Main Types of CBD
Generally speaking, Full-spectrum CBD products address consumers who seek the benefits of the Entourage Effect. This ‘effect’ is considered by some to be requisite to optimal cannabinoid synergies. This form of extract naturally includes many more organic cannabinoids & terpenes as well as 50-state-legal amounts of THC at less than 0.3%.
Broad-spectrum CBD products will have far less natural cannabinoids. And typically, no natural terpenes, flavonoids or THC included. Although these ingredients can be added back by a manufacturer, it must be done after-the fact. The main advantage is for those consumers who do not want (or cannot consume) any THC for whatever reason.
Nano CBD products can be full-spectrum or broad-spectrum depending upon a manufacturer’s level of technology & expertise. Molecular size is reduced to less than one-millionth of its original form in order to measurably increase bioactivity and bioavailability. Some consider nano-forms of CBD (and other food supplements and prescription medications) to be more effective.
Crystalline CBD isolate (95.5% pure CBD) contains no other cannabinoids, terpenes, or natural substances. Only the CBD cannabinoid remains after this purification & “isolation” process. CBD Isolate is not water soluble (however nano CBD can be made in a water-soluble form from CBD Isolate) and commonly used to make broad-spectrum, nano CBD products due to no THC present.