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CBD Types

Full Spectrum CBD Full-spectrum CBD is the most minimally processed type of CBD concentrate. It contains every plant material that can be extracted including cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and fatty acids. Full-spectrum products are often preferred because they’re most accommodating to the entourage effect – when nothing is excluded, every ingredient can work in harmony. The reason why some people don’t prefer full-spectrum CBD is because it contains every naturally occurring cannabinoid in the plant, which means it may contain THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis that gets you high. If you’re not looking to get a buzz or you want to consume CBD without failing a drug test, full-spectrum is probably not your ideal choice. Full Spectrum is ideal if:
  • You don’t mind a little buzz or sedative effects from the THC
  • You live where cannabis is fully legal
  • You don’t have to pass any drug tests
  • You prefer CBD made with the least amount of processing
Broad Spectrum CBD Broad Spectrum CBD contains everything that full spectrum CBD contains, except for the THC. This requires an extra step in processing to isolate and remove the THC, which is what makes it possible to consume CBD without any psychoactive effects. Broad Spectrum is ideal if:
  • You have to pass a drug test
  • You’re sensitive to THC
  • You want the benefits of the entourage effect
  • You want to use CBD without getting high
CBD Isolate CBD isolate is 99+% pure CBD that has been completely isolated from all other cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and fatty acids. It’s typically sold as a fine white powder that can be added to other oils, beverages, or food. While it’s not often recommended if you want to achieve the entourage effect, CBD isolate is great for people who are sensitive to other cannabinoids or want to supplement an existing product with some straight CBD. When buying a CBD isolate, it’s especially important to verify the purity, especially if you’re someone with a THC sensitivity. As with any CBD product, it’s crucial that you check for lab testing results before buying to ensure you’re getting the purity that’s advertised on the label. CBD Isolate is ideal if:
  • You want to add pure CBD to other products or oils
  • You’re sensitive to THC, CBN, or other cannabinoids
Ultimately, the difference between a full-spectrum vs. broad-spectrum vs. isolate CBD is the manufacturing process and the number of ingredients. One type of CBD is not necessarily superior to the others, it all comes down to your preference and what you want to achieve with your product.

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