What’s the difference between full-spectrum hemp and broad-spectrum hemp? You may have seen a few options when browsing around for CBD. What’s it all about? CBD products will be labeled as CBD Isolate, Full Spectrum, or Broad Spectrum, but what should you choose? How can you decide which is right for you?
It’s important to understand the differences between full spectrum vs broad spectrum CBD.
In short, when oil is extracted from the hemp plant, its most natural form is Full Spectrum CBD, as it contains all of the cannabinoids; CBD, CBN, CBG, THC to name a few. Broad Spectrum CBD is Full Spectrum with the cannabinoid with THC removed. There are limited studies on the effectiveness of Broad Spectrum.
Aunt Bonnie likes to compare broad spectrum to decaf coffee. It looks like coffee, it smells like coffee, but it doesn’t give you the same effect as coffee. We recommend Full Spectrum CBD to enjoy the extract as nature intended.
A quick note: CBD is actually one cannabinoid or component found in Full Spectrum or Broad Spectrum Hemp Extract. The industry has used CBD as a term to describe Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum. This has caused confusion, and this is why we want you to understand the difference so that you can look for the term Full Spectrum when buying your CBD or Full Spectrum Hemp products.
Understanding the 3 Types of CBD
Full Spectrum CBD
Full Spectrum CBD is an extract that contains everything that occurs naturally in the plant. The full spectrum of compounds found in the plant creates the “entourage effect.” This means they work together to increase the therapeutic benefits of each cannabinoid.
In a study conducted about the effects of full-spectrum CBD, researchers found that test subjects reported higher relief levels when administered with full-spectrum CBD compared to CBD isolate. The study also found that higher dosages rather than an increased number of dosages of full-spectrum CBD provided more enhanced effects.
Broad Spectrum CBD
Broad Spectrum CBD is full-spectrum hemp extract with the cannabinoid THC removed. Now that full-spectrum CBD has been around for a while, consumers understand that full-spectrum CBD does not get you high like traditional weed and most consumers are reaching for full spectrum to receive the full benefits as nature intended. If you are nervous about full-spectrum CBD Aunt Bonnie recommends starting with a half dose of our Starter Strength Full Spectrum Hemp Extract.
CBD isolate is where the cannabinoid CBD is removed from the full spectrum hemp extract. This leaves you without all of the full benefits of the plants working together as it also removes other compounds such as flavonoids.
Which is Better? Full Spectrum CBD or Broad Spectrum CBD?
Full Spectrum CBD offers the full benefits of the hemp plant the way nature intended! That’s why we choose to carry Full Spectrum CBD products at Aunt Bonnie’s. The versatility and positive effects of Full Spectrum CBD are the perfect options for the widest range of people.
How Do I Know Which Dose of Full Spectrum CBD is Right for me?
The dose of CBD products like Aunt Bonnie’s Full Spectrum CBD oil varies for everyone. It depends on your age, weight, the severity of your issue, and your body’s absorption rate. Incrementally increasing the amount over time will help you find the right CBD dose for your body. Follow our dosing guide (included with each product), start small, see how you feel, and adjust from there.
Aunt Bonnie’s Full Spectrum CBD Products
Aunt Bonnie’s specializes in full-spectrum hemp products. Our full spectrum hemp is grown on small US farms. Here are a few of our most popular products:
Aunt Bonnie’s Full Spectrum Hemp Gummies are one of the most unique and delicious products on the market with 30mg of CBD per gummy (most have 5-10mg). Gummies are a fun and delicious way to experience CBD. They travel easily with you so that you can use them on the go when life starts to give you lemons. These delightful gummies will give you pleasure and all-day bliss while also offering the benefits of the whole plant.
Our Organic CBD Oil is Full Spectrum and comes in three different strengths. Starter Strength Organic CBD Oil is an excellent place to start if you are new to CBD and our Extra Strength Organic CBD Oil has similar benefits to our starter strength CBD oil, but it’s much more potent with two times the potency and dose per milligram. We also carry a 1500mg Organic CBD Oil Mint Flavored for those who may enjoy a minty flavor with their CBD benefits. All of our tinctures are Full Spectrum CBD and made with USDA certified Organic CBD oil.
Full Spectrum CBD Softgels are slow-release with long-lasting effects for all-day balance. If you have tried other soft gels and have been disappointed, try Aunt Bonnie’s. By using full spectrum hemp, you receive the whole goodness of the plant plus the entourage effect.
Full Spectrum vs Broad Spectrum CBD: The Bottom Line
We recommend getting Full Spectrum Organic CBD oil and other full-spectrum products from a trusted source like Aunt Bonnie’s. With Full Spectrum Hemp Extract, you will receive the benefits of the plant as nature intended. and products from a trusted source like Aunt Bonnie’s. Also, remember that consistency is vital with CBD. Find a time of the day when your CBD routine works best for you. Most people take CBD in the morning and 30 minutes before bed. When you find the right routine, CBD has the potential to positively impact your life.
The Human Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
Cannabinoids include CBD, THC, and hundreds of other naturally occurring elements that are found within the hemp plant. Cannabinoids can deliver health benefits to the human body by interacting with receptors in the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). While the ECS is still being researched, it’s confirmed that the ECS plays a role in sleep, memory, mood, reproduction, fertility, and appetite functions.
And by the way, you might find it interesting to know that the Human Endocannabinoid System is still active in your body even if you don’t use CBD products.
The ECS involves three components: Endocannabinoids, Endocannabinoid receptors, and enzymes.
Endocannabinoids are molecules produced by your body. They help keep internal functions running smoothly.
Endocannabinoid receptors are found throughout your body. Endocannabinoids bind the receptors to tell the ECS that it needs to take action. There are two types of receptors: CB1, which is typically found in the central nervous system, and CB2, which is in your peripheral nervous system. Endocannabinoids bind to either receptor and the effects depend on which receptor it is bound to.
Enzymes break down endocannabinoids once they’ve completed their function. There are two main types of enzymes: fatty acid amide hydrolase and monoacylglycerol acid lipase.
Again, researchers haven’t discovered the full capabilities of the Human Endocannabinoid System yet. But even still, the ECS has been linked to several processes, including:
- Chronic pain
- Learning and memory
- Motor control
- Liver function
- Bone remodeling and growth
- Inflammation and more immune system responses
- Stress and mood
- Skin and nerve function
Experts believe that maintaining homeostasis is the primary purpose of the Human Endocannabinoid System. Homeostasis is the stability of your internal functions. The processes listed above contribute to homeostasis.
So then the question is:
How Does CBD Interact with The Human Endocannabinoid System?
The human Endocannabinoid System (ECS) has a series of receptors that accept cannabinoids. Did you know that your body makes endocannabinoids? The hemp plants make phytocannabinoids.
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