Not all CBD is 100% equal. If you’ve been shopping around for CBD products then you’ve probably noticed packaging that says “full-spectrum” or “isolate”. Here’s the difference:
Full Spectrum CBD is CBD that contains all of the chemical compounds found in the Cannabis plant. Aside from CBD, this includes CBN, CBC, CBG to name a few, as well as terpenes, flavonoids, fatty acids, and THC. (There is also Broad Spectrum CBD, which contains all of the above, minus the THC).
CBD Isolate on the other hand only contains CBD. There are absolutely no traces of THC, making CBD isolates the popular choice for those who are subject to random drug tests at work.
Both have their advantages, but full and broad-spectrum CBD are the preferred forms due to the phenomenon known as the “entourage effect”. This effect is caused by the individual cannabinoids working together to become more effective. This form of CBD also undergoes less processing than the isolates making it more natural and authentic.