Terpenes have been proven to "Power Up" cannabinoids. Studies have shown that the presence of terpenes along with cannabinoids increase the effectiveness of the both ingredients. This synergistic phenomena is known as the "Entourage Effect.". When ingredients come together and the sum is greater than the parts along is what experts call synergy. Taking cannabinoids without the presence of terpenes is not how nature intended it. The more parts of the plant that are available in a bioavailable form the greater the potential for synergy. Full spectrum and broad spectrum formulas are popular because they typically have better results for the users than isolated ingredients.
The difference between Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum products is the presence of THC. delta 9. Full Spectrum products contain an amount of THC delta 9. Broad Spectrum products have a wide range of ingredients but have ZERO THC. Many broad spectrum brands choose to have ZERO THC because they do not want to run the risks of getting someone high. Also many big box stores and foreign countries have zero tolerance for THC. Many leading formulators believe that Hemp Derived Terpenes are soupier to botanically derived terpenes when used in hemp products. Having the natural terpenes in a formula may help the "entourage effect" and increase the potency of the cannabinoids within the formula.