Full Spectrum vs Broad Spectrum vs Isolate/Narrow Spectrum - What does this mean?

Full Spectrum vs Broad Spectrum vs Isolate/Narrow Spectrum - What does this mean?

Posted by Tiki Biosciences on 7th Sep 2019

With all the new terms being thrown around in this evolving industry, understanding what you’re buying and what industry participants are talking about is very important. This is Tiki’s attempt to clear things up and simplify the discussion.

Big Picture takeaway: There isn’t one that’s better than another. Everyone has different goals, and this will impact one’s decision.

Arguing over whether one is better than the other is like arguing between Mercedes, Lexus, and BMW - they’re all very nice cars! And if you’ve been walking all your life, I’m pretty sure you’re going to be very happy with your choice.

It’s probably better to concern yourself with the quality and price you’re paying, whatever spectrum you choose (and whether the brand you’re buying from is 3rd party tested and providing those results), than to get too concerned with the spectrum differences. Regardless of which spectrum you choose, Cannabidiol/CBD is going to be the predominant phytocannabinoid in any hemp extract you purchase.

The below graphic provides a breakdown of what people are talking about with the 3 different spectrums, and the Pros & Cons of each. If you have any additional questions, we’re always available to help.

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