There are three main forms of cannabidiol (CBD): broad spectrum CBD, full spectrum CBD and CBD isolate. Before we get into the myths and facts about broad spectrum CBD, let’s first talk about the differences between the three types.
Full spectrum contains CBD along with all the other compounds from the cannabis plant that work together to produce maximum effects and benefits. This is referred to as the “entourage effect” and is the strongest of the three types of CBD products. Full spectrum CBD contains other compounds such as terpenes which are responsible for the smell and taste of the cannabis plant as well as trace amounts of THC.
CBD isolate is on the opposite end of the spectrum and is basically just as it sounds…isolated CBD. It is CBD in its purest form and is extracted and stripped of all other compounds. But, because it does not have the entourage effect like full spectrum CBD, it doesn’t have the full benefits of full spectrum CBD.
Broad spectrum CBD is found kind of between the other two. While it does contain terpenes and other important compounds, it is stripped of most of the THC, but can contain super trace amounts.
So, which of the Three Types is Best?
Well, this is really up to each individual. CBD does not get you high. Even full spectrum CBD will not get you high like regular THC, but some people don’t want even the slightest amount of THC in their systems. So, for these people, broad spectrum or CBD isolate would be the way to go.
Some people like broad or full spectrum more than CBD isolate, because the effects aren’t as strong with CBD isolate and some of the benefits may not be felt. Again, this all goes with personal preference.
So, what is the Truth Behind Broad Spectrum CBD?
Now that we’ve give you a brief intro into what each type of CBD looks like, we can discuss some of the facts and myths about broad spectrum CBD.
Myth: Broad spectrum CBD does not contain any THC.
Fact: Even broad-spectrum CBD that says it is THC may contain trace amounts.
Myth: Broad spectrum CBD does not come from the marijuana plant.
Fact: It comes from the hemp plant.
Myth: You can get high from broad spectrum CBD.
Fact: The amount of THC found in any CBD product, even full spectrum, is so small that it cannot get you high.
Myth: Broad spectrum CBD only works for some people.
Fact: CBD works for everyone, but in different ways. While some people will feel the effects right away, others need to use it every day for several days before they start noticing the benefits.
Myth: CBD makes you paranoid.
Fact: CBD does not make you paranoid. Unlike THC and marijuana, CBD products (even those that contain trace amounts of THC) cannot get you high or result in paranoia.
Myth: CBD causes anxiety.
Fact: It is actually the opposite. CBD does not cause anxiety, but instead has calming and relaxing effects that can help ease anxiety and help with other mood disorders.
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