Faced with the multitude of CBD offers that are now available on the market, it is sometimes difficult to find your way around when buying CBD products. Most of them often indicate "Full spectrum" or "CBD isolate". What does this really mean? And how do you make the right choice for your personal needs? We will give you the answer.
What is the difference between full spectrum and isolate?
The Full spectrum terminology only applies to products with CBD as an ingredient. This is the case for example with Full Spectrum natural CBD oils or CBD e-liquid. Simply put, Full spectrum contains all non-toxic plant materials that can be extracted from hemp, such as cannabinoids and terpenes. So the more complete the spectrum, the more components there are in addition to CBD.
As for the CBD isolate, it contains only cannabidiol. As the name suggests, it is a pure extraction of CBD. Once isolated, the cannabidiol is separated from the rest. In a finished product, the concentration can be as high as 99.9% pure CBD. In its pure form, the CBD isolate is no longer a liquid, but a dry and friable material: the CBD crystals.
Before buying CBD products, remember to read the list of ingredients: THC should not be included. THC is a psychoactive and addictive molecule. It is therefore considered by European laws to be a narcotic drug. It is not strictly forbidden since industrial hemp plants containing less than 0.2% are legally exploitable in France as in the rest of the EU.
What is the right choice of CBD?
The main interest of Full Spectrum natural CBD oils is that they allow the preservation of all the cannabinoids considered beneficial for the body. Last but not least, terpenes and flavonoids are also preserved. These are particularly effective antioxidants. This probably partly explains the versatility of the products in the CBD. They also contribute to the taste and odour of the final product, which is more pronounced in the case of Full Spectrum natural CBD oils than in the case of an isolate.
The advantage of Full Spectrum natural CBD oils is that the different components interact and create synergies that boost the beneficial effect of CBD in the body. This complementary action between the molecules and beneficial for the body is called the 'entourage effect'. This is why health professionals as well as consumers often prefer the use of Full spectrum CBD products.
In summary, both a CBD Full Spectrum product and a CBD isolate can be of excellent quality. The decision to prefer one or the other should therefore be based on your personal needs and desired effects.
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