So chances are you’ve done some research and you’re looking at taking CBD. You’re trying to figure out which brand to use but you’ve hit your next roadblock. Should you take CBD isolate or full spectrum CBD? We offer our products in both CBD isolate and full spectrum CBD. Let’s dive into the differences between the two.

What is CBD Isolate?

CBD isolate is your purest form of the CBD cannabinoid. This is a multi-step extraction process that leaves you with a powder or crystals that contain only the CBD cannabinoid. There are a number of reasons that someone may want to use a CBD isolate product rather than a full spectrum CBD product. Here are a few of the most common.

  1. Drug Testing – While in the United States CBD products are not allowed to have more than 0.3% THC there have still been some instances in people failing a drug test due to a false positive for THC. Using a CBD isolate product ensures that you will not run into this issue. 
  2. Cannabinoid sensitivity – Some people have sensitivities to the different cannabinoids, most notably THC. For some people, even the smallest amount of THC can trigger an undesired feeling. While the amounts of THC in CBD products that are made using an extract from a hemp plant are typically very low(less than 0.3%), everyone’s bodies are different and handle things in a different way. Using a CBD isolate product ensures that you will not run into this problem. 
  3. Cooking – There are a lot of people out there that like to cook with their cannabinoids but not all people like the taste of cannabis being added to their food. CBD isolate is an odorless and tasteless extract that can easily be added to soluble ingredients that won’t change the taste of the meal that is made. 

What is Full Spectrum CBD?

 Full spectrum CBD refers to an extract that has more cannabinoids than just CBD. This is more of a full plant extract. The extract contains a high concentration of CBD but can also include CBG, CBN, CBC, trace amounts of THC, and other cannabinoids. Current federal regulations have set a legal limit of 0.3% or less of THC in an extract or product.  

Full spectrum CBD products are the most commonly used products on the market right now. The reason for this is because it believed that all of the different cannabinoids working together can be more effective. This is called the “entourage effect”.

Which type of CBD product is best for you?

Due to the current regulatory environment, on both a federal and state level, we cannot make a recommendation as to which type of CBD product will be best for you. We’re hoping with new regulations from organizations like the FDA that they will come up with guidelines on what can be said that the great hemp plant can do and how much should be taken at a time. For now, we recommend that you do your research and reach out to us with any questions.