Hey, guess what? Not all CBD oils are created equal. Nope. But all of them can give you the benefits of CBD albeit at slightly different levels depending on which you use. But we’ll get into that later.

Really understanding the difference between full-spectrum and broad-spectrum is as easy as T-H-C. CBD is one of many compounds in the cannabis plant. Other than tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it is the plant’s most abundant compound. The main difference between full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD is the compounds they contain.

Full-spectrum contains 0.3% THC while broad-spectrum contains non-detectable levels of THC also known as “THC Free” CBD oil. But the miniscule amount of THC isn’t the only element that contributes to “the spectrum”. Both full-spectrum and broad-spectrum contain minor cannabinoids. We’ll talk about those in just a minute.

So, how do you make full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD? Simply put, it has to do with the way the CBD is extracted and formulated. Full-spectrum CBD contains everything from the source plant, where broad-spectrum CBD is processed to remove any trace of THC. Because of this difference, full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD interact in slightly different ways with your endocannabinoid system. Yes, you have an endocannabinoid system.

OK, back to “the spectrum” thingy. CBD oils aren’t just CBD and oil. Over 100 phytocannabinoids are extracted from the plant! That’s pretty cool. 

Full vs Broad Spectrum CBD

What Is Full-Spectrum CBD?

Full-spectrum CBD uses all of the phytochemicals found in the source plant; this includes CBD along with essential oils, and other cannabinoids including THC. By law, the THC content included should be under 0.3 percent. Because the THC content in full-spectrum CBD oil is negligible, you shouldn’t experience any psychoactive effects from the trace amounts of THC.

Full-spectrum CBD typically triggers the “entourage effect.” This effect requires the combination of whole-plant cannabinoids and additional terpenes.

So, what exactly is the “entourage effect”? The entourage effect refers to cannabis components working together to boost or intensify their benefits. Full-spectrum CBD can affect cannabinoid receptors in your endocannabinoid system – either blocking or allowing other cannabinoid molecules to bind or communicate with the connectors. Because of this, it is thought that full spectrum CBD provides a better response at higher amounts because it uses compounds from the entire hemp plant rather than CBD isolates alone.

What Is Broad-Spectrum CBD?

Like full-spectrum, CBD oil labeled broad-spectrum also uses CBD with all the other compounds found in the source plant except for THC. Broad-spectrum CBD retains several of the different cannabinoids, such as CBN and CBG.

Without THC content, broad-spectrum CBD is useful for people who want the similar benefits of full-spectrum CBD but with fewer worries about THC.

Let’s wrap this up!

The main difference between the two is the THC content: full-spectrum CBD oil contains THC and broad- spectrum CBD doesn’t.

So which spectrum should you choose? That’s entirely up to you. Our bodies process CBD differently
based on a variety of factors – size and body weight, severity of condition, and sensitivity to THC. Pick whichever one will better suit your needs. Your physiology, lifestyle, and even health history can influence how your body reacts to cannabinoids.

At Rongoavis we are partial to full-spectrum CBD because we want you to experience the benefits of CBD as quickly as possible. We feel with full-spectrum you’re getting more bang for your buck. Customers have expressed amazement at how quickly our full-spectrum formulas work – they really notice a difference. We offer our full-spectrum tinctures at varying concentrations of CBD letting you find the perfect fit for you on your CBD journey.

The information contained in this post is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice.