If you are a user of CBD, then you have more than likely stumbled across terms such as “full spectrum” or “broad spectrum”, and for many – these terms are foreign. So we want to explain it in the most simple, straightforward way possible.
Full spectrum CBD means that the end product contains ALL the compounds, terpenes and flavonoids that come along with the hemp plant. Cannabis has over 113 compounds, each with their own individual benefits – and if not all, but most of them will be included in the final product for each element’s individual benefits. These products are generally high in CBD and very low in CBD – maintaining the plant’s natural profile and creating a high quality end product.
Broad spectrum CBD, on the other hand, is when every cannabinoid EXCEPT THC is included in the end product. Which means that you benefit from every element but miss out on the natural, medicinal benefits of THC. The process essentially excludes THC from the extraction process. So the two are almost identical, with the exception of the THC compound.
Why does this make a difference?
Well, think about it; each compound in cannabis has its own natural purpose and its own benefits. So when you exclude a cannabinoid from that process, you’re missing out on the value that it brings to the end product.
THC has been said to show great potential in;
Among countless other benefits. And, in addition to that – you CANNOT get ‘high’ or feel any kind of head intoxication from THC as the percentage is generally incredibly low, and is strictly there for health benefits when it comes to things like CBD oils and tinctures.
However, in saying that, Broad spectrum is best for people with a sensitivity to THC and who merely want the benefits of CBD and the other components.
Conclusively, there is no ‘one size fits all’ and each person is different. Each person will have their own liking and tolerance to different CBD products.