Broad Spectrum CBD Product Reviews

By: The GWL Team

What Does Broad Spectrum Mean?

There is a lot of jargon in the CBD world and it can easily become confusing. Luckily, we are always here to clear some things up. When I first started learning about CBD I didn’t know that there are 3 different types of CBD products: Isolate, Broad Spectrum and Full Spectrum.

  • An Isolate product has only the CBD cannabinoid present
  • A Full Spectrum product has all 120+ cannabinoids present
  • A Broad Spectrum product meets somewhere in the middle

A Broad Spectrum product will always have the THC and the THC variants removed, but there are a lot of other cannabinoids and plant matter that may or may not be present. To be considered a Broad Spectrum, however, there needs to be at least another cannabinoid present, besides CBD. We carry all 3 types of CBD products in tinctures, capsules, edibles, and even boosters. Broad Spectrum products may be a great fit for those looking to find the benefits that other cannabinoids may offer but cannot have those trace amounts of THC. All of us in the GWL team utilize Broad Spectrum products for one reason or another. Below are our reviews of some Broad Spectrum products that we use and carry.

Brandy Reviews WYLD Gummies:

The Broad Spectrum product that I took a look at for this article are the WYLD gummies. WYLD offers four gummy flavors –  PearPeach, Lemon, and Raspberry.

They’re vegan and gluten-free, which is huge. They are pectin based, therefore less likely to melt in the heat than gelatin. Pectin also makes them a different consistency than a gelatin base. They remind me more of a gummy vitamin than a gummy candy. They’re a nice strength – 25 mg per gummy – and a rectangle shape, which makes them easy to cut in half if you want to start smaller. The quantity per bottle is 40. Effectivity is another area to consider. I take CBD for mood more than pain. I find a serving of about 30mg daily to be a good fit for me and I go back and forth between products as we are always trying something new. With that said, I did find that I needed to take 2 of the gummies rather than just one. 1 ½ may have done the trick, but I was a little lazy and just went 2. I wasn’t sleeping as well with one and noticed that my neck and shoulders were twinging more. My team also said I was crabby – we’ll take that with a grain of salt. Why would I need a little more? Let’s talk about that. 

In the world of CBD, Broad Spectrum is middle ground, so this end product should give you full-spectrum benefits without the THC. But, does it? In my experience, that’s a firm “maybe.” The processing to separate and extract plant material removes the end result from that plant in the ground and we have found, time and time again that the whole plant works best for people living with pain. Can you get there without the THC? We believe that you can, but you’ll likely have to take a higher serving size – maybe even 2-4 times as much – making it an expensive option. 

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Hannah Reviews Green Roads Roll-On

If you have chatted with me or read anything I’ve written in the past, you know I struggle with what I like to call “Big Boy” pain. Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia have caused a disk or two in my neck to slip and on X-rays there appears to be a damaged nerve. Essentially, I wish I didn’t have a neck sometimes. Seeing as that a neck is useful when checking a blind spot while driving, adorning pretty necklaces, and oh I don’t know looking directions other than forward, finding a way to live with this neck pain is essential for me. I take CBD every day and do yoga, which has made astronomical changes in my pain management journey, but sometimes that alone isn’t enough. For something location specific, like my neck, and not just all over pain, I find that topicals really help me.

There are a surprising number of things to consider with topicals. Does the topical leave a residue that will get in my hair? How long does the relief last? What is the ease of application? Does it smell? Do I need to wash my hands after application? Is there a temperature element? Question after question, I searched for my topical soulmate and found that in the Green Roads Heat Relief Roll-On. This 750mg heated roll-on, since the first day I tried it, can be found in both my nightstand and hiking bag, at all times. The unscented roll-on is really easy to apply on my neck and doesn’t require much maintenance. The milky liquid absorbs quickly into the skin and, personally, the tighter my muscles are the more it burns my neck.

Whenever struggling with a bout of neck pain, I find that there just isn’t another product that we carry that I grab as often. Don’t get me wrong, you can use this topical on areas other than your neck, I just simply love the convenience and the heated element. The heat really loosens my tightened muscles and gives me a distraction from the pain with a heated sensation. Also, because it’s a 3oz bottle, I find that a bottle lasts me long time compared to some of the other daily topicals. Though the burn that I love so dearly doesn’t last me typically more than 15 minutes, I find that I can find pain relief for about 4-5 hours. For a girl who regrets having a neck on a semi-regular basis, 4-5 hours of a pain free neck feels more divine than one might imagine. I’m a fan.

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Hopefully, you gained a little bit of insight into broad spectrum products, how we use them, and how broad spectrum could be a good option for your CBD needs. We always are seeking to help our customers discover new CBD products, new ideas, and new knowledge. 

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