What is Full-Spectrum CBD Oil? Full-Spectrum CBD Definition.

In the broadest terms, Full-Spectrum CBD Oil is a relatively new iteration of CBD products.

But what really separates it from other types of CBD oil? Is there any difference at all? And how does someone even go about taking full-spectrum CBD oil in the first place? Let’s take a closer look.

1. What is Full-Spectrum CBD Oil?

Full spectrum CBD gummies or ‘whole plant’ CBD oil is typically extracted from the flowers of hemp plants – like the ones used to make our top pick here at Healthline. (UPDATE: Since this article was first published in 2017, we now prefer using the term ‘broad spectrum’ instead of ‘full-spectrum’ as it is more accurate and inclusive of terpenes and other cannabinoids such as CBG, CBC, CBDV. These oils also contain trace levels of THC (usually less than 0.3%). It’s important to note however, that these trace amounts of THC can sometimes cause mild psychoactive effects.

This is because CBD extracted from industrial hemp typically contains trace levels of THC, which has the high-inducing effect of marijuana. Unlike industrial hemp however, full-spectrum CBD oil is made from the flowers and buds of hemp plants that are specifically bred to contain higher amounts of CBD, lower amounts of THC (typically less than 0.3%), and negligible amounts of other cannabinoids such as CBG, CBC, CBDV.

2. What’s the Difference Between Full-Spectrum CBD Oil and CBD Isolate?

While CBD isolate is just that – CBD in its isolated, purest form – full-spectrum CBD oil … Read More