Full-spectrum CBD, broad-spectrum CBD, and CBD isolate are terms referring to the type of cannabinoids (or naturally occurring chemicals) found in CBD products. Knowing the differences and unique characteristics between the three types of CBD products is important in helping you select CBD products that suit your needs.
CBD isolate products are just as the name suggests–CBD that is isolated from all other cannabinoids. During the hemp extraction process, all cannabinoids and additional plant compounds (oils, flavonoids, terpenes) are removed leaving the purest forms of CBD.
Full-spectrum CBD products undergo few processes leaving all the natural compounds found in the hemp plant (cannabinoids, flavonoids, oils, and terpenes) in the extract. This includes trace amounts of THC, which may potentially show up on drug tests. While the benefits of cannabinoids can be experienced individually, the effect of all the elements found in the plant working together in synergy enhances their therapeutic benefits, creating what’s referred to as the “entourage effect”.
Broad-spectrum is sort of a middle ground between the other two spectrums. Similar to full-spectrum, broad-spectrum CBD preserves all of the natural compounds found in the hemp plant with the exception of one cannabinoid–THC. Even without THC, broad-spectrum products still create a beneficial entourage effect.
The Entourage Effect
As noted above, full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD products include a range of additional cannabinoids (CBG, CBN, CBC, CBDA, and other minor cannabinoids) that are found in the hemp plant. While individually beneficial, they are especially powerful when working together.
Due to the entourage effect, broad-spectrum and full-spectrum cannabinoid profile products are far more popular and often deemed more beneficial than isolate CBD products. Leaving the cannabinoids in CBD product formulas create superior products that are better processed by our bodies while overcoming the limitations of isolate CBD.
Proper Hemp Co. Broad-spectrum CBD Products
Proper Hemp Co.’s broad-spectrum CBD extract is made up of 85% cannabinoids, in which cannabidiol (CBD) makes up 90% of the cannabinoids present. We preserve the full-spectrum of non-psychoactive phytocannabinoids and synergistic compounds. Our broad-spectrum CBD includes cannabigerol (CBG), cannabinol (CBN), cannabichromene (CBC), and over 40 naturally preserved terpenes.
We remove the psychoactive cannabinoid, THC, from our hemp extract before formulating it into our CBD products. This means our products are suitable for all types of users.
We’re committed to formulating safe and effective CBD products so test every batch we make by a 3rd party lab. The test results for our products, known as Certificates of Analysis, are available for download here >>
As always, we recommend discussing new dietary supplements with your medical professional before adding them to your routine.