Full spectrum CBD vs. Pure CBD isolate is an interesting topic of research for many people. When weighing your options, you want to truly understand the ins and outs of each one.
When you are purchasing CBD products, you have several options:
- Full Spectrum CBD (Trace amounts of THC)
- Broad Spectrum CBD (Usually the term used when the THC has been removed from Full Spectrum CBD.
- CBD Isolate (Zero THC)
People tend to make a huge discussion out of this whole debate treating it as if it’s some sort of ultra-complex riddle that takes years and years of advanced scientific study to figure out. In reality, though, it’s really not that difficult.
The choice simply comes down to your own preferences.
When you understand the difference between full spectrum and CBD isolate, you will be able to choose the product that best suits your own needs.
While there is no debate that CBD offers the most benefits compared to any single cannabinoid, many wonder if CBD isolate alone is more effective for treating ailments than full spectrum CBD where all the cannabinoids are combined or vice versa.
There are a few key differences you’ll want to be aware of.
Our 99% CBD Isolate is pure isolated CBD. Full Spectrum products contain trace amounts of THC and additional cannabinoids, besides just CBD. There is definitely a strong debate about which is “better,” however, we take the position that CBD affects everyone differently so the product that would work best for you is highly dependent on your own individual needs. That’s why we offer both full spectrum and Isolate. Please see our test results for more info on exactly which cannabinoids are present in our Full Spectrum products!
Full Spectrum CBD:
For a more holistic approach to using CBD – a full spectrum CBD oil product may be your best bet.
Full spectrum CBD refers to pure hemp oil that features all the same cannabinoids present in the original hemp plant. In full spectrum CBD oil, there is nothing left out. This all-natural CBD oil concentrate allows the cannabinoids and terpenes to work together in what is called the “entourage effect.” Different cannabinoids introduce various potential benefits that can address a wide variety of ailments, both on their own and in conjunction with one another.
Full spectrum CBD oil will also contain minimal amounts of THC. This is because nothing is removed from the cannabis plant, however, this amount will not generally cause psycho active effects.
While some suggest that full spectrum CBD may be more effective than isolate CBD, even at lower dosages, it may have some drawbacks.
- Your state may not legally allow the use of THC.
- It is also important to note that other cannabinoids may cause negative reactions when isolated CBD will not.
- For people who may be subject to drug testing, completely avoiding THC is obviously important. A full spectrum CBD oil would potentially contain small amounts of THC. In cases like this, it should not be used.
So, if there are reasons you should avoid full spectrum CBD oil, that still does not mean that you need to avoid CBD usage completely. CBD Broad Spectrum and CBD Isolate products are an excellent choice.
IMPORTANT NOTE: With full-spectrum products you usually get smaller concentrations of CBD. For instance:
A local juice company uses a product that only offers 10%-38% CBD. You may be getting 15mg/ml with only 10% CBD concentration. So keep that in mind.
With full spectrum products you will usually get smaller concentrations of CBD with other cannabinoids.
10% CBD Concentration is one of the rawest forms of CBD hemp oil, that is extracted from the plant using a solvent-free CO² extraction process. There is no heating involved, which maintains most of all the plant’s natural constituents like chlorophyll and CBDa, cannabidiolic acid.
Concentration: 10% CBD
17% CBD Concentration takes the extracted hemp oil from above and decarboxylates (heats) it, which results in the CBDa turning into CBD, creating a higher concentration of the compound.
Concentration: 17% CBD
24% CBD Concentration takes the above a step further with a signature filtration process, removing most of the plant material and improving its consistency and taste.
Concentration: 24% CBD
In contrast, RESTART CBD isolates CBD from all other cannabis compounds resulting in a Pure CBD Product.
PURE CBD ISOLATE:
Isolating the perceived valuable aspects of any substance is a common approach in the pharmaceutical model. This is because it works to maximize an ‘active ingredient’ to its utmost efficacy and safety.
Put simply, CBD isolate is CBD in its purest form. CBD isolate is exactly what it sounds like. It is CBD, separated (isolated) from any and all other cannabis compounds.
CBD isolate provides you with the benefits of CBD and CBD alone. It does not take advantage of any of the rest of the materials and cannabinoids that are present alongside CBD in the cannabis plant. However, CBD does contain most of the benefits of all of the other cannabinoids in cannabis combined.
CBD is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. However, the potential benefits have been reported by many who use it.
Starting with the same CBD hemp oil available in all full-spectrum CBD products, RESTART Pure CBD isolate is first extracted from non-GMO hemp using supercritical CO2 extraction, which leads to the extraction of resins and oils from hemp. The CBD hemp oil is then purified using a proprietary process to filter plant material and remove excess waxes. CBD is isolated by cooling extracted oil until it forms into crystals. These crystals are processed into a highly pure powder. What remains after this is pure CBD isolate. This process produces a nearly-pure CBD isolate powder but removes the additional cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds that full-spectrum hemp oil contains, including any traces of THC.
For a more controlled, pure method – try a Pure CBD isolate product. The benefits include:
- Users being able to specify exactly how much CBD they are taking. This is because it is pure CBD, so it certainly offers a high degree of control.
- Usually tasteless and odorless.
- Effective on its own.
- Preferred by those maximizing their CBD intake.
- Preferred for those looking to avoid THC. For example, athletes or employees who may be drug-tested.
- Incredibly versatile for those who need CBD’s medicinal properties at work or out in public.
If full spectrum CBD oil is not an option for you due to your obligations or lifestyle, this can help you make your decision more easily for sure.
The only way you’re going to know if CBD is right for you is to give it a try. A small dose may give you the relief you need.
If you don’t prefer one CBD product for some reason, you can always switch to one of the other forms. That’s the beauty of cannabis: there’s no right or wrong way to use it. It’s whatever works best for you. You can pick and choose as you see fit.
Choose a high quality product.
Whether you choose full spectrum CBD oil, broad spectrum or Isolate CBD oil, the most important thing of all is to ensure you are investing in a high quality product.
From oil capsules to tinctures, edible products, and other CBD products, whatever you put in your body should be carefully selected and sourced from a trustworthy provider. You don’t want to skimp or cut corners when it comes to things you are planning to put in your body.
Do the right thing for your body and ensure that you only purchase high quality products from trusted sellers.
Picking the Right Seller.
Once you’ve decided between full spectrum vs CBD isolate, you now need to make the choice of picking the right seller.
Choose someone with a great reputation and independent lab testing results. You certainly want to make sure you get what you pay for!
RESTART REPLENISH, RECOVER and RELAX are made with Pure CBD Isolate for individuals who want to know exactly how much CBD they are ingesting. And in a state like Texas, where THC products are illegal, our Pure CBD Isolate have NO THC. Not even traces of it.
RESTART CBD is a great way to see if CBD is right for your wellness needs.
One final note.
CBD will not get you high.
The reason CBD isolate—or any CBD product for that matter—won’t get you high is because of the high-CBD/low-THC strains used in the extraction process.