What is Full Spectrum CBD Oil?
With so many CBD products hitting the market today, it can be hard to keep pace with all of the buzzwords out there. For example, you’ve probably heard of something called “full spectrum CBD oil”. Sure, it sounds pretty legitimate...but what exactly is it? How is it different from other types like broad spectrum CBD oil and CBD isolate? And, what does all of this mean when it comes to choosing a CBD product?
Getting to know a new product like CBD can be a bit confusing at first. That’s why we are breaking down all of the jargon right here in this post - so you will understand what full spectrum CBD oil is, how it’s different from the other types, and what types of CBD we recommend.
First - A Quick Lesson on CBD
CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is one of over 100 cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. Cannabinoids, like CBD are believed to interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) to help the body achieve homeostasis - or a state of balanced wellness so it can perform at its best. Hemp-derived CBD is now federally legal, which is why we are seeing a rapid rise in its popularity and availability across the United States.
Full Spectrum CBD Oil vs. Broad Spectrum CBD Oil vs. CBD Isolate
When CBD oil is extracted from the hemp plant, it is considered “full spectrum”, which means that it retains trace amounts of THC and a combination of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other beneficial compounds from the hemp plant. (Legally, the amount of THC must always be less than 0.3%).
Similar to full spectrum CBD oil, the term broad spectrum refers to CBD oil products that contain a combination of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other beneficial compounds found in hemp with all detectable levels of THC removed. Broad-spectrum CBD oils maintain concentrations of the beneficial compounds that are found in the original hemp plant while getting rid of THC.
CBD isolates contain only pure CBD and none of the other beneficial cannabinoids, terpenes, or flavonoids. Full spectrum CBD and broad spectrum CBD oils, however, have a full range of cannabinoids which usually produce greater benefits from what is known as the "entourage effect". This occurs when compounds in the hemp plant, including cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids, work together to produce even greater effects than CBD isolate.
At Maddyn, we believe in the power of the hemp plant and want you to get the most benefit from our products. That’s why we use only full spectrum CBD and broad spectrum CBD oils - and never isolates.
TLDR? Here’s Our Cheat Sheet Version
- Full spectrum CBD oil contains trace amounts of THC and a combination of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other beneficial compounds from the hemp plant.
- Broad spectrum CBD oil also contains a combination of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other beneficial compounds, but has all traces of THC removed.
- CBD isolates contain only pure CBD and no other cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids or THC.
- Full and broad spectrum CBD oils are preferred by Maddyn because their full range of cannabinoids usually produce greater benefits, which is something called the “entourage effect”.
Now, you are ready to explain what full spectrum CBD oil is to the next person who asks you at a gathering! You are also ready to start considering adding CBD products to your daily routine. Remember to look for products with safe and natural ingredients and to shop with reputable brands that clearly disclose where they source their hemp, like Maddyn. Ready to get started? Shop our line of CBD oil wellness products now.