What's The Difference Between Full Spectrum and Isolate CBD's?


The list of Hemp’s benefits is extensive and seems to be ever growing as the plant is further studied. Researchers have uncovered at least 113 different cannabinoids that have been found in the hemp plant.  There has been some confusion as to what the difference is between Full spectrum CBD oil vs. Isolate or Broad spectrum CBD. With modern knowledge and technology, researchers are able to isolate these beneficial cannabinoids.

Among these cannabinoids is Cannabidiol (CBD), which has gained much popularity due to the number of ailments it aids. It also exhibits no psychoactive side effects. CBD can be used separately from all the other cannabinoids, this is considered CBD Isolate. Also, it can be used in conjunction with other helpful cannabinoids. This is known as full spectrum CBD or broad spectrum CBD.

It’s hard to tell if one can benefit from these natural remedies. So what separates CBD Isolate from Full spectrum or Broad Spectrum CBD?
CBD Isolate vs. Full Spectrum CBD:

The difference between CBD isolate vs. full spectrum CBD oil can be puzzling to someone who’s unaccustomed with CBD. If you plan on using CBD it is important to learn and understand the differences. CBD Isolate is somewhat self-explanatory, it literally is pure CBD (Cannabidiol) refined to its molecular structure (isolated CBD).

CBD Isolate is extracted from two sources: the hemp plant and the marijuana plant. The marijuana plant has psychoactive effects and will get you high. CBD, when refined to its chemical compound is identical from either source. This means that there is absolutely no difference in the CBD extracted from marijuana VS. the CBD from hemp.

CBD Isolate:

    contains 99%+ pure CBD
    has no other cannabinoids present
    No THC
    Zero beneficial terpenes
    No therapeutic flavonoids

Full spectrum (also referred to as “whole plant spectrum”) is CBD accompanied with all the plant’s natural cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. It is important to note the major difference between isolate, full spectrum and a broad spectrum is the cannabinoid THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is the cannabinoid which gives the user the “high” feeling. Keep in mind that although the full spectrum CBD contains THC. Most hemp derived CBD products include a very minimal amount, usually containing under 0.3% total THC.

Full spectrum CBD oil:

    Contains high levels of CBD
    Includes all plants cannabinoids
    Has low levels of THC
    Contains all of the natural plant’s terpenes
    All natural flavonoids included
    Gives the consumer the “full” synergistic effect
    Same as “whole plant spectrum CBD”

Broad spectrum CBD vs. Full spectrum CBD:

Broad spectrum CBD oil differs from full spectrum CBD oil mainly because it contains no THC. It does, however, contain all the other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoid elements. When all these elements are taken together, they work in sync with each other to produce a greater therapeutic effect. Broad spectrum CBD oils are offered in various combinations of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. A broad spectrum CBD offers a variety of cannabinoids working alongside CBD (minus the THC). If the consumer wishes to truly gain all the benefits the hemp plant has to offer a full spectrum CBD oil is recommended.

Broad Spectrum CBD oil:

    High levels of CBD
    Zero THC included (no benefits from the cannabinoid
    Includes all other cannabinoids
    Contains all of the natural plant’s terpenes
    All natural flavonoids included
    Also offers a synergistic effect (minus the effects and benefits of THC )

Full spectrum CBD oil Benefits:

Taking all the cannabinoids (including THC) together gives the consumer a “synergistic effect”. This is when two or more substances or elements are combined and the end result has a superior effect.
    Recent research entails that full spectrum CBD oil holds a supreme synergistic effect in comparison with broad spectrum CBD or CBD isolate.
So it’s safe to say if you want to receive the best therapeutic results CBD can offer, consume it in form of full spectrum CBD oil. Combining all cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids will work synergistically. With the growing number of benefits and uses of CBD, some people wonder if full spectrum CBD oil is safe?

Is full spectrum CBD safe?:

100% yes! It is impossible to overdose from full spectrum CBD oil. It exerts absolutely no negative side effects. Even if combined with other prescriptions, or administered singularly the consumer need not worry about any negative side effects or complications!  The extremely low levels of THC in hemp make hemp full spectrum CBD oil non-psychoactive and safe for all ages! CBD is also beneficial and 100% safe for pets as well!
Can Full Spectrum CBD get you high?:

Now that you know full spectrum CBD oil is safe (especially when in comparison to pharmaceutical medicines), you may question if it will get you high? When dosing properly the amount of THC included is so minimal (0.3% THC or less) that the consumer will not feel any mental alteration (user should not feel “high”).

In fact many people who take full spectrum CBD oil report an increase in mental focus. This is due to the anti-anxiety properties that CBD offers. Less anxiety equals more focus! Full spectrum CBD oil contains very low levels of THC. Only if consumed in extremely high amounts (not recommended), the user may experience the “head high” or “stoned” feeling.


Island Strong sells Full Spectrum CBD products because it is the most effective.

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