CBD Broad Spectrum: what is it?

At HO KARAN, we have launched our two first “Broad Spectrum” CBD treatments: Libertine Oil, and the new version of Antidote. But what does “broad spectrum” actually mean, and what are its effects? We enlighten you.

Hemp, also called cannabis, and its flagship molecule CBD (legal in France), has been our raison d'être since 2015. Oil, infusion, balm, lubricant, serums… You find CBD in many of our treatments for his anti-inflammatory, anti-seborrheic, antioxidant and nutritional virtues. And recently, it is CBD Broad Spectrum that we are injecting into our new products:Libertine Oil, and the new version ofAntidote, our well-being oil inside & out.


What is CBD Broad Spectrum?
It all comes down to the extraction of the molecule from hemp. In “broad spectrum” or “Broad Spectrum”, it is extracted with other molecules present in the plant (including THC, illegal in France, which is removed afterwards): cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids in particular. And these last, thanks to what we call “The entourage effect”, work in synergy to make CBD even more effective, in a natural way.

Why CBD Broad Spectrum 5%?
Because it is the natural concentration of cannabinoids in the cannabis flower (European variety). On the market, we sometimes see CBD oil 10%, 15%, 20% ... It is possible, by adding the isolate. But, less bioavailable - therefore less well assimilated - by the body. At HO KARAN, we prefer politics at least but better. And the CBD Broad Spectrum (therefore 5%) is the most effective in ingestion, regardless of the level of concentration!


Why not have injected CBD Broad Spectrum since our beginnings, in 2015?
For a question of legislation. If you have followed our great show “The 420 Show” on the occasion of World Cannabis Day (to see again here) with expert guests from all over France, you more or less know where we are today. Things are moving slowly, but surely!

Before working in Broad Spectrum, we worked in isolate. That is, only purified CBD was extracted from the plant (not the other molecules).
Where it gets complicated: European legislation in cosmetics is very different from that concerning food. Because if a product interferes (such as Antidote, a in & out to use on the skin and / or to swallow), it must meet these two criteria! So far, COSING (the European database of cosmetic ingredients) has recommended the isolate. Why ? Because the total absence of regulations on cannabinoids did not allow us to know if we could inject cannabinoids other than CBD. With the Kanavape affair (we are talking about here), and the free movement of goods, we now know that all non-psychotropic cannabinoids can be marketed (therefore CBG and CBC, which are found in significant quantities in the CBD Broad Spectrum).

Note: we continue to work in isolate for skin care, because today, no study shows that the Broad Spectrum is more effective (than the isolate) on the skin. Finally, the isolate allows great precision in the formulation in terms of respect for the galenic, and sensoriality.


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The new version of the Antidote therefore contains CBD Broad Spectrum 5%!

Always the same benefits for the body and the mind (relieves anxiety, reduces insomnia, soothes muscle pain, menstrual or chronic, regenerates the skin, fights acne ...). Question taste, if the first version of the Antidote had a little taste of frangipane, it is still the case in this one, but in a less marked way.


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Our first edible lubricating oil, where we also find the entourage effect (between the CBD at 89,9% but also the CBG at 5%, the CBC ...). The formulation, natural and vegan (like our entire range) allows a gentle rise in excitement and soothes sensations of friction.


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