The world of cannabis can be confusing. With all of the new terms and jargon being thrown at you, it can be tough to keep everything straight. That’s why at The Hemp Mine we are proud to find ways to educate our consumers so they can be confident in their CBD purchases.
One of the more common questions that cannabis consumers have is what is the difference between Full Spectrum vs Broad Spectrum CBD? Let’s dive into both and hopefully help you figure which one is right for your CBD regimen.
First, to understand the difference between the two, we need to understand the entourage effect. Essentially, the entourage effect suggests that cannabis products that retain the many different cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids are more effective than products that only retain some of these.
Full Spectrum CBD
That being said, Full Spectrum CBD is when a cannabis product, such as our Full Spectrum CBD Vape Cartridge, retains all of the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids, including up to 0.3% Delta 9 THC. Typically, there should be no psychoactive effects from these products. The THC may actually provide enhanced therapeutic benefits due to the entourage effect.
However, it should be noted that based on individual use and the body’s processing of THC, it is possible for products with trace amounts of THC to make certain workplace drug tests be positive. If you require testing you may want to select one of our broad spectrum products as explained below.
Broad Spectrum CBD
On the other hand, Broad Spectrum CBD is when a cannabis product, such as our Broad Spectrum CBD Oil, retains all of the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids, except for Delta 9 THC. Similar to Full Spectrum CBD, the consumer will experience no psychoactive effects from these types of products. Broad Spectrum CBD may be better for individuals who are worried that even trace amounts of THC may affect their cognitive state or cause a positive on a workplace drug test. However, the entourage effect suggests that these products may not work in exactly the same manner as their Full Spectrum counterparts.
We hope that you now understand the difference between Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum CBD. There are pros and cons to both, but fortunately if you shop with The Hemp Mine, you can be sure you are getting the best southern hemp-derived Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum CBD products on the market.
Products made from the cannabis plant have not yet been tested by the Food and Drug Administration. All health claims relating to cannabis or hemp are anecdotal. Please consult with your doctor before making any lifestyle changes.
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