What is Full Spectrum CBD?

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With so many different CBD products and types of CBD on the market, you shouldn’t feel embarrassed about having questions regarding the popular cannabinoid. We’ll break down the basics and explain what exactly is full spectrum CBD so you can make informed decisions about the type of CBD for your needs.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, more commonly shortened to CBD, is one of hundreds of cannabinoids (chemical compounds) that are naturally produced by cannabis plants. THC, CBG, and CBN are other such chemical compounds. While THC is found in the highest quantities and is prized for the “high” it produces, CBD is non-psychoactive and users will remain clear minded. For this reason, CBD is sought after by those who wish to benefit from the cannabinoid’s therapeutic effects but still be able to do daily tasks like driving, caring for children, or working, without worrying about being too high.

CBD is typically extracted from hemp plants via CO2 or solvent-based extraction methods. CBD’s health benefits are widespread and it is used to provide relief from stress, anxiety, depression, epilepsy, insomnia, arthritis, side effects of cancer treatment such as nausea, and more. It is a natural anti-inflammatory and works well on chronic pain and muscle pain such as after a hard workout. Some even say it helps with acne.

Types of CBD

To answer the question, what is full spectrum CBD, we first need to talk about the three different forms it can take. All CBD products will contain either full spectrum CBD, broad spectrum CBD, or CBD isolate. These three categories are differentiated by the natural compounds they contain.

Full spectrum CBD

This type of CBD is the least refined of the bunch meaning no cannabinoids or terpenes have been removed and it can contain up to 0.3% THC, which is the legal maximum. While this number is small, those who are sensitive to THC may feel some effects, though this will be very, very low and nothing like a normal high. Full spectrum CBD is great for people who want to benefit from the entourage effect since all lesser cannabinoids and terpenes are left intact.

Broad spectrum CBD

What differentiates broad spectrum CBD from full spectrum CBD is the level of THC. CBD products with this type of CBD will contain no THC at all or in some instances very, very trace amounts. This formula will include all other naturally occurring terpenes and cannabinoids aside from THC. Medical patients who do not want any THC related effects and want to guarantee they will always remain clear minded should choose broad spectrum CBD products.

CBD isolate

This product is aptly named since it contains CBD and CBD alone. CBD isolate is pure CBD with no other cannabinoids or terpenes. A product with this type of CBD is best for those trying to determine if CBD by itself works on specific symptoms.

Best full spectrum CBD products

Original Hemp Full Spectrum CBD Tincture

A few drops under the tongue is all it takes for the doctor formulated full spectrum CBD tincture by Original Hemp to start working its magic. Made from full spectrum hemp extract, this tincture comes in 250 mg to 2000 mg strength. Some people don’t like the taste of tinctures, but the fresh berry and vanilla dream flavor taste great. If you don’t mind the taste, choose the natural option, which has no added flavoring.

Hemplucid Organic Full Spectrum CBD Oil

USDA certified organic, this full spectrum CBD Oil by Hemplucid is made from legal organic hemp grown and manufactured in the USA. The formula is available in hemp seed or medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) carrier oil with a 2000 mg, 1500 mg or 1000 mg potency.

Original Hemp Full Spectrum CBD Capsules

Get the perfect dose every time with the Original Hemp Full Spectrum CBD Capsules in one of four formulas designed for sleep, energy, stress, or relief. Each bottle contains 750 mg of full spectrum CBD which includes 0.33% THC and roughly 12.3 mg of CBD per pill. CBD capsules are mess-free (no counting drops) and discreet.

Hemplucid Organic Full Spectrum CBD Vape E-Liquid

If you prefer smoking your CBD, look no further than the Hemplucid Full Spectrum CBD Vape E-Liquid. Save money and the environment by using a rechargeable vape pen with a refillable vape cart. This unflavored CBD vape liquid comes in 1000 mg or 1500 mg strength and an easy dropper top.

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