CBD comes in many shapes and sizes and if you’re like most of us you’re probably wondering what are the key fundamental differences between the different forms you can get your CBD products. You have the option of topicals, sublingual, different concentrations, and extracts.
Having too many choices can sometimes be a problem if you’re new to CBD. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you navigate through the most important parts of choosing the right CBD product for you: the extract. Extracts are always listed on the front of a CBD product and they let you know which type of CBD is being used.
In this article, I’ll take you on a journey to understanding the differences between the 3 most popular extracts: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate CBD and share insight on the newest extracts on the block, broad-spectrum.
3 most widely used types of CBD
Full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate are the most widely used types of CBD. Each type features a specific extraction method that causes it to contain or exclude certain aspects of the hemp plant.
Let’s dive in a little deeper!
What is full-spectrum CBD? Full-spectrum CBD is the purest, unprocessed, and unfiltered form of hemp extract which contains all of the hemp plant's beneficial nutrients: cannabinoids, terpenes, and essential oils.
Full-spectrum extracts offer a comprehensive approach to CBD, containing the full range of hem’s cannabinoids, including THC. Don’t be alarmed...the amount of THC is full-spectrum CBD will always be under .3%, less than the legal amount required by law to be sold to the public and less of an amount invoking a “high” feeling.
Full-spectrum CBD's wide variety of naturally occurring cannabinoids and terpenes make it capable of the entourage effect; which describes the phenomenon of all elements in the plant working together synergistically to provide maximum effect.
Let’s now take a look at broad-spectrum CBD!
Broad-spectrum CBD oil is the new kid on the block. It bridges the gap between full-spectrum and CBD isolate. It is extracted like CBD isolate, yet it offers a wide variety of cannabinoids like full-spectrum.
Broad-spectrum CBD starts as a full-spectrum extract with all of its terpenes and cannabinoids intact before it is sent through a refinement process to remove all THC from the compound.
In simplest terms, broad-spectrum CBD is full-spectrum CBD without the THC.
Last but not least we have CBD isolate…
CBD isolate would be considered the purest form of CBD out there. It is the most processed form of hemp that you’ll find out there being about 99.95% pure CBD. It’s referred to as isolate because it is isolated from all other parts of the hemp plant including terpenes, cannabinoids, and essential oils until there’s only a single cannabinoid left...CBD.
Scientists and researchers alike agree that CBD isolate still has powerful medicinal benefits but is missing the cannabinoids that make full-spectrum and broad-spectrum a more powerful approach.
Benefits of CBD-
If you’re interested in enhancing your physical and mental well-being you are a great candidate for trying CBD. If you’re a fan of holistic and natural alternatives to support your well-being you need to try Brothers N Arms CBD products. There are many benefits from trying CBD from pain relief, better sleep, and overall mental wellness.
We’ve got a PREMIUM line up of broad-spectrum extracts that are non-GMO, CO2 extracted and handcrafted by our team in Florida. We are giving you a 30-day risk-free trial. If it doesn’t work then return it. We want you to have peace of mind with our products while helping you elevate your life.