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Cannabidiol Education

CBD / HEMP EDUCATION PORTAL Welcome to our CBD Hemp Education Portal. Find information and answers to some of the many questions surrounding all things CBD & Hemp. If you have any specific questions or advice you are looking for, please let us know or contact us for advice.

Quality isn’t just CBD/THC

The Cannabis plant has a history of medicinal



Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a compound that interacts with the body’s Endocannabinoid system – a series of native receptors that promote homeostasis, or equilibrium. CBD is primarily found in the flowers and leaves of hemp plants. SABZ INT, LLC. CBD is extracted from the highest-quality and best-sourced hemp available.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC):

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the principal psychoactive constituent of the cannabis plant, has low toxicity while the LD50 (dose of THC needed to kill 50% of tested rodents) is high. Acute effects may include anxiety


Consistency is key for best results. We recommend building a routine and sticking to it for at least 4-6 weeks.

CBD Isolate vs Broad Spectrum:

Most SABZ INT, LLC. products use CBD Isolate, the key ingredient for some of the industry’s most recognized products. CBD Isolate is a pure powder with greater than 98% potency and does not contain other cannabinoids or ingredients. SABZ INT, LLC. CBD isolate is extracted in a highly controlled environment and processed to guarantee industry-leading purity and consistency. All THC is removed during this process.


Our Broad Spectrum extract contains CBD along with an array of other plant compounds including minor cannabinoids and terpenes. Like CBD Isolate, all THC is removed from this type of extract. Some cannabinoids in SABZ’s Broad Spectrum extract are Cannabidiol (CBD), Cannabinol (CBN), Cannabigerol (CBG), Cannabicyclol (CBL), and Cannabichromene (CBC).

Entourage Effect:

Due to the presence of additional plant compounds and cannabinoids, Broad-Spectrum extracts may contain increased attributes over CBD Isolate powder due to an entourage effect, or a synergistic combination of cannabinoids and plant compounds. This magnifies the CBD vs. using CBD Isolate alone. Because of this, Broad-Spectrum extract costs more than CBD Isolate, which is why Broad-Spectrum products typically have a higher retail value.


Full-spectrum is similar to Broad-Spectrum, except THC has not been removed. This is why Broad-Spectrum CBD is the recommended choice for any individuals who cannot have trace amounts of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in their system, whether for medical, personal, or legal reasons. All SABZ full-spectrum products SABZ INT, LLC. meet the compliant level of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) (under 0.3% THC).


Does CBD get me high?

CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid. In other words, it doesn’t get you high.

A clear head?

CBD should not undermine your focus or cognitive abilities. However, individuals may respond differently so consult a physician with any concerns about using CBD.


It’s legal! All SABZ INT, LLC. products, which are extracted from the highest-quality hemp, conform to available state and federal laws and are consistent with industry standards in the United States. The US Congress passed the 2018 Farm Bill which removed hemp (defined as cannabis with less than 0.3% THC) from Schedule I controlled substances and making it an ordinary agricultural commodity. However, CBD can not be sold in Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.


The trusted source for high-quality CBD

SABZ INT, LLC. understands that consistency and quality are critical to success. That’s why our global partners are setting the standard for cannabidiol (CBD) ingredient manufacturing that yields some of the most scientifically advanced CBD available. Learn more about SABZ’s quality guarantee.


Leading the way in compliance:

SABZ’s INT, LLC. partners achieve industry-leading compliance results by understanding regulatory pathways & creating proprietary extraction processes and equipment that push the levels of production and safety.

Product testing:

All SABZ INT, LLC. CBD formulas are made in the USA and full-panel tested by an ISO17025 accredited third-party lab before being publicly sold.

All SABZ INT, LLC. Certificates of Analysis (COA) can be found here.


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Key Takeaways

  • CBD is just one of 100+ natural compounds found in the cannabis plant.
  • Full-Spectrum CBD oil includes the whole plant extract (including THC).
  • Broad-Spectrum CBD oil includes the whole plant extract (except THC).
  • CBD Isolate contains CBD only, and none o the other cannabinoids, terpenes, or amino acids from the plant.
  • Each has its pros and cons and will depend on your situation and individual goals.
  • Always read labels, review lab reports, and make sure you’re purchasing high-quality products from a reputable source.

Always Read Labels and Lab Reports

As the popularity of CBD is growing, there is vast misinformation on CBD products and the terms used to describe them. Consumers must be aware that low-quality CBD Isolate is often added to MCT oil or hemp seed oil and sold as a “Full Spectrum oil”. Also, Broad-Spectrum hemp oil has sometimes been used to describe a product that starts with a CBD Isolate, and then other terpenes are added back in.

Both of these products are inferior to the high-quality whole-plant hemp extract that SABZ INT, LLC. Naturals offer.

Whatever you put in your body, whether Full Spectrum vs Broad-Spectrum CBD vs CBD Isolates, always ensure that you only purchase high-quality products from a reputable and trustworthy provider. You don’t want to cut corners when it comes to your health. Be sure to review lab tests for CBD products that you purchase to confirm the actual content of CBD, as well as the quality and safety of the products. Buyer beware and as the old saying goes, you get what you pay for!

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Are There Pros and Cons to Each Spectrum?



Offers the full benefits of the cannabis plant (entourage effect)

Undergoes minimal processing

Can offer greater symptom relief due to the full plant profile (including THC)


It May contain psychoactive properties and unwanted side effects for those who are sensitive to THC

Some feel that Full-Spectrum CBD has a strong odor and flavor that is unpleasant

There may be adverse implications of consuming THC for some individuals due to employment restrictions, drug testing or any other reason

While hemp oil was deemed legal in the US (if under 0.3% THC), there are still some grey areas in terms of consuming Full-Spectrum CBD due to the trace amounts of THC

Best for?

Individuals who are seeking a certain CBD to THC ratio

Individuals with more severe conditions than CBD Isolate and Broad-Spectrum CBD could not alleviate

Individuals living in states where cannabis is fully legal



Offers the full benefits of the cannabis plant (entourage effect) similar to Full-Spectrum CBD

There is no risk of psychoactive properties or unwanted side effects for those who are sensitive to THC

There are no legal risks with Broad-Spectrum hemp oil as it contains 0% THC


Some studies show that CBD and THC work best synergistically, enhancing one another’s beneficial properties

Some feel that Broad-Spectrum CBD still has a strong odor and flavor that is unpleasant

Best for?

Individuals with conditions that CBD Isolate alone could not alleviate

Individuals who get regular drug tests for their jobs

Individuals who are sensitive to THC

Individuals living in states that have strict THC laws




CBD Isolate is the purest form of CBD

There is no risk of psychoactive properties or unwanted side effects for those who are sensitive to THC

There are no legal risks with CBD Isolate due to the lack of THC

CBD Isolate is tasteless and odorless


Because CBD Isolate is a singular compound, it does not deliver the entourage effect

CBD Isolate does not contain any of the other beneficial cannabinoids, terpenes, or flavonoids found in the cannabis plant

Although CBD Isolate have been touted for their purity, research shows that when CBD is combined with other plant compounds, they can have complementary effects

Best for?

Individuals who were recommended to take especially high doses of CBD

Individuals who are sensitive to THC or other cannabinoids

Individuals who regularly undergo drug testing

Individuals who prefer light or no flavor

Individuals living in states that have strict THC laws


The entourage effect is the synergy between 100’s of beneficial compounds found in the hemp “Cannabis” plant.


There is usually less than 1 percent of CBG (Cannabigerol) in most cannabinoids — and that might be because most CBG transforms into other cannabinoids as the plant matures. CBG is often called a “stem cell” cannabinoid because it can morph into CBD, THC, and CBC.

Non-psychoactive, before conversion, of course, CBG is nonetheless promising as a treatment for a number of conditions, including pain, inflammation, anxiety, and bowel/bladder problems. Perhaps even better, if scientists can grasp what transforms CBG into other cannabinoids, growers might be able to breed extremely high-THC and high-CBD strains.


CBN (Cannabinerol) is the only cannabinoid that does not stem from the precursor compound CBG. Instead, it seems that CBN develops as THC decays, so a high CBN content is likely to be present in weed that is steadily going bad and that you might want to replace with a new strain of Arizona marijuana.

Like other lesser-known cannabinoids, research on CBN is scant. Some scientists believe that CBN has a sedative effect, perhaps in and of itself and perhaps as a result of its colocation with certain sedating terpenes. There is also evidence that CBN functions as an antibacterial agent, a neuroprotectant, and an appetite stimulant.


CBC (cannabichromene) was discovered more than 50 years ago, but it still isn’t the focus of much cannabinoid study. Non-psychoactive, CBC is nonetheless best known for its close association with THC within the so-called “entourage effect,” which is the popular belief amongst marijuana enthusiasts that cannabinoids and terpenes work together in certain ways to produce a more even-keeled experience.

Though the entourage effect is not confirmed by research, it does seem that CBC plays an important role in a marijuana high. The cannabinoid binds to certain receptors within the endocannabinoid system and encourages the release of neurotransmitters and hormones that relieve pain and provide tranquility. What’s more, some research indicates that CBC stimulates bone growth and inhibits the growth of some tumors, which could be vital in the search for a cancer cure.


Unlike regular THC, THCV (tetrahydrocannabivarin) is only found in some cannabis strains, and though its chemical structure is similar to THC, this cannabinoid has much different physical and mental effects. For example, instead of stimulating appetite, THCV suppresses feelings of hunger; THCV is promising as an anxiety treatment, and THCV might be a useful tool in Alzheimer’s treatment.

THCV is most abundant in landrace sativas, typically strains of African descent. Some examples of high-THCV strains include Durban Poison, Power Plant, Jack the Ripper, and Skunk #1. It might be important to note that THCV’s boiling point is higher than THC, so vape enthusiasts will need to dial up the heat to make use of this cannabinoid.


Though it is most often abbreviated to THC, the most plentiful psychoactive cannabinoid is actually called delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol – which is to differentiate it from other Tetrahydrocannabinols within cannabis. Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol is another psychoactive cannabinoid present in lower quantities than typical THC. Though the differences between delta-9 and delta-8 aren’t yet well-understood, delta-8-THC could be more promising as a tool in the fight against cancer thanks to its less intense psychoactive effects.

By no means are these the only cannabinoids present in cannabis – they might not even be the only cannabinoids that produce effects or affect a user’s high. Still, if you want to know more about cannabis, expanding your knowledge beyond THC and CBD is key.

CBG may rival CBD.

Not only does CBG (CannaBiGerol) have a chance of rivaling CBD in terms of popularity, but both THC and CBD — as well as all other cannabinoids — actually begin as CBG.

All cannabis plants contain CannaBiGerol Acid (CBGA). Enzymes in each plant break down CBGA into the acidic forms of THC and CBD (THCA and CBDA). Light and heat break then down the THCA and CBDA into THC or CBD. CBG, the non-acidic form of CBGA, is created the same way.

CBG is found in the Magic Jordan, Destroyer, Mickey Kush, and Allen Wrench strains, among others. It won’t get you high, but recent studies indicate that it could effectively treat glaucoma and irritable bowel syndrome, as well as promote bone growth and block the growth of cancerous tumors.

CBN can make you sleepy.

While CBN (CannaBiNol) can get you about a quarter as high as THC, your modest high will be quickly overshadowed by your sudden desire to go to sleep.

Produced when THC is heated or exposed to the elements, CBN’s indica-like effects can be found in the Animal Cookies and Ace of Spade’s strains. It may help with insomnia, boost bone growth, and combat inflammation. There is also early research showing that it could prove helpful in treating burns.

THCV may prevent the munchies.

Very similar to THC in its chemical makeup but different in its effects, THCV (TetraHydroCannabiVarin) can give you a bright, clear high at higher doses, and CBD-Esque effects at lower doses.

Prominent in numerous strains, including Doug’s Varin, Tangie, Pineapple Purps, Durban Poison, Girl Scout Cookies, and Dutch Treat, THCV appears to prevent the munchies instead of promoting them. This has led to research into its potential as an appetite-suppressing anti-obesity drug.

This cannabinoid has also shown promise in treating anxiety in those suffering from PTSD, as well as in preventing seizures in epilepsy patients. Early research also indicates that it could also counteract symptoms experienced by those with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurological conditions.

CBC may boost brain growth.

A hidden gem, CBC (CannaBiChromene) has huge potential to help many, many people.

CBC can be found in most strains of cannabis, and while it won’t get you high, research indicates it can produce powerful therapeutic benefits if you’re dealing with pain, inflammation, cancer, or acne.

While CBC is 10 times more effective than CBD at treating anxiety and stress, when used along with CBD and THC, it can be very effective in treating depression. And contrary to many stereotypes about cannabis, a recent study showed that CBC can actually boost brain growth.

THCA won’t get you high.

The acidic form of THC, THCA (TetraHydroCannabinolic Acid) is rising in popularity due to the growing trend of minimal processing within the cannabis industry.

Produced by juicing fresh, raw, unheated, or frozen cannabis, this cannabinoid has very powerful anti-inflammatory powers and can be particularly effective in protecting the nervous system and protecting against cancer. You can also take it in large doses without getting high.

This list only scratches the surface of the huge number of known cannabinoids. Not only is the list long, but scientists are constantly learning more and more about each one. Consult an experienced budtender or contact us about which compound — as well as which strains, doses, and delivery methods — meet your specific needs.

LivWell makes no claims regarding the health and medical benefits of cannabis.

Key Takeaways

  • CBD is just one of 100+ natural compounds found in the cannabis plant.
  • Full-Spectrum CBD oil includes the whole plant extract (including THC).
  • Broad-Spectrum CBD oil includes the whole plant extract (except THC).
  • CBD Isolate contains CBD only, and none o the other cannabinoids, terpenes, or amino acids from the plant.
  • Each has its pros and cons and will depend on your situation and individual goals.
  • Always read labels, review lab reports, and make sure you’re purchasing high-quality products from a reputable source.

When people talk about the power of cannabinoids to get you high or help you deal with various ailments, they’re technically referring to the power of cannabinoids.

Simply put, cannabinoids are chemical compounds produced by cannabis plants. Like keys, they connect with various receptors in your body to “unlock” numerous medicinal effects.

There are 64 other cannabinoids!


While two cannabinoidsTetraHydroCannabinol (a.k.a. THC) and CannaBiDiol (a.k.a. CBD) get the most attention, they are by no means the only ones. There are 64 other cannabinoids that can produce a variety of positive effects.

These lesser-known cannabinoids are generally present in much lower levels than THC and CBD. They also suffer from a comparative lack of research about their benefits, as well as trail the historical usage and marketing momentum of THC and CBD. With that said, their collective usefulness and name recognition are growing with each passing day.

Read on to learn about a few that many in the cannabis industry consider “the next big things”

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