There is still a lot of confusion around different types of CBD or what they offer or do. There are hundreds of other compounds in raw CBD oil, such as terpenes, flavonoids, and other cannabinoids like THC, CBG, CBA. Fatty acids such as omega 3 and 9 and a list of vitamins and minerals.
So let's break it all down. Beginning with the most pure form, CBD isolate. As it would suggest this is just pure CBD which has been isolated from any other cannabinoid such as THC or CBA.
While CBD isolate has its benefits it is limited in its effects by what’s known as a bell-shaped dose-response curve. This means that taking more and more will not increase its effects and after a certain dosage the effects it delivers will drop off. This is thought to be due to the entourage effect and how others cannabinoids increase the effects of CBD in the body.
Broad spectrum is the middle ground in CBD products where it is refined to a certain extend to meet laws and regulations as well as criteria for people. The broad spectrum offers all of the normal cannabinoids, fatty acids, terpenes, and compounds that full spectrum offers. But THC is completely removed from the profile of the oil. Mean anybody who worries about THC showing up in their body whether it is for work, religious or recovery reason do not need to worry as THC is completely removed.
Broad spectrum offers a higher response to dose rate as the entourage effect occurs more freely here as the body can make use of all the natural compounds in the oil.
Full spectrum, as the name suggests, is the full range of cannabinoids, flavonoids, fatty acids, and compounds that the plant has to offer and is the least refined of all the CBD product ranges.
Full spectrum offers the full usage of the entourage effect as all compounds are present and the body knows how to deal with them all interacting with each other best in this state. All of the studies conducted on full spectrum have shown the best results for a range of conditions whether it's sleep disorders, psychological or pain, and inflammation.