Full Spectrum vs. CBD Isolate

October 15, 2019

Full Spectrum vs. CBD Isolate

When shopping for CBD, you may have found full-spectrum hemp oil and isolates. There is a difference between the two, but the names “full-spectrum” and “isolate” are often used interchangeably. 

The difference is not in the type of plant, but the process in which the oil is extracted.

Full-spectrum is the type of oil used in noteCBD products and it includes an array of cannabinoids and terpenes found in the hemp plant. These include CBG or Cannabigerol and CBD or Cannabinol which combined and along with other components have health benefits such as antibacterial properties, inflammation reduction, combating pain, lowering blood pressure, and balancing blood sugars, among many others.

Other cannabinoids included in full-spectrum oil include CBDV, THCV, CBG, CBC, THCA, and CBDA, which play a crucial role in promoting or encouraging the “Entourage Effect” or the effect in which each element complements and elevates the medicinal properties of each other.

The THC content is below 0.3%, meaning there are no intoxicating effects associated with the products. NoteCBD complies with the farm bill passed in December 2018 which allows the hemp oil production in the US. 

CBD isolate, on the other hand, is just that, CBD. It contains up to 99.9% CBD. It’s extracted as hemp oil and then any additional cannabinoids, fatty acids, terpenes, and other plant materials are removed. Isolate is powder and can be added to anything.  Because CBD needs other phytocannabinoids to work to its fullest potential in the body, this is just a quick fix for symptoms and not the long term healing noteCBD brings to the body. 

So what’s the verdict?

Full-spectrum hemp oil offers a wider range of health benefits and can be used to target more long term wellness. When using all the phytocannabinoids included in hemp you are growing your endocannabinoid system and increasing the balance in your body. 

For more information about our oils, check out ourlab results!

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