You’ve probably noticed there are a few types of CBD on the market: Full-Spectrum CBD, Broad-Spectrum CBD and CBD Isolates. So which one is right for you?
To begin with, I’ll explain a little about the plant extraction process. During extraction, all of the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids are stripped from the plant and stored in oil. It is then made into gummies, vapes, tinctures, capsules, etc. so that you can easily consume it.
- Full-Spectrum CBD contains ALL phytochemicals found in the plant: CBD, small amounts of cannabinoids, terpenes and essential oils. All of these active compounds work together to amplify health benefits. Using high amounts of Full-Spectrum CBD may also give you a false positive on a drug test. This is not desirable if you’re frequently drug tested.
- Broad-Spectrum CBD is when the THC is completely removed, but it contains the rest of the spectrum and its benefits.
- CBD Isolate is the purest form of this compound. It is when ALL other ingredients are removed. It’s usually around 99% pure. You can also pass a drug test by using isolate.
So Which is Best For Me?
- Full-Spectrum CBD may be best for users who want the benefits of the THC in their extracts and also for those who suffer from severe symptoms.
- Broad-Spectrum CBD may help more for those who are concerned with THC intake but also need more than just the isolate. This is a mix between Full- Spectrum and Isolate CBD, minus the THC.
- CBD Isolate may work best for those that need to take very high doses of CBD because is very concentrated. It also has no THC so there is no chance of getting high, or failing a drug test.
When choosing, you should also remember that everyone is different. The best way to see which CBD works best for you is through trial and error.