Updated: Jan 20
Full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, isolate, oh my! There are many types of CBD and we know it can get confusing. While we know each variety of CBD has its own unique advantages, we are huge fans of full-spectrum CBD in Tennessee for many reasons.
At THS Farm, we pride ourselves on the full-spectrum CBD we produce. It’s not just about the CBD in our plants, but it’s about the other cannabinoids present that all work together to create a superior product.
Let’s take a closer look at what full-spectrum CBD really means.
What is full-spectrum CBD?
Our full-spectrum CBD in Tennessee is something we take great pride in. Why? Because it’s potent and packs a powerful punch.
Full-spectrum CBD utilizes all parts of the plant. When you use a full-spectrum product, you’re not just consuming CBD. You’re consuming smaller amounts of other cannabinoids, such as THC, CBN, CBG, and others. You’re also getting terpenes, flavonoids, and other compounds present in the plant.
Of course, these other compounds make up significantly less of a CBD product than CBD itself. But they are still present and offer their own effects. Particularly, they contribute to a phenomenon many CBD users and researchers are fascinated by: the entourage effect.
The entourage effect was coined by researchers to describe a synergy between different plant compounds. Essentially, the plant compounds work together to boost one another’s effects. The end result is more therapeutic effects from a full-spectrum CBD product because all of the components work synergistically.
Now, whether or not the entourage effect exists is up for debate, but the consensus is that cannabinoids like CBD and THC potentially may synergize with terpenes and other compounds to create powerful effects.
While we don’t have a ton of evidence to back up the existence of the entourage effect, we do have a lot of anecdotal evidence from CBD users who prefer full-spectrum products. Many users will back up the assertion that full-spectrum is more therapeutic, just based on their own experience with using CBD products.
Full-spectrum CBD vs broad-spectrum and isolate
Now that you understand the meaning behind full-spectrum CBD, we can take a closer look at the differences between full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD, along with CBD isolate.
CBD isolate is, as its name suggests, isolated CBD. It has gone through the process of having ALL of the THC and other cannabinoids removed, leaving it to only contain CBD. No terpenes or additional compounds are present in CBD isolate.
Naturally, we can’t grow CBD isolate. It has to be processed after it has been harvested. But because we love the combined effects of full-spectrum CBD, we like to keep our plants as unprocessed as possible. Some people prefer to use CBD isolate though, whether it’s because they don’t want to risk THC exposure or because they prefer to stick to one compound at a time.
Right in between full-spectrum CBD and isolate is broad-spectrum CBD. This is the happy medium for users who want to experience the benefits of the entourage effect but want to completely avoid THC. Broad-spectrum CBD combines the benefits of other plant compounds except for THC, which has been removed.
Keep in mind that hemp in Tennessee is legal. All of our products fall under the governmental guidelines for THC content. This means there will never be enough THC in our full-spectrum CBD products to get users high.
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Try it for yourself and let us know what you think!
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