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. According to one study, CBD as a whole is expected to earn $22 billion by 2022.
CBD’s popularity comes as numerous governments have liberalized their laws and allowed for CBD to be commercially available. At the same time, an array of studies has indicated that CBD may be able to deal with numerous physical and emotional issues.
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. If it has been legally processed anywhere in the world, this usually means no more than .2% or .3% 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. It is usually used for homemade CBD products or for dipping.
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 is essentially the CBD version of the old axiom, “The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.” According to the theory, CBD produces more beneficial results when the THC is kept in the product, as it interacts better with the remaining chemical components than if the THC was removed, producing a beneficial additive effect for users.
Studies on whether or not the Entourage Effect is real have been mixed, but there is some evidence which shows that full spectrum CBD may have some advantages over other types. For example, a 2019 review, published 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.
For a safe and easy way to take CBD with all of it’s alleged benefits, please visit our product page where you will find a robust selection of products for your convenience. One of our most popular CBD products is our Happy Tea drinks. Check them out!