A CBD product containing CBD as well as at least one additional cannabinoid. Broad-spectrum products are created to let consumers benefit from the entourage effect while fully avoiding THC.
Broad-spectrum CBD is often chosen by individuals who are concerned about drug testing, live in areas where THC is heavily regulated, or simply want to avoid THC while benefiting from the potential therapeutic properties of other cannabis compounds. It offers a middle ground between full-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate, combining some of the benefits of both while avoiding THC.
Here are the key characteristics of broad-spectrum CBD:
– Cannabinoid Profile: Broad-spectrum CBD includes a variety of cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, such as CBD, cannabigerol (CBG), cannabichromene (CBC), and others. It may also contain other non-psychoactive cannabinoids, which can have potential health benefits.
– No THC: The key distinction of broad-spectrum CBD is that it contains little to no THC. This makes it suitable for individuals who want to experience the potential therapeutic benefits of CBD and other cannabis compounds without the risk of psychoactive effects.
– Entourage Effect: While broad-spectrum CBD does not contain THC, it is often marketed as providing the “entourage effect,” which is the idea that the various compounds in cannabis, including cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids, work together to enhance the therapeutic properties of each other. While there is some debate about whether the entourage effect is as pronounced without THC, broad-spectrum CBD is designed to offer a similar synergy among the other non-psychoactive compounds.