CBD Isolate vs. Full Spectrum CBD Oil
There are three forms of CBD Oil: Broad Spectrum, CBD Isolate and Full Spectrum CBD Oil. Today, we will focus on the CBD Isolate and Full Spectrum CBD Oil variety as Mellow Organic now has two CBD Oil products: Mellow CBD Oil made from CBD Isolate and Mellow Full Spectrum CBD Oil that includes CBD, THC and other components from the cannabis plant.
People have been using CBD to improve their sleep, treat insomnia, relieve pain, reduce inflammation, reduce stress and anxiety. Are all the CBD oil the same? The answer is no. We will attempt to explain the difference between CBD Isolate and Full Spectrum.
CBD Isolate contain the purest form of CBD. It is mostly extracted from the hemp plant as hemp plant have higher content of CBD and low amount of THC. CBD is extracted to powdery substance or also known as CBD crystals and then mixed with a carrier such as coconut oil or MCT oil. Mellow Organic uses MCT oil as a carrier for the quick delivery to bloodstream. CBD Isolate does not contain any other compound from the cannabis plant apart from CBD.
The extraction process for CBD are often done with one of these methods carbon dioxide extraction, steam distillation, solvent extraction or lipid extraction. Because the extraction process for CBD Isolate is more refine therefore it is free from any taste or scent. Making it a perfect choice for people to try CBD for the first time.
Benefits of CBD Isolate:
Contains no THC
Doesn't have psychoactive properties and will not cause intoxication
Will not show up in drug test as there is no THC
Great to travel with. A lot of countries have now allow CBD product with less than 0.3% THC.
Reduce anxiety and stress
Reduce arthritis pain, chronic pain, pain from cancer treatment, muscle soreness
Have anti-inflammatory properties
Have anti-seizure effects
Reduce nausea and motion sickness
Helps with concentration and motivation
Able to control appetite
User friendly and great for first timers.
Researchers have stated that even though these health benefits may be more pronounced in full spectrum and people using CBD Isolate may have to take a higher dosage to achieve desired effect, they won't have to worry about THC.
Full Spectrum CBD Oil unlike CBD Isolate contains all natural compounds from the cannabis plant including: CBD, THC, terpenes and flavonoids. The amount of THC in Full Spectrum is just at trace level and not more than 0.3% and generally not enough to make you feel intoxicated.
Benefits of Full Spectrum:
Have a better entourage effect.
Have a high CBD potency
May work better in reducing pain and inflammation
Improve sleeping cycle
Relief muscle spasm
Treat psychotic disorders
Full Spectrum may not be legal everywhere as it does contain THC. Always check for local laws concerning cannabis and THC allowance for THC in CBD products.
Experts believe that Full Spectrum may be better in pain management than CBD Isolate as CBD is more effective with THC. Full Spectrum is less processed than CBD Isolate so it retains more of its natural state.
Before you buy your next CBD product please put this in consideration:
Only buy CBD products from reputable manufacturers
Always ask for Lab test results or COA
Make sure that the product is organic and free from pesticides, heavy metals or microbial
Start with low dosage and increase amount if needed
Read the instructions before using
Consult with your doctor before
CBD may interfere with the medication you are taking
They are possible side effects such as diarrhea, dry mouth or drowsiness
Refrain from CBD if you are taking medication for blood thinners, heart health, thyroid, seizures and if you are pregnant or breastfeeding