With society’s growing demand for cannabis related-products that’ll give health benefits without giving you a ‘high,’ the cannabinoid known as CBD is becoming a desirable chemical found in the species of cannabis plants. Unlike THC which causes a psychoactive reaction known as a ‘high,’ CBD is more well known for its mental and physical health benefits. CBD isolate and full-spectrum are two types of CBD manufacturers use in the creation of health-related products.
In this article, we’ll discuss the different kinds of CBD, the benefits of each, and how to extract them from cannabis plants.
CBD Isolate vs. Full-Spectrum CBD
One of the main similarities between these two types of CBD is that they’re both compounds that can be found in either of the three main species of cannabis plants. Each of these species contains cannabinoids that are ready for extraction.
Even though the two come from the same plant, they still differ.
Full-Spectrum CBD contains not only CBD, but other cannabinoids, terpenes, and compounds. This may include the psychoactive compound of THC, but no larger than .3%. To put this into perspective, marijuana products contain 30% of THC in order for the user to feel a ‘high.’ The small amount present in the full-spectrum isn’t enough to get ‘high,’ or have much of a reaction, but may prove to be an issue in certain states where marijuana rules are much stricter.
An isolate, on the other hand, contains strictly pure CBD.
Which Is Better: Isolate or Full-Spectrum?
While scientists have found both variations to have some benefits, there are a few reasons why you may choose one or the other.
Choose an isolate if…
- You want to avoid any THC intake
- Live in a state where recreational marijuana isn’t legal
- Want a pure and flavorless product
Choose full-spectrum if…
- A product with a unique flavor
- Potential benefits of the low amount of THC and other terpenes
Whichever variation that you choose, there are several health-related benefits such as:
- Decreased stress and anxiety
- Pain relief
- Improve chronic skin benefits
- Help with inflammation
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