Amazing stories come from people daily on the benefits of CBD. You get curious enough to start looking into for the health benefits and realize it's not as easy as picking a product and hoping it does what it claims.
There are a variety of CBD forms you can take, like gummies, softgels, or oil drops. And there are different types of extractions- isolates, full-spectrum, and broad-spectrum!
Each type of extraction has it's own benefit, today we will talk about the benefit of a broad-spectrum CBD oil.
But First, What is CBD?
For the sake of those who may be new to CBD, here is a quick lesson.
CBD is short for cannabidiol. It is a naturally-occurring compound, or cannabinoid, found in the cannabis plant.
Don't panic; most people associate cannabis with marijuana or THC. However, cannabis is the genus of the plants that medical marijuana and hemp-derived CBD products derived from.
That's a cannabis history lesson for another day.
CBD, unlike THC, is non-intoxicating and non-euphoric and will not get you high. Even with the small traces of THC legally allowed in CBD products, you would not get high unless you were maybe downing the entire bottle in one sitting-- which we do not recommend.
CBD is the latest wellness trend. It has also been around for centuries and provides numerous therapeutic benefits because of the incredible way it interacts with our endocannabinoid system.
Yes, you have a system in your body that produces naturally-occurring cannabinoids. These cannabinoids help your body normalize when something is not feeling right- like pain, mood, or sleep. Then there are plant cannabinoids, like CBD, that provide the same effect!
I love science and nature. I am a total fan of plant-based alternatives for wellness. Nature creates what our bodies can't always produce!
CBD comes in three types: isolate, full-spectrum, and broad-spectrum. These types tell how the hemp was extracted.
- Full-spectrum means it was a full-plant extraction. You get all the cannabinoids and terpenes in the cannabis plant; this also means there are THC traces in the product.
- Isolates are a single cannabinoid only product, like CBD, CBN, or CBG. The other cannabinoids and terpenes found in the plant have been removed.
What is Broad Spectrum CBD?
In a nutshell, Broad-spectrum CBD is the full-plant extraction, minus the THC.
Broad-spectrum is a popular form of CBD because even though the THC has been removed, it provides other cannabinoids, fatty acids, and terpenes.
This is the main benefit of a broad-spectrum!
What Are Other Benefits of Using a Broad Spectrum CBD
With any CBD product type, that is high-quality, you are going to feel the therapeutic benefits. Broad-spectrum is no different.
Broad-spectrum CBD may help relieve stress, support post-workout recovery, improve focus, assist with sleep, calm your nerves, or even reduce the aches and pains of aging bodies.
Broad-Spectrum CBD Improves Mental and Physical Health
In the new era of pandemics, people are starting to prioritize their mental and physical health. Google searches for the health and wellness industry continue to rise, and so do searches for holistic or natural alternatives.
More and more people turn to plant-based supplements, like CBD, to deal with the anxiety and daily stresses. And with the opioid crisis finally out in the open, it is clear why plant-based alternatives are a go-to for pain management.
- Broad-Spectrum CBD Comes With an "Entourage Effect"
With the broad-spectrum CBD, you still get the entourage effect. When the different cannabinoids, fatty acids, and terpenes work together, they use the plant's therapeutic proprieties to its full potential. Research is still needed to verify this claim, but the theory is that the entourage effect positively affects the body on a psychological and physical level.
Cannabinoid isolates do not provide an entourage effect.
- Broad Spectrum CBD Is Less Processed Than Isolates
When compounds are extracted from a plant, the more nutrients are removed, the more processed the product. Cannabinoid isolates undergo significant processing to remove all the flavonoids, terpenes, and other cannabinoids of the hemp plant.
The broad-spectrum doesn't require as much processing since it is only looking to remove the THC cannabinoid. The less a plant has been processed, the easier it is on the body.
Why Choose Molecular CBD Shop's Broad Spectrum CBD Oil Drops
Molecular Broad-Spectrum CBD Drops + MCT Oil is crafted using the finest technology to give you a natural, safe, and effective cannabidiol product.
Molecular CBD Shop oil drops are whole-plant extracts that include a variety of beneficial compounds, including phytocannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and essential fatty acids.
Our hemp is organically sourced in Oregon and then formulated at cGMP certified labs. Not only is the hemp in-house tested to be pesticide-free and free from harsh chemicals and metals. It is then third-party lab tested once formulated to verify the purity, potency, and safety of the CBD product.
Why is the broad-spectrum CBD mixed with MCT
CBD is a fat-soluble and is more effective when taken with saturated fats, like MCT oil.
MCT oil is easy to digest and for the body to process. MCT oil is metabolized quickly and not stored in body fat. When used as a carrier oil, it acts as a helper to keep the desired compound degraded by the digestive system.
MCT helps CBD oils avoid the first-pass metabolism process. Bypassing the metabolism process, more CBD reaches your bloodstream.
Plus, there are some added benefits to just MCT itself:
- MCT oil can help boost immunity
- MCT oil may help improve brain and memory function
- MCT oil can help increase metabolic health and energy levels
- MCT oil has been shown to help maintain a healthy weight
Simply put, CBD oil with MCT allows for a more significant concentration of the CBD to be absorbed into the bloodstream to begin acting quickly. It may give a little boost to your health as well! And bonus, MCT oil helps provide a less hempy taste to the CBD oil.
Everyone will be different in which type of CBD they prefer. You might hear some claims that a full spectrum is better than a broad-spectrum. Still, it comes down to your personal preference of what your body needs or what you feel comfortable consuming, and which gives you better results.
Adding a broad-spectrum CBD oil with MCT to your natural alternatives list is a great way to support balance in your mind and body. And with our minty flavor broad-spectrum, you also get a delicious taste that is easy to swallow on its own, or add to an infused drink or baked good!