CBD is available in four forms: synthetic, isolated, broad, or full spectrum.
Synthetic CBD contains lab-made chemicals that mimic the effects of naturally sourced CBD. This is a poorly regulated industry whose sole motive is profits and short production times. Studies show that the body cannot effectively break down synthetic cannabinoids. In 2018, the FDA issued a warning on the health risks of consuming contaminated illegal synthetic CBD .
Full-spectrum CBD extract contains all cannabinoids and a negligible amount of THC. All the beneficial botanicals work together to amplify the positive experience to the user in what is known as the ‘entourage effect’.
Broad-spectrum CBD contains several cannabinoids and compounds of the cannabis plant except for THC. It also delivers different user experiences via the entourage effect.
When buying a full-spectrum or broad-spectrum CBD product, always ask the below questions which assists in making sure that you are using CBD oil that is of the highest quality: