Definition:

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is one of at least 113 cannabinoids identified in cannabis. THC is the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis. With chemical name (−)-trans-Δ⁹-tetrahydrocannabinol

Industrial hemp from the cannabis plant family that is used in the product of all CBD products we sell is naturally high in CBD and naturally low in THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). High levels of THC causes you to experience the “high” that’s associated with recreational and medical marijuana.

UK law states that strains of industrial hemp must have less than 0.2% THC in order for it to be legal.

While high levels THC in combination with CBD (medical marijuana) is frequently used by those suffering from chronic pain, mood disorders, and other medical ailments, its effects can be difficult to predict, and – sometimes – unpleasant, its also an illegal substance in the UK. A class B drug alongside; Amphetamines, barbiturates, codeine, ketamine, methylphenidate (Ritalin), synthetic cannabinoids, synthetic cathinones (eg mephedrone, methoxetamine) carrying with it up to 5 years in prison, an unlimited fine or both.

So what’s the deal with products that have less than 0.2% THC in them vs the ones that claim to have 0% THC? In simple terms for those who are regularly drug tested, in the armed forces etc then broad spectrum is the option for you… if this isn’t a concern the full spectrum is a thumbs up

Side note: for most products being used by professional athlete cross contamination certification testing is also critical to ensure your product isn’t tainted in error. At time of publishing we’re not aware of any CBD company in the UK who is going to this level of testing… but what this space, as one of our suppliers is very close!

Full Spectrum CBD – products that have less than 0.2% THC

Full spectrum or “whole plant” products contain everything the cannabis plan contains. That means they contain CBD as well as flavonoids, the natural fatty acids found in hemp, terpenes and other cannabinoids such as CBG, CBN and trace amounts (0.2%) of THC. All these naturally-occurring elements have their own important benefits. Full spectrum products are by far the most popular. One reason for the popularity of full spectrum CBD is something called the “entourage effect.”. This is the effect of cannabinoids and terpenes are working together in perfect synergy.

Broad Spectrum CBD – products that zero THC

Broad spectrum CBD products contain an array of cannabinoids and terpenes but zero THC. Think of Broad Spectrum CBD as Full Spectrum without the THC. To create Broad Spectrum CBD, manufacturers will put their products through additional processing to isolate and remove as much trace amounts of THC possible while preserving the other natural cannabinoids and terpenes. Broad Spectrum CBD is an excellent choice for individuals that can’t have any traces of THC in their system, whether for medical, personal or legal reasons.

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Comments

  • Beatrice Eliason
    August 31, 2019Reply

    great & informative blog about the difference between full & broad spectrum cbd. thanks for sharing this with all

  • Beatrice Eliason
    September 19, 2019Reply

    very informative blog..the explanation is clear and I think everybody can understand this easily. thanks for sharing this with all

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