There are three main forms of cannabidiol (CBD). Broad-spectrum CBD, full-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate. Broad-spectrum CBD consists of numerous naturally occurring compounds from the cannabis plant, typically with no tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
CBD isolate contains pure CBD and no other compounds from the cannabis plant. Full-spectrum CBD consists of all the compounds from the cannabis plant, including up to 0.3% THC.
Many people report positive experiences when taking CBD products for pains, anxiety, and other illnesses.
What is broad-spectrum CBD? Is CBD legal?
CBD products made by hemp and contain less than 0.3% THC are legal under federal law, but they may be illegal in some state laws. On the other hand, CBD products made from cannabis are prohibited by federal law but legal under some state laws. You should always check local legislation when traveling.
Various cannabinoids and compounds from the cannabis plant are included in broad-spectrum CBD products. These include cannabinol (CBN), cannabichromene (CBC), and Terpenes. Terpenes can consist of myrcene, limonene, or pinene. Typically there is no THC in broad-spectrum CBD. However, some CBD products will contain trace amounts.
CBD extraction is performed in a few different ways. These include:
- solvent extraction
- steam distillation
- lipid extraction
- carbon dioxide extraction
The cannabis plant’s strain, classification, and extraction method will affect the CBD’s composition.
Broad-spectrum CBD is right between full-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate.
- Pure CBD
- Does not contain THC
- Does not contain any other plant compounds, cannabinoids, or terpenes
- No odor or taste
Many people think that CBD isolate is the safest to use because of its pure CBD, but it is not true. CBD isolate is a highly processed product. Also, it lacks all the other beneficial compounds that are found in broad-spectrum CBD products. You will have to take a much higher CBD isolate dose to get the desired results in most cases.
- Is not as processed as CBD isolate
- The ‘entourage effect’ may provide more benefits.
- Contains up to 0.3% THC
Full-spectrum CBD products include all the compounds from a cannabis plant, including low dosages of THC. The ‘entourage effect’ is most potent in full-spectrum CBD products. Full-spectrum CBD undergoes less processing compared to other CBD products.
- It contains cannabinoids and terpenes alongside CBD
- Has a less ‘entourage effect’ compared to full-spectrum CBD
- Can range from no THC to trace amounts of THC
The ‘entourage effect’ caused by these compounds working together can increase the product’s beneficial health effects.
Benefits of broad-spectrum vs. other forms
Unlike CBD isolate, Broad-spectrum CBD will produce heightened effects because it has additional compounds.
Broad-spectrum CBD typically does not contain THC, with means it will not give you unwanted “high” effects.
Full-spectrum CBD, on the other hand, may give you a “high” effect.
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