Broad Spectrum CBD

full vs broad vs isolate

It is not so simple to understand the different types of CBD so we will divide the compund into three groups, which should hopefully provide some clarity. 

Full Spectrum: Full-spectrum CBD is full of all the terpines, cannabinoids, flavonoids, and fatty acids which are found naturally occurring in the plant. All of those products have their own therapeutic value of their own and when kept intact, and are said to work together to magnify the therapeutic benefits of each individual cannabinoid and this is commonly called the “entourage effect”.

Broad Spectrum: Consider Broad-spectrum CBD similar to Full-spectrum CBD, as the other componds found within the plant are preserved with the exception of THC, which is entirely removed. Broad-spectrum contains multiple cannabinoids and can deliver the enhanced benefits of the entorage effect, but without the euphoric effects of THC. For most CBD users, Broad-spectrum is the best choice as it delivers the full benefits of the cannabis plant without the psychoactive effects of THC.

Isolate: As you can see in the picture above, CBD isolate is the purest form of CBD, as all the other plant compounds and cannabinoids have been completely removed. Isolate may be the CBD of choice for those users who regularly get drug tested or might be sensitive to the other cannabinoids, including THC. Essentially, an isolate is the purest form of a compound. That said, it is the purest form of CBD as all the other compounds found in the plant (terpenes, flavonoids, cannabinoids, and THC) are entirely removed.

It is totally a matter of preference as to which is best but most users when possible, will opt for either Full or Broad-spectrum as the entourage effect has proven to be more effective than just the isolate alone. Furthermore, most CBD users feel the most benefits of CBD oil when using either the broad spectrum CBD or full spectrum CBD.

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cbdMD is one of the only Broad-spectrum brands on the market and they consistently deliver the absolute highest quality CBD in the industry. Though on the expensive side, Broad-Spectrum extraction is the only viable option when wanting to preserve and extract the valuable terpenes and other beneficial compounds of the plant. With more common extraction methods, these other cannabinoids (CBG, CBN, CBCV, etc.), terpenoids, amino acids, and essential oils are often lost despite having huge health related benefits.

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The information on this page is based on studies and research as well as experiences from CBD users. For medical condition it is important to consult a licensed healthcare practitioner regarding any potential interacts or complications before consuming a quality CBO product.