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What is the difference between Full-Spectrum CBD, Broad-Spectrum CBD, and CBD Isolate?


As the CBD space becomes more saturated, you may have seen the words “full-spectrum,” “broad-spectrum,” and “isolate” come up while researching CBD. Here at UnCanny, we understand that it can become confusing trying to figure out what each of these is and what different things they can do for your body! If you’re unsure, keep reading to finally figure out what the difference is between all three types of CBD.


What is Full-Spectrum CBD?

Full-spectrum CBD comes from the usage of the entire cannabis plant. This means that this type of CBD contains all other cannabinoids, flavonoids, fatty acids, and terpenes that naturally occur in the plant. These types of CBD extracts have small traces of THC (around 0.3%). Full-spectrum CBD will not make you feel high, but all of these properties work together to create the Entourage Effect. This type is a great choice if you’re looking for one that has all the health benefits that come with cannabis and don’t mind having small traces of THC included. 



What is Broad-Spectrum CBD?

Here at Uncanny, we use broad-spectrum CBD. Broad-spectrum is similar to full-spectrum in terms of what parts of the plant are used but contains 0.0% THC. This is possible through an extraction process that strips the compound of THC entirely. With this type of CBD, you get all of the amazing benefits that come from the Entourage Effect but will not find THC in your system. This is a great option if you want to enjoy CBD products but work in an industry that regularly performs drug testing.



What is CBD Isolate?

Isolate is the purest form of CBD and is completely flavorless and odorless. This compound is extracted from the cannabis plant and contains no other terpenes or flavonoids. Isolate takes longer to produce because it goes through a very specific and thorough extraction process. This option is great if you’re looking to incorporate strictly CBD into your life, and are uninterested in the terpenes, cannabinoids, flavonoids, and fatty acids that come with full or broad-spectrum CBD. 


The CBD market is oversaturated with all kinds of products, many of which don’t give you accurate information on exactly what you’re buying. Hopefully, this article cleared some things up so you can make a more educated decision on which type of CBD is best for your lifestyle! Interested in broad-spectrum CBD? Shop UnCanny products here

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