There are three main types of CBD compounds currently in the industry. They include full-spectrum, broad-spectrum and isolates.
Full Spectrum CBD
It comprises all the components of the plant, including extracts from stems, leaves, roots, flowers and chemical substances. Full spectrum CBD includes Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) along with all other cannabinoids and even the phytochemicals of the plant. Chemicals with 0.3% or less in THC are considered legal in the US and called as hemp derivatives.
Benefits: Full spectrum contains all the essential parts and components of the plant. The combination of all the components in one place gives a strong effect. With the presence of THC, it acts as a heavy psychoactive product.
Broad Spectrum CBD
Broad Spectrum CBD is nearly the same as the full spectrum with a little variation in the extraction process. It contains all the chemicals of the plant except for THC. Even after the THC compound has been completely removed, there is a wide range of cannabinoids still present in broad spectrum CBD. With the absence of THC, broad spectrum CBD is legal in most states.
Benefits: Broad spectrum compound makes it easy to be used as a medicine without the portion of THC. People who need drug test screening choose broad spectrum CBD.
It is known as the purest form of CBD, as CBD alone is extracted from the flowers of the plant. There are no other cannabinoids included in CBD isolate, hence the name. CBD isolate is made by a process where all the plant chemical compounds are removed, leaving only the pure CBD. Isolates can also be found for CBN and CRG. Isolate CBD has numerous health benefits, and it has been used for medicinal purposes for ages.
Benefits: It is the safest form of cannabinoid compounds because it is entirely non-psychoactive. Quality products are made from CBD isolates such as oils and edibles that are consumed by millions all around the world.