Why is Full Spectrum CBD Better?
- by Liz Pace
Buying CBD can be confusing; there is CBD isolate, broad spectrum and full spectrum. Knowing the difference is an important step in finding the right solution and relief for your health and wellness needs.
There are over 100 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. CBD isolate is the CBD molecule that has been chemically isolated from those other cannabinoids and nutritional compounds like vitamins, terpenes and protein found in the whole plant. In this form, some of the nutritional value is lost. All the terpenes and cannabinoid found in the whole plant has specific biochemical effects and without them, you will not receive the full benefit of CBD.
Broad spectrum CBD has most of the compounds found in full spectrum CBD. It does not contain any THC, which is the psychoactive compound in cannabis. CBD and THC have the same chemical components, but its how the atoms are arranged that give them different properties. Broad spectrum does not have any THC, which means it does not have the entourage effect. This happens when the components of the plant come together to enhance the effects of each of them.
Full spectrum CBD has all the naturally found compounds of the hemp plant; cannabinoids flavonoids and terpenes. It is the closest to the way mother nature intended the compounds to work together. Additionally, full spectrum CBD also contains vitamins, amino acids, essential fats and protein. It does contain a low amount of THC, less than 0.3%, as it is derived from hemp or cannabis sativa, not marijuana. If used in the typical recommended doses, it should not get you high.
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