CBD Isolate and Full Spectrum CBD are the two most common forms of CBD Oil products available on the market today, which may just sound like technical scientific jargon. So, what does CBD Isolate and Full Spectrum CBD mean, what is the difference between the two, and most importantly to you, how do you know which one is right for you?
What is CBD & THC?
Cannabis plants contain 483 identifiable chemical constituents, and CBD is just one of at least 85 different terpeno-phenolic compounds called cannabinoids. The ‘high’ or ‘stoned’ feeling of cannabis is caused by another cannabinoid compound called THC, while CBD does not cause any kind of intoxicating effect. This information will help you understand the difference between Full Spectrum CBD and CBD Isolate.
What is Full Spectrum CBD?
Full spectrum CBD products are created using an extract which contains everything that occurs naturally in cannabis plants, with nothing added or removed. This includes all of the different terpeno-phenolic cannabinoids, along with the other useful compounds such as terpenes, flavonoids, and fatty acids, which all have varying degrees of therapeutic value.
It is the combination of these different cannabinoids and compounds working together that is responsible for what is known as the Entourage Effect, whereby the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The Entourage Effect is considered to be a method of cannabinoid modulation whereby multiple compounds create a cooperative effect that helps elicit a stronger cellular response which the increase the potency of health benefits.
Research has shown that Full Spectrum CBD consistently provides a far more effective treatment for the symptoms of pain and inflammation than compared to Isolate CBD. This is why many people prefer the multiplying effect of Canna Union CBD Full Spectrum products, where the different compounds working in tandem can cause them to amplify each other which increases the overall effectiveness.
What is CBD Isolate?
CBD is the subject of continued research and steadily increasing in popularity as the cannabinoid compound with the most promising and broadest therapeutic value. That is why CBD Isolate has been created using a purified form of CBD without the other naturally occurring compounds found in cannabis plants. All cannabis compounds are initially extracted together including CBD, before being refined more by isolating the CBD from the remaining cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes.
Canna Union CBD Isolate has a purity of 99.9% which makes it the most potent CBD product available today on the market and is available as a white powder that can be mixed with MCT oil for improved absorption. Full Spectrum CBD contains unsuitable vaping elements as well as an unpleasantly intense herbal taste, which is why the best quality CBD vape oils are usually created using CBD Isolate.
Which CBD is right for you?
Cannabinoids like CBD cannabinoids interact with specific receptors found in the Endocannabinoid system throughout the body and brain to help maintain an internal balance of health. Each type of cannabinoid causes different reactions based on which receptors they bind with, providing relief from symptoms of nausea, depression, pain, and inflammation. This will influence how you decide between CBD Isolate and Full Spectrum CBD.
Scientists initially thought that CBD Isolate had greater healing potential because of the fact it had been concentrated, but they have since learned that the entourage effect is far more potent. Full Spectrum CBD combines the full range of naturally-occurring compounds to increase the intensity of the effects, while terpenes have a demonstrated potential to assist with a balanced health.
If you plan to add CBD Oil to meals or beverages, Full Spectrum CBD has a stronger taste and smell, whereas even though CBD isolate contains additives and other chemicals, it is almost entirely odorless and tasteless. Alternatively, CBD Isolate allows easy consumption of bigger quantities of CBD while making it easier to keep track of dosage.
Even though Full Spectrum CBD only contains less than 0.3% THC, it may be enough to register a positive result in a drug test, especially if consumed in higher doses. So choosing CBD Isolate would be wise if the company you work for requires negative drug test results.
Research comparing CBD Isolate and Full Spectrum CBD revealed that the latter provided a more efficient management of pain and inflammation due to the duration, intensity, and early onset of effects. But unfortunately the inclusion of additional compounds in Full Spectrum CBD will mean that the amount of CBD included is essentially diluted.
Another consideration for many will be price, as CBD Isolate is often more expensive than Full Spectrum CBD due to the extensive refinement process as well as the increased amount of plant matter to get the higher amounts of isolated CBD.
Because the medical benefit of cannabidiol is a relatively new discovery, we are only just beginning to unlock the secrets of CBN, CBG, CBC, and all the other compounds which have been found contained in cannabis.
Everyone is different, and may respond uniquely to different medications, and CBD is certainly no different. That is why the CBD experts at Canna Union suggest that trying both CBD Isolate and Full Spectrum CBD is the most reliable method to ascertain which product is best for you by assessing how you feel.