The Difference Between CBD Isolate, Full Spectrum, and Broad Spectrum

The Difference Between CBD Isolate, Full Spectrum, and Broad Spectrum

Posted by PRYME CBD on Jun 12th 2019

We're very understanding when it comes to cannabidiol, as we know there are many people just now discovering the powerful benefits that this amazing compound provides. While there are some catching on to the terminology  that exists within the space, there are still a large portion of you that haven't yet researched it on your own -- that's what we're here for! The local shop you visit and purchase your products from should know and provide you with an extraordinary amount of information, and if they don't, you're doing yourself a disservice. Hemp, CBD and the products it's being infused into is something you're putting into your body, and anytime you ingest something, you should know exactly what it is, how it was made, where it comes from, and if it's the best quality available. In today's article, we're wanting to further expand on your knowledge of CBD and share the difference between CBD isolate, full spectrum, and broad spectrum CBD products.

Why You Should Learn About CBD Isolate, Full Spectrum, and Broad Spectrum

It's something we often refer to when sharing information with our customers, so there are many of them that let us know that they aren't familiar with some of the terminology, therefore we explain the difference between CBD isolate, full spectrum, and broad spectrum. You should learn about each because it not only explains part of the process into making the CBD product you're using or interested in, but it helps you understand the product more and makes your decision making even easier.

What Is CBD Isolate?

When it comes to creating CBD products, there is a process where the compounds within the hemp plant must be extracted, which is how they're able to infuse these compounds into gummies, oils, and other products. A CBD Isolate is when they extract on CBD during the extraction process, isolating CBD from the other cannabinoids. Therefore, when you purchase a CBD isolate product, you know you're getting only CBD and none of the other cannabinoids, such as THC, CBG, CBN and more. Most of your CBD edibles, vapeables, topicals, and beverages are going to be a CBD isolate product. However, there are some edibles and topicals that are full spectrum, and there are also some oils that are isolates. It works both ways, but now you know exactly what you're getting -- CBD, and CBD only.

What Is Full Spectrum CBD?

The same extraction process occurs when creating a full spectrum CBD product, yet the only difference is that those doing the extracting of cannabinoids aren't isolating CBD or any other compound within the plant. In fact, they're utilizing all of the plant and the many cannabinoids that exist within it. Many of these cannabinoids are very beneficial in treating a variety of ailments, just like CBD has become known for. This would lead you to think that a full spectrum product is better than an isolate product. Yes, this is true to an extent. Of course, you want to receive even more benefits from other cannabinoids, however, today most products that claim they're full spectrum will only contain a low percentage of the additional cannabinoids that exist in the product, and there are very few cannabinoids in the product, period. How can you see this for yourself? Search up products online, look at their lab reports, or no matter what shop you're in, ask for a lab report of the full spectrum product and you can see, there isn't enough of a difference to make a fuss about.

What Is Broad Spectrum CBD?

Now we're at the last part of this article, and the part where we combine both CBD isolate with full spectrum. A broad spectrum CBD is like getting the best of both worlds, no THC from an isolate, and additional cannabinoids from full spectrum. Ultimately, you're getting a full spectrum product without THC. During the extraction process, the entire plant is utilized, except for THC. Here's the thing though, in order for a CBD product to be legal in the United States, it must contain 0.3% THC (Delta 9) or less. This means that even taking a full spectrum CBD, there are only trace amounts of THC, you'll never get high, and you should never have trouble passing a drug test. Broad Spectrum CBD product often cost more -- do yourself a favor and save your money because those trace amounts of THC are basically non-existant.