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Broad Spectrum CBD vs CBD Oral Drops – what is the difference?

We get asked a lot of questions about CBD including – what is it? Is it safe? How much should I take? And how do I know a good CBD product from a bad one? These are all natural questions for people trialling CBD oil for the first time or even regular users. 

There’s also an overwhelming amount of different CBD brands to choose from and different ways you can take CBD oil from gummies to vaping.

Part of Dragonfly CBD’s mission is to educate customers about the world of CBD, help build trust and enable people to make more informed choices. In this article, we are going to answer a popular question we get asked: what is the difference between Dragonfly CBD Oil oral drops and Dragonfly Broad Spectrum CBD drops.

First, it’s worth knowing that Dragonfly is committed to making the finest organic CBD.   We grow our Cannabis Sativa Plants on the Dragonfly Farm where our Dragonfly farmers nurture and harvest them in organic soil before extracting the CBD oil at our Dragonfly extraction facility. Third party testers then check the oil to ensure we’ve produced the purest and safest CBD oil.

Before we go any further, what is CBD?

CBD is a naturally occurring compound found in the Cannabis plant. On occasion, it is also referred to by its longer form, scientific name, Cannabidiol. It is the most abundant cannabinoid, just ahead of the infamous tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). While this psychotropic compound remains illegal in the UK, CBD is not associated with this high. As such, it can be sold both online and on the high street.

Used in both medicines and food supplements, CBD has surged into national consciousness over the last few years. Touted for its varied range of applications, CBD is available on prescription as Medical Cannabis. Although, there remain issues with patient access.

More commonly, people can get hold of CBD over the counter, in pharmacies or supermarkets.

Has Cannabis been used medicinally before?

Though very much the in-vogue supplement on the wellness scene today, cannabis is certainly not new and has a long history of medicinal use. In fact, there’s evidence that its plant powers have been used as pain relief for many thousands of years, particularly by women. 

The Ebers Papyrus, dated to roughly 1550 BC, from Ancient Egypt, describes women preparing ‘oxymel’ (a mixture of cannabis and honey). Further references are dotted throughout historic civilisations, appearing in ancient Chinese and Ayurvedic texts. However, cannabis was not used in Western medical literature until the nineteenth century. Here, it became a popular treatment for period pain and sciatica. Quite incredibly, there is even evidence of Royal use at Buckingham Palace. Reportedly, a royal physician prescribed cannabis to Queen Victoria to help treat her monthly cramps!

What is the difference between Dragonfly CBD oral drops and Broad Spectrum CBD drops?  

Fundamentally, the difference between Dragonfly CBD oral drops and broad-spectrum CBD simply comes down to the production process:

  1. Dragonfly CBD oral drop tinctures provide CBD in a smooth filtered form. In order to create a lighter flavour, we use advanced chromatography and distillation techniques during the oil’s extraction process from the Cannabis Sativa plant. This creates a “super-distilled” CBD Oil, with reduced levels of other naturally occurring Cannabis compounds.
  2. Dragonfly’s Broad SpectrumCBD tinctures are designed to leave in naturally occurring Cannabis compounds, terpenes and waxes from the Cannabis Sativa plant. They are retained during the double distillation extraction process to create a stronger flavour with a slightly thicker consistency.

What is the advantage of Dragonfly’s CBD oral drops?

It offers a quality formula that uses super-distilled CBD to deliver a smooth, distinctive taste.  We’re proud that Dragonfly’s CBD oral drops was voted the Best CBD Oil by Boots customers at the Boots 2020 Wellness Awards. Its light taste has won it widespread popularity, and it’s available in a range of strengths that really pack a punch. The 30ml range goes up to 3000mg of CBD, making it one of the strongest CBD Oil tinctures available on the market and one of Dragonfly’s bestsellers.

If you are looking for a quality CBD Oil, then look no further than Dragonfly’s CBD oral drops. Starting at just £19.50, it offers fantastic value for money.

What are the benefits of Broad Spectrum CBD?

Broad Spectrum CBD is another of our bestsellers.  The harmonising entourage effect of the additional cannabinoids, terpenes, and waxes found in Broad Spectrum CBD is liked by many CBD users, together with its rich depth of flavour.

Starting from just £19.50, Broad Spectrum Dragonfly CBD Oil retains many of the natural properties of the cannabis plant’s profile.

Why should you not buy Full Spectrum CBD?

Full Spectrum CBD is a product that mirrors the ‘full spectrum’ of the cannabis plant profile.  Many brands and users extoll its virtues as the best CBD Oil. However, it is worth bearing in mind, that if the product really is ‘full spectrum’ then it is likely to contain substances that are illegal in the UK, namely controlled cannabinoids ‘CBN’ and ‘THC’.

 Dragonfly recommends, you consider purchasing a THC-free Broad Spectrum CBD Oil, rather than a Full Spectrum CBD oil. This product contains a ‘broad spectrum’ of the cannabis plant profile with the illegal substances removed through further distillation.

Where can I get CBD Oil?

The award-winning Dragonfly CBD is available in a range of UK retailers and online.