CBD ISOLATE vs FULL SPECTRUM vs BROAD SPECTRUM
CBD is a rapidly expanding market, and there are a few different ways you might find CBD described. All these terms to describe CBD can become really confusing! At the most basic level, you’ll likely see products defined as either CBD isolate, full-spectrum CBD, and broad spectrum. At the most basic level, this may help you understand the terminology:
CBD isolate is 99.9% pure CBD. During the CBD isolate extraction process, everything contained in the plant matter is removed, including any traces of THC, terpenes, waxes, oils, chlorophyll and more. What you’re left with is pure CBD, and nothing else. The opposite of the full spectrum is a CBD isolate. When you isolate CBD all on its own in the form of shatter or pure CBD oil, you have a THC free product.
Full spectrum means it’s not just pure CBD on its own. Full spectrum CBD contains everything the plant contains and is full of all the terpenes, cannabinoids, flavonoids, and fatty acids found in hemp, all of which have a therapeutic value of their own. Because of this, full spectrum products may contain trace amounts of THC.
Broad-spectrum CBD is full-spectrum CBD without any THC. It offers all the benefits associated with full-spectrum CBD, without any chances of THC being ingested into the body. Broad-spectrum CBD is an excellent choice for individuals that can’t have any traces of THC in their system, whether for legal purposes, passing a drug test, or anything else.