Let’s cut to the chase. Since its recognition as separate from psychoactive marijuana products, CBD has gained notable popularity in this past year – and for good reason. However, it’s crucial to get a grasp on the two main types of CBD: Full-spectrum CBD and CBD Isolate, and why people choose them.

CBD Isolate  

CBD Isolate is the most direct way to ingest CBD.  If you buy a milligram of CBD Isolate powder you are very likely to have 1 milligram of CBD.

CBD Isolate is still a natural substance, it’s just carefully separated from all that other stuff that develops in a hemp plant.

Using a safe C02 removal technology, CBD Isolate is removed from hemp plant extract. As its name suggests, CBD Isolate is the CBD chemical compound all by itself.

In CBD Isolate, you will not find:

  • Flavonoids
  • Terpenes
  • Other cannabinoids (including THC)

But purity is not always a good thing.  While CBD is the most beneficial cannabinoid in hemp plants, it’s not the only one.  There are a bunch of added benefits to the phenolics and terpenes that develop naturally alongside CBD.

CBD Isolates don’t always get absorbed effectively by a person’s body.   CBD has trouble moving through a person’s body without the help of an “entourages” of other cannabinoids.  When you combine the terpenoids that grow in the cannabis plant with CBD, it is absorbed more efficiently.  Together, these compounds can pass easily through a person’s skin and into the bloodstream.

Isolates are often cheaper than Full Spectrum CBD.  But cheaper is not always better.  Many people choose to use CBD Isolates because they are worried about passing a very strict drug test.  For these people, the .03% of THC present in most Full Spectrum CBD Oils is too much of a risk.  But if you buy cheap CBD isolates you may not get accurate test results from the supplier.  This can leave you at risk of having some trace amounts of THC in your Isolate.  Be sure to always check a CBD Isolate distributor’s product test results to make sure you know what you are getting.

You’ll want to choose CBD Isolate products if you:

  • Want to be exact with your dosage.
  • Prefer CBD without any taste or smell
  • Are planning on making home-made CBD products
  • Want to ingest CBD powder
  • Are trying to minimize your exposure to THC

How Do You Use CBD Isolate? 

Filtered and purified to, well, isolate it from any other Cannabinoids, CBD Isolate is a good choice for people who prefer their CBD without any extra tastes or smells.

CBD Isolate is delivered to the consumer through ingesting a powder or a tincture.   It is also be mixed into edible recipes or used in many skincare products, where not having a strong scent is ideal.

Full-Spectrum CBD

Some people don’t want their CBD all on its own.  Instead, they prefer it left natural and unfiltered. 

Enter: Full-Spectrum CBD. This type of Cannabidiol is perfect for people who want their hemp extract as untouched by human hands (and as effective) as possible.

Many people choose Full-Spectrum CBD for the following reasons:

  • Almost all research done shows that Full-Spectrum CBD Oil is more beneficial than CBD Isolate
  • It’s considered a “less processed” form of CBD
  • Some people prefer the more natural tastes and smells in Full-Spectrum CBD products
  • Many people believe that all the “extras” in the hemp plant are as medicinal as the CBD itself

It’s important to note that, no matter the type of CBD product you choose, you’ll almost always be sure to pass a drug test. This is because, in order for a CBD product to be considered as such, it must contain less than .2% THC, making it non-psychoactive. 

As always, the choice between Full-Spectrum CBD and CBD Isolate is best left up to the individuals. No matter what, we always recommend starting small and working yourself up to the dose that is your perfect fit. 

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