This is one of the most common questions we hear at CANN & Co.

When using a PCR Hemp Oil, the full Phyto cannabinoid profile combines as an “entourage” to effectively work together and provide you with a more beneficial experience. PCR Hemp Oil is not considered an “isolate,” in comparison to products which use the Phyto cannabinoid CBD only.

Isolate products do not offer the “entourage effect.”

Still confused? Read on to learn about each substance.

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What is PCR Hemp Oil?

To explain, we first need to start with — What does the “PCR” in PCR Hemp Oil stand for?  This is also a pretty common question.  The “PCR” in PCR Hemp Oil stands for Phyto cannabinoid Rich Hemp Oil.

PCR Hemp Oil is a full spectrum botanical extract taken from the Cannabis Sativa L. plant.  The Cannabis Sativa L. plant contains different compounds, called Phyto cannabinoids, which are active chemicals found only in this plant.  The most common Phyto cannabinoids include Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Cannabidiol (CBD), Cannabinol (CBN), Cannabigerol (CBG), and Cannabichromene (CBC).  The most “famous” and well researched are THC and CBD.

CANN & Co. PCR Hemp Oil has all the Phyto cannabinoids found naturally in the Cannabis Sativa L. plant except THC.  The dominant Phyto cannabinoid in PCR Hemp Oil is CBD, but also contains the other Phyto cannabinoids such as CBN, CBG, and CBC.

THC has psychoactive effects.  This is why to be classified as an industrial hemp product in the USA the product must contain less than 0.3% THC.  All CANN & Co. products that contain PCR Hemp Oil have non-detectable levels of THC in HPLC testing (High Performance Liquid Chromatography testing).  CANN & Co. products containing 0.3% THC are identified clearly on the label.

What is CBD Isolate?

CBD isolate is also extracted from the Cannabis Sativa L. plant.  It is Cannabidiol in its purest form possible, which contains only the Phyto cannabinoid Cannabidiol chemical compound.

PCR Hemp Oil and CBD Isolate both come from the same plant, so what’s the difference?

In CBD isolate products, CBD is the only Phyto cannabinoid present in the product.  Meanwhile, in PCR Hemp Oil, you get the “full spectrum” of the Phyto cannabinoids (excluding THC).  This is key.  Research has found that in PCR Hemp Oil, the Phyto cannabinoids act together synergistically to bring you the maximum benefit.  This is called the “entourage effect.”  CBD is actually the dominant Phyto cannabinoid in full spectrum hemp oil.  CBD Isolate products with CBD as the only Phyto cannabinoid does not benefit from the “entourage effect.”

Source: Leafly’s Cannabis 101


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