What is Broad-Spectrum CBD

As you’ve surfed through our website, you might have seen “broad spectrum” written in various places surrounding our products. You might’ve thought to yourself, what is this? We wanted to clear that up so you best understand exactly what you’re getting out of your Revital Outdoors products.  

Broad-spectrum CBD is one of the three major forms of cannabidiol or CBD. The two other forms are full-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate. However, Broad-spectrum CBD holds a range of naturally occurring compounds from the cannabis plant, but with no tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. 

Let’s look at what’s exactly inside CBD isolate and full-spectrum CBD.

Moreover, CBD isolate contains strictly pure CBD and there are no other compounds from the cannabis plant. On the other hand, full-spectrum CBD contains all the compounds from the cannabis plant and includes a maximum of 0.3% THC.  

Broad-spectrum CBD stands somewhere between full-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate. Even though broad-spectrum CBD contains multiple compounds, it does not contain THC. 

You’ve probably seen the continuous rise in the popularity of CBD over the past few years. A big question many have is CBD legal? Here is the short answer: yes. Hemp-derived CBD products with less than 0.3% THC are legal on the federal scale but still illegal under some state laws. In addition, cannabis-derived CBD products are illegal federally but legal under some state laws. It’s best to check your local legislation, especially if you’re traveling as guidelines can vary across states as we stated above. It’s also important to note that the Food and Drug Administration or FDA have not approved nonprescription CBD products, which could be inaccurately labeled so make sure you check that if you’re using any CBD products. 

Broad-spectrum CBD products contain numerous compounds and cannabinoids from the cannabis plant. These include cannabichromene (CBC) , and cannabinol (CBN) , and terpenes including myrcene, limonene, or pinene.  

It’s important to note that Broad-spectrum CBD contains no THC. However, some products will contain trace quantities.

If you’re curious about how you extract CBD from the cannabis plant, we’re going to go into that as well. There are several ways to extract it, including, steam distillation, solvent extraction, carbon dioxide extraction, or lipid extraction. Want to know more about the different kinds of extractions? Don’t worry, we got you!  

Steam Distillation: steams help to separate the oil from the plant material. It is very popular for extracting the essential plant oils, but it is not as effective as the CO2 method. 

Carbon dioxide extraction: This uses CO2 to separate CBD oil from the cannabis plant. This method is popular for CBD products and works to produce successful high concentration CBD. 

Solvent Extraction: This method is effective if the solvents are left behind, it’s important to note that this process does possess a potential health risk. Solvent extraction can also affect the flavor of the natural plant extract.  

Lipid Extraction: As this method is gaining popularity, some companies are now trying to avoid CO2 and solvents.  

Why chose a broad-spectrum CBD:

Far from CBD isolate, which as stated above contains only pure CBD, broad-spectrum products could produce intense effects due to the fact that they contain additional compounds that work today – known as the entourage effect!  

Typically, broad-spectrum CBD does not contain THC, meaning that it will not produce the unwanted ‘high’ effects. As research progresses, there have been recent studies about the entourage effect. However, there is minimal specific research into the individual types of CBD, or which type may benefit a particular health condition.  

Let’s get into the potential advantages of each form of CBD.

Keep note: none of these types of CBD is better than the other. It’s completely dependent on you and what you’re looking for.  

CBD Isolate:  

  • Pure form of CBD 
  • THC-Free 
  • Contains no other cannabinoids, terpenes, or other plant compounds 
  • No odor or taste 

Some might say that CBD isolate is the safest to use as it is pure, but a highly processed product. Furthermore, it does not contain any other potentially beneficial compounds, it may not offer all of the health benefits of full and broad-spectrum CBD. As a result, recent studies suggest that in order to get any relief from CBD isolate, you will probably have to take a much higher dose than the other forms of CBD. 

Full-Spectrum CBD: 

  • Could produce more benefits due to the entourage effect 
  • Not as refined as CBD isolate 
  • Contains up to 0.3% THC 

Full-spectrum CBD products contain all the compounds from the cannabis plant, including the low doses of THC. Thus, the entourage effect is present strongest in full-spectrum CBD products. On the contrary, it is the most natural form of CBD because it undergoes less processing. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates that full-spectrum products must not contain more than 0.3% THC. 

Broad-Spectrum CBD: 

  • Contain other cannabinoids and terpenes along with CBD, so it could produce the entourage effect 
  •  Could have trace amounts of THC 

The entourage effect is caused by compounds working together that may produce beneficial health effects. Therefore, It’s also important to note that while it’s not usual to have THC in broad-spectrum products, they could on occasion have trace amounts.  

How Revital Outdoors comes in:

Moreover, At Revital Outdoors, we use broad-spectrum CBD products because we believe that it is the best possible derived product from the hemp plant. We wanted to connect our product to our customers. To do this, we share the experience from start to finish through pictures on social media, emails, and our website. At Revital Outdoors, you’ll feel like you’re a part of the journey and know about our product every step of its way. From plant to harvest, join us on social media to see the process!

Our hemp is exclusively cultivated in the USA using best in class farming practices. We start with nutrient rich soil in preparation and an all-natural proprietary growing process that enables us to avoid the use of herbicides and pesticides. Our hemp is grown in a way that maximizes cannabinoid and terpene production to make our products the best on the market. Each batch of our product is third-party tested by the best-in-class facilities in America. Each of our products includes a QR code to link lab reports that test the product. 


We would love to help you find your perfect CBD product that makes sense. If you’re having any trouble deciding, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us as our team is eager to help you!