What is CBD?
CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is a compound found in hemp plants. Like THC, which is more well known, CBD is a cannabinoid. Unlike THC, CBD does not produce the feeling of being intoxicated or “stoned.” Cannabinoids interact with a series of receptors in your body known as the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS regulates a large number of systems in your body, including your anti-inflammatory response, immune system, appetite, mood, anxiety levels, sleep schedule and more. Basically, the ECS helps keep you in homeostasis, which is consistency and balance in your body’s systems.
While there has been a significant amount of research about the benefits of CBD, the FDA forbids all CBD companies from making claims about treating specific medical conditions. One clear benefit that nearly anybody can enjoy is the fact that CBD helps to manage ordinary daily stress. Too much stress will deplete every health metric you have. Sadly, in this day and age, stress is everywhere! Having a plant-based, non-intoxicating source of support can make all the difference.
Full Spectrum Vs. Broad Spectrum: When you start picking up bottles of CBD oil, you will read some labels that say, “full-spectrum” and others that say, “broad spectrum.”
What’s the difference?
The answer begins with understanding that there are over 100 cannabinoids found in hemp, in addition to countless other types of molecules like terpenes, which give fruits, flowers, and herbs their aromas.
Full-Spectrum Products: These are made with a full range of compounds found in hemp, including up to the federally legal limit of 0.3% THC. This tiny amount of THC isn’t enough to cause a high when used properly.
Broad-Spectrum Products: These are made with all compounds found in hemp minus the THC. The THC in broad spectrum products has been reduced to non-detectable levels, which is a scientifically precise way of describing that there is practically none.
Why Does This Matter?
Broad-spectrum and full-spectrum CBD are different extract types. The extract type matters because of a phenomenon known as the entourage effect. This is the theory that multiple hemp compounds can synergize in your body for a better result. Full-spectrum products are designed to give you the fullest entourage effect while broad-spectrum products may still offer it without even minimal THC.
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