When purchasing CBD products you will undoubtedly encounter the terms “Full-Spectrum”, “Broad-Spectrum”, and “Isolate”. These terms explain what kind of CBD concentrate is being added to your product. When a hemp plant is extracted to concentrate the CBD, many of the naturally occurring cannabinoids (CBG, CBN, THC) are extracted along with the CBD. This spectrum of cannabinoids is specific to each individual strain of hemp.
That being said, a product made with “Isolate” will have only isolated CBD and none of the other synergistically beneficial Cannabinoids that react with the receptors in our body’s EndoCannabinoid System (ECS).
A product made with “Broad-Spectrum” extract will have the full array of Cannabinoids, but will have also had the THC content of the extract removed.
Finally, a product made with “Full-Spectrum” extract will have the full spectrum of Cannabinoids, including THC, which will be under the legal limit of 0.3%. This will not get you high. So what are the benefits of using a full-spectrum product over one made with pure CBD isolate you might ask?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is only one of many natural, organic, cannabinoids available to us in nature. However, a proper, full-spectrum medicine extracted from hemp contains more than just CBD isolate. The latest research in the industry indicates that the
Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which is a series of cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) throughout the entire body, benefit from what is known as “The Entourage Effect”. When you consume the full combination of synergistic hemp compounds together, a stronger reaction takes place at our ECS receptors than compared to what any individual CBD isolate can.
Research suggests that when we combine multiple Cannabinoids in our extract it becomes more effective with a higher dose. CBD Isolate, though beneficial in its own right, has a limited range of effectiveness that varies between individuals and actually becomes more ineffectual at higher doses. In short, when we consume these full compound extracts in the ratios nature intended we see more benefit.
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