WRITTEN BY: ANDREW SERAFINI
ISOLATE CBD vs. FULL-SPECTRUM CBD vs. BROAD-SPECTRUM CBD
So far, researchers have discovered 113 individual cannabinoids in the hemp plant. Collectively, more than 400 chemical constituents in the plant include various terpenoids, flavonoids, acidic variants, and other Phyto-ingredients that work together to bring about a therapeutic benefit.
There was a lot of confusion about the difference between full-spectrum CBD versus isolated CBD and broad-spectrum CBD. With advances in technology and knowledge of cannabinoid pharmacology, extraction specialists can isolate beneficial cannabinoids in the desired percentages of the active ingredients.
CBD can be used separately from all other cannabinoids; this is considered isolated CBD. CBD can also be used in combination with other useful cannabinoids, such as CBG, CBN, CBC, and THC. This is known as full-spectrum CBD or broad-spectrum CBD.
Isolated CBD vs Full-Spectrum CBD
The isolated CBD is self-explanatory; Isolate refers to the isolated CBD molecule in its pure and isolated form. CBD Isolate can be extracted and processed from two sources: the industrial hemp plant or the entire cannabis plant, also known as marijuana, for those who prefer slang. Considering the molecular extraction of pure CBD, there is no difference in the CBD extracted from the hemp or the CBD extracted from the whole plant cannabis.
- Pure CBD; contains 99% + cannabidiol
- No other cannabinoids present, including THC
- Zero beneficial terpenes
- Without therapeutic flavonoids
- Produced in crystal or powder formats
The full spectrum is CBD accompanied by all cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenoids, chlorophyll, and other Phyto-botanical constituents of botany, including THC. It is imperative to note that the main difference between Isolate. The full spectrum and the broad spectrum product are the presence of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is the famous cannabinoid that causes a user to feel “high” or “high” after smoking or ingesting.
**CRITICAL NOTICE**Full-spectrum, fully legal, and compatible CBD products contain small amounts of THC below the legal limit of 0.3% THC. Although these products are legal and can be purchased at a grocery store, CBD products derived from Full-Spectrum hemp can cause a positive drug test.
- Contains concentrated levels of CBD
- Includes all botanical cannabinoids (specific genetics)
- Has low levels of THC (the legal limit is less than 0.3% THC)
- Contains all plant terpenes and flavonoids
- Gives the consumer what is called the “Entourage Effect”
Broad-Spectrum CBD vs. Full-Spectrum CBD
Broad-spectrum CBD oil differs from full-spectrum CBD oil in that it contains zero THC. However, it contains all other cannabinoids, terpenoids, flavonoids, and other botanical elements. When all of these phytoactive ingredients are taken together, they work together to produce a stronger therapeutic effect.
Broad-spectrum CBD provides a variety of cannabinoids working in sync with CBD (minus THC), offering a more versatile product without the responsibility of doing a positive drug test.
Broad-Spectrum CBD Oil:
- High levels of CBD
- No THC included, completely removed from the oil
- Includes all other cannabinoids (specific genetics)
- Contains all-natural plant terpenes
- All-natural flavonoids included
- Offers a synergistic effect minus the benefits of THC
There have been more than 25,300 studies in isolated versions of cannabinoids to date. There are very few studies on full or broad-spectrum cannabinoid products due to the lack of repeatability and obtaining the exact chemical profile of each hemp or cannabis harvest of the whole plant. However, there is overwhelming anecdotal and preclinical evidence that broad-spectrum products alleviate the symptoms of various difficult-to-treat disease states.
Are you really what you eat?
Regardless of an individual’s physical condition or medical problems, a functional endocannabinoid system is beneficial. We can produce our own cannabinoids, and our body was not designed to need an external source.
However, for the body to produce the appropriate amounts of endogenous cannabinoids, research has shown that it requires a healthy amount of omega-3 fatty acids. Unfortunately, modern diets do not always contain adequate nutrition, and many people have endocannabinoid systems that are not working properly.
In addition, when a particular disease, such as arthritis or fibromyalgia, causes significant amounts of pain or other uncomfortable symptoms, additional cannabinoids introduced into the body from an external source can effectively relieve them.
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Each formulation uses carefully selected ingredients and always manufactured in therapeutic levels and potencies. For the quality you deserve, each of our products is tested by an independent and accredited third-party laboratory at three different stages of the product development cycle to ensure safety and accurate levels of cannabinoids. We also perform HPLC tests to validate our proprietary ingredients and PCR analyses’ biological activity to eliminate THC.
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