Full spectrum CBD comes with most the of the cannabinoids present in the cannabis plant. In hemp oil such as our products, this includes a long list of cannabinoids, such as Cannabinol (CBN), Cannabigerol (CBG), Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), ect. Full spectrum products also contain trace amounts of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Because there is less than 0.3% THC by law in most CBD products, this ensures the products remain non-psychoactive. This means you will not feel “high”.
When CBD is in isolate form, it is separated from all other cannabinoids located in the plant. It was previously believed that CBD isolates were more potent and concentrated than full spectrum CBD.
In a 2015 study, researchers were able to prove that full spectrum CBD is capable of offering greater levels of relief, as higher doses were administered to mice. By comparison, the group that was given CBD isolate did not experience the same level of relief at higher doses.
To better understand how these two CBD formulas differ, id like to use an example laid out from another article that helped describe the differences.
Imagine being presented with two types of spaghetti sauce. In the first bowl, you’ll find a simple spaghetti sauce made out of pure tomatoes (CBD isolate). In the second bowl, you can find a more complex spaghetti sauce, containing roasted garlic and fragrant Italian herbs (full spectrum CBD).
It’s clear that both bowls are holding spaghetti sauce – but the second recipe is more flavorful and interacts with one’s taste buds differently. This is also known as the “entourage effect”.