There are three main types of CBD extract: full-spectrum cannabidiol (CBD), broad-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate.
This article will focus on the differences between the full- and broad-spectrum CBD oil.
What is Full Spectrum CBD Oil?
Full Spectrum CBD Oil is Cannabidiol Oil that is extracted in a way that retains all of the compounds found within the Cannabis, or Hemp, plant. These compounds include cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenes.
CBD and THC are both types of cannabinoid; THC is the most abundant and well-known cannabinoid and causes a feeling of intoxication and a ‘high’. Whereas CBD Cannabidoil (CBD) is the second most abundant cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant and does not create any sense of high for users. It is illegal to sell CBD oil with any THC in it.
Full-spectrum CBD oil contains most of the other naturally occuring cannabinoids that are present in the hemp plant. They promote something called the ‘entourage effect’, whereby all of the cannabinoids work together in harmony within the human body to provide therapeutic benefits.
What is Broad Spectrum CBD Oil?
Broad-spectrum CBD is similar to full-spectrum CBD in that It retains all the terpenes, flavonoids, and cannabinoids found in the Cannabis Sativa plant; However there is one major difference – it does not contain Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Therefore there is no risk of experiencing any psychoactive effects but users can still experience the ‘entourage effect’
What is the difference between full and broad spectrum CBD oil?
The key difference between broad spectrum and full spectrum CBD oil is simply the chemical compound content of each of the products.
Full-spectrum CBD contains all of the cannabinoids and compounds that naturally occur in the Cannabis plant. Broad spectrum CBD oil is similar in this regard, with the only difference being that it does not contain THC.