What is a broad spectrum CBD?

January 17, 2020 Bionativa

When reading about CBD, you have undoubtedly encountered such terms as full-spectrum CBD or CBD Isolate. Broad-spectrum CBD, on the other hand, few people know. What’s more, the definition of this type of product can be mixed up with the full-spectrum CBD definition. So what is a broad-spectrum CBD?

Broad-spectrum CBD – definition

What is a broad-spectrum CBD? The easiest way to explain it is that its cannabidiol extracted from the plant along with all its components (terpenes, essential oils, cannabinoids), but without THC.

The problem, however, is that the definition of broad-spectrum CBD overlaps to some extent with the meaning of full-spectrum CBD. Therefore, to answer the question of what broad-spectrum CBD is, one should characterise the types of CBD in general.

CBD Isolate, full-spectrum CBD, and broad-spectrum CBD 

Customarily people divide CBD into two basic types: full-spectrum CBD and CBD Isolate. However, the term broad-spectrum CBD is used more and more often, which should not surprise anyone, given the fact that the CBD industry is still developing. However, what are the differences between these products?

CBD Isolate is CBD isolated from all other ingredients. There are no terpenes, other cannabinoids, THC or essential oils. It contains 100% cannabidiol and nothing else. It is available as a powder.

Full-spectrum CBD is CBD extracted from the plant along with all its components. It is, therefore, the complete opposite of CBD Isolate, as it contains cannabidiol and other cannabinoids, terpenes, essential oils and THC. However, it should be emphasised that these are trace amounts of THC regulated by legal norms. They do not cause intoxication or other side effects.

Broad-spectrum CBD is CBD, which contains al the additional components (just like CBD full spectrum), but there is no THC and/or another component selected by the manufacturer.

Don’t be fooled!

Although CBD broad spectrum sounds like the perfect product, be careful with hasty purchases, this is because broad-spectrum CBD is still new and you can often question the quality of such a product.

In theory, broad-spectrum CBD is extracted in the same way as other CBD types. THC and other ingredients are not removed from CBD until the next stage. The chromatography method is used for this. With it, you can remove almost anything from CBD – until you get CBD Isolate. And that’s where the problems begin.

Some companies use broad-spectrum CBD to create a full-spectrum CBD product. That happens by combining CBD Isolate with terpenes. However, this is a scam, because such a product has little in common with both full-spectrum CBD and broad-spectrum CBD.

How to avoid being cheated? The best solution is to check the tests carried out by independent laboratories. On Bionativa you can easily find the results of these types of tests on the product page.

Disclaimer: All information provided by Bionativa serves to convey valuable knowledge to our customers. That information should not be treated as medical claims. Keep in mind that CBD-based products available on Bionativa are dietary supplements only.