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They’re two commonly used terms when it comes to CBD Products. Full spectrum and CBD - Isolate.
The CBD industry is seemingly being talked about everywhere we go. With federal laws slowly making way for this budding industry; it still has many people confused on what this compound really is. Well, there’s a lot to understand about this industry and today we’re going to touch on two terms you’ve probably already heard. Full-spectrum and Isolate CBD.
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First you must understand what CBD oil is. CBD is a compound (1 of 113 to be exact) that is extracted from the hemp or marijuana plant. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non psychoactive compound, meaning it does not get you high. Cannabidiol is known for its long list of medical benefits that it provides to humans and animals alike. CBD interacts with a system called the endocannabinoid system that regulates some of our most vital functions including our immune system, memory, appetite, pain, and mood.
As we previously had mentioned CBD is just one of the many other compounds that the marijuana or hemp plant is made up of. Full-spectrum refers to not only CBD, but other compounds that are extracted from the plant. This means that there’s a wide range of compounds in your CBD oil other than just CBD. Full-Spectrum oil will typically have trace amounts of THC in it (.3% or less, not enough to get you high), with many other compounds outside of those two. Essentially what you need to know when it comes to Full-Spectrum CBD Oil is that they’re more compounds from the plant that remain in Full-spectrum oil as opposed to CBD Isolate.
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CBD Isolate is exactly how it sounds. It’s “isolated” from the rest of the plant. Meaning that CBD is the only compound you are left with after the extraction process takes place. Isolate products are generally labeled as 99% pure CBD. CBD is the most widely talked about compound right now when it comes to the hemp plant and for good reason. CBD is arguably the most beneficial compound in terms of its medical uses. CBD Isolate comes in a white powder or a mix with MCT Oil to help improve the absorption.
Now that you better understand the different make-ups; let’s dive into the differences of medical benefits that these two have to offer. Isolate offers the wide range of medical benefits that CBD has to offer. However, there have been several studies conducted that suggest the use of Full-spectrum is more superior than Isolate because of the wider range of health benefits it has to offer.
When you use Full-spectrum you’re getting a multitude of cannabinoids that all have an array of health benefits. While CBD is the most researched and potentially the most medically beneficial compound. They’re still several compounds that have great medical benefits that interact with our endocannabinoid system making Full-spectrum a better choice when it comes to your health. However, they’re many people that don’t like the taste of hemp and that would make CBD Isolate the better option as it has virtually no taste at all. Because of the lack of taste this also may make CBD Isolate a better option for cooking or mixing it into your drinks.
CBD Isolate is also often said to be more expensive because it goes through more of an extensive refinement process then compared to Full-Spectrum. While you can’t go wrong with either; If you’re okay with the hemp taste it is widely regarded that Full-Spectrum has the most health benefits out of the two.
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