Full Spectrum vs Isoalted

Intro

CBD is a product which is being discussed around the world and one of the big questions on people’s minds is what is better and what is the difference between Isolate and full spectrum CBD?


So we thought it would be a great idea to get this information out into the open for everyone and hopefully clear up any questions you may have on the subject.


So then, what is the difference between the two?


Let's make a general comparison to start with.

CBD Isolate or Full Spectrum

Isolate CBD

CBD isolate is pretty much what it sounds like, it is the CBD compound which is completely on its own, purified and mixed with nothing else at all. It has been isolated from every other compound within the hemp extract and takes the form of a slightly off-white powder.

Full Spectrum CBD

Full Spectrum is still CBD, although it exists side by side with other compounds in addition to just the CBD by itself. This means it could contain other cannabinoids such as CBL, CBN and CBG. This type of product (full spectrum) may also contain cannabis terpenes such as pinene and limonene which produce a great scent and can be used to give the final product and alluring aroma.

So which is "better"?

You would think that CBD isolate would technically be the better option as it is pure CBD right? Well, this is up for debate. This is due to something which is known as the “entourage effect” which shows that CBD works better when it is used alongside other compounds.


Take a sandwich, for example, bread and butter alone make for a pretty dull meal, however, the addition of ham, cheese, tomatoes and lettuce creates a whole another dish, tying it all together, hence “entourage effect”. Top that all off with an olive on a stick and you've got yourself the very definition of what a sandwich should be.


Full spectrum CBD contains more cannabinoids than isolate CBD, which means you will also get other compounds such as Cannabigerol (CBG), Cannabinol (CBN) and Cannabichromene (CBC). CBD Isolate contains only CBD and doesn’t have any other compounds as it is in a more refined form.


People have already started experimenting with the use of CBD isolate as a cooking ingredient, adding it to coffee, making edibles using isolate or mixing it with olive oils to make CBD infused salad dressings.


We would only recommend using products from reliable companies and we have hand selected all of the companies we choose to work with based on the extremely high quality of their products.

Outro

If you wish to find out any more information regarding CBD, then please feel free to contact our online customer services via email on cs@ukcbdstore.com and they will reply as quickly as possible.


Look after yourself in this new and exciting world of CBD and I look forward to writing to you again soon.