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CBD Isolate Vs Full Spectrum – A Comparison

The world of wellness has been taken by storm with the introduction of CBD. A wide variety of products can be found in the market, all touting the wonders of CBD. From body bars to gummy bears, from sleep tablets to vape oils – every product seems to have a version with CBD in it. With so many products available in the market, it is easy to get confused about what the right product for you is. In this article, we shed some light on the difference between CBD oil and full spectrum CBD oil.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol is usually abbreviated as CBD. It is a chemical compound that occurs naturally in the cannabis plant. People often tend to associate cannabis with marijuana, getting high, and ‘stoner’ culture. This is a gross misconception. Cannabis itself is a very broad term. It encompasses two kinds of cannabis plants (hemp and marijuana) as well as certain chemical compounds such as CBD and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBD is not the element that causes one to get high. THC is the psychoactive element in cannabis that causes the sensation of high that is commonly associated with marijuana.

Hemp is a type of cannabis plant that is low in THC content and high in CBD content. CBD oils are therefore extracted from hemp. CBD products usually have low THC content; it is not permitted for CBD products to have THC content greater than 0.3% of total dry weight.

CBD isolate vs full spectrum CBD oil

When looking for CBD products, you are likely to encounter the terms ‘isolate’ and ‘full spectrum’. Let us explain what these two labels mean.

In the cannabis plant there are many different cannabinoids. CBD is just one of them. CBD and THC are found in very high quantities in cannabis and are also the most well-known. However, there are other cannabinoids such as Cannabigerol (CBG) and cannabinol (CBN). Every cannabinoid has a different effect on the human body. It is believed that when cannabinoids are combined and worked together, they are the most effective.

CBD isolate, as the name suggests, is pure isolated CBD. In CBD isolate oils, there are no other cannabinoids. While it may seem that CBD isolate is very basic, it is actually harder to extract isolate from hemp. During the extraction process, all the cannabinoids are removed from the hemp. Therefore, in order to make an isolate, further steps need to be taken.

In contrast to isolates, full spectrum CBD oils contain the full range of cannabinoids. When hemp undergoes the process of extraction, all the cannabinoids are extracted and then the entire extract is made into one single product: in this case, an oil.

Many people are concerned about the THC content in full spectrum CBD oils. Some people live in states where cannabis is illegal while some others simply do not want to consume THC. However, there is no need to worry about the THC content. As mentioned earlier, federal law states that CBD products cannot have more than 0.3% THC. These trace amounts of THC will certainly not get you high.

Full spectrum CBD oils are considered to be significantly more effective than CBD isolate oils. This is because of what is known as the entourage effect. The entourage effect refers to the synergy all the cannabinoids work together in order to enhance effectiveness.

If you are looking to add CBD to different recipes with absolutely no risks of psychoactive effects and minimal risk of registering a false positive on a drug test, then CBD isolate oil is best for you. It is tasteless and odorless and nothing but pure CBD. However, in order to harness the advantage of the entourage effect, full spectrum CBD is the way to go.

At Seabedee, we have the perfect products for your needs. All our products are compliant with the 2018 Farm Bill. Every batch of products is tested by a third party and you can find the results here. To buy a CBD product of your choice, head over to our shop now. We have 1500 mg of full spectrum CBD oil as well as different bundles that you might like.

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