When addressing various CBD oils, we hear the words full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and CBD isolate tossed around a lot. What does any of that mean? Is there a better one than another? What one will I have to use? Let’s break down this.
Full-spectrum oil has more than just CBD in it. This includes all cannabinoids such as CBN, CBG, CBC, and more. Terpenes, terpenoids, flavonoids, and several other compounds from plants are also included.
This suggests THC trace amounts (or higher amounts, depending on the lawfulness of the state). The mixture of cannabis compounds works together with the surrounding influence, reinforcing, and amplifying the benefits of each particular cannabinoid.
Data supports that full-spectrum CBD, relative to CBD isolate, offers better relaxation for most subjects. Studies further suggest that the full spectrum improves symptoms of higher dosages, although the effects of CBD have been stable.
Full-Spectrum ideal for:
- Those seeking the full benefits and plant compounds of cannabis.
- Those who were recommended a THC-CBD ratio.
- Those living with chronic, more severe conditions that could potentially benefit more from the entourage effect.
- Those living in states with recreational or medical cannabis.
- Those living in states with less strict THC laws.
There is a large range of full-spectrum and CBD isolates. In essence, broad-spectrum is full-spectrum without the THC.
The extract, as full-spectrum, retains the other cannabinoids, terpenes, and metabolites, but Nil THC. Thus retaining the other cannabis metabolites, the THC is entirely eliminated. In this way, the “entourage effect” will also be triggered by cannabinoids without the possibility of psychoactive symptoms.
For those who want the full spectrum advantages without THC in their system, Broad Spectrum CBD is a perfect option. Or are you afraid of trying CBD oil for the first time? This is a fun place to dip your toes in as well!
Broad Spectrum ideal for:
- Those sensitive to THC.
- Those trying CBD oil for the first time and wanting to ease in.
- Those living in states with strict THC laws.
- Those living with conditions that require more than CBD alone.
- CBD Isolate
The purest form of CBD is CBD Isolate. The CBD is separated by the extraction process, extracting traces of THC, cannabinoids, terpenes, oils, chlorophyll, and more. It does not have any taste, scent, or psychoactive effects. For people susceptible to THC or other cannabinoids, this makes it an excellent choice.
Consumers don’t get the full value of the entourage effect because the extract is stripped down to only CBD. Isolate, though, may be especially useful for those who require high doses of CBD, are susceptible to psychoactive effects or are concerned with drug tests.
CBD Isolate ideal for:
- Those sensitive to THC.
- Those sensitive to the taste of cannabis and other strong flavors.
- Those sensitive to strong smells.
- Those seeking high doses of CBD.
- Those who are regularly drug tested.
For various medical and mood conditions, these three extracts are widely used. Chronic pain, anxiety, obesity, fertility issues, bone conditions, stomach complications, insomnia, and many more are all part of this.
Anything that fits well for one user, however, could be totally different for another. Chemically, everybody’s body is different. It will take time to find what substance, extract, and dose fits better for you personally, as with everything.