CBD (Cannabidiol) has grown tremendously over the past several years and continues to grow in popularity offering a very wide selection of products. These products usually come in the form of an isolate, broad, and full spectrum product lines. So whether we’re talking about a gummy or a tincture; what’s inside can vary from product to product. But what does this mean to you as a consumer? Why should you care?
Well here’s the difference.
Isolate. It’s just like it sounds. It’s an isolated molecule. The single molecule is quarantined leaving no other chemical components from the cannabis plant. It is simply a stand alone. Isolate is the purest form of CBD and may be a suitable product for first-time CBD users looking to investigate into its potential health benefits without the other cannabis compounds. However, this may alter the affect of the product.
Broad Spectrum. There is more going on here than the isolate, but it isn’t complete. In a Broad Spectrum product, the entire chemical composition is present minus the THC molecule. This makes the products more appealing to those that may be either chemically sensitive, fear THC, or experience frequent drug tests. So, this is all but one.
Full Spectrum. This is a complete extraction, the entire chemical composition is present including the THC molecule. This makes the product more effective if the consumer is in need of the entourage effect. This is when the cannabinoids all work together complimenting each other’s affects. In many cases full spectrum products have high success rates with ailments. However, full spectrum products should not be used by those who wish to avoid THC for personal or professional reasons.
So if the product contains only one component, all but one, or everything all together; it’s important to understand what you’re getting before you put it into your body. Be well. 🖖🏻