In this Article we are going to be covering what is broad spectrum CBD oil and how is it different from full-spectrum CBD oil. So we cover and answer some of the frequently most asked questions about CBD oil.
You may have seen a new term popping up in the CBD oil and cannabis space called broad spectrum CBD oil. And you might be wondering how is this different from what’s called full-spectrum CBD oil.
Let’s first define what full-spectrum is. And then we’ll talk about how is that different from broad spectrum. Because they are different.
What is Full Spectrum CBD Oil?
Full spectrum, as we’ve covered before on thehempoilbenefits.com means, it’s a CBD oil or a CBD oil product which is not made with just CBD, like a CBD isolate. It’s not made with only CBD but it also contains other components, like cannabinoids, terpenes, terpenoids and flavonoids found in hemp or marijuana plants.
Because hemp and marijuana plants, they don’t just contain cannabinoids, they contain other beneficial components like terpenes and flavonoids. And full-spectrum products include all those components including THC. They include all those other components in the product.
What is Broad Spectrum CBD Oil?
What does Broad spectrum mean? It sounds like full spectrum but there is a distinction. Broad spectrum means it’s a full spectrum product but it doesn’t have THC. And you might ask why? So first off, let’s just review.
The main difference between Full Spectrum & Broad Spectrum
The main difference between full spectrum and broad spectrum is a full spectrum product is a CBD oil product that contains other cannabinoids including THC and it contains terpenes and flavonoids. A broad-spectrum product is basically the same thing but without the THC. So that’s the major difference.
Full spectrum has all the other components plus CBD and plus other cannabinoids including THC. Broad spectrum contains CBD, all the other components like terpenes and flavonoids and other cannabinoids but no THC.
Broad Spectrum: Full Spectrum without THC
And the main reason for that is, because people have to take drug tests and they aren’t able to have THC in their system. So broad spectrum gives you all the benefits of a full spectrum without having to worry about the THC.
Now, some might argue that you don’t get the benefit of that THC, had it been in there. And we can understand why they would argue that. For them they should stick to a full spectrum because then they obviously want to use THC.
But for many people, either because of legal restrictions in their area, or because of their job, or their sports event or whatever, they can’t have that THC. For them, the best option is going to be a broad spectrum.
CBD isolates – no THC but not full spectrum
Or if you want to go really specific, you can use just CBD containing products.
So products made with CBD Isolate, which is just CBD on its own, stripped away from all the other components of the plant. And many people get benefits from those products as well.
You don’t have to go broad-spectrum and you don’t have to go full spectrum. Many people get benefits from using just CBD isolate products made with CBD Isolate or CBD isolate just by itself.
But they have to forgo the entourage effect of the various cannabinoids and terpenes, which is also a strong argument for using a full spectrum or broad spectrum CBD product.
- The Theory of the Entourage Effect of Cannabinoids & less Drug Interaction
- The Basics of CBD Oils and Cannabis as a Therapeutic Agent
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