Types of CBD

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There are so many different types of CBD, deciding which product to buy can be overwhelming and confusing. Full-spectrum CBD? Broad-spectrum CBD? CBD Isolate? What does it all mean! You want to explore CBD, but what kind of CBD is right for you and your lifestyle? Let’s break it down. The main thing that differentiates types of CBD from each other is the addition or absence of cannabinoids or terpenes.


Cannabinoids are naturally occurring, organic chemical compounds that are in every CBD product. CBD is a cannabinoid, and so are CBDA, CBGA, THCA, CBDA. And many more! You can view the different cannabinoids of each product in the Certificate of Analysis, listed on each product page.


Terpenes are organic compounds that are present in everything from essential oils, to vegetables, to hemp. They occur naturally and are responsible for the smell and taste of plants. When it comes to the hemp plant, there are over 200 terpenes! Not only do they influence the smell and taste of your product, but they also speed up the absorption of CBD into your bloodstream.

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Full Spectrum CBD  

You might have guessed from the name that full-spectrum CBD embodies the full spectrum of plant compounds, cannabinoids, and terpenes that exist in the hemp plant. This includes up to 0.3% THC, which is just enough to activate the CBD cannabinoids in the plant. Full-spectrum CBD will not have a psychoactive effect on you, and will not get you high. If you want to experience everything the hemp plant has to offer, full-spectrum CBD could be for you. 

Broad-spectrum CBD

Broad-spectrum CBD is similar to full-spectrum CBD in that it contains a wide range of cannabinoids and terpenes, but unlike full-spectrum CBD, it does not contain any THC. A perfect middle ground between full-spectrum CBD and CBD Isolate, if you want your CBD to contain a comprehensive spectrum of plant compounds but no THC, Broad-spectrum CBD might be for you.

CBD Isolate 

If you are looking for the purest CBD possible, CBD Isolate may be for you. CBD Isolate contains just the cannabinoid CBD, and nothing else! That means no CBDA, THC, nothing else besides CBD. Pure, simple, and reliable, CBD Isolate is a great choice for those looking to explore CBD.

Learning about the different types of CBD can get confusing, which is why Serenity Store is here to make sure you find the perfect product for your particular lifestyle and needs. Every Serenity Store product has a Certificate of Analysis (CoA) that shows the full range of plant compounds in each product. Check out our how-to on Reading and Understanding CoA’s, and see for yourself how easy it is to incorporate CBD into your life. 

When you shop at Serenity Store you’ll find a wide range of high-quality CBD products perfect for any occasion.