Full-Spectrum vs Broad-Spectrum vs Isolate-Based
While searching for hemp-based CBD products, consumers will often come across three different variations: CBD full-spectrum vs broad-spectrum vs isolate-based products.
The differences are easy to understand and should be considered before making a purchase. We break down the differences below.
Full-Spectrum vs Broad-Spectrum vs Isolate-Based: What's The Difference?
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Full-spectrum products contain all of the plant's phytocannabinoids, which include cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinol (CBN), cannabichromene (CBC), cannabigerol (CBG), and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Please note that in order for full-spectrum products to qualify as legal, they must contain less than 0.3% THC - which is a psychoactive compound, although one which will not produce psychoactive effects in small quantities.
These are just some of the major cannabinoids, but the hemp plant (which is from the cannabis plant family) contains at least 113 different cannabinoids that we know of.
Studies have shown that full-spectrum products are more effective because the various cannabinoids (CBD, CBN, CBC, CBG, THC, etc.) work together to produce a greater effect.
This is known as the "entourage effect". Because full-spectrum products are known to be more effective than broad-spectrum and isolate-based products, they are typically more expensive.
Similar to full-spectrum products, broad-spectrum products contain most of the cannabinoids found in hemp extract, however, THC is filtered out.
Broad-spectrum products are best for people that are looking for the effects of a full-spectrum product but do not want to consume any THC.
Isolate-based (THC-free) products contain CBD in its purest form; no other cannabinoids are present in the product - it's a compound that has literally been isolated from the others.
Isolate-based products are typically priced well below full-spectrum and broad-spectrum products.
We offer both full-spectrum and isolate-based products. We encourage you to try both to see which you prefer.