One of the first things a novice CBD shopper encounters are products labeled as broad spectrum, full spectrum or CBD isolate. So, what do these terms mean and how are they different?
At its most basic level, the terms define the type of CBD used in a product. Each type is different. In this article, we’ll explain the differences and usage guidelines for each.
It Starts with Cannabinoids
Cannabinoids are a classification of compounds found within the cannabis plant.
CBD and THC are among the more than 100 compounds which naturally occur in different Cannabis strains.
Each cannabinoid affects your body differently.
THC produces the effects commonly described as “getting high.” CBD does not produce that “high.” In fact, CBD can counteract the psychoactive effects of THC.
To create a CBD product, companies like Vapen CBD extract cannabinoid content from the cannabis plant.
During the extraction process, terpenes, flavonoids and other cannabinoids are also extracted. The strain of the cannabis plant used, and the method used for extraction impact the composition and cannabinoid profile of a CBD product.
Hemp (Cannabis Sativa), as an example, contains little to no THC, while some Cannabis Indica strains may contain higher THC to CBD ratios.
CBD companies extract the strains of Cannabis that best suit their products. They then refine the extract to contain only what they want.
Let’s Compare Broad Spectrum, Full Spectrum and Isolates
Here’s a look at the three major types of CBD:
- CBD Isolates are the purest form of CBD. It’s produced by removing all other compounds within a Cannabis plant, leaving only CBD. We make ours from organically-grown hemp from the United States due to its low THC content.
- Full Spectrum CBD products contain all the compounds that naturally occur in a Cannabis plant. Full Spectrum products contain some levels of THC.
- Broad Spectrum CBD products are like a mix between isolates and full spectrum. They contain all the compounds that naturally occur in a plant with one big exception: there’s no THC in broad spectrum products.
At Vapen CBD we make only broad spectrum and isolate CBD products.
What Type of CBD is Right for You?
Which type of CBD product should you choose?
All of them are good and all serve different purposes.
So, let’s dive in and look at the uses of each.
- Its big benefit is that it contains no THC, which means no psychoactive effects. It’s virtually odorless and tasteless.
- It doesn’t however deliver the full benefits of the entire plant, as the only plant compound it contains is CBD.
- We recommend isolates for people who need high doses of CBD. Isolates are also great for people who have sensitivities to other cannabinoids or THC or those that prefer no flavors.
CBD Full Spectrum
- Full Spectrum products bring the full benefits of the cannabis plant and undergo fewer extraction processes.
- These products contain some THC and may show up on drug tests.
- We recommend full spectrum products for those that need a specific THC to CBD ratio or for those whose conditions are not relieved by broad spectrum or isolate products.
CBD Broad Spectrum
- Broad Spectrum products bring you the full benefits of the cannabis plant WITHOUT THE THC. There are no risks of any psychoactive effects.
- We recommend broad spectrum CBD products for those that don’t want THC but want all the other full benefits of all the other compounds that are part of the cannabis plant.
What Should You Choose?
There are many factors that determine how well CBD will impact your body. These include your weight, your chemical makeup, how the CBD is administered, your use of other medicines and a whole variety of other factors.
If you want to avoid any possible psychoactive effects, it’s best to stick with THC-free isolate or broad spectrum products.
To find out what works best for you, conduct some research, ask your holistic doctor, and experiment a little.
Title – Broad Spectrum vs. Full Spectrum vs. CBD Isolate | Major Types of CBD
Description – One of the first things a beginning shopper for CBD products encounters are products labeled as broad spectrum, full spectrum or CBD isolate. So, what do these terms mean and how are they different? Read this short article to find out.