Broad spectrum products represent a middle ground between full spectrum and CBD isolate. A true broad spectrum product is high in CBD, contains absolutely 0% THC, but retains some of the other cannabinoids, terpenes, and similar potentially beneficial compounds which an isolate does not.

Hemp undergoes various extraction processes, often CO2 based, to create full spectrum hemp extract. This extract can be further refined into just CBD isolate, or into broad spectrum products. In some cases, commercial broad spectrum products are also created by taking CBD isolate and mixing in small amounts of full spectrum to add the terpenes and additional cannabinoids back.

We always recommend looking at third-party lab results if you want to understand what’s actually in your supplements. Visit brand websites and talk to their customer service representatives to learn more about how their products get made. If they aren’t transparent about their supplements, other brands might be better choices.