"Broad Spectrum" or "Full Spectrum" are terms used to describe the raw extraction of the most desirable compounds found in the hemp plant and ending up with all of cannabinoids, terpenes, and fatty acids. Traditionally, full spectrum has included THC, but as extraction technologies have improved and industrial hemp was legalized, more products have been introduced without the THC and thus the "Broad Spectrum" label.
Extraction of the whole plant profile that gives you full spectrum is done through a sophisticated CO2 extraction process that draws the whole plant profile as shown below.
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The controlled manufacturing process used keeps the most desirable compounds, separates any unwanted ones, and maximizes the quality of our products. The extract is further purified using vacuum distillation and winterization to remove chlorophyll, waxes, and finally the THC. After the unwanted components are removed, the resulting product is a phytocannabinoid rich oil with 60-80% CBD, minor cannabinoids, and terpenes.
Ultimately, maintaining this entourage of cannabinoids is known to provide a "broad" range of positive effects versus just having CBD on its own.
KNOWLEDGE DROP: Hemp contains over 200 different "terpenes". Terpenes are aromatic oils that first present themselves to our noses, but are also known to have many therapeutic benefits. If you want to know about the best ones, there is a great article about them here .
KNOWLEDGE DROP: CO2 extraction is the purest, cleanest, safest, and most precise way of extracting plants today. It is an expensive process that requires sophisticated equipment and highly-trained experts to execute properly.