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What is Broad Spectrum CBD?

In 2013, the CBD industry experienced a massive explosion through the exposure of CBD-rich cannabis extracts in a documentary on CNN, which was viewed by millions of people. Not long ago, users were stuck with only two choices concerning choosing a CBD-rich product.


People who could consume THC:

There is the option of choosing a full-spectrum CBD product. In many ways, full-spectrum CBD products offer excellent potential due to their components. Whole-plant extracts, they are made up of a wide variety of components including cannabinoids, – THC inclusive – flavonoids, fatty acids, terpenes, and other plant materials that could prove beneficial for the user. This impressive chemical profile of assorted varieties enlarges the therapeutic potential of full-spectrum CBD products through a synergistic action often labeled the entourage effect.


People who couldn’t consume THC:

This class of people had no option than to be tied down to using CBD isolate as it contains no THC. CBD isolate is not in any way a bad thing. However, CBD isolate has all other compounds and plant materials wholly removed from it bar the CBD molecule. In other words, the CBD isolate contains nothing but CBD. The good thing about CBD isolate is that it can be used in diverse ways, making it very useful as an additive. Nonetheless, its therapeutic potential is limited as it is devoid of the different whole-plant chemical makeup that full-spectrum CBD products so often possess.


Today, we can only be grateful to the enterprising efforts of hemp companies – the third class of CBD products has entered the market; broad spectrum CBD oil. The broad spectrum CBD oil is unique in the sense that whiles it is free of THC; it still maintains the quality of full spectrum CBD by preserving its significant therapeutic potential.


What is broad spectrum CBD oil?


Broad spectrum CBD oil is made just like any other full spectrum products, it is sourced from hemp plants of the highest quality which are rich in high-quality cannabinoids and terpenes. The oil is then extracted from the plant material. The only thing that separates broad spectrum from full-spectrum is that with the former, THC is removed or processed out of the extract using a special chromatography media. This leaves an extract devoid of THC but still full of other cannabinoids, terpenes, and other plant matter. You could describe broad spectrum CBD products as “THC-free full-spectrum CBD oil.”


In shopping around, chances are you may find specific products labeled ‘broad spectrum’ even though this might not be so. These companies produce their products using CBD isolate and then add in those new compounds such as terpenes. Of course, these products are beneficially superior to CBD isolate, though it must be noted that they are not in any way broad spectrum. Broad spectrum has THC removed from full spectrum extract whiles maintaining at the same time preserving the latter’s remaining chemical profile. It simply isn’t effective adding back all the cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and original plant material back after removing them.


Benefits of broad spectrum CBD oil


For those who are wary of THC, broad spectrum CBD is simply the best. Offering maximum entourage effectiveness, broad spectrum CBD provides a rich profile of cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and other components that provide massive therapeutic potential without THC getting in the way.


Compared to CBD isolate, broad-spectrum CBD is miles better and more useful as CBD isolate is made up of only CBD and nothing else, rendering it impotent of offering the synergistic benefits that come with containing added compounds and matter like broad spectrum does.

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