Are you confused by labels on CBD products? You’re not alone! It can be frustrating to look for a product to add to your healthy routine and feel like it’s all mumbo jumbo. But we’ve got some good news for you: once you learn these three key differences, it can become much simpler to differentiate between products and the benefits you may find from each! The most common distinctions are CBD isolate vs full spectrum vs broad spectrum.
So, what’s the difference? Full spectrum products contain all cannabinoids from the industrial hemp plant including CBG, CBN, and THC (the psychoactive part of cannabis that makes you feel “high”), in addition to that CBD, just to name a few. Broad spectrum products, like full spectrum, contain multiple cannabinoids but the THC has been removed. On the other hand, CBD isolate is strictly the molecule CBD and contains no other cannabinoids.
Why does this matter? For one, products containing THC aren’t legal everywhere in the United States. Also, if you work for a company that does drug testing on its employees, it is possible that the THC from those full spectrum products can show up on that drug test. Outside of that, there are benefits to using multiple compounds from the industrial hemp plant – often called the entourage effect. That is a large benefit to considering full or broad spectrum products. However, that effect can be found in CBD isolate products as well when using the right compounds and building the product in certain ways.
Huntsboro Hemp Company specializes in CBD isolate because we believe there is a place for THC free products. Instead of using the medicinal properties of THC, we use CBD isolate and combine it with botanically derived terpenes to encourage an increase in healing properties that are provided from both the CBD and terpenes – thus creating that entourage effect that you often find in full or broad spectrum products, but without the risk of THC. This model for products allows us to resemble the different strains of the industrial hemp plant (just as there are different varieties of plants like corn or lettuce, there are different varieties of hemp, too!) while maintaining that THC-free distinction – meaning our products are legal in all 50 states.