If you’ve been browsing the many CBD tinctures available in the Apotheca store, you’ve probably noticed the product description table. This is designed to answer questions about tinctures quickly and simply so you can spend less time shopping and more time enjoying excellent CBD products.
However, it’s not all self-explanatory for newcomers. If you’re new to CBD, the “CBD Type” column might be confusing. Even if you’re an avid consumer, you may have some misconceptions about what terms like “full-spectrum,” “broad-spectrum,” and “isolate” actually mean. Understanding these concepts is crucial in finding the product best suited for your needs.
Full-Spectrum: Bringing You Every Part of the Plant
Full spectrum tinctures have every phytonutrient that is extracted from the hemp plant. While CBD is the most prominent molecule in hemp research, there are over 100 other known cannabinoids—typically referred to as phytocannabinoids to differentiate them from the endocannabinoids found in the human body.
In addition to those phytocannabinoids, there are additional compounds called terpenes and flavonoids. All three of these compound varieties are most highly concentrated in unfertilized flowers of female hemp plants. Here’s a quick overview of those compounds: