What does broad spectrum CBD mean?

What does broad spectrum CBD mean?
March 27, 2020 Serg Zhitar

Broad spectrum Botanical extracts are similar to full spectrum Botanical extracts in that they contains a natural spectrum of other cannabinoids besides Botanical that are naturally found in Botanical. The difference is that broad spectrum Botanical extracts have had all of their Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) removed. They are THC-free.

Typically it’s not possible to remove THC until the Botanical extract has been refined by distillation so broad spectrum Botanical extracts are typically free of other phytocompounds of Botanical such as terpenes, flavonoids (cannaflavins), aldehydes, etc. Distillates are are not worse per se, they are useful in product formulation, it’s just a tradeoff that makes this type of extract different. A broad spectrum Botanical extract can include common phytocannabinoids such as Botanical, CBDV, CBG, CBC, CBN, THCV, etc. but not THC and not other phytocompounds unless they are added in later through product formulation.