Learn about restoring balance through the Endocannabinoid System, the power of the Entourage Effect, find out what’s in your oil, and the difference between full-spectrum versus isolate CBD oil.
Full-Spectrum CBD Oil vs. Isolate
The extraction method used to remove the CBD oil from the plant determines whether the active CBD compound is removed as an “isolate” or as a “full-spectrum” oil.
Isolate or Pharmaceutical formulated CBD is derived by “isolating” the CBD compound from all other cannabinoids and extracting only CBD from the Hemp plant. This extraction results in a high concentration of CBD in smaller amounts.
Full-spectrum or whole plant CBD is instead extracted to retain other active cannabinoids found in the plant, not just CBD. This includes CBN, CBL, and CBCVA, as well as aromatic plant terpenes (aromatic molecules that provide the aroma of plants, fruits, and herbs) , like pinene and limonene. Studies show that retention of other cannabinoids can produce greater benefits and higher levels of symptom relief by creating an “entourage effect”. Full Spectrum CBD will always contain trace amounts of THC (less than 0.3%). It will never be 100% THC free. This means that over a period of time, if you orally ingest CBD, the THC will build up in your system and you may test positive for a drug test. The purest form of Full Spectrum CBD is CBD Flower