The dramatic increase in the popularity of CBD over the past few years’ bears testimony to the fact that people from all across the globe are embracing and integrating CBD into their daily routines.
One of the most frequently asked questions in CBD industry is typically probed by those entering in the world of CBD for the first time, and that question is: what’s the difference between CBD isolate and full spectrum. Before buying and consuming CBD-based products, it is ideal to conduct some background research to make sure you are purchasing the best quality product.
CBD Oil comes in two forms CBD Isolate and full spectrum CBD. However, understanding the significant difference is essential if you are considering to buy CBD for yourself, or someone in your family or social circle. Since full-spectrum CBD is more popular, people tend to buy it more. However, specific users looking to take CBD for specific health conditions, CBD isolate might be more useful for them.
Full-spectrum CBD Oil
Full spectrum refers typically to the CBD products that are enriched not only in CBD but all the other cannabinoids and terpenes contained in the whole hemp plant. CBD is just the most prominent one hence the name.
Technically all full spectrum CBD oil should be called Cannabis oil, but because this also usually contains high amounts of THC, distributors do not want to mix the two. Especially since THC Cannabis oil is illegal.
The hemp strain used by Dr. Hemp Me in all our full spectrum CBD oil contains over 100 cannabinoids found in trace amounts. The most prominent ones include;
- Cannabigerol (CBG)
- Cannabinol (CBN)
- Cannabidiolic Acid (CBDa)
- Cannabidivarin (CBDV)
- Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
- Cannabichromene CBC
All our full spectrum oil contains trace amounts of THC. Once the oil does not contain any more than 0.2% THC, it is legal to sell in Ireland & Europe. If you are worried about the effects of taking full spectrum CBD Oil due to the small amounts of THC, not to worry the amount of THC is so tiny it will have no effect.
So why is it better to include all the other cannabinoids and terpenes?
The Entourage Effect
When all the cannabinoids are synergistically combined, it is through this relationship that the best results are seen. This is also known as the ‘entourage effect’. It is for this reason that all Dr. Hemp Me oil is full spectrum.
CBD isolate is cannabidiol that exists in its purest form of concentration. It is extracted from the plant and further processed in a way to remove chlorophyll, oils, plant material, waxes, leaving behind the purest cannabidiol.
CBD isolate products are ideal for those who are sensitive to cannabinoids such as THC, or other unsuitable cannabidiol concentrations. CBD isolate products are often labelled as 99.9% pure CBD, but one has to make sure about what sort of CBD isolate product they exactly need when it boils down to buying CBD isolate products.
Most CBD products that are found in pharmacies and health stores, including Holland & Barret and Boots, are CBD Isolate based CBD Oil. This means the CBD Isolate is mixed with a carrier oil which can be anything from hemp seed oil to MCT oil.
When buying CBD oil, it is clear that full spectrum CBD Oil is far superior to CBD isolate. Simply because you get the benefits of the whole plant rather than just CBD alone. The only reason to choose CBD isolate is if you are wary of the effects of the other cannabinoids primarily THC.
All legal full spectrum CBD should be third-party lab tested so if your worried ask for lab tests. This will prove the level of THC and if it is below the legal limit. Beware of brands who do not supply lab tests or certificate of analysis as this is a sign that the oil is below par.