You may have heard the terms thrown around, but do you know what the difference is between Broad Spectrum CBD and CBD Isolate?
To understand how these two compare against each other, we must first understand what the terms ‘Full Spectrum’ CBD means.
Full Spectrum CBD
Full spectrum CBD is CBD left exactly as it is when extracted from cannabis. It still contains the full array of other cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids that are naturally present in the plant.
This includes THC, the cannabinoid commonly associated with the feeling of being “high” on cannabis.
Because of this, and also due to the fact that THC is still illegal in many countries, there is then Broad Spectrum CBD. Broad Spectrum oil has had the THC removed through the use of solvents like CO2 and other distillation processes.
After this happens, the CBD will only contain a negligible amount of THC (less than 0.001% in our case) but it still contains all the other beneficial terpenes, flavonoids and cannabinoids.
These other compounds are important because they produce what is known as the “entourage effect”, whereby they all work synergistically with one another to amplify the benefits of CBD.
In other words, the overall effect of Broad Spectrum CBD is greater than the sum of its parts – the compounds are significantly more powerful when working in conjunction with one another than in isolation. Together, they interact with your body and each other to produce enhanced and more holistic results.
We use Broad Spectrum CBD oil in our generally recommended Discover and Balance oil options.
Lastly, CBD Isolate is 100% pure CBD – just the single cannabinoid itself in isolation of all the others, and with all the other terpenes and flavonoids removed in the process.
Because it contains 0% THC, CBD Isolate is the recommended choice for children, pets and athletes, or anyone else who is subjected to regular drug testing.
For this reason, we utilise CBD Isolate in our Active and Pets drops.