FULL SPECTRUM VS BROAD SPECTRUM VS ISOLATE
Full spectrum cannabidiol (CBD), Broad Spectrum CBD, and Isolate CBD are the three main types of CBD extract available. The key difference between these three relates to the types of naturally occurring plant compounds available.
Knowing the difference between these extracts will help you choose the right CBD product for you.
Disclaimer: THC and CBN are both banned substances under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance in Hong Kong. While they may be legal to purchase in certain countries, they are strictly prohibited in Hong Kong. All our products are custom formulated with 0.0% THC and CBN
What is Full Spectrum CBD?
Full spectrum products contains all the natural chemicals found in the cannabis plant, and usually includes low levels of THC (below 0.3%). Although the low quantity of THC is not usually enough to cause the "high" sensations associated with cannabis, some people may feel euphoric when taking stronger concentrations.
Full spectrum CBD also contains natural terpenes and flavonoids from the cannabis plant. This is what gives the plants their distinctive scent and taste that can be described as being "earthy".
What is the Entourage Effect?
CBD and THC are only two of the over one hundred different compounds called cannabinoids and terpenes which are found in the hemp plant. When all the compounds are taken together, they produce a better effect. This is called the entourage effect.
What is Broad Spectrum CBD?
Similarly, broad spectrum products contain most of the cannabinoids from the whole plant, with the removal of THC. It still has most of the hemp's terpenes and cannabinoids intact so you may still experience the entourage effect.
Simply put, broad spectrum products are full spectrum CBD, with the THC removed.
What is Isolate CBD?
On the other hand, isolate products contain only one type of cannabinoid, CBD, which has been completely separated from the other compounds found in the plant. This means that all other plant compounds such as terpenes and cannabinoids are removed until there is only CBD left.
CBD isolate products will still provide the benefits of CBD, however, because it is missing the combination of cannabinoids and terpenes available in full spectrum or broad spectrum products, its effect may not be as powerful to some.