Full Spectrum CBD vs CBD Isolate, what is the difference?
Full Spectrum CBD refers to CBD oil products that contain CBD, and also contain some terpenes and other cannabinoids such as CBG, CBN and even some THC.
Full Spectrum is something to be cautious about if you get drug tested. The THC found in full spectrum hemp products is minimal (less than 0.3%), but in rare cases can still cause a positive drug tests.
Full Spectrum CBD oil products give the advantage of what is called the “Entourage Effect.” This is where all the cannabinoids and terpenes are working together in synergy, something that Isolate products will lack.
Broad Spectrum CBD products may have 0% THC. These products have sometimes gone through additional processing to try to isolate and remove as much THC as possible while still maintaining some of the other cannabinoids and terpenes.
Isolate is CBD oil is a great choice for those who get drug tested or are sensitive to other cannabinoids such as THC. Usually, these products will have nothing but CBD in them because the CBD has literally been isolated from everything else.
There is much debate on which form is better, a 2015 study leans in favor of Full Spectrum products. There are many that believe that other cannabinoids, including THC, are necessary to take full advantage of what cannabis has to offer. However, everybody is different and it comes down to the individual user and their needs. If drug testing is a concern, you’re encouraged to seek out CBD isolate products or broad spectrum products instead of Full Spectrum.