Broad vs. Full Spectrum CBD
There are two main types of CBD products: broad spectrum and full spectrum. Broad spectrum CBD is hemp extract that’s primarily CBD but is also supported by other cannabinoids, like CBG and CBN, while THC is kept to undetectable levels. All broad spectrum products from cbdMD are considered THC-free.
Full spectrum is exactly what you would think: the full spectrum of plant properties. This means all the goodness of hemp (CBD, CBG, CBN, trace amounts of THC, and terpenes) are all available for your body to benefit from. By offering these ingredients in one simple solution, you get everything that hemp has to offer. To learn more, check out our Find Your Formula page.
What Are the Benefits of Broad Spectrum CBD Oil?
Broad Spectrum CBD oil gives users the benefits of CBD supported by other beneficial ingredients of the hemp plant, but with undetectable levels of THC. Using CBD in a simple oil tincture ensures that there are no unwanted ingredients, and provides maximum flexibility in the amount you take as well as how you use it. Take it straight for fastest results, mix it in your favorite drink, or try one of our CBD recipes!
Why Choose cbdMD’s CBD Oil?
Our Superior Broad Spectrum CBD formula is a cut above the rest. We start with non-GMO hemp grown in the USA according to federal standards, and extract the best cannabinoids and terpenes from the plant while leaving behind any detectable amount of THC. The extract is then tested by an independent laboratory to ensure consistent cannabinoid levels across every batch. We infuse the CBD formula in wholesome MCT oil with no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. It’s vegan, gluten-free, and perfect for all CBD fans.
Learn more about CBD Oil with our CBD Oil 101.
How Do You Use CBD Tinctures?
Using CBD tinctures is easy: simply fill the dropper to the suggested serving size (about halfway), hold under your tongue for about a minute, and enjoy! It’s really that simple. CBD tinctures make it easy to boost your daily wellness routine with the power of hemp.
While absorption under the tongue is one of the fastest-acting methods, one of the great things about CBD oil tinctures is that you can work them into food and drinks. For instance:
CBD Baked Goods
Use our natural CBD tincture to make your own protein bar or in place of vegetable oil in baked goods and sauces.
Incorporate berry-flavored CBD oil tincture into your favorite CBD-infused smoothie recipe, or blend it with plain yogurt for a tasty snack.
Our orange CBD tincture also makes a great smoothie ingredient. Try it also to dress fruit salads and Asian-inspired stir-fries.
Add a few drops of mint CBD oil tincture to a cup of green tea, a mojito, or any mint-flavored drink. Or add it to a chocolate sauce for extra zing!
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FULL SPECTRUM AND BROAD SPECTRUM CBD OIL?
It’s the THC level. Both full spectrum and broad spectrum CBD include other ingredients of the hemp plant, such as cannabinoids and terpenes, to support the CBD’s benefits. But full spectrum includes THC, while broad spectrum is THC-free.* For more details, see our blog post, “The Difference Between Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum CBD.”
IS BROAD SPECTRUM THE SAME AS FULL SPECTRUM?
They’re similar but not identical. Both include a range of cannabinoids and terpenes to create the “entourage effect,” but full spectrum CBD includes THC (usually a very small amount), while broad spectrum CBD is THC-free.* This makes broad spectrum CBD preferable if you’re subject to drug testing or are sensitive to THC, but if you think you’d prefer full spectrum, check out our full spectrum CBD oil.
DOES BROAD SPECTRUM CBD WORK?
Broad spectrum CBD formula is primarily CBD with small amounts of other ingredients, so you can get the same benefits that you would get from other kinds of CBD products. Keep in mind that it might take a few weeks of daily use before you gain the full benefits, since CBD builds up in the system over time. With that said, everyone’s response to CBD is unique, so whether you prefer broad spectrum, full spectrum, or CBD isolate is a matter of your personal physiology and preferences.
WHAT IS BROAD SPECTRUM CBD OIL GOOD FOR?
Different users take broad spectrum CBD oil for different reasons. Among the most popular are relaxation, everyday stress management, maintaining regular sleep, and recovering from exercise. Our Superior Broad Spectrum formula supports these benefits with adding calming cannabinoids but is THC-free*, so you can enjoy it without worrying about getting high or failing a drug test.