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.
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 or Broad 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.” The entourage effect is a theory that believes that the multiple cannabinoids can 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. Broad spectrum is a go-to for people who may feel anxious about taking THC such as people who are subject to a drug test, seniors, children, or people who experience THC negatively.
Which is Better? Full Spectrum CBD or Broad Spectrum CBD?
There are benefits to both full and broad spectrum.
Full Spectrum CBD offers the full benefits of the hemp plant the way nature intended! Full spectrum is typically higher in the cannabinoid THC which can help people feel sleepy or mitigate pain. That’s why we choose to carry Full Spectrum CBD products at Aunt Bonnie’s.
Broad Spectrum CBD offers the therapeutic benefit of CBD without the worry of THC.
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. We are happy to connect with you to find out what dose is the best for you 800.324.6014
Aunt Bonnie’s Full Spectrum CBD Products
Aunt Bonnie’s specializes in full-spectrum and broad spectrum hemp products. Our hemp is grown on small US farms. Here are a few of our most popular products:
Aunt Bonnie’s Hemp Gummies are one of the most unique and delicious products on the market with 33mg 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 enhance your mood or give you sleep support.
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
Each individual has a different need and responds to CBD differently.
We recommend getting hemp 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. With Broad Spectrum you can experience the benefits of CBD without THC. 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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