Generally there are 3 types of CBD:
– Full Spectrum
– Broad Spectrum
Not all CBD is created equal, therefore it would be very helpful to explain the differences between the 3 most common types of CBD.
*Isolate CBD – (Often the cheapest CBD products on the Market)
Isolate refers to a type of CBD that is isolated from the rest of the compounds in the cannabis plant.
After CBD concentrate is extracted and separated from the rest of the compounds in the plant, it then goes through a winterization process, which extracts any remaining waxes, terpenes, or cannabinoids. This creates a CBD product that tests as high as 99% pure CBD.
*Full Spectrum CBD – (Generally the most expensive CBD Oil)
Full spectrum CBD, on the contrary, extracts a full profile of beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes from the cannabis plant. Our Full spectrum contains 0% of THC (which is what makes you high).
*Broad Spectrum CBD – (Usually mid range to high price tag)
Broad spectrum CBD is the middle ground option between isolate and full spectrum CBD. It begins as a full spectrum oil, with the full range of beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes, but it then goes through a refinement process to remove all THC compounds.
If you are looking for the most effective way to consume CBD, full spectrum CBD could be for you.
Because full spectrum CBD contains the full profile of beneficial compounds in the cannabis plant, it creates what is known as the entourage effect. Researchers of the entourage effect have found the therapeutic effects of cannabis are most powerful when the whole plant is used and all beneficial compounds synergistically work together.
CBD isolate will not produce the entourage effect, and it may be trickier to find your most effective dosage with isolate.
In fact, researchers found that CBD isolate has a minimum and maximum threshold of effectiveness. This means you must take a certain amount (minimum threshold) for it to be effective, and there’s a limit of what you can consume in a day (maximum threshold), before the beneficial effects rapidly wear off.
They found that full spectrum CBD did not show the same minimum and maximum threshold of effectiveness.
Because the whole plant is being used, the entourage effect in full spectrum CBD creates a more effective, therapeutic product.
In that regard, full-spectrum CBD oil is widely credited with helping treat serious medical conditions like anxiety, depression, muscle pain, migraines, and other adverse medical conditions.