Full Spectrum vs Broad Spectrum vs Isolate CBD Oil

The difference between Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, and Isolate CBD Oils can get quite confusing. In fact, Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum are actually terms conceived by the CBD industry, but apparently, not everyone got the message. As their names suggest,  Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum CBD contain a wide array of cannabinoids. While Isolates only contain one cannabinoid, CBD. Let’s get started by discussing the benefits of Full Spectrum CBD Oil to see if it’s the suitable Hemp Extract for you.

Full Spectrum CBD Oil

Full Spectrum is the intention of using the whole plant instead of extracting out one specific cannabinoid i.e. CBD. The benefit of Full Spectrum CBD Oil is the presence of various Cannabinoids and Terpenes that work together to achieve a greater degree of wellness, and we call this the Entourage Effect.

The hemp plant contains over 100 different cannabinoids other than CBD and aromatic terpenes, making Full Spectrum CBD Oil more than just CBD. The synergy between cannabinoids and terpenes suggests that Full Spectrum CBD is superior.

Things to Remember

  • CBD is not the only cannabinoid present in Full Spectrum CBD Oil. Total Spectrum products contain small amounts of  CBG, THC, CBN, CBC, CBDA, and other cannabinoids.
  • Full Spectrum CBD Oil contains terpenes. These chemicals give hemp its unique scent and taste and contain beneficial properties for relaxation, sleep, and alertness. The quality of the hemp and the processing method determines the terpene profile of CBD oil. 
  • Full Spectrum CBD Oil also contains vitamins and minerals which are naturally occurring, such as, Vitamins A, C, E, & B, Beta-Carotene, Zinc, and Potassium. 
  • Full Spectrum CBD Oil contains Omega-3 and Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids.
  • Full Spectrum CBD Oil contains 20 unique flavonoids. These nutrients are known for antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. They are also the main contributing factor to the vibrant colors in foods like berries, carrots, and spinach. Scientists have even discovered a sub-class of flavonoids specific to cannabis called “cannaflavins.”
  • Full Spectrum CBD Oil will NOT get you high. 
  • YES, Full Spectrum CBD Oil may cause you to fail a drug test. We know that THC stores in the body’s fat cells, and over time even small amounts of THC  can “build up” and cause a positive test. So if you are at risk of being tested for THC, I would not recommend it.

Next article we’ll be tackling Broad Spectrum CBD and CBD Isolate Oil.