The terms CBD isolate, broad-spectrum CBD oil, and full-spectrum CBD oil may sound confusing but are very simple. Let’s break them down.
Let’s begin with CBD isolate:
CBD isolate is for those who are looking to buy 99%+ percent pure CBD that contains absolutely no THC. CBD isolate is a process of extraction in which all of the plant matter including traces of THC, terpenes, chlorophyll, and everything else is removed. With CBD isolate you have to take into consideration the level of purity. If you are looking to buy pure CBD isolate, check the manufacturers’ label to see what percentage your CBD oil or product is. Some CBD oil can be 99% pure, some can be 99.5% pure, and others can guarantee you 99.9% purity with no identifiable amounts of other cannabinoids. Occasionally there is a small percentage of trace amounts of THC which is negligible and of no importance.
Next, we have broad-spectrum CBD oil:
People buy Broad Spectrum CBD because it contains many other cannabinoids but contain zero THC. One guarantee with broad-spectrum is that it will always have zero THC making it drug test safe CBD. By preserving other cannabinoids and terpenes, broad-spectrum CBD is an excellent choice for those who cannot have any THC in their system or don’t want it for another reason but still offers close to full spectrum effects. If you would still like to encounter the many diverse effects that hemp CBD has to offer, without THC, then Broad Spectrum CBD Oil is for you!
Finally, we look at full-spectrum CBD oil:
Full-spectrum CBD oil is usually regarded as the most effective type of CBD. Any product that is Full Spectrum should contain not only CBD but also many of the other compounds found in the hemp plant like CBN, CBG, CBC, the terpenes, and trace amounts of THC. The THC in Full Spectrum CBD must be below the legal limit of 0.3%. The trace amount of THC will not get you high. Many full-spectrum products will have more of an effect than broad-spectrum or isolate products. Most people buy Full spectrum CBD because they know that if you have the full spectrum of cannabinoids they can play off each other to give you maximum efficacy, it’s called the entourage effect.
What’s best for you?
All in all, most people will benefit the most by using full-spectrum CBD products. But, there is a big reason for some people to choose isolate or broad-spectrum CBD products. If you have any drug tests or drug screenings you might not want to use full-spectrum CBD products just yet. Even though the small amount of THC in full-spectrum CBD products won’t get you high it can show up in drug screenings. CBD Isolate or broad-spectrum products have no THC and the CBD won’t show if you’re tested for THC. If you don’t have any drug screenings coming up or live in a state like New York, where some people are exempt from THC testing for employment, go full spectrum! The entourage effect has been shown to give users more relief when using CBD. Broad-spectrum would be our second recommendation and Isolate products can be a great economical option.