Broad spectrum CBD oil
If you’ve spent some time in the depths of the CBD cosmos, you’ve probably come across different types and delivery forms of CBD products. One of the most known and prominent types is broad spectrum CBD oil. But what makes it so popular? What’s its difference to other kinds of CBD oil and products, especially full spectrum CBD oil?
To answer these questions, we are going to take a quick look at how it’s produced. In order to make CBD products, the cannabidiol (CBD) is extracted from the plant. CBD is one of numerous cannabinoids which are naturally found in the cannabis plant. For broad spectrum and full spectrum CBD products, other of these cannabinoids are extracted in addition to CBD, as are terpenes and flavanoids.
CBD isolate, on the other hand, purely consists of CBD. There are a few reasons why one might want a product with more cannabinoids than CBD. Studies have shown that the different cannabinoids can be beneficial for health due to the endocannabinoid system.
Also, the combination of different cannabinoids, terpenes, and so on, is said to cause the so-called entourage effect. The theory says that this kind of link between different active compounds increases the effect each compound has. By the way, for a closer look at the entourage effect, you should check out our article about it.
This is where we get to the actual definition of broad spectrum CBD. Although it has a wide range of cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenes, there is one specific cannabinoid that is excluded from this form of CBD: tetrahydrocannabinol, which you’ll probably know as THC.
According to German law, CBD products must not have more than 0.2% THC. This means that no matter if full spectrum CBD or other CBD products containing THC, they will not cause the high that the substance is known for. It does something even better, though: cause the entourage effect. As mentioned before, the entourage effect is dependent on a number of different, strong compounds.
So, why would you forget THC, if it has such a good effect on your body and no disadvantages? To say that using CBD products containing THC is entirely unproblematic might be oversimplifying the situation a little. There are still many people who would rather refrain from it, for a number of reasons.
People who drive a car often might fear that traces will be shown when subject to a traffic check, some people work in areas where they have to undergo regular drug testing, and so on. These are just a few examples, but you get the point – there are many people out there who gladly use the broad spectrum CBD as an alternative to full spectrum CBD.