As more and more CBD products emerge, we’ve found that there’s quite a bit of confusion amongst consumers as to which kind of CBD they should choose.
There are three different varieties of CBD products, which include full-spectrum CBD, broad-spectrum CBD, and CBD isolate.
Wondering which one is right for you? Let’s take a closer look at each of your three options.
What is Full-Spectrum CBD?
Full-spectrum CBD is wholesome, meaning that it’s created directly from a hemp plant instead of being manufactured synthetically.
Here at Elixinol, we do this using supercritical CO2 fluid extraction. This allows all of the nutritive parts of the hemp plant to distill into a pure, potent extract without the use of harsh chemicals. This preserves the entire “entourage” of components that are naturally available in hemp plants, which include:
- Essential oils
- Over 85 cannabinoids
- More than 500 phytonutrients
Full-spectrum CBD is comprehensive, and it’s currently the most popular option because the full spectrum of cannabinoids can play off each other to give you the maximum effect from a single dose. This synergy isn’t possible to create synthetically, and it can’t be replicated in either broad-spectrum CBD or CBD isolates, even though they do offer some benefits.
Full-spectrum CBD may contain a trace amount of THC, but it must be under the 0.3% legal limit, which is regulated by federal law. This is not enough to cause a high or intoxicating effect.
What is Broad-Spectrum CBD?
Broad-spectrum CBD contains zero mg THC content. It eliminates any potential risk--which is already small, but albeit still possible--that’s associated with consuming CBD products that contain even trace amounts of THC.
Broad spectrum CBD still contains many cannabinoids, including terpenes and antioxidants, and can, therefore, offer many of the same advantages that full-spectrum THC has. Therefore, this is an excellent choice for those who cannot have--or don’t want--any THC in their system.