What Does Broad Spectrum CBD Mean?

It’s helpful to start at the beginning to get a clear understanding of what broad-spectrum CBD means. CBD stands for cannabidiol, a cannabinoid compound found in hemp plants. It’s also the second most active ingredient of all hemp compounds. There are over 100 known cannabinoid compounds in Hemp. People often use the words hemp and marijuana interchangeably. While they are both derived from cannabis, they are different.  The two most well-known and active compounds in Hemp are:

  • Cannabidiol (CBD): the second most active ingredient. It does NOT produce a “high.”
  • Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC): The most active ingredient in hemp, yet it has a very limited presence in Hemp-derived CBD products.
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3 Types of CBD

  • Broad-spectrum CBD: contains CBD and most other cannabinoids, such as terpenes and flavonoids, but no THC. Terpenes are bioactive, aromatic compounds that can provide soothing effects. Flavonoids are valued for their anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties. 

  • Full-spectrum CBD: contains CBD and all other hemp plant cannabinoids, including trace amounts of THC (0.3% or less).
  • Isolate CBD: contains just CBD. 

The complete absence of THC from broad-spectrum CBD distinguishes it from full-spectrum CBD. THC is removed after the extraction process from hemp plants, while all other compounds are preserved to create broad-spectrum CBD. Along with terpenes and flavonoids, broad-spectrum CBD retains several cannabinoids, such as CBN and CBG.  All these compounds’ presence allows broad-spectrum CBD to activate the “entourage effect.”  

The entourage effect occurs when all plant compounds work synergistically to enhance the results. For instance, the entourage effect may significantly relax some individuals, thanks to the combined efforts of all combinations. 

How Does Broad Spectrum CBD Work?

Our body contains a fascinating network of chemical receptors and signals called the endocannabidnoid system (ECS). Its main purpose is to regulate neurotransmitters and maintain homeostasis—the body’s ability to keep its internal system balanced and stable. 

Like traffic cops, ESC receptors increase or decrease body activities, such as heart rate, temperature, sleep cycle, mood, immune system function, inflammation regulation, discomfort, and more. Broad Spectrum CBD supports the operation of the ESC. 

There are two known cannabinoid receptors in the ESC:

  • CB1: receptors in the brain and nerves of the spinal cord (central nervous system) The CB1 receptors outnumber several other kinds of receptors in the brain.
  • CB2: receptors in the peripheral nervous system—nerves in our extremities that connect to the central nervous system. It also includes the digestive system and parts of the immune system.
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With the power of the entourage effect, Broad spectrum CBD deploys all compounds to attach to CB1 and CB2 receptors. Homeostasis is essential for overall health and survival. By stimulating ESC receptors, broad-spectrum CBD can potentially aid several important functions. For instance, if you are experiencing joint discomfort, broad-spectrum CBD may support a healthy response to inflammation

Does Broad Spectrum CBD Have THC In It?

The short answer: No, broad spectrum does not contain THC. The only type of CBD to contain THC is full-spectrum CBD. When raw hemp is cultivated for CBD, it goes through an extraction process. All of the hemp plant’s cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes are collected, including the two most active compounds—CBD and THC. When creating broad-spectrum CBD, THC is completely removed. However, buying CBD products from reputable manufacturers that maintain high-quality standards and third-party testing is important. Manufacturers with subpar standards may accidentally include THC in their broad-spectrum CBD products. Agave Farm Boys does third party testing on all their ingredients for potency, contaminants, and toxins to ensure that their products uphold the highest CBD standards.   

What are the Benefits of Broad Spectrum? 

Broad-spectrum CBD is highly sought after for its potential to provide several therapeutic benefits. Here are some of the most popular and useful qualities:

May Help you Relax and Improve Sleep

Broad-spectrum CBD can have a calming effect on the central and peripheral nervous systems. The Permanente Journal’s 2019 case series noted that 72 patients exhibiting anxiety or poor sleep received 25 milligrams of CBD daily. Researchers observed lower anxiety levels in 79.2% of patients within the first month. Also, 66.7% saw an improvement in sleep in the same period.

May Relieve Discomfort 

With a combination of cannabinoids and terpenes, broad-spectrum CBD may stimulate a natural anti-inflammatory response. CBD may also deliver an antinociceptive effect by attaching to ESC receptors that regulate responses to discomfort. In a cross-sectional study on arthritis and joint discomfort, a population size of 428 took part in a regression analysis. Of the 428, 83% of CBD users showed improved relief from discomfort, while 66% showed potential gains in physical function. Further studies indicate that transdermal applications, such as topical CBD cream, may activate a natural anti-inflammatory response and offer long-lasting effects. 

Explore Agave Farm Boys Broad Spectrum CBD Products

As a leading purveyor of high-quality, affordable CBD products, Agave Farm Boys offer a superb line of broad-spectrum CBD products. Their CBD cream and oil products have zero THC while still offering the enhanced benefits of the entourage effect. Whether seeking muscle or joint discomfort relief or hoping to relax and improve sleep, Agave Farm Boys’ broad-spectrum CBD solutions may help! At Agave Farm Boys, we aim to provide outstanding broad-spectrum CBD products backed by independent third-party testing. Each CBD batch we produce is issued a Certificate of Analysis before it’s offered to our valued customers. We believe in full transparency. You can enter your batch code on our site to see your batch’s results.

Contact us today to learn more about Agave Farm Boys and how our broad-spectrum CBD products can best support you!