Full Spectrum vs. Isolate
As you learn more about cannabidiol, you’ll begin to see that there are two primary forms that it currently exists in for purchase. That is, a CBD product can either be one of two separate forms, and in what most would consider two separate products.
An isolate product contains pure CBD isolated from all other chemical compounds in the original plant material. This means that the CBD solely exists by itself and is visualized as a white-colored powder.
CBD alone has an absorption rate that is fairly low, comparatively, to it’s full spectrum counterpart. With the addition of other cannabinoids the rate of absorption in the body is elevated to yield a more pronounced effect. This means that isolates and other products containing CBD isolate are inferior to full spectrum CBD based products. This enhanced efficacy of full spectrum CBD is explained by what is known as the ‘entourage effect.’ In documented literature that exists, we can see that CBD absorption is enhanced by the presence of other cannabinoids. These different chemicals interact with one another in a way that allows them to better travel through membranes in the human body. To accompany this, each cannabinoid contributes a minuet effect that compliments the effects of the others.
CBD isolate is still important though, despite it not being as effective as full spectrum oil. Peoples often use isolate to create their own CBD remedies, such as mixing it in with drinks or making edibles from it. These products are still effective and allow for people to be more careful with their delving into the cannabis industry. Everyone should know what they’re getting and be comfortable with what they are putting into their bodies.
Full Spectrum CBD
Full spectrum CBD, unlike CBD isolate products, includes the full range of cannabinoids present in the hemp plant. Full spectrum CBD can provide a greater effect than CBD alone because all the cannabinoids work together in the entourage effect.
There are over 100 compounds in the cannabis plant. While most of these compounds have their own therapeutic benefit, they combine synergistically to provide a far better performance than any single compound, including CBD.
Our full spectrum CBD oil includes a trace amount of THC (less than 0.08%). To be compliant with US regulations, full spectrum CBD must include less than 0.3% THC. This small amount of THC has no psychoactive effects but drastically aids in the efficacy of the CBD due to the entourage effect.