Full Spectrum VS Broad Spectrum CBD Oil
Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum are two common terms that you will come across when searching for CBD Oil online. Most people understand that Full Spectrum CBD Oil is the most beneficial, but many don’t fully understand the difference between the two. Read on to find out!
Full Spectrum CBD Oil
A true Full Spectrum CBD Oil contains all of the cannabinoids that are naturally present in the hemp plant.
This includes minute traces of THC, but always below the legal limit of 1mg per container.
Many companies boil the definition down to whether the product contains THC or not. However, this is not necessarily correct, as it could be that a product contains THC, but not other cannabinoids such as CBDa.
The lack of acidic cannabinoids such as CBDa would contradict the definition of full-spectrum, as these cannabinoids are produced in abundance by the hemp plant.
It is important to note, however, that the term Full Spectrum does not specify the levels of these cannabinoids. So cannabinoids other than CBD may only be present in trace amounts.
Is RAW CBD Oil Full Spectrum?
RAW CBD Oils by definition are CBD Oils that have not gone through any deliberate heat treatment such as decarboxylation.
Decarboxylation is when either the plant material, the extract or the oil are heated to convert acidic cannabinoids such as CBDa, into their neutral forms such as CBD.
Many producers forcefully decarboxylate all of the acidic cannabinoids, which technically means that they are no longer Full Spectrum.
However, decarboxylation can happen naturally during extraction and also by the day when exposed to standard heat or light. So RAW CBD Oils contain a balance of both CBD and CBDa.
Because of the minimal processing, RAW CBD Oils are almost always full spectrum.
Broad Spectrum CBD Oil
Broad Spectrum CBD Oil tends to contain many of the cannabinoids present in the hemp plant, but has some of the cannabinoids completely removed.
When a product is marketed as broad spectrum, it normally relates to the product being THC Free – having all traces of THC completely removed.
But as previously mentioned, a product may contain traces of THC but have other cannabinoids such as CBDa completely removed. In our opinion, this would also be classed as a broad spectrum product. While we prefer full spectrum products our CBD Gummies are broad spectrum so that they are more suitable for a wide range of ages.
Which Is The Best?
“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” – Aristotle
While it depends on the specific application, Full Spectrum CBD Oils are superior for enhancing health and wellbeing.
The presence of a wide range of cannabinoids makes the oil more effective through the entourage effect. This is where multiple cannabinoids work in synergy to enhance the effects of the oil.
Furthermore, each individual cannabinoid can have its own unique benefits, so the wider the range of these cannabinoids means the wider the spectrum of wellness boosting potential.
Buy Full Spectrum CBD Oil UK
Here at BROWN’S CBD, we are passionate about the benefits of the whole hemp plant. So we ensure that all of our products are full-spectrum and thus as effective as can be.
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