What Is Broad Spectrum CBD?

What Is Broad Spectrum CBD

Did you know that there are different types of CBD? Yeah, this isn't just a one trick pony like you thought!

CBD is actually just one compound out of the cannabis plant and hemp plant. And we feel like it doesn't receive as much attention as its famous siblings, full spectrum and isolate CBD.

So, we're here to shine a light on that middle child. Because you might find that broad spectrum CBD oil has just the right balance that makes it perfect for you.

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What is broad spectrum CBD oil?

If you're at all familiar with full spectrum CBD oil, then you'll understand broad spectrum CBD quickly. But if you're not, don't worry.

We know how to make this simple and easy to digest. (Literally.)

Broad spectrum CBD oil contains CBD as well as a range of other plant compounds, cannabinoids, and terpenes found in the cannabis plant and hemp plant. But there is a very important distinction that makes broad spectrum CBD different from full spectrum CBD.

Broad spectrum CBD is THC-free. That's right, out of all those chemical compounds, there is no THC in a broad spectrum product.

How is broad spectrum CBD oil different from other CBD oils?

If you're perusing hemp derived CBD products, this will help you determine which product is best for you. After all, we want you informed on the product you're getting!

Full spectrum CBD oil

Full spectrum CBD products contain those other compounds and other cannabinoids like broad spectrum CBD. But it also contains trace amounts of THC.

Full spectrum products contain under 0.3% THC, as is federally legal. But for those that don't want to run the risk of any THC, broad spectrum products are here to offer the same compounds as full spectrum CBD.

And we'll get to why that's important later. (What? We have to drop these little Easter eggs to keep you reading!)

Pure CBD isolate

CBD isolate, on the other hand, is just CBD oil. No additional compounds, just cannabis extract in its purest form.

Consult a doctor to go over all the health benefits that broad spectrum cbd oil has to offer especially if you have any health conditions

Some people might wonder why a CBD product needs those additional compounds in the first place. And that's because of the entourage effect.

(Whoa, look! Perfect segue...)

Understanding the entourage effect

The entourage effect describes the culmination and power of all of the plant's properties coming together. It's thought that CBD alone, as in CBD isolate, doesn't necessarily operate at its fullest potential without those supporting cannabinoids.

So when working in tandem with other cannabinoids, CBD is able to produce up to its fullest potential. This is what makes full spectrum CBD and broad spectrum CBD somewhat more desirable than CBD isolate.

But then again, to each their own. Everyone is looking for something different in a CBD product.

All of this is to say that the entourage effect plays a big role in what kind of effects CBD products can produce. While they all affect the endocannabinoid system the same, they certainly have different things to offer.

Broad spectrum CBD products

Broad spectrum oil gets used in a myriad of ways. So we're here to highlight those different types of CBD products for you!

#1. Broad spectrum CBD oil tincture

A CBD tincture is considered the most effective way to take CBD oil. And that's because when taken sublingually, it directly enters the bloodstream.

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That means that with broad spectrum CBD oil, you can expect effects to settle in as soon as 10 minutes after consumption. Although the time these effects settle in also rely on a series of other factors.

Additionally, this is a great way to give your pet CBD oil! Or by putting a couple of drops into their food. 

#2. Broad spectrum CBD oil gummies

Broad spectrum CBD gummies are a great way to introduce your system to these other cannabinoids. Unlike CBD isolate gummies, you'll get the entourage effect.

So it really is just like any other full spectrum product, like our delta 9 gummies, in fact. Of course, full spectrum products like this will contain trace amounts of THC.

But if you're wanting to enjoy CBD without any THC, then broad spectrum is the way to go. Just keep in mind that any ingestibles may take longer to take effect since they are traveling through your digestive system.

#3. Broad spectrum CBD massage oil

At Clean Remedies, we know the power of broad spectrum CBD. And that's why we decided to put it into a massage oil.

Pairing CBD extract with German chamomile, citrus, lavender, and ylang ylang, our massage oil delivers a relaxing blend of botanical oils. And it's the perfect way to wind down and treat yourself.

Not to mention that your skin may look radiant and glowing afterwards. Seriously, CBD really pulls out all the stops, don't you think?

#4. Broad spectrum CBD capsules

We already talked about how the entourage effect helps CBD to reach its fullest potential. But another way that you can achieve that potential is by sticking to a regular CBD routine.

Broad spectrum cbd is thought to offer positive effects as it contains anti inflammatory properties and offers the same benefits as full spectrum cbd

Whether it's full spectrum CBD, broad spectrum CBD, or only pure CBD, taking these regularly may help whatever extract CBD you're using perform at its best. And capsules are a great way to remind you of that!

CBD capsules can be taken just like any other daily supplement. And with full spectrum extract or broad spectrum CBD, you can also receive those additional fatty acids in your daily intake.

#5. Broad spectrum CBD topicals

We mentioned our broad spectrum CBD massage oil earlier. But that's not the only kind of CBD topical you can indulge in.

There are CBD rubs, CBD roll-on's, CBD gels, and more. Not to mention that these topicals help to target localized areas.

So if you're only looking to address a specific spot, then CBD topicals may be the product for you. Not to mention that full spectrum CBD and broad spectrum topicals still offer the entourage effect, even topically.

#6. Broad spectrum CBD vaporizers

CBD vaporizers suspend CBD extract within a liquid that can be inhaled and absorbed through the lungs. As far as fast-acting effects go, this one is right up there with tinctures.

In fact, any kind of full spectrum or broad spectrum CBD that gets vaporized has a high bioavailability. Although there are some potential risks when inhaling vapor.

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Differentiating the extraction process

There are a number of different extraction processes involved in getting the best CBD. But here are some of the most popular currently.

Carbon dioxide extraction

CO2 extraction is considered the gold standard in the cannabis industry. And that's because it's capable of producing a high concentration of CBD.

It essentially uses CO2 to separate CBD oil from the cannabis or hemp plant. So in terms of clean practices, this extraction method is the way to go.

Steam distillation

You may have heard of steam distillation if you've ever looked up how essential plant oils get extracted. Because it's the same deal with CBD.

Do not worry about testing positive on a drug test or drug tests as broad spectrum cbd contains no thc

The steam helps to separate the oil from the plant material. But it's not nearly as effective as the CO2 method.

Solvent extraction

This extraction method can be effective. But it comes at a bit of a cost.

When solvents are used, some solvent residue may be left behind in the raw CBD oil. And this can pose certain health risks to the consumer.

Additionally, using solvents during the extraction process can affect the flavor of the extract. So while it's effective, it doesn't yield the same high quality results as other methods.

Lipid extraction

Lipid extraction is gaining popularity. And it essentially is an alternative to using CO2 and solvents. But more research is needed on this particular method.

All in all, when it comes down to understanding extraction methods, it's important to know how the full spectrum or broad spectrum CBD was obtained in your product. Not only is it about your safety.

But it's also about your knowledge base. You should know how the products you consume are made. At Clean Remedies, transparency is what we always advocate for.

Wrapping up

CBD affects everyone differently. And that's why finding the right CBD for you is so important.

Broad spectrum offers a nice balance between full spectrum and CBD isolate. So if you're looking for the entourage effect without any THC, then broad spectrum is the way to go.

You'll find that there are a number of ways to make CBD work for you. And broad spectrum CBD is just one example of that.

So hopefully now, when you see broad spectrum products, you know exactly what you're getting. We told you this middle child had a lot to offer!

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