CBD products have grown incredibly popular and are found in capsules, gummies, vapes, creams, and even beverages. As the use of CBD becomes more prevalent, more questions arise regarding the difference between Full Spectrum CBD, Broad Spectrum CBD, and CBD Isolate.
Researchers discovered that different cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant interact with our bodies in sophisticated and unique ways. Among the cannabinoids found in the hemp plant, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the most familiar. In addition to THC and CBD, other cannabinoids like Cannabigerol (CBG), Cannabichromene (CBC), Cannabinol (CBN), plus more create a cannabinoid spectrum. Depending on the extraction process, each product will have a different cannabinoid profile - Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, and Isolate.
Isolate is the purest form of CBD and contains 99% CBD and no THC. Its manufactured by removing all the cannabinoids and compounds from the hemp plant leaving just CBD. This form is best for those concerned with drug testing or have a sensitivity to THC and do not need the benefits of the other cannabinoids.
This composition is a mix of Full Spectrum and Isolate. Somewhat similar to Full Spectrum CBD, the user is getting the benefits of the "entourage effect" due to multiple cannabinoids. However, with the removal of THC and other compounds, it does not have the synergistic effects of a Full Spectrum product. Great for those who want more than just CBD, but do not want any THC in their product.
Full Spectrum CBD is the most popular and commonly purchased oil in the market today. It contains all of the beneficial active compounds naturally present in hemp with low THC levels at (<0.3%). During the extraction process, these preparations are made by extracting the whole hemp plant material and removing fats, lipids, waxes, and chlorophyll.
This combination produces an "accurate entourage effect", which refers to the synergistic relationship between all of the different compounds found in cannabis when taken together. When you use full-spectrum hemp extract, you’re benefiting from all the beneficial compounds found in the hemp plant, and the synergy between them. The product is less processed and more natural.
While there is no definitive answer as to which type of CBD is best, users need to understand the difference and discover which kind works best for them. Need help? We're here to answer any questions and help you choose the right product for you.