There are three different types of CBD available, as follows:
Note: A more in-depth article can be found in our blog here: https://www.naturallycbd.co.uk/blog/what-is-in-cbd-oil/
Full spectrum CBD
When you buy full-spectrum CBD oil, you get a product that contains small amounts of every single element found in the cannabis plant. This also means that it may contain trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (a.ka. THC) – the compound that produces the ‘high’ associated with smoking cannabis.
UK law dictates that full spectrum CBD oil must have no more than 0.3% THC inside and whilst there are products on the market that contain higher levels, they’re only legal in countries where cannabis use is legal, so should not be readily available in the UK. One of the benefits of full spectrum products is that they harness the power of the entourage effect, which is said to enhance the support that CBD offers.
Broad Spectrum CBD
The difference between broad spectrum and full spectrum CBD products is that broad spectrum only contains some of the components that exist naturally in the cannabis plant. However, one notable exception is the THC elements, which is something that doesn’t exist in broad spectrum CBD.
Anyone thinking of buying CBD oil should see this particular type of product as a nice compromise between full spectrum and isolate CBD options, as it offers the entourage effect without having to worry too much about what you’re taking.
Isolate products represent the purest type of CBD and they’re created when all but one variety of cannabinoid is removed, along with all terpenes. The extraction process is when this isolation takes place and what’s left over is one pure type of CBD, which some prefer because a) it doesn’t have any kind of aroma or smell and b) it allows more precise control of the health support that’s provided.