Have you seen the term “full-spectrum” floating around on various CBD products?
One of the main questions we hear from our consumers is:
What is the difference in “full-spectrum CBD oil” and “broad or isolated spectrum CBD oil?”
What Does Full Spectrum CBD Oil Mean?
When a full-spectrum CBD oil is born, it simply means that the entire plant was extracted during the creation process of that CBD product.
Using the entire hemp plant allows these CBD products to include all the phytochemicals that come from the hemp plant. This means that all the components that are created from the hemp plant naturally, all the cannabidiol, THC, terpenes, flavonoids, etc. are all added to the new full-spectrum CBD oil.
By encapsulating all of the phytochemicals from the hemp plant these CBD oils can provide the strongest health effects from any other CBD product possible. The compounds extracted from the hemp plant work simultaneously with the cannabinoid to create the entourage effect.
What is the Entourage Effect?
We could talk all day about the “entourage effect,” but simply this is a synergistic effect that enhances the medical benefits of a CBD product. Preclinical research has shown that “full-spectrum CBD rich cannabis oil is more effective at lower doses and has a wider therapeutic window than isolate spectrum CBD oils.”
What Does CBD Isolate Mean?
CBD Isolate is the act of pulling CBD from the hemp plant and separating all the other ingredients. For example, CBD isolate oils have had the majority of the THC removed. Some people like these products because they believe it will be easier to pass a drug test.
In short, CBD isolate is pure CBD; however, these products do not contain the meaningful terpenes, flavonoids, and other natural ingredients that full-spectrum CBD oils contain. These products also are not able to produce Entourage Effects.
Traditionally, CBD isolate oils are cheaper than full-spectrum CBD oil products.
Do Full-Spectrum or CBD Isolate Make For Better CBD Oils?
There’s no right or wrong answer to this question.
As a Colorado hemp CBD company that prides itself on producing the highest quality CBD products available on the market, we believe that our consumers receive the most benefit from our full-spectrum CBD oils. When we make our hemp CBD products, we believe in preserving the integrity of the hemp plant while producing the best results for our consumers as possible.
Have you tried any of our, Straight Hemp Colorado full-spectrum CBD oils?