Isolate, Full Spectrum, and Broad Spectrum: what’s the difference?

When looking for the right CBD there are many terms that can be hard to understand. It is important to know the different types of CBD as they can come from different sources and have different extraction processes. The most common CBD oil types are the isolate, full-spectrum, and broad-spectrum. 

CBD, also known as Cannabidiol, is the most abundant naturally occurring chemical compound in Cannabis and Hemp. It is one of more than a hundred phytocannabinoids found in the plant. The extraction process is what defines what type of CBD you will get. Not all CBD is created equal, and knowing the different types of CBD can help you make the right choice. 

CBD Isolate

CBD Isolate is the purest form of CBD, containing up to 99.99%. This pure isolate is often referred to as CBD crystals as a result of the supercritical CO2 extraction method, then grinding it to powder making it available for human consumption. This extraction process makes the cleanest and purest products.

Full Spectrum

Full-spectrum is the extraction of all cannabinoids, including THC. This type is high in CBD but also contains flavonoids, terpenes, and other cannabinoids like CBN, CBDV, THCV, CBG, CBC, THCA, CBDA. Many people like what is called the “entourage effect” which is the combination of all the compounds found in the plant. Full-spectrum will typically have less than 0.3% THC. 

Broad Spectrum

Broad spectrum CBD is the middle option between isolate and full spectrum. Like the full spectrum, the broad spectrum CBD preserves all the compounds in the extract, except THC. 

Which one is best for you?

They are all great options of CBD, it will depend on your body and your sensitivity to THC. If you’re concern about passing a drug test the best option is CBD Isolate. 

CBD Isolate won’t provide you with the “entourage effect”, however, it’s a very easy and safe way to control your dosage and know exactly how much you’re taking.

All information contained in this article is for informational and educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Always consult a physician or a qualified healthcare provider for any questions regarding your health and well-being.

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