Is Broad Spectrum CBD Oil Right for Me?
When selecting hemp-derived cannabinoids such as CBD, consumers may choose from “full spectrum” or “broad spectrum” products. There are a few factors that might influence one’s decision on which one to choose. You’ll first want to identify what you hope to achieve in your cannabinoid consumption and whether you’ll will be subject to THC drug testing.
What is “Broad Spectrum” Hemp CBD Oil?
In the US, hemp is defined as cannabis sativa containing less than .3% THC potency. Using specialized extraction processes, it is possible to isolate the CBD or cannabidiol compound, thereby removing any THC or Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol from the resulting extract. Other compounds can also be isolated including CBG or CBN for example. These isolated compounds can then be recombined with a carrier oil to create an oil tincture or other type of product with a blend of cannabinoids.
The term “broad spectrum” simply indicates that the hemp product is THC-free.
Will I test positive on a Drug Test with Broad Spectrum CBD Oil?
Broad spectrum CBD hemp products do not contain THC, the active ingredient in cannabis that causes the psychoactive or high effects. Drug tests evaluate for THC levels, but not other cannabinoids that don’t illicit a psychoactive effect. Therefore, you won’t test positive on a drug test from consuming broad spectrum hemp cannabinoid products. If you consume full spectrum cannabinoid oils containing .3% or less THC potency, the risk of testing positive with drug tests that are testing for THC is a possible risk.
Full spectrum topicals — those products such as lotions and salves that are applied topically, typically do not trigger drug tests since the full spectrum oil doesn’t pass through the digestive system or enter the blood stream. Transdermal patches containing THC might put one at greater risk of testing positive for THC than the use of topical salves or lotions.
Why Should I Choose Broad Spectrum CBD Oil?
The cannabis sativa plant contains hundreds of cannabinoids. Scientists are learning more and more every day about how the compounds in this healing plant integrate with our body for optimal health, wellness, mood, and overall experience.
If you have specific health concerns that you hope to resolve, you may wish to target a particular cannabinoid formula to achieve those results. For example, if you have social anxiety, taking CBD oil could be a great solution for you. And if you are subject to drug testing, you would choose the broad spectrum product to eliminate any risk of THC content.
Hemp Joi offers high quality broad spectrum CBD oil with three potencies to choose from: 3000mg, 2000mg, 1000mg.
A word about dosing: CBD oil affects people differently at different volumes. Consult a physician educated in cannabinoids to inquire about protocols or any pharmaceutical interactions.
– Courtney Freeman
Host of the Conscious Cannabiz Podcast, Contributor to top publications including MerryJane and MJ Lifestyle. CEO White Buffalo. Expert in Formulating cannabis products and bringing them to market.
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