If we are going to professionally discuss the difference between the two main types of Cannabidiol. CBD isolate and CBD full spectrum. Then it is important to first define what CBD or Cannabidiol actually is in the first place.
Wikipedia Defines CBD as Follows:
“Cannabidiol (CBD) is a phytocannabinoid discovered in 1940. It is one of some 113 identified cannabinoids in cannabis plants, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. As of 2018, preliminary clinical research on cannabidiol included studies of anxiety, cognition, movement disorders, and pain.
Cannabidiol can be taken into the body in multiple ways, including by inhalation of cannabis smoke or vapor, as an aerosol spray into the cheek, and by mouth. It may be supplied as CBD oil containing only CBD as the active ingredient (no added tetrahydrocannabinol [THC] or terpenes), a full-plant CBD-dominant hemp extract oil, capsules, dried cannabis, or as a prescription liquid solution. CBD does not have the same psychoactivity as THC and may affect the actions of THC. Although in vitro studies indicate CBD may interact with different biological targets, including cannabinoid receptors and other neurotransmitter receptors, as of 2018 the mechanism of action for its biological effects has not been determined.
In the United States, the cannabidiol drug Epidiolex has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for treatment of two epilepsy disorders. The side effects of long-term use of the drug include somnolence, decreased appetite, diarrhea, fatigue, malaise, weakness, sleeping problems, and others. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has assigned Epidiolex a Schedule V classification, while non-Epidiolex CBD remains a Schedule I drug prohibited for any use. Cannabidiol is not scheduled under any United Nations drug control treaties, and in 2018 the World Health Organization recommended that it remain unscheduled.”
Is CBD Oil Medicine?
For most of us, we think of CBD as a part of the marijuana plant that helps people with seizures. This belief is based mostly on a CNN Special Report by Dr. Sanjay Gupta. In the report, Dr. Gupta documents the case of a young girl suffering from extreme and recurring seizures. The young child was having multiple extreme seizures every day. After the young girl started using the CBD oil she saw a drastic reduction in the number of seizures and it actually gave her a much better quality of life. The CNN special skyrocketed Charlotte’s Web into the national spotlight and it made the brand a household name. Since its airing, multiple other CBD oil brands have come to market, most with little to no success. However, a few runaway CBD brands have found major success and appear to be controlling the lions share of the CBD oil industry currently. Those brands are Charlotte’s Web, CBDMD, Green Roads, Pure Clear Hemp, and Blue Moon.
CNN Made CBD a Household Name
Only Buy CBD From Reputable CBD Companies:
The companies at the top of the industry are all pretty heavily monitored by the CBD community. They all have extensive and up to date testing and they are happy to produce it for you on request if it is not already publicly posted on their website. Other starts up CBD brands have little to no standards or product testing. So it is important to always ask for the testing before ingesting any CBD product that you have not tried before or that does not come from a major CBD brand here in the states. As a matter of fact, if truth be told, you should really avoid buying any CBD product that is not made here in the states. In some countries like China, they claim to produce top quality CBD products and they sell them all over online. But, the only problem is that CBD is illegal in China and thus the products online are all fakes. They have no real CBD in them at all and go ahead and try and return it after it comes in the mail! Good luck with that… For this reason and a host of other obvious reasons, it is important that you always by the USA made products and ask for the testing of your CBD products if it’s from smaller companies. This way you know what you are taking!
Most of CBD products fall into two categories CBD isolate and CBD full spectrum.
So it’s crucial we understand the difference between CBD products so that we can decide which CBD products are the best for us personally.
Which brings us right back to our initial inquiry…
What is the Difference…
Between CBD Isolate and CBD Fulls Spectrum?
In simple and easy scientific terms an isolate is the purest form of a particular compound, which is produced by singularly extracting that compound from its environment and isolating it from all other compounds. So using that same logic line CBD isolate is the purest form of CBD. CBD isolate is produced by removing all other compounds found in the marijuana or hemp plant including the plant’s terpenes, flavonoids, plant parts, and all the other cannabinoids. CBD Isolate can be extracted from marijuana and hemp plants. However, it is typically extracted from Hemp due to it’s low to non-existent THC-content and higher concentrations of CBD.
CBD Full Spectrum:
CBD full spectrum is an extract that contains all compounds found naturally occurring in the marijuana or hemp plant. Including the marijuana or hemp plants terpenes, essential oils, and other all its other cannabinoids. The full spectrum of cannabinoids, terpenes, and essential oils extracted from the plant work together to magnify the therapeutic benefits of each individual cannabinoid. This is commonly referred to as the “entourage effect.“ Some researchers believe that subjects administered with full spectrum CBD were provided with higher levels of relief, compared to subjects administered with CBD isolate in their studies. However many other scientists claim that pure CBD isolate is the highest evolution of the product.
Broad Spectrum CBD:
CBD broad spectrum is the best of both worlds as it is a bit of a mix between full spectrum CBD and CBD isolate. Much like full spectrum CBD, the other marijuana or hemp compounds found within the plant are preserved in the extract; however, like CBD Isolate, All of the plants THC is completely removed from the final CBD product. The benefit of Broad Spectrum CBD is that it contains multiple cannabinoids so it can deliver the enhanced benefits of the “entourage effect,” without the risk of the psychoactive effects of THC or possibly failing a drug test. Broad spectrum allows people who want no THC or who take drug tests to enjoy a full spectrum style CBD product with no risk.