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What is Broad Spectrum CBD Oil?

What is Broad Spectrum CBD Oil?

Apr 17, 2022

Seriously, what is broad spectrum CBD Oil and why is it different from other types of CBD?

You can go ahead and stop your Googling. Unlike multiplying binomials and term paper citations (which we’ve been floundering through with our kids at home), we can actually help with this one!

The Different Types of CBD

There are three main types of CBD: Full spectrum CBD, broad spectrum CBD, and CBD isolate. The difference between them is based on their cannabinoid composition. The hemp plant naturally contains over 100 different cannabinoids. The two most well known are CBD and it’s psychoactive cousin, THC. All of these cannabinoids work together synergistically to achieve the benefits that are commonly associated with CBD use. This concept is called the “entourage effect.”

Full Spectrum CBD

Full spectrum CBD is considered by many (with scientific backing) to be the most effective because it contains all of these cannabinoids along with a plethora of up to 400 additional plant compounds in hemp. These include minerals, terpenes, flavonoids, chlorophyll, fatty acids, and others that are still being discovered. Full spectrum CBD that is hemp-derived, like Receptra's, cannot legally have more than 0.3% THC in it, which will not get you high.

Broad Spectrum CBD

Broad spectrum CBD oil essentially contains all of these aspects with one exception. Broad spectrum does not contain THC, which means it excludes a portion of the entourage effect. On the positive side, broad spectrum CBD may be a great option for those who are concerned with THC use due to employment regulations.

CBD Isolate

CBD isolate products contain only the CBD molecule with no additional cannabinoids or plant compounds. The entourage effect does not apply to isolate products, which many people feel reduces the effectiveness of CBD.

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The Science Behind Broad Spectrum CBD Oil

Receptra Lead Chemist, Chris Whaley is the perfect person to explain the science behind broad spectrum CBD. “A broad-spectrum CBD oil is one that either was extracted using a method that is not conducive to both polar and non-polar molecular solubility or an oil that was extracted and then certain compounds in the oil were removed; this is accomplished either by further extraction/solvents or some form of chromatography.

This leaves a "broad spectrum" of the original molecular profile but is exclusive of the "undesirable compounds" that were removed in the second extraction phase. Conversely, an oil that is extracted using a semi-selective solvent and filtered/distilled very gently so the oil maintains the ratios present in the hemp flower would be considered ‘full spectrum’.”

Receptra 0% THC Broad Spectrum CBD Oil Products

The difference between Receptra full-spectrum and broad-spectrum products is that full-spectrum CBD includes trace amounts of the cannabinoid THC (up to 0.3%) and broad-spectrum has 0% THC. Receptra carries both broad spectrum tincture and broad spectrum topical, which were developed specifically for those with hesitations about trace THC amounts due to employment regulations or personal preference. The rest of our products are all produced with full spectrum CBD hemp extract.

All of Receptra's third-party testing results are easily accessible by simply scanning the QR code on the product box. This way you can ensure you are getting exactly what you are supposed to be getting in every serving.