I’m sure you’re wondering as many of us have… what is the differences between all these different types of CBD we are seeing on the market today? Well for starters you should know that these terms are not actually regulated and brands may use their own definitions when calling their product “full spectrum”, “broad spectrum”, etc. We have broken each of the main types CBD products being sold and what each category means to most.

Full Spectrum

Full spectrum products include all plant parts including phytocannabinoids, terpenes, vitamins, minerals, & all phytonutrients, including trace amounts of THC below the legal allowed limit of 0.3%. Has an entourage effect. The entourage effect is a proposed mechanism by which cannabis compounds act synergistically to modulate the overall psychoactive effects of the plant, primarily by the action of THC, making full and broad spectrum products more effective.

Broad Spectrum

Broad spectrum is full spectrum that has gone through a second process to filter out and remove any existing THC. Has an entourage effect. The entourage effect is a proposed mechanism by which cannabis compounds act synergistically to modulate the overall psychoactive effects of the plant, primarily by the action of THC, making full and broad spectrum products more effective.

CBD Isolate

A concentrated form of CBD turned into powder and usually combined with a carrier oil. Consists of CBD only and will not create an entourage effect on it’s own. However terpenes are often added to help to create a more complete effect.

CBD Distillate

An ultra pure and concentrated form of specific cannabinoids chosen. Will contain the specified cannabinoid only.