The term “broad spectrum” refers to a CBD oil that has undergone a secondary process where the THC has been removed from the original “full-spectrum” extract, so there is virtually no chance of testing positive on a drug test. There is also no risk of intoxication.
The term “spectrum” itself refers to the array of other cannabinoids besides CBD naturally found in the plant extract, such as CBG (Cannabigerol), CBC (Cannabichromene), CBDV (Cannabidvarin), THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin), and so on. These cannabinoids are usually referred to as “minor cannabinoids,” since they often occur in much smaller concentrations than CBD and THC. The spectrum of plant compounds can also refer to terpenes, the aromatic plant compounds, as well as pigments and bio-flavonoids. Theoretically, the richer the spectrum, the greater the “entourage effect”. The entourage effect is a proposed phenomenon by which cannabis compounds act synergistically to modulate the overall psychoactive effects of the plant.
Unbeknownst to many CBD users, there are many varying qualities and degrees of broad spectrum CBD oils found on the market. The majority of broad spectrum CBD oils are known as distillates. Distillate is a CBD oil that has undergone an extreme level of processing and refinement to improve color and taste (CBD oil is naturally bitter and spicy). Since it is highly processed, CBD distillate is notoriously devoid of many of the minor cannabinoids, terpenes, and bio-flavonoids. We estimate that over 90% of broad spectrum products on the market are made with highly processed broad spectrum distillates. This means that many of the so-called broad spectrum CBD products on the market are closer to CBD isolate products, meaning that there is not much else in the product besides CBD. There are little to no minor cannabinoids, terpenes, pigments, or bio-flavonoids.
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