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Is Full Spectrum CBD Right For You?

It’s been over a year since Plant Therapy released our first CBD product. Since then, we’ve expanded our collection to include several topical options, fun new flavors, and specialized products (CBD+iso) to help with specific issues. And now we’re pleased to add Full-Spectrum CBD to the list!

If you’ve been in the CBD world for a while, you know exactly what it is and have already placed your order. But if you’re left wondering exactly what the difference is and if Full Spectrum CBD is right for you, then you’re in the right place!

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What is Full Spectrum CBD?

When shopping for CBD products, you’ll usually find three different kinds. 

  • CBD Isolates contain only one cannabinoid because it has been isolated from everything else in the plant. CBD is the most common option, but other cannabinoids like CBC, CBG, and CBN can also be isolated.
  • Broad Spectrum CBD, which is what Plant Therapy has sold up to this point, has the THC completely removed while keeping all of the other cannabinoids at the amount naturally found in the plant.
  • And lastly, we have Full Spectrum CBD which contains all of the cannabinoids as well as small (and legal) amounts of THC.

But here’s the beautiful part, this amount of THC is not enough to give you those high feelings. And because there is less than 0.3% THC, it’s federally legal thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill! Although it is worth noting that state laws are still a little all over the place. We recommend customers research their local legislation before purchasing. Also, we are currently shipping Full Spectrum CBD everywhere in the US except Idaho.

What Are the Benefits of Full Spectrum?

Both Broad Spectrum and Full Spectrum CBD support your overall health and wellbeing by working with your endocannabinoid system, or eCS, (more on that here) to help create homeostasis for several functions such as mood, appetite, memory, digestion, respiration, perceived sensations of pain, and much more.

The small amount of THC included in full-spectrum products binds to the CB1 receptors in your brain while CBD binds to the CB2 receptors. Because of the way the different cannabinoids and THC interact with your receptors, the entourage effect may be more powerful. The entourage effect is when different compounds have a greater effect together than they would individually.  Many find that Full Spectrum is more effective and even helps with more intense issues than just Broad Spectrum CBD. So if you’re not seeing the effects you were hoping for with broad-spectrum, it might be worth making the leap to Full Spectrum CBD!

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Is Full Spectrum Right for You?

There are a couple of questions you can answer right off the bat that could help give you a quick answer.

First, are you drug tested at work? 

Some employers have policies regarding the use of CBD products, especially when THC is concerned. And while the amount of THC is small, we recommend using caution as it may potentially pop-up on a drug screen. This ultimately comes down to your own comfort level and your employer’s drug policy.

If Full Spectrum CBD isn’t an option for you, you can safely use our Broad Spectrum CBD (which shouldn’t cause you to fail a drug test). 

Are you comfortable with THC?

First thing’s first, when used as directed, the less than 0.3% of THC won’t give you a high feeling. And Full Spectrum CBD is considerably different from what you might find in states where cannabis is fully legal. That being said, we understand that Full Spectrum CBD isn’t going to be for everyone. If you’re uncomfortable with even the slightest amount of THC in your products, then you can continue using Broad Spectrum CBD knowing that it has absolutely no THC.

Are you loving the CBD you’re already taking?

If you’re enjoying the benefits of your Broad-Spectrum CBD and feel like it’s totally working for you, keep with it! There’s no reason you have to try Full Spectrum. But if you like to experiment with your CBD or are just plain curious if Full Spectrum has what you’re looking for, what are you waiting for!?

Full Spectrum Options

We offer Organic Full Spectrum Hemp Extract in 500 mg and 1500 mg strengths. If you are getting started with CBD or are looking to support overall health and wellbeing., choose the 500 mg.  The 1500 mg is ideal for anyone who is comfortable with CBD or has a higher tolerance to CBD. If you prefer softgels, you’re in luck! We also offer 15 mg softgels in both 30 and 60 count.


38 thoughts on “Is Full Spectrum CBD Right For You?”

    1. Ann, we DO ship full spectrum to Indiana! The only places we do not ship full spectrum products are to the state of Idaho and any place outside of the US.

  • What is the difference in potencies with the Full Spectrum between the pills and the oil. Can one be replaced by the other ? How?

    1. That is a wonderful question! We offer Organic Full Spectrum Hemp Extract drops in 500 mg and 1500 mg strengths. The Organic Full Spectrum Hemp Extract Softgels are 15 mg each. So, if you wanted to take 100 mg of CBD you would take 4 Softgells.

  • This was very helpful thanks looking forward to it because of my aches and pains I work in the medical field this seems very legit and helpful

    1. Hi Susan, this can vary from person to person so it’s difficult to say for sure. At the very least, you might not notice immediate effects and it could take up to a month. If you find you’re still not getting your desired results, consider using a higher strength of CBD and consulting with your doctor.

  • In the pictures the product says “Hemp Extract”. Isn’t this different than actual CBD oil? Hemp only comes from the seeds and has nutritional value and the CBD comes from the actual plant and has the medicinal benefits? Am I not understanding that correctly?

    1. Hi Deb, sorry for the confusion. Hemp Extract is a more broad term that refers to where it comes from (the hemp plant aerial parts, not the seeds) and how it was extracted. CBD is the main chemical component found in Hemp Extract. Essentially, CBD Oil and Hemp Extract are the same thing. This blog post might help clear up some the confusion about CBD vs Hemp Seed Oil vs Hemp Extract.

    1. CBD has the potential to help with many issues, but for something specific like this, we recommend consulting with a doctor to see if it would be the right option for your son.

  • I am going to try this, I use your cbc noe, hoping that this new product Hillsboro better! So nice to have a place you can trust to purchase from, thanks for being there!

  • Does this product have CBN and the other forms of cannabinoids? I live your products, but would like the benefits of both pain and stress relief provided in your other products

    1. Our full spectrum CBD will have small amounts of the other cannabinoids present. You can look at the test results on our product pages to see the exact amounts. Also, you could consider combining CBD methods to get the benefits of the different products.

  • That would be Fantastic as a Patch!!! Found out that I get faster & better relief from CBD + iso than yrs of Narcotics. That I had grown immune to and slowly destroying other organs in the process. Can’t wait to try this step up!!!! Have convinced people to try the CBD + iso, been on waiting list to order for people. They can’t wait to try it for their pain. You can’t convince pain to hold off, it’s like a train it’s coming down the track hard & fast.

  • I have used Full Spectrum CBD for a couple of years, it works great on my pain. What i uses says Stevia, is your Stevia cut or another . Thank you!

  • I would like to see you develop a really good long lasting ( 90 hr.), water proof CBD oil patch. Not made with flimsy plastic as they are too hard to apply without tearing or sticking together. I have several painful areas where I have used a CBD patch and have received much relief. It works better than just applying the oil to the area as it can be messy, and get on clothing.

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