Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, or CBD Isolates - What’s the Difference, and Which CBD Option is Best for You?
Aug 15, 2022
If you’ve ever purchased CBD, you’ve likely noticed some of these words before. While all full, broad, and isolate CBD does contain CBD, it’s not all the same. There are new CBD companies popping up every day. This is a great thing, but with all of the new CBD options and terminology, buying CBD oil or gummies may feel overwhelming. When it comes to trying new products, we want to make mindful decisions. So, let’s figure out the best CBD for you. Let’s talk about some of the differences between full spectrum, broad spectrum, and CBD isolates, and hopefully after this article, you’ll know which is the best CBD option for you.
Full Spectrum CBD
Full spectrum CBD products are extracted from the Cannabis sativa plant. This method of extraction maintains multiple cannabinoids in addition to CBD in its final products. Some of the other 113 cannabinoids within the cannabis plant include essential oils, terpenes, and sometimes trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC - the cannabinoid which produces that “stoned” feeling, but only up to 0.3%).
Now you may be wondering, why would I want other cannabinoids in my CBD products?
CBD is not the only property in the cannabis plant with known health benefits. By using a full spectrum product, such as our Strawberry Bold, you may enjoy an array of additional benefits to CBD. Some CBD users find that full spectrum CBD products are quicker to provide pain relief to the human body. Some people claim to feel more benefits with a full spectrum product. If you tend to have a strong reaction or are sensitive to medication or alcohol, we may recommend starting with a broad or isolate CBD product.
Broad Spectrum CBD
Broad Spectrum is very similar to your full spectrum CBD option, but it notably lacks any detectable levels of THC. This may be appealing to you if you’re uncomfortable with small amounts of THC for any reason such as a drug test. Broad spectrum CBD products are still full of other beneficial cannabinoids, they just eliminate THC from the mix.
Isolate CBD is pure cannabidiol, and is usually derived from hemp plants (due to already low THC levels). This extraction method is more meticulous, therefore these products are more processed and usually more expensive. CBD isolate is a crystal form of CBD, often made into a powder or mixed with a carrier oil, and these products do not contain any detectable amounts of non-CBD properties. With CBD isolate, you may create your own CBD experience and really pinpoint the effect of CBD on your body/mind.
There are tons of CBD brands and options out there to try. Whether you prefer CBD oils, CBD gummies, or CBD topicals, there is something out there for you! We like to remind you to always read packaging and labels to ensure that you know what you’re getting with your CBD product of choice. While all CBD is beneficial, it is not all created equal. Read more CBD information and tips here. We’d love to hear about your favorite Bizzy CBD products - connect with us @bizzycbd !