ensure that the CBD used in our products comes from reliable high quality sources. 

Is CBD and Hemp Seed Oil the same thing?

No, and they are significantly different.

Hemp Seed Oil is a commonly used skincare ingredient, packed with vitamins, nutrients and fatty acids. This oil is derived from the seeds of the Cannabis Sativa plant. 

The CBD Oil is a newer skincare ingredient. Contrary to Hemp Seed Oil, it is not found in the seeds, but in the flowers, leaves, and stalks of the  plant. The resulting oil is lighter and has a completely different chemical composition. 

The science behind CBD

is it really worth the hype?

Everybody has been talking about CBD, but is it really worth the hype?

Yes. Hemp-derived CBD is a ‘hero ingredient’, for which research shows has strong anti-inflammatory properties and assists in revitalizing and nourishing the skin. 

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lets dive a little bit deeper

What is the Difference between Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum and CBD Isolate?

The hemp plant naturally contains over 100 cannabinoids, and each one of them provide their own unique benefit. The most common cannabinoids found in the plant are CBD and THC (yes, the one that makes you high!), and in order to use them in different products the hemp plant has to come through an extraction process.

During the hemp extraction process, other compounds are also extracted, including terpenes and flavonoids, as well as non-desired components, as pesticides or heavy metals, so please be very careful on your sources, at P U M B B A we take this very seriously

Full-Spectrum CBD

The concentrate in form of oil that is obtained after extracting (and segregating the non-desired compounds) the hemp plant, is called Full Spectrum CBD Oil and contains all the compounds found in hemp, including trace amounts of THC.

Scientists have found that plant components interact with one another to create an enhanced effect (a.k.a. Entourage Effect) and Full Spectrum contain them all, however as noted above, as it also contains THC, the consumer of this kind of product can experience the effects of THC.

Broad-Spectrum CBD

Contains the same range of cannabinoids including CBD, CBN, and CBG, terpenes and flavonoids derived from hemp, but no THC, which is completely removed by taking additional extraction procedures.

The Broad Spectrum Compound, although deprived from THC, still delivers the Entourage Effect, and is thus one of P U M B B A ‘s key ingredients.

CBD Isolate

Unlike Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum, the CBD isolate does not come in a viscous or oily form. CBD isolate is a crystalline solid or powder that contains 99% pure CBD and is produced by removing all other compounds found in the hemp plant.

There is nothing wrong by using the CBD Isolate, but if you believe in the mystic and science behind the whole plant, the Isolate is going to deprive you of that experience.