Anyone using CBD will wonder about the quality and purity of CBD. One one hand there’s the so called Full Spectrum CBD Oil or any product containing Full Spectrum CBD extract really. On the other hand there’s products made with the so called CBD isolate.
What’s the difference? Is one better than the other? This can certainly go under CBD Frequently Asked Questions.
But let’s go back a little bit.
How Full Spectrum CBD and CBD isolate started?
After such a long time of cannabis stigma, the truth is finally out. Cannabis is very good for the human body. Most of the people know about THC – the cannabinoid In the cannabis plant that gets you high, right?
One other cannabis component has been massively researched for the past 30+ years, because of its health benefits. And that’s CBD or Cannabidiol.
And since CBD does not get you high or in other words it’s not psychoactive the way THC is, and because US president Trump signed the new Farm Bill in December 2018, you can buy CBD products almost everywhere these days. From local health shops to different online shops.
And believe it or not the majority of the people prefer not to be stoned or high all the time.
That makes CBD products ideal cannabis products. You get the benefits of cannabis but without the high. That’s just one side of it. The other side is that CBD seems to help deal with more health problems than THC. You see THC has always been thought of as absolutely nececary for healing with cannabis oil. The research and a ton of real people’s testimonials show that maybe big amounts of THC are not nececary. Maybe CBD is more important.
Full Spectrum CBD or CBD Isolate?
If you’ve done just a little bit of research you know there’s basically 2 kinds of CBD products.
Products made with Full Spectrum CBD and Products made with CBD isolate.
First the Full Spectrum CBD
It’s also called Full Spectrum CBD Extract, or Whole-plant CBD extract or FECO that stands for Full Extract Cannabis Oil. It includes all of the cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant and also includes all the other components that get extracted out of cannabis flowers in the process.
These other components are terpenes, waxes, healthy fatty acids and chlorophyll. And you know what, there are other components in the cannabis plant that get extracted in the process that we are not even aware of. But that’s a story for another time.
So when we say “full-spectrum,” we’re referring to a naturally extracted spectrum rather than a constructed spectrum.
CBD isolate is just CBD. It’s just cannabidiol molecule isolated or separated from other cannabis compounds in the plant.
Now to the big question:
What to choose – Full Spectrum CBD or CBD Isolate?
There are studies that give scientific proof that Full Spectrum CBD that also includes low amounts of THC plus other cannabinoids, terpenes ect. produce what is known as an Entourage Effect. Entourage Effect is the synergistic relationship between all of the cannabis components and it has been shown to increase the healing properties of each.
But when it comes to CBD isolate, even though it’s fairly unlikely that you would fail a drug test or experience a form of “high” because of the low amounts of the THC in those Full Spectrum CBD products, some people prefer to be on the safe side.
So now you have the information you need to decide > CBD Isolate vs Full Spectrum CBD
Our suggestion is always Full Spectrum CBD.
Well, when it comes to health I don’t think we should hold back. This is a natural medicine and it just doesn’t make any sense not to get the full benefit out of it.