Full-Spectrum CBD vs CBD Isolate: Which one is right for me?

If you’re new to CBD, you may not know the difference between full-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate. CBD isolate is only the isolated CBD compound with no other elements of cannabis compounds or the original plant it came from.

Full-Spectrum CBD contains CBD as well as other cannabis compounds, including flavonoids, terpenes, trace amounts of THC, and other whole-plant peripheral compounds. If you want a more whole-plant benefit, you would most likely prefer full-spectrum CBD. It is important to note that full-spectrum CBD is not intended to be used as a psychoactive edible. You are unlikely to feel “high” from any type of CBD, regardless of any trace amounts of THC.

There are unique benefits to full-spectrum CBD that aren’t present in CBD isolate. One of these benefits is the entourage effect, a theory that taking all of the compounds in full-spectrum CBD together results in additional effects not present when taking each compound separately. In other words, CBD has a symbiotic relationship with the other compounds in the plant allowing it to have a more significant impact in the body

If you are concerned with the presence of THC in your body through the use of CBD products, then the isolate version will be the best for you. Additionally, if you’re used to taking more significant quantities of CBD or are highly sensitive to THC, CBD isolate will be best suited to your needs.

If you would like more information on the difference between full-spectrum and isolate CBD, feel free to shoot us an email and we will be glad to help.

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