What is the best full-spectrum CBD?

Most people ask: "What is the best CBD?" "Where can I get the best CBD oil?" "What is the difference between the different types of CBD?"

To start, it might be best to understand, in general, the different types of CBD formulations.

What is the difference between full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, isolate CBD?

The term Full-Spectrum relates to the hemp extract that is as close to the original plant as possible, which can contain dozens of cannabinoids and terpenes. This includes not only CBD, but cannabinoids CBG, THC, CBN, CBC, and terpenes myrcene, pinene, limonene, and many more organic compounds found naturally in the cannabis plant. An assortment of cannabinoids and terpenes can contribute to the “entourage effect” whereby various cannabinoids and terpenes can work synergistically to enhance the effects of each other. Meaning that when using a combination of other cannabinoids and terpenes in conjunction with CBD you can reduce the amount of CBD you need while getting better therapeutic potential and effects.

The term Isolate refers to a chemically reduced version of the hemp extract which contains a single cannabinoid, such as CBD. A full-spectrum extract is processed in such a way to obtain 99%+ pure CBD "isolate". CBD alone can have many health benefits, like reducing soreness and stress. 

Broad-spectrum is somewhere in between isolate and full spectrum. This contains multiple cannabinoids and terpenes, but has been processed in such a way to remove THC from the product, which can be important for those looking to avoid THC. You still get the benefits of other cannabinoids and terpenes, but not quite as much as full-spectrum products.

Will Full-spectrum CBD make you high and is CBD addictive?

CBD will NOT get you high, THC is the main component in cannabis that is responsible for the "high", although there are other cannabinoids that can produce a similar feeling. If you are sensitive to THC, we carry many products that are made with 99%+ pure CBD that should be void of any amount of THC that would cause this effect. Even the products with small amount of THC (legally less than 0.3%) will not get you high with that little amount of THC. 

Another important point is that CBD is NOT addictive. This might make CBD a potential alternative to opioid medications, like Oxycontin, for pain that has reduced negative effects, like addiction while maintaining pain relief. 

Check out a quick rundown of more CBD fact or fiction here and a post reviewing a scientific journal article about CBD and withdrawal.

Will I pass a drug test if I take full-spectrum CBD?

Unfortunately, we have to say… it depends. Most legitimate testing labs will be able to distinguish between THC and CBD and their metabolites, but the big caveat is that full-spectrum products will contain some THC in them. Depending on the levels and amount of use, this can cause a positive reading on a drug test. We carry many products that are made with 99%+ pure CBD with 0.0% THC, but this article is focused on full-spectrum products, so if you are worried about drug tests, it may be best to avoid these products.

Read an in-depth article about drug testing here.

Best Full-Spectrum CBD products in 2020 - Top 6

Charlotte's Web - Original Formula Premium Hemp Oil - Olive Oil - 1500mg

This is the one that started it all. Charlotte’s Web Original formula uses a more laborious small batch extraction method using ethanol to give you the richest full plant profile of cannabinoids and terpenes. Fight stress, support healthy inflammatory response, and sleep well with this complex blend of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids from some of the best hemp genetics on the planet. *Note: Our TruDiligence testing process has shown that all Charlotte's Web products contain higher levels of cannabinoids than what is listed on the product label. The product label states “a minimum of” so the label is in fact correct.

Charlotte's Web Original Formula 50mg CBD / 1 mL Oil - Olive Oil, 30mL

  • USA Grown Hemp
  • US Hemp Authority Certified
  • More than just CBD: Charlotte’s Web extracts contain CBD plus other naturally occurring phytocannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, essential fatty acids, and more in every serving. The premium hemp extract with CBD is designed to help:
    - Support a sense of calm for focus*
    - Manage everyday stresses*
    - Recovery from exercise-induced inflammation*
    - Maintain healthy sleep cycles*
  • Charlotte's Web uses limited, select ingredients to ensure you have the absolute best hemp extract possible. Charlotte's Web CBD oils include Charlotte’s Web premium hemp extract, carrier oil, and flavor. That’s it.
  • Additional Information:
    - Made in small batches through alcohol extraction; contains 50mg CBD per mL
    - Extraction type: alcohol extraction. This is a labor-intensive, small batch process that provides a rich mix of hemp’s beneficial compounds – cannabinoids and so much more. In the final process, all the alcohol residue is removed from the formula and tested for quality assurance.
    - Approx. 50mg of CBD per 1mL serving
    - Dropper included
    - The color of hemp extract CBD oil can vary from batch to batch. Charlotte's Web products do not use additives or dyes to standardize the color of our products. Instead we keep our CBD oil natural, the way nature intended.
  • Olive Oil
  • As with any dietary supplement, consult your physician before use if you are pregnant, nursing, have or suspect a medical condition, or are taking any medications.

 

Plant People Co - Drops + Sleep - 1440mg

Fast-acting, full spectrum hemp extract formulated to induce relaxation and tranquility for restorative rest and rejuvenated, balanced days. These CBD drops are designed to help you get the sleep you need. CBN is the main cannabinoid that will add to the sedative effect, but the drops also have moderate levels of CBC that can help relieve pain keeping you awake as well. The drops include many terpenes, like linalool and nerolidol, that can act synergistically with the cannabinoids to enhance their effect, giving you greater pain relief, reduced stress, and better sleep.

 

RE Botanicals - CBD Hemp Coconut Oil Capsules - 60 CT - 900mg

ReBotanicals blends their own U.S. grown, USDA certified organic hemp CBD extract with organic virgin coconut oil and deliver it in a convenient capsule. Perfect for simple daily use or for your CBD needs on-the-go. USDA certified organic means they never use any extracts or natural flavorings, just 2 simple organic ingredients in each capsule. These full-spectrum capsules give you a 15:1 CBD to THC ratio. Because small amounts of THC are there to complement CBD, you can be sure to get more benefits for relief from soreness or upset stomach, and it can help improve your sleep.

ReBotanicals blend their U.S. grown, USDA certified organic hemp CBD extract with organic virgin coconut oil and deliver it in a convenient capsule. Perfect for simple daily use or for your CBD needs on-the-go. USDA certified organic means they never use any extracts or natural flavorings, just 2 simple organic ingredients in each capsule.

  • 15mg CBD per capsule, 900mg CBD per bottle
  • 100% USA Sun-Grown organic hemp
  • USDA certified full-spectrum organic hemp oil and all ingredients, processed using USDA certified organic standards
  • 3rd party lab tested for heavy metals, solvents and pesticides, to ensure purity
  • No added chemicals or preservatives
  • Certified Glyphosate Residue Free by the Detox Project

 

Populum - Premium Hemp Oil - 500mg

Using hemp CBD ethically grown on their Colorado farm, Populum only uses full-spectrum extracts of the highest quality. Experience premium hemp CBD oil with their award-winning orange flavor. This full spectrum hemp oil packs a load of the uplifting terpene d-limonene that will help relieve stress and improve focus in addition to helping to ease occasional muscle soreness. Because of the d-limonene, orange oil, and stevia, this oil has a light sweet citrus flavor that make this enjoyable to consume. Enhancing the "entourage effect", this hemp oil also contains CBG, CBC, beta-myrcene, alpha-pinene, linalool, and ocimene to improve relief from soreness and stress.

Populum’s 500mg Hemp CBD Oil Tincture is a full-spectrum CBD oil, with a delicious orange flavor. For those who make hemp CBD part of their daily routine, the 500mg CBD Oil is their bestseller. There are all kinds of stories in the CBD market, but Populum is here with a promise to you that their ingredients are safe, tested, natural, and clean - with strong, full-spectrum concentrations.

Their products use ethically grown hemp from farms in Colorado. They hold themselves to the highest standard by conducting multiple in-house and third-party lab tests to ensure the quality of our products.

 

Charlotte's Web - Hemp Extract Liquid Capsules - 25mg each - 30 CT - 750mg

Charlotte's Web capsules are a great simple way to get the full-spectrum hemp extract you need. Made with only two ingredients (premium full-spectrum extract and coconut oil), this complex blend of cannabinoids and terpenes, including CBG, CBC, CBDA, and THC, enhance the therapeutic potential of CBD to help fight stress, support healthy inflammatory response, and sleep well. Capsules are also an easy and convenient for travel. *Note: Our TruDiligence testing process has shown that all Charlotte's Web products contain higher levels of cannabinoids than what is listed on the product label. The product label states “a minimum of” so the label is in fact correct.

Charlotte's Web Full Spectrum Hemp Extract 25mg Liquid Capsules, 30 ct

Charlotte’s Web™ liquid capsules contain just two ingredients: a carrier oil and Charlotte’s Web proprietary hemp genetics. This simple clean label of full-spectrum whole-plant extract and organic extra virgin olive oil delivers an easy-to-use CBD supplement that goes wherever you do.

  • USA Grown Hemp
  • US Hemp Authority Certified
  • The only ingredients are Charlotte’s Web™ full-spectrum hemp extract and organic extra virgin olive oil. A secure band prevents leaks and the capsule is made to reduce oxidation and naturally maintain the integrity of its high-quality ingredients.

    Our premium hemp extract is designed to help:
    - Support a sense of calm for focus*
    - Recovery from exercise-induced inflammation*
    - Manage everyday stresses*
    - Maintain healthy sleep cycles*

  • Designed to support those with demanding lifestyles, our liquid capsules offer easy, consistent servings of Charlotte’s Web™ that run as hard as you do.

    - Gluten Free, Kosher, 100% Vegan, Allergen Free
    - 100% CO2-extracted
    - Approx. 15mg CBD per 1mL serving

  • As with any dietary supplement, consult your physician before use if you are pregnant, nursing, have or suspect a medical condition, or are taking any medications.

 

Plant People Co - Balm + Relief - 450mg


This CBD balm is made with some fantastic ingredients including shea butter, coconut oil, bees wax, lavender, arnica, and more. As a full spectrum product this balm also contains complementary cannabinoids CBC and THC that might improve your relief from soreness of aching muscles and joints, along with great benefits for your skin from the terpenes found in the ingredients.