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Full-Spectrum or CBD Isolate: Which CBD oil Should You Use?

The hemp industry is one of the fastest-growing in the natural health arena. With the legalization of hemp-driven CBD in most states, we’ve seen some incredible hemp products come to the market.

One of the most popular of these is cannabidiol or CBD oil. CBD is one of the many cannabinoids extracted from the hemp plant and is widely researched for its health benefits[1]. Hemp-driven CDB has less than 0.3% THC, which makes it non-intoxicating—meaning, it will not get you high!

However, not all CBD is created equal.

Two main forms of CBD available in markets are ‘full spectrum CBD,’ and ‘CBD isolate.’ What happens with CBD after extraction determines if the extract is CBD isolate or full-spectrum. It refers to the degree the CBD product was processed.

In this blog post, we’ll discuss the difference between the two types of CBD products.


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What is CBD Isolate?


CBD Isolate is the purest form of CBD. CBD isolate powder is up to 99% pure, which means that it doesn’t contain other cannabinoids, flavonoids, or terpenes (if it does, it’s only in trace amounts)—just good old CBD.

The extraction process of this compound is believed to be of the highest quality. Owing to the complicated process of separating all the plant’s compounds from CBD, CBD isolate is quite hard to make.


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What is Full-Spectrum CBD?

In contrast to CBD isolate, full-spectrum CBD products consist of a full range of phytochemicals naturally found in the hemp plant. This includes CBD, terpenes, cannabinoids, essential oils, and trace THC content (below 0.3%).

So, when cannabinoids are extracted from the plant, the entire extract is made into a consumable product. This means that you get a healthy dose of all the cannabinoids.

Full-spectrum CBD is believed to be better than CBD Isolate because the active compounds in the extract work together to amplify the health benefits of the cannabinoid, and this phenomenon is called the entourage effect.


How the Entourage Effect Comes Into Play

Entourage effect refers to the idea that the cannabinoids work in synergy to enhance the potential benefits of the plant.

So, since the strength of cannabis lies in the teamwork of all its active compounds, full-spectrum CBD is believed to have the potential for a broader health reach.

Moreover, studies[1] have shown that compounds in a full-spectrum extract amplify the therapeutic properties of other compounds while mitigating their potential side effects.

A recent study[2] showed that the synergistic effects of full-spectrum CBD were superior to CBD isolate in potentially reducing inflammation. In fact, terpenes alone show incredible potential[3] in providing health benefits and shouldn’t be disregarded.

So, if you’re looking for top-quality full-spectrum CBD oil, head over to our online store. From CBD edibles to softgels and premium verified CBD oil, we have it all!

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  • Hi, I’m interested in CBD oil but is it true that full-spectrum is better than CBD isolate. I was reading this article https://cbdtornado.com/what-is-whole-spectrum-cbd/ and they said that CBD isolate is not that effective. Is this true? The only reason why I was looking at CBD isolate is that there is not THC. I’m really sensitive to THC and have had numerous allergies from it.


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