Broad Spectrum

Broad Spectrum products are made using many compounds found in cannabis plants. However, in the UK their THC content cannot legally exceed 0.2%.

Broad-spectrum medical cannabis products are derived from the whole plant, which contains all the beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes that work therapeutically, with the exception of THC. These products are ideal for patients who do not want to experience the psychoactive effects of THC, but still want to benefit from the medicinal properties of cannabis.


How does broad spectrum CBD work?


It is widely accepted that, when consumed together, cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes work in synergy with one another to boost their effects on the body - this theory is known as the entourage effect. This may benefit those with inflammation, anxiety, sleep disorders, appetite issues, and pain. 

Because broad spectrum products contain a wide range of cannabinoids, including CBD, CBN and CBG, as well as a host of terpenes and flavonoids, they are believed to induce the entourage effect without inducing a ‘high’ - because THC is only present in trace amounts. 


Is broad spectrum CBD legal in the UK?


Yes, broad spectrum CBD products are legal in the UK so long as they have met industry standard guidelines and regulations, and do not contain more than 0.2% THC. 


Is broad spectrum CBD safe?


Broad spectrum products are considered to be safe to take in moderation. Although, like with any additional health or wellbeing based supplement, it is always best to get specific advice from your healthcare provider because broad spectrum CBD products may interact with other prescribed medicines. 


What kind of broad spectrum products are available?


Broad spectrum CBD is available in various forms, including tinctures, gummies, drinks, capsules, edibles, topical products, and vapes. Each form offers a different method of consumption, which all come with their own potential benefits or hang-ups, so the broad spectrum CBD market can cater to a wide range of personal preferences and needs. 


If you are interested in learning more about broad spectrum cannabis-based medicine options in the UK, Releaf is here to help.