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Full spectrum and broad spectrum hemp extracts contain different compounds derived from the hemp plant, each with its own composition and potential benefits. The main difference between the two lies in their compounds and terpene profiles, including the presence or absence of the psychoactive compound-THC.

       Full Spectrum:

  • Full Spectrum CBD contains a wide range of beneficial compounds activating the ECS (Endo-C System), including the compound-THC (usually in trace amounts, but it can be up to 0.3% in the United States), and other minor compounds like CBG-CBC-CBN.
  • Full Spectrum CBD also contains a variety of terpenes, aromatic compounds responsible for the characteristic scents and flavors of different hemp strains.
  • Full Spectrum CBD is believed to provide an “entourage effect,” where the major & minor compounds, including terpenes, work together synergistically to enhance potential therapeutic benefits. Some people find that this combination provides more effective relief for their specific needs.
  • Due to the presence of trace amounts of the compound-THC, Full Spectrum CBD may result in a positive drug test, especially with frequent or high-dosage use.
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      Broad Spectrum CBD:

  • Broad spectrum CBD is similar to full spectrum in that it contains a wide range of compounds and terpenes, but it has had the compound-THC removed or reduced to undetectable levels (typically less than 0.01%). This means it should not produce psychoactive effects or result in a positive drug test.
  • Like Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum CBD also offers the potential benefits of the entourage effect, as it contains multiple major & minor compounds and terpenes that work together synergistically.
  • Broad Spectrum CBD is often chosen by individuals who want to avoid altogether any concerns about drug testing or a potential sensitivity to the compound-THC’s effects.

 CHOOSING BETWEEN FULL & BROAD SPECTRUM depends on your specific needs and preferences. Here are some factors to consider:

  • If you’re concerned about the compound-THC content and want to avoid it entirely, Broad Spectrum CBD may be the better choice.
  • If you’re looking for the potential enhanced benefits of the entourage effect, and are not worried about trace amounts of the compound-THC, Full Spectrum CBD might be a suitable option.
  • Always check product labels and certificates of analysis (COA) from third-party testing to ensure you’re getting the type and potency of CBD you desire.
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