CBD Spectrums Explained

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CBD: Full-Spectrum vs. Broad-Spectrum vs. Isolate

With so many different CBD products on the market, it’s important as a consumer to understand the differences in order to make the best purchase for you and your loved ones. When reading the labels or product descriptions, you’ll notice that one of these three categories are stated: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, or CBD isolate.

Full-Spectrum CBD Products

Full-spectrum is a term used that refers to a product that contains a full, comprehensive range of cannabinoid and terpene profile. Due to a proper extraction process, full spectrum CBD products should closely mimic the chemical compounds of the plant. Hemp-derived full-spectrum CBD products should also contain Delta 9, CBDV, CBG, CBC, and CBN. Each of these naturally-occurring compounds has their own medicinal benefits.

 

Full-spectrum CBD products offer the advantage of the entourage effect. The entourage effect refers to the interactive synergy between cannabis compounds offering a comprehensive range of therapeutic and medicinal benefits for the user.

Full-spectrum is a term used that refers to a product that contains a full, comprehensive range of cannabinoid and terpene profile. Due to a proper extraction process, full spectrum CBD products should closely mimic the chemical compounds of the plant. Hemp-derived full-spectrum CBD products should also contain Delta 9, CBDV, CBG, CBC, and CBN. Each of these naturally-occurring compounds has their own medicinal benefits.

 

Full-spectrum CBD products offer the advantage of the entourage effect. The entourage effect refers to the interactive synergy between cannabis compounds offering a comprehensive range of therapeutic and medicinal benefits for the user. 

Broad-Spectrum CBD Products

Broad-spectrum is a term used that refers to a product that contains a limited cannabinoid profile. Broad-spectrum typically refers to a full-spectrum CBD product that has had the psychoactive component is removed. These CBD products offer most of the entourage effect benefits of a full spectrum product without the user having to ingest the psycho active component.

Broad-spectrum is a great alternative for those concerned with drug testing since the psycho active component is removed. It is important to conduct further research on the company cannabinoid profile lab testing in order to ensure no psycho active component is shown in the results.

CBD Isolate Products

CBD can be extracted and isolated down to a 99%+ pure concentration. CBD isolates are sold in a variety of applications from an isolate powder to being mixed with a MCT oil. During the CBD isolate extraction process, the naturally occurring terpenes are also removed. Some companies offer terpsolate which is a CBD isolate with added terpenes for a more desired entourage effect.

Which is the Most Effective?

While CBD isolate guarantees legality across all 50 states and will not affect the results of a drug test, research has found that full-spectrum CBD is more effective than single-molecule CBD isolate. Full-spectrum products are more effective than broad-spectrum product for certain conditions, making it pertinent to conduct personal research regarding your desired results.

Checking Cannabinoid Profile Lab Results

The best CBD brands should always provide their lab results from a third-party testing facility. Analyzing the results to ensure you are purchasing a full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, or isolate is the only way to guarantee its cannabinoid profile.

For more information regarding CBD labeling or how to understand these lab results, please contact us!  

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