In the dizzying world of CBD products, there’s a lot you need to know. However, we’re going to focus on just two components. Two types of CBD that is. CBD Isolate and Full Spectrum. What is an isolate? What does full spectrum mean?
CBD Isolate is pure, 99% CBD and 0% THC. Every part of the plant, oils, waxes, chlorophyll, THC, all of it are removed through an extraction process. It is a highly potent form of CBD.
A Full Spectrum CBD product contains additional cannabinoids found in the hemp plant, such as Cannabinol (CBN), Cannabigerol (CBG), Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV), terpenes and more. This also means that full spectrum CBD products contain trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Of course, a legal CBD product cannot contain more than .3% THC, minimizing psychoactive effects.
One might ask, why full spectrum rather than isolate? Well aside from getting all of the wonderful benefits of a full spectrum of cannabinoids, that trace amount of THC serves a purpose. CBD works better with even trace amounts of THC present. Full spectrum products include the whole plant containing CBD, THC and over 400 trace compounds. When all of this whole plant goodness works together, it’s known as the entourage effect. Utilizing the entire plant magnifies the therapeutic properties of each individual component for maximum benefit.
Isolate or full-spectrum? Which one works the best? We’ve shared the pros, cons and uses for each. But, which is the best for you? That’s for you to decide, and depends largely on what you need from your CBD product. Now that you know the answer to "What does Full Spectrum Mean?" you can choose the best option for your needs. The experts at Green Remedy are here for you, if you have questions.