Warner’s Best – Broad Spectrum CBD

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Warner’s Best – Broad Spectrum CBD

Connecticut based Warner’s Best CBD is proud to announce it will soon have Broad Spectrum CBD products in its inventory. 

1000mg Broad Spectrum Orange Flavored CBD oil
Great tasting Broad Spectrum CBD – NO THC
Great tasting Braod Spectrum CBD - 1500 mg - THC Free
Great Tasting Broad Spectrum CBD – NO THC

 

When shopping for CBD, you have probably noticed that products have different labels such as Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, or CBD Isolate.

Even though they are all CBD, they are not the same.

So, what do they mean and how are they different?

Put simply, they are used to define which type of CBD is used in a particular product. Each type is unique and understanding the differences is essential for any CBD user.

Let’s start by talking about cannabinoids in general.

What Are Cannabinoids

The Hemp plant has a number of compounds known as cannabinoids.

The best known are CBD and THC, however there are over a hundred other cannabinoids naturally occurring within different Cannabis strains.

We are slowly learning how each cannabinoid affects the body.

For example, while THC delivers the psychoactive effects associated with “getting high,” CBD does not. In fact, CBD appears to counteract the psychoactive effects of THC. Basically combining the two compounds mellows the high and lowers the anxiousness that some folks experience when using THC.

We call the full collection of these cannabinoids the “cannabinoid spectrum.”

The Cannabinoid Spectrum

The specific cannabinoid spectrum contained within a product determines whether a product is Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, or CBD isolate.

To create a quality CBD product, the cannabinoid content is extracted from the plant using a supercritical CO2 extraction process. Extraction methods using solvents result in inferior and potentially dangerous products.  We will discuss extraction processes in another post.

During the extraction process, all the various compounds in the plant are also extracted, including terpenes, flavonoids, and other cannabinoids.

Once extracted, different processes refine the extract further. 

The contents of this refined extract are what determines if the CBD extract is full spectrum, broad spectrum, or CBD isolate.

What is CBD Isolate?

An isolate is the purest form of a compound. It is produced by extracting that compound from its environment and isolating it.

CBD isolate is the purest form of CBD. It is produced by removing all the terpenes, flavonoids, plant parts, and other cannabinoids.

What is Full Spectrum CBD?

Full spectrum CBD is an extract that contains all naturally occurring compounds found in the plant. These include terpenes, essential oils, and other cannabinoids.

This full spectrum of cannabinoids, terpenes, and essential oils work together to enhance the therapeutic benefits of each individual cannabinoid. This is commonly referred to as the “entourage effect.

In a study from the Lautenberg Center for General Tumor Immunology in Jerusalem, researchers found that test subjects who recieved full spectrum CBD experienced higher levels of relief when compared with subjects receiving CBD isolate. The results showed that full spectrum CBD provided enhanced effects at higher dosages, while the effects of CBD Isolate remained  consistent despite increased dosages.

What is Broad Spectrum CBD?

Broad spectrum CBD like Full Spectrum CBD still has all the compounds found within the plant; however, like CBD Isolate, the THC is completely removed.

Because Broad Spectrum CBD contains multiple cannabinoids, it still delivers the enhanced benefits of the “entourage effect,” without the risk of psychoactive effects of THC.

Which Type of CBD is Right for You?

No one type of CBD is better than the other.

Each one of us has different needs, and this is where the discussion needs to begin.

CBD Isolate

  • The purest form of CBD
  • No risk of Psychoactive effects
  • Tasteless and Odorless
  •  Will not test positive for THC*

Full Spectrum

  • Contains all the cannabinoids, terpenes, and essential oils extracted from the plant including THC
  • May have psychoactive effects
  • Stronger flavors and odors
  • May show on drug tests*
  •  THC content may cause legal issues

Broad Spectrum

  • Contains all the cannabinoids, terpenes, and essential oils extracted from the plant except  THC
  • No risk of psychoactive effects
  • Stronger flavors and odors
  • Will not test positive for THC*
Isolate Ideal For:
  • Individuals who were recommended to specifically take high doses of CBD
  • Individuals with sensitivity to THC or other cannabinoids
  • Individuals who regularly undergo drug screening tests
  • Individuals who prefer light flavors or no flavor
  • Individuals living in states that have strict THC-laws
  • First-time users that may be hesitant about other cannabinoids
Full Spectrum Ideal For:
  • Individuals who are recommended specific THC to CBD ratio
  • Individuals with more severe conditions or conditions that CBD isolate and Broad Spectrum could not alleviate
  • Individuals living in states where Cannabis is legal
Broad Spectrum Ideal For:
  • Individuals with conditions that CBD isolate alone could not alleviate
  • Individuals with sensitivity to THC
  • Individuals living in states that have strict THC-laws
  • First-time users that are hesitant about THC

In summary, any of the three CBD types can be beneficial when used to help manage sleep, inflammation based conditions and anxiety and stress.

If drug testing is part of the equation than the Isolate or Broad Spectrum products are the ones to consider. If nervous about THC in general, than Isolate or Broad Spectrum are the better options. If you live in a THC friendly state than any of the products is right for you.

Be sure to read the label and always check for a COA (Certificate of Analysis). The Lab doing these quality control tests should be DEA and FDA registered and actively involved in the MMJ testing regime of the state they are licensed to operate in.  The COA should clearly identify the amount of CBD, THC and any other cannabinoids present. If the results are not clear or easy to understand contact the lab for an explanation or steer clear of the product. And always be wary of gas station CBD.

* The sensitivity of a specific drug tests parameters determines how much of any detected substance is required before the test registers a positive reading.  A zero THC product should never test positive for THC. However, it must be remembered, that CBD products are blended and manufactured in facilities that do process THC. In rare instances it is possible that THC residue can find its way onto a bottle or container and effect a drug test.

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