If you’re interested in trying cannabidiol (CBD), you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed.
There’s a dizzying selection of products available, and even different types of CBD to choose from.
CBD isolate, broad spectrum, full spectrum: how do you know which one is right for you?
When it comes down to it, CBD is CBD, but the presence (or lack thereof) of other ingredients can make a big difference.
That’s because all the substances extracted alongside CBD – namely, other cannabinoids, terpenes, and fatty acids – bring their own health benefits to the table, and they can enhance those of CBD as well.
This is called the entourage effect. Pure CBD (also called CBD isolate) doesn’t offer the entourage effect, while full spectrum CBD does.
However, the latter also includes delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which can be a problem.
Enter broad spectrum CBD: like full spectrum, it’s a whole-plant extract, so you can benefit from the entourage effect, and it contains everything except THC.
So why use broad spectrum CBD? Here are six great reasons:
May Reduce Anxiety and Stress
While all CBD is known to be excellent at promoting relaxation and helping to alleviating the symptoms of anxiety disorders, broad spectrum CBD may be the best.
Broad Spectrum CBD contains other cannabinoids, such as cannabinol (CBN) which has been compared to the anti-anxiety drug diazepam. And unlike full spectrum CBD, it contains zero THC – which is ideal for those with anxiety, since THC is known to potentially cause or worsen anxiety as a side effect.
Promotes Healthy Skin
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory nature, CBD is becoming increasingly common in skincare, both for promoting healthy skin, and treating conditions like acne and psoriasis.
And CBD isn’t the only cannabinoid that offers benefits for your skin. For example, clinical trials are currently being conducted on the effectiveness of CBG for psoriasis and eczema.
Since broad spectrum CBD contains other cannabinoids, including CBG, this makes it potentially even better for skincare solutions.
May Help Relieve Pain
One of the things CBD is becoming best known for is its pain-relieving properties. Unlike many pain relief drugs, CBD very little known harmful side effects or the potential for addiction.
Research indicates that CBD can help with different types of pain including muscle pain, nerve pain, and joint pain, making it popular for conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia, and even old injuries.
Pain relief is an area where the entourage effect shines most noticeably, making broad spectrum CBD for pain even more appealing – especially since other cannabinoids, like CBN and cannabigerol (CBG), offer their own pain-relieving benefits.
May Help Improve Sleep
Another popular benefit of CBD is its ability to improve sleep and help with disorders like insomnia and sleep apnea.
Broad spectrum CBD offers more powerful sleep benefits than CBD isolate – not only because of the entourage effect, but also because of cannabinoids like CBN, and terpenes like linalool and limonene, that are also proven to improve sleep. On the other hand, studies show that long-term use of THC can potentially have a negative impact on sleep quality.
Broad spectrum CBD contains no THC, and therefore allows you to experience the full sleep benefits of CBD and other cannabinoids with no interference from THC.
Broad Spectrum CBD
If you’re interested in experiencing the full potential of CBD and other cannabinoids without the potential negative effects of THC – or you need to avoid THC for other reasons – then broad spectrum CBD is perfect for you.
Unlike CBD isolate, it contains other cannabinoids, terpenes, fatty acids, and other beneficial ingredients that were extracted from cannabis along with CBD.
And, unlike full spectrum CBD, broad spectrum CBD contains absolutely no THC, so it won’t flag drug tests or cause reactions in sensitive people.
Broad Spectrum CBD Products by Every Day Optimal
Ready to try broad spectrum CBD for yourself?
Every Day Optimal is pleased to announce a new line of broad spectrum CBD products: broad spectrum CBD gummies and tinctures.
All of our products are made from high-quality hemp and are tested by independent labs for purity and quality.