Full Spectrum CBD vs CBD Isolate

Not all Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil is the Same

Posted on: April 17, 2018
Full Spectrum CBD vs CBD Isolate

Full Spectrum CBD Oil vs CBD Isolate

Welcome to the world of CBD! We believe in the healing properties CBD Oil has to offer and are happy to help educate more people into understanding what CBD can do for you. In this article, we will touch on the differences between Full Spectrum CBD Oil vs CBD Isolate. While both are fantastic options, there are some pretty big differences between the two and our goal is to help you make an educated choice on what’s the best option for you.

First let’s distinguish the differences between hemp, marijuana, and cannabis. 

Both hemp and marijuana are descendants of the cannabis family, and even though both hemp and marijuana are different varieties of the same cannabis plant, you cannot call hemp marijuana and vice versa.  The oils produced from these different plants are known as Hemp Oil and CBD Oil. For a more in-depth understanding, you can read about the differences between CBD oil and Hemp oil.

Enter cannabinoids.

Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that can be found in cannabis. They are also produced naturally by the human body. Those are known as endocannabinoids. They are an important component of our body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) which is essentially responsible for maintaining homeostasis, or as we like to say, it helps balance the mind, body, and soul.

Cannabidiol (CBD)

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of many cannabinoids, second in abundance to THC – the psychoactive inducing component that gives the user a “high.” CBD is found in two different cannabis plants, the hemp plant (< 0.3 percent THC present) and marijuana (containing psychoactive THC). Most CBD products tend to come from hemp, which is why it's legal in all 50 states.

Full Spectrum CBD Oil

Full Spectrum CBD Oil refers to products that not only contain CBD, but also some terpenes and other cannabinoids such as CBG, CBN, CBC, THCV, and including trace amounts of THC. The exact ratios will vary because they will be influenced by the amounts naturally occurring within the plant in which they came from, however, the amount of THC is minimal at less than 0.3%. This amount is much too small to produce any psychoactive effects, so it’s important to note that you will not get high from Full Spectrum CBD Oil. However, even though it contains only trace amounts of THC, there can be a remote possibility that even though it won’t get you high, Full Spectrum oil might trigger a positive on a drug test. Those who are concerned with the potential risk, or have any allergies or health concerns related to other cannabinoids found in Full Spectrum CBD oil, should instead opt to take CBD Isolate.

Full Spectrum CBD oil products have an advantage with something known as the “Entourage Effect.” This effect is where all the cannabinoids and terpenes are working together in synergy with each other, increasing its benefits.

CBD Isolate Oil

CBD Isolate has been named aptly because the CBD has been isolated from everything else. It’s the product of choice for those concerned with drug testing because CBD isolate contains 0% THC. It’s extracted from the plant usually through a CO2 process, which removes the unwanted plant material. This isolate is usually then mixed with a carrier oil like hemp or coconut for consumption. While isolate may benefit from being isolated, it does lack the benefit of the other compounds working in tandem with it.

Which Oil Should I Choose?

At Soulistic Remedies, we recommend our Full Spectrum CBD Oil. Full Spectrum CBD oil has the added benefit of multiple cannabinoids that work well together to create a more beneficial product. If you are in the military or need to abide by strict drug testing, then we most definitely recommend our THC Free CBD Oil instead. Either way, with the huge list of health benefits that cannabinoids have to over, you cannot go wrong with either choice.

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