Comparison Between CBD Isolate And Full-Spectrum CBD Oil

It s well known that CBD is gaining popularity all around the world because of the health benefits they offer. Today, they have significant importance in the health and beauty sector. CBD is proven to be an effective remedy for health problems like stress, anxiety, depression, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, muscle spasms, acne, psoriasis, eczema, epilepsy, etc. Recent studies are showing that CBD is also effective in controlling the growth of cancer cells.

CBD is one of the many cannabinoid compounds found in the hemp plant. It is a non-psychoactive compound and its full benefits are still unknown. Based on the biological composition, there are three types of CBD oil; CBD isolate, full-spectrum CBD oil, and broad-spectrum CBD oil.

Different Types Of CBD Oil

The difference in CBD oil is due to the difference in the biochemical composition in each product. In a cannabis plant, there are many cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, vitamins, proteins, essential fatty acids, etc. are present. The composition of these different chemicals determines whether the CBD oil is CBD isolate or broad-spectrum CBD oil or full-spectrum CBD oil.

 There are certain factors that influence the biochemical composition of CBD oil. They are:

  • The hemp strain used in the extraction process.
  • The method of extraction
  • The part of the plant used in the extraction process.
  • The filtering process used to make the final product.
  • The decarboxylation process used to convert CBDA to CBD.

In this article, we will compare the differences between CBD isolate and full-spectrum CBD oil.

CBD Isolate

CBD isolates are the oils that contain purified CBD and a carrier oil like MCT oil. In CBD isolate, the only compound present is the Cannabidiol, or CBD. It constitutes almost 99.9 % of CBD oil. The source of CBD isolate is not so important. This is because the chemical composition and the quality of CBD in CBD isolate remains the same. Even if the CBD is sourced from the stems or stalks from the industrial hemp plant, there will be no change in the quality of the CBD molecule.

When you use CBD isolate, you need to make sure that the carrier oil present in the CBD isolate is of good quality. CBD isolate is the ideal choice for those who want only the health benefits of CBD. CBD isolate is cheaper and less potent than full-spectrum CBD oil because it does not produce the entourage effect like the full-spectrum CBD oil.

Benefits Of CBD Isolate

CBD isolate provides the full benefits of CBD to the user because it contains only CBD. The high concentration of CBD in the CBD isolate helps in the effective treatment of many of the health problems that affect the human body. Even if the source of CBD changes the quality of CBD in CBD isolate remains the same.

The CBD isolate usually comes from the cheap industrial hemp plant; this makes it a lot less expensive than full-spectrum CBD oil and broad-spectrum CBD oil. The absence of other compounds ensures means the CBD cannot interact with them and that cause any side effects to the user.

If you are using CBD isolate, the chances of other compounds like terpenes and flavonoids interacting with the pharmaceutical drugs are very less when compares to full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD oil.

CBD Isolate Full-spectrum CBD oil
High concentration of CBD Trace  amount of THC
Cheaper than full-spectrum CBD oil Entourage effect
No interaction with pharmaceutical drugs Wide range of phytochemicals

Full-Spectrum CBD Oil

The most important feature of full-spectrum CBD oil is that it contains all the compounds present in the hemp plant, including all the cannabinoids, terpenes, flavanoids, vitamins, proteins, essential fatty acids, etc. All these compounds work together to give an entourage effect.

When compared to CBD isolate, full-spectrum CBD isolate undergoes less processing. Most of the CBD manufacturers usually use superficial fluid extraction method to extract the cannabinoids from the hemp plant. The resulting CBD oil contains all the cannabinoids and other phytochemicals found in the hemp plant.

Another important feature of the full-spectrum CBD oil is the presence of THC, the psychoactive compound of the cannabis plant. Even though THC also has some potential health benefits, many people are hesitant to use it because it creates a euphoric sensation to the user. The amount of THC present in full-spectrum CBD oil is only less than 0.3 % and this amount is not enough to produce a sensation of high.

Benefits Of Full-Spectrum CBD Oil

It is well known that CBD offers a lot of health benefits. Its ability to interact with the CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors in the endocannabinoid system in the body is very important for many body functions and maintaining homeostasis.

The other compounds like vitamins, fatty acids, and proteins also provide a lot of benefits to the body. The fatty acids in the full-spectrum CBD oil are very helpful in nourishing the skin and provide protection from the inflammatory diseases.

Vitamins and proteins present in full-spectrum CBD oil also help you to maintain a healthy body. The trace amount of THC helps in reducing nausea and improving the appetite.