What Is Full Spectrum CBD?
It really seems as if CBD is everywhere these days, and with good reason – it practically is everywhere! According to an August 2019 survey, 1 in 7 Americans have tried CBD, and that has resulted in the CBD industry facing explosive growth.
Many people have been trying CBD. It’s popularity has exploded in the last few years.
However, because CBD is so new, questions abound about what it is and what it can do and how it can help users.
For example, you may have noticed that there are three different types of CBD. One example is full spectrum CBD.
Three Types Of CBD
All CBD is not identical – there are three different types of CBD:
- Full spectrum: CBD which has been processed to maintain all of the naturally occurring ingredients in the product, including all cannabinoids, terpenes and oils. This type of CBD will contain trace amounts of THC.
- Broad spectrum: The same as full spectrum, but with all THC removed.
- Isolate: The only component in this compound is the CBD, which has been extracted and is available in powder form.
The Entourage Effect
One of the most marketed benefits of full spectrum CBD over broad spectrum or isolate is the so-called Entourage Effect. The Entourage Effect embraces the old axiom, “The whole is greater than the sum of the parts”. The Entourage Effect theory proposes CBD has more benefit when it is combined with its cannabinoid cousins. This includes the trace amounts of THC it usually comes with.
Studies on whether or not the Entourage Effect is real have been mixed. There is some evidence which shows that full spectrum CBD may have some advantages over other types. One 2019 review in Plant Science, found that the evidence for the benefits of the Entourage Effect to be “sufficiently strong.”
However, an April 2019 study found the opposite, noting that there was no difference between the effects of full spectrum or broad spectrum CBD.
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