Many products derived from CBD are now available: CBD oil, CBD capsules, and CBD creams, etc…
When we pay attention to their composition, we can observe certain mentions such as: “Full Spectrum CBD”, “CBD Broad Spectrum”, “99% CBD”, “CBD Isolate”.
But for non-experts, these terms can be difficult to understand.
In this article, we will explain all this to you:
THE FULL SPECTRUM CBD (OR FULL SPECTRUM CBD)
First of all, it should be known that full-spectrum CBD comes from the complete extraction of the plant, i.e. all parts of the hemp are used (flowers, leaves, seeds & stems). This means that in addition to CBD, you will find other cannabinoids such as CBN, CBG… (there are more than 140 other active molecules present in hemp) and thus you will benefit from all the active ingredients present in this used plant and their interactions: this is called the “entourage effect”.
THE BROAD-SPECTRUM CBD
First of all, it is important to note that broad-spectrum CBD oil is very similar to full-spectrum CBD oil. The materials used are the same: flowers, leaves, seeds & hemp stems, i.e. there will be a complete extraction of the plant.
The only difference between these 2 types of oil is in the process. Indeed, to obtain broad-spectrum CBD oil, a step is added to remove THC. With CBD Broad Spectrum oil, you will, therefore, benefit from the surrounding effect (created by the interaction of different terpenes & cannabinoids) and the potential of CBD oil on your body.
Moreover, since it does not contain THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) or in undetectable quantities, broad-spectrum CBD oil is 100% legal in the USA.
SO, WHAT’S THE BEST?
we believe that we cannot answer this question definitively and that there is no general truth. This depends on your tolerance to the different cannabinoids (mainly CBD and THC), which in turn depends on many factors (metabolism, age, sex, weight, etc.), but also on the dosage, particularly the isolate.
Indeed, an Israeli scientific study dating from 2015 on the anti-inflammatory potential of CBD (the tests having been carried out on mice) highlighted that the CBD isolate is effective only in case of a precise and shorter-term dosage, unlike the broad- or full-spectrum CBD which will be more effective over time.
If you use CBD to help you fight certain diseases, it is, therefore, preferable to prefer broad-spectrum CBD oil or full-spectrum CBD oil to have a greater guarantee of the action of CBD.
It should be noted that the CBD isolate can be used in the preparation of food products (mainly CBD sweets), unlike broad/complete spectrum CBD oils.