August 16, 2021

Why Broad-Spectrum CBD May Be Your Best Bet

When you casually jump into the world of CBD, it’s fun to mingle with all the different types of CBD and products out there.

But when you’re looking for a long-term commitment to a CBD oil, you’re probably looking for some specific characteristics. Something that’s going to work out for...maybe forever.

You need CBD oil that’s just your type. 

Couldbroad-spectrum CBD bethe one? To help you decide if it’s the right match for your health, wellness, or lifestyle goals, we lined up the details. Let’s have some fun and see where this takes us!

What Is Broad-Spectrum CBD?

Broad-spectrum CBD is one of three main CBD types. Like all CBD, it contains cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive compound found in hemp and marijuana. It also contains other compounds, but it doesn’t usually have a significant amount of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).

What’s In Broad-Spectrum CBD?

You’ve probably heard about all the good stuff cannabidiol can do for your body and mind. You’ll certainly find CBD in your broad-spectrum CBD, but some of the other compounds deserve praise, too.

  • Terpenes and flavonoids are some of those unsung hemp heroes that give a boost of benefits to broad-spectrum CBD. They exist in lots of plants and have some pretty amazing properties. For example, the terpene pinene hase anti-inflammatory properties that can benefit the respiratory system. And the flavonoid quercetin may prevent neurological diseases such as dementia.
  • Other cannabinoids are tagging along in cannabidiol’s posse, too. Among these are — to varying degrees — THC, CBG, CBN, and CBC. Each has a unique chemical profile that can impart certain healthful benefits.
  • Broad-spectrum CBD oil — and any CBD oil — will also contain a carrier oil, such as MCT oil or hemp seed oil. These can carry their own body-loving nutrients as well.

Other Types: Full-Spectrum & Isolate CBD

The other two main forms of CBD are CBD isolate and full-spectrum CBD.

  • CBD isolate is processed to remove everything except CBD. That means no terpenes, flavonoids, other cannabinoids, or the benefits that come with them. It’s strictly CBD.
  • Full-spectrum CBD, as the name suggests, is full of everything including terpenes, flavonoids, CBD, and other cannabinoids like THC. Since the THC levels aren’t controlled, it might have more than the federally-legal limit of 0.3% THC. It could be a legal option if you’re in a cannabis-friendly state, though.

Now that the speed dating round of CBD types is over, let’sreally get to know broad-spectrum CBD.

Broad-Spectrum CBD Benefits

Research is always uncovering new uses and benefits for CBD. In recent years, it’s been found to be helpful for:

  • Sleep(1)
  • Anxiety(2)
  • Pain(3)
  • Cognitive ability(4)

And more!

Aside from the goodness of CBD in general, broad-spectrum CBD has some other unique features that make it quite a catch. 

Broad-Spectrum CBD Is (Usually) Legal

CBD was in a legal gray area for many years, but the 2018 Farm Bill changed that. Under the bill, industrial hemp was defined separately from cannabis.

Industrial hemp is hemp that contains no more than 0.3% THC. Anything over that limit is considered marijuana, which is a controlled substance. (i.e., It’s not legal at the federal level.)

With an abundance of legal industrial hemp now in production, broad-spectrum CBD is often made from Farm Bill-friendly hemp. It’s also easy to find at brick-and-mortar stores in most states, and it can be ordered online. 

So if it’s a forbidden CBD relationship you’re after, maybe broad-spectrum isn’t the one. But wait — it has so much more to offer...

Broad Spectrum Is A THC-less Or Low-THC Solution

Consumer surveys have shown that folks are increasingly turning to CBD to relieve pain, stress, or for sleep issues.(5) People are even using CBD oil for their pets’ health and wellness.

While many are after the benefits of CBD, they may not be after the high that THC causes — or the greater risk it carries when it comes to drug tests. And when it comes to our four-legged friends, THC is toxic and should be avoided.

This is where broad-spectrum CBD can be a great match. Although it may contain trace amounts of THC, it’s not enough to have psychoactive effects and is less likely to show up on a drug test than full-spectrum CBD. And, there are broad-spectrum CBD products formulated for pets.

CBD isolate is a THC-free option, too. But our next contestant will take you for a sunset walk on the beach and tell you why you might hang onto broad-spectrum’s CB-Digits.

Broad-Spectrum CBD + Endocannabinoid System = The Entourage Effect 

Some relationships are all about chemistry. You know, that mysterious, wonderful feeling you can’t quite put your finger on?

The entourage effect is like one of those relationships. 

It all starts in your endocannabinoid system (ECS). When cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids meet up in your ECS, the results from their synergy can be greater than you ever imagined.

Currently, the entourage effect is just a hypothesis, but research has found that a cannabinoid-terpene combination has therapeutic potential for the mood disorders.(6)

Remember, CBD isolate is only CBD. So the entourage effect doesn’t stand a chance. But broad-spectrum CBD has all the right compounds to put the entourage effect in motion. And all without the conflicts and drama-aaa that high levels of THC can cause.

How To Use Broad-Spectrum CBD

If you’re ready to make a commitment tobroad-spectrum CBD, the first step is to find the right product or products for your goals and lifestyle. 

  • Do you start your day with a smoothie, or relax with a cup of tea each night? You’ll probably be head-over-heels for a water-solublebroad-spectrum CBD tincture.
  • Looking for something to integrate into your busy schedule?Broad-spectrum CBD softgels are simple, discreet, and effective.
  • Are sweets your love language?Broad-spectrum CBD gummies will satisfy your cravings while you take your daily CBD dose.

These are just a few suggestions of how you and broad-spectrum CBD could be simpatico.

Chat with your healthcare provider if you’re using any type of CBD alongside a medical treatment plan. 

Need to keep your eye on THC levels? Look for the Certificate of Analysis to see exactly how much THC the product you choose contains. At Pure Craft, we make it easy by including it on every product page.

Where To Buy Broad-Spectrum CBD Oil

Broad-spectrum CBD oil is easy to get your hands on these days. You can pop into your local pharmacy, health food store, or dispensary to scope the selection. 

But ordering CBD online is just so convenient! You can browse and research products without any hassle. Then, like a box of chocolates from your secret admirer, the CBD will arrive at your doorstep.

Is Broad-Spectrum CBD Your Perfect Match? Swipe Right!

Broad-spectrum CBD is a great option for those who want all the goodness of CBD and other cannabis compounds with low or no risk from THC. 

If you’re on the market for effective, readily-available CBD — you may want to give broad-spectrum CBD a chance.

SHOP FOR BROAD-SPECTRUM CBD OIL

References

  1. Shannon, S, et al. (2019). Cannabidiol in Anxiety and Sleep: A Large Case Series. The Permanente journal. https://doi.org/10.7812/TPP/18-041
  2. Blessing, EM, et al. (2015). Cannabidiol as a Potential Treatment for Anxiety Disorders. Neurotherapeutics: the journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13311-015-0387-1
  3. Russo EB. (2008). Cannabinoids in the management of difficult to treat pain. Therapeutics and clinical risk management. https://doi.org/10.2147/tcrm.s1928
  4. Fernández-Ruiz, J, et al. (2013). Cannabidiol for neurodegenerative disorders: important new clinical applications for this phytocannabinoid? British journal of clinical pharmacology. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2125.2012.04341.x
  5. (2020). The 2020 CBD Survey. The Checkup by SingleCare. https://www.singlecare.com/blog/cbd-survey/
  6. Ferber, SG, et al. (2020). The "Entourage Effect": Terpenes Coupled with Cannabinoids for the Treatment of Mood Disorders and Anxiety Disorders. Current neuropharmacology. https://doi.org/10.2174/1570159X17666190903103923


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