This article breaks down Full Spectrum CBD and why a little bit of THC is a good thing!

When picking out a CBD product, you will want to know the differences and benefits that each formula has to offer. The most common CBD formulas are full spectrum, broad spectrum, and isolate. The most popular formula is full spectrum and here is why.

Full spectrum CBD products come from hemp and are made from parts of the whole plant, which include all the naturally occurring components. Every part of the plant adds to the effectiveness of the formula. The extract includes a variety of cannabinoids, CBD is only one out of many!

 Some of the other cannabinoids found in full spectrum CBD products include:

  • CBG (cannabigerol)
  • CBC (cannabichromene)
  • CBN (cannabinol)
  • THC (tetrahydrocannabinol)

Full spectrum CBD contains up to 0.3% THC, the maximum amount of THC legally permissible. This very small amount of THC generally does not produce psychoactive effects.

What Is The Benefit of THC

Trace amounts of THC is a good thing and makes the whole CBD formula more effective, what we call the “entourage effect.”

The cannabinoid THC targets specific cannabinoid receptors in the brain and body, which have specific benefits that other cannabinoids do not provide. CB1 receptors are activated by trace amounts of THC, which helps regulate sleep, appetite, mood, memory, etc.

Using a full spectrum product covers a broader reach of wellness needs that otherwise would not be tended to if using a broad spectrum or Isolate product without any THC.

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Other Benefits

Beyond the breakdown of cannabinoids, a full spectrum extract contains other beneficial elements, including naturally-occurring terpenes, flavonoids, essential vitamins, fatty acids, and more.

Terpenes give the plant its scent, but research shows that they are connected with several health benefits as well.

Flavonoids are the chemicals partially responsible for giving the hemp plant its color. Like terpenes, they also enhance the formula and have wellness properties that support your health.

All the cannabinoids and terpenes found in hemp have a specific biochemical effect. Studies have indicated a more significant benefit when the full array of compounds work together.

Full spectrum CBD also contains vitamins, essential fats, and protein. Vitamins A, C, E, and B are found in abundance in CBD, along with up to 20 amino acids and essential fatty acids, like Omega 3 and Omega 6.

Broad Spectrum

A broad spectrum extract is somewhere between a full spectrum and an isolate. While it does contain some of the other cannabinoids, it has diminished levels of THC. Broad spectrum extracts also include plant compounds, such as terpenes and flavonoids. Broad Spectrum is the second best option for those who want diminished THC altogether.


An Isolate formula is one cannabinoid alone without any other plant compounds. CBD isolate has some benefits, but is not nearly as effective as a whole hemp formula. Without the other components in the whole plant the CBD isolate can only offer a little bit of support.


If you are looking for maximum support for covering a wide array of wellness needs, full spectrum CBD extract is the best formula. Many studies have revealed that there is a distinct benefit in using a product that contains a tiny amount of THC.

Here at Pure Hemp Botanicals, we have a variety of premium full spectrum CBD formulas to support your wellness journey.

Explore the Pure Balance collection and enjoy a dose of Full Spectrum CBD in a delicious fruit gummy, fast-acting tincture, or tasteless vegan softgel.

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