CBD is now more popular than ever, and the benefits are leading users to inquire about the different types of CBD and what they can do for the mind and body. One of the most common questions is “What’s the difference between full-spectrum and CBD isolate?”
What is full-spectrum CBD?
Many people are familiar with cannabidiol (CBD), but there are actually dozens of cannabinoids found in hemp, which have shown many benefits in scientific studies. Full-spectrum CBD products contain all of the cannabinoids found in the plant, so you don’t miss out on any of the benefits.
What is CBD isolate?
CBD isolate is a pure, crystalline powder that contains 99% pure CBD. CBD isolate contains only CBD. All the plant matter contained in the hemp plant, including oils, waxes, chlorophyll, and more are removed, offering a finished product that’s CBD and nothing more.1
Which one is best?
CBD users find benefits to both full-spectrum CBD products and CBD isolate. Full-spectrum extract is preferable over CBD isolate for some CBD users due to having more antioxidants, other cannabinoids, terpenes, and healthy fatty acids that commonly result from the whole-plant extraction process. However, CBD isolate does have something to offer CBD users that full-spectrum extract does not. The fact that full-spectrum extracts invariably contain low levels of THC means that some users prefer to play it safe and stick to pure CBD by itself, out of fear of failing a drug test or experiencing a form of “high”, although both of these occurrences have been found to be fairly unlikely.2
The Entourage Effect:
In 1998, a landmark paper was released in the European Journal of Pharmacology 3 which made a huge impact on the CBD industry, naming the “Entourage Effect 4,” a theory that suggests the full range of cannabinoids in full-spectrum products made from cannabis have wide-ranging synergistic effects that are potentially more therapeutic than CBD isolate. The decision really is up to the user.
Our full-spectrum hemp extract oil is made from organic industrial hemp which contains only legal trace amounts of THC (less than O.3%). These amounts are so small there is no psychoactive effect. We also offer THC-Free Isolate CBD Oil for an alternative option.
Our products are 3rd party laboratory tested multiple times from time of harvest to shipping. All of our products are produced from 100% non-GMO Domestic Hemp, grown to organic standards and have been tested for contaminants such as pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals and mold. Our industry leading 3rd party testing procedure is performed on every final product batch and is critical to confirm accuracy in potency information and to check for residual solvents, terpenes and cannabinoid content. Our Certificates of Analysis are available on our website.
We also use a super critical CO2 method of extraction for all of our CBD Oil Tinctures. CO2 is a much healthier choice than other potential solvents and is “generally regarded as safe” (GRAS) by the FDA.
If you decide to use CBD products for pain management, be sure to consult with a doctor first to help avoid harmful interactions with your current medications and treatments, along with negative side effects.
Visit our shop of legal CBD products today and see which ones will be the best for your needs.
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