Full Spectrum CBD, Broad Spectrum CBD, and CBD Isolate are terms referring to the type of cannabinoids (or naturally occurring chemicals) found in a CBD product. Knowing the differences and unique characteristics between the three types are important for every CBD user. This will help in making the most informed decisions on which product is best for you.
CBD Isolates are just as the name suggests–CBD that is isolated from all other cannabinoids. During the extraction process from the cannabis plant, all cannabinoids and additional plant compounds (oils, flavonoids, terpenes) are removed leaving the purest forms of CBD. These products are free of THC, meaning there’s no risk of psychoactive effects with their use.
Full Spectrum CBD products undergo fewer processes and all the natural compounds found in the cannabis plant (cannabinoids, flavonoids, oils, and terpenes) are included 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 the other natural compounds found in the cannabis plant. This results in the beneficial entourage effect. However, like the Isolate forms, THC is removed completely. In other words, think of Broad Spectrum as Full Spectrum without the of THC.
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 plant. While individually beneficial, they are especially powerful when working together synergistically.
Due to the entourage effect, Broad Spectrum and Full Spectrum cannabinoid profile products are far more popular and often deemed more beneficial than just Isolate CBD. Broad Spectrum utilizes all of the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids with exception to THC. This provides superior health benefits that overcome the limitations of isolate CBD.
Though heavily stigmatized with the United States and other countries, THC does have an abundance of medicinal benefits. It’s been shown to be a supreme pain reliever, to dramatically reduce symptoms that accompany chemotherapy and radiation, to improve sleep, and more.
Proper Hemp Co. Broad Spectrum CBD Products
To ensure the highest quality products to our users, Proper Hemp takes the extraction process a step further. We remove any residual THC from the hemp extract before formulating it into our CBD products. While many CBD companies may leave the legally allowed 0.3% of THC content in their products, Proper Hemp Co. extracts this THC out to provide CBD products to mainstream users without risk of job loss. Certificates of Analysis are provided upon request.
Proper Hemp Co Broad Spectrum CBD extract is 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 still includes cannabigerol (CBG), cannabinol (CBN), cannabichromene (CBC), and over 40 naturally preserved terpenes.
Broad Spectrum CBD is not currently associated with any extreme side effects. Some people report digestive upsets or mild mood changes. However, current research suggests that negative side effects from CBD are rare. It’s unlikely that you will experience any serious harm by taking this substance. CBD also does not lead to severe negative health effects, abuse, or dependence like many pharmaceutical drugs. Nonetheless, Proper Hemp always recommends discussing with a physician prior to adding new dietary supplements to one’s routine.