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Isolate, Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum: Which Type of CBD is Right for Me?

If you’ve made it over to this post, you’re probably trying to decipher the difference between isolate, full spectrum and broad spectrum CBD. And it’s a good thing you are! Fully understanding what makes each of these major types of CBD unique is important when deciding which CBD product is right for you.

CBD Isolate

CBD isolate is exactly what it sounds like. It is CBD that has been isolated from all other cannabinoids and terpenes through an extraction process. Every part of the hemp plant must be extracted in order to isolate CBD. 

CBD isolate is over 99% pure and does not contain any detectable THC. If something like this is what you’re after, make sure you are purchasing from a company that allows easy access to test results. Some CBD isolate may contain trace amounts of THC, so be sure to do your research!

While CBD isolate is arguably the purest CBD option, it is important to note that you may be a consumer who is looking for a wider range of cannabinoids and terpenes that offer additional benefits. CBD Isolate is going to be the least effective form.

Full Spectrum CBD

In relation to CBD isolate, full spectrum CBD sits on the other side of the, well, spectrum. Full spectrum CBD involves an extraction process in which all cannabinoids and terpenes are extracted from the hemp plant and contained in a consumable CBD product. 

Some consumers may be concerned with the appearance of THC in a full spectrum CBD product. However, because CBD is extracted from hemp plants instead of marijuana plants, THC levels are always under .3%, even in a full spectrum product. 

Studies show that full spectrum CBD carries more benefits than CBD isolate because of the way the additional cannabinoids work together and in conjunction with CBD. Using full spectrum CBD can produce greater relief than CBD isolate products. Keep in mind that you will have to be very accurate with your dosing to ensure you do not consume micro doses of THC.

So, what if you want all of these extra benefits, but really want to avoid THC at all costs (even in super small doses). Don’t worry! There is a type of CBD made specifically for people like you.

Broad Spectrum CBD

Broad Spectrum CBD is basically the same as full spectrum CBD, but without the THC. Even without THC, his type of CBD offers the same great benefits from additional cannabinoids and terpenes working together.

If you want to avoid THC at all costs, for any reason at all, Broad Spectrum CBD is perfect for you! However, make sure you purchase from a company that provides easy access to test results to ensure that you are getting a true, THC-free product.

So, Which One is Right for ME?

If you’ve decided you want the purest form of CBD you can get and want to avoid any additional cannabinoids and terpenes, CBD isolate is for you. 

If you want an extremely effective product and welcome the idea of other cannabinoids and terpenes, including THC, then full spectrum CBD it is. 

And if you fall somewhere in the middle and want all those extra benefits, but want to avoid THC, broad spectrum CBD is the perfect fit.

There you have it, folks. Whether you want the purest of pure CBD, a CBD product that offers the most effective benefits with a little bit of THC, or a great and effective THC-free CBD product, there is something out there for you!