Full Spectrum CBD , Broad Spectrum CBD, and CBD Isolate are terms you may hear when shopping for CBD products. Many CBD derivative products are now available: CBD Flowers, CBD Oils, CBD Infusions, CBD Cosmetics …
Full-spectrum CBD products contain traces of THC . Broad-spectrum products contain 0% THC , while CBD isolates contain no THC or other cannabinoids or terpenes.
But let’s take a closer look at what the differences are between: CBD Full Spectrum , Broad Spectrum & CBD Isolate .
Full Spectrum CBD
Full spectrum products are made from a whole plant extract. This means that the product contains a variety of cannabinoids (like CBD , CBDA , CBG , etc.), terpenes, and flavonoids.
The presence of several cannabinoids and plant compounds results in what is known as the entourage effect. The entourage effect is what we call when these compounds work together to give users an enhanced experience compared to using an isolate or broad-spectrum product. Here is a brief description of the entourage effect:
Cannabinoids work together synergistically to enhance the therapeutic benefits of each. For example, CBD amplifies the antiemetic properties of CBDA, which can help with nausea and vomiting (1).
Broad Spectrum CBD
The Borad Spectrum is identical to the full spectrum except for the removal of THC. Broad Spectrum CBD products are ideal for consumers who want the benefits of full spectrum CBD without a trace of THC .
CBD isolate is nothing but CBD that has been isolated and then refined to remove all other terpenes, cannabinoids, and plant matter. This end product is a fine white powder that contains approximately 99% cannabidiol.
It is important to remember that both full-spectrum and broad-spectrum products contain, in addition to CBD, other natural chemicals from hemp, including small amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) , CBC (cannabichromene) , CBG (cannabigerol) and CBN (cannabinol) . These compounds are thought to contribute to the “entourage effect” of cannabis products.