Here we look at CBD Isolate vs Full-Spectrum CBD, explaining the difference why it matters when you are choosing a product.
The consumption of CBD-based products is becoming increasingly popular in the UK with the CBD market in the UK estimated to have grown by 50% in 2020 to £450 million.
CBD is a type of cannabinoid extract that is found in the cannabis plant. There are three different CBD types can be purchased: full-spectrum CBD, broad-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate.
As the name suggests, full-spectrum CBD contains all compounds naturally occurring in the cannabis plant, including THC. The legal limit of THC in CBD products in the UK is 1mg so it is likely that most full-spectrum CBD products in the UK will no longer be legal for sale given that the THC content in full-spectrum products usually exceeds the legal limit.
Full-spectrum CBD only requires a simple process to be extracted from the cannabis plant.
Broad-spectrum CBD contains most of the same compounds as full-spectrum but with limited quantities of THC.
It is worth noting that broad-spectrum CBD products will usually contain traceable elements of THC.
Singularly extracted from its source, CBD isolate is the purest form of CBD and contains no other elements of the cannabis plant. CBD isolate is made up of 98+% CBD, has a mild taste and odour and has no psychoactive ingredients or effects whatsoever.
The Difference Between CBD Isolate and Full-spectrum CBD
CBD isolate and full-spectrum CBD are the two most widely used forms of CBD.
The main difference between CBD isolate and full-spectrum CBD is the presence of THC, a chemical that is also found in cannabis.
THC stands for tetrahydrocannabinol and is a crystalline compound that produces the ‘high’ feeling that can be felt when taking cannabis.
CBD isolate goes through a much more extensive processing to refine the product and extract CBD in the purest form.
Most people tend to favour CBD isolate because of its purity – you know exactly what it contains and you can be completely certain that it does not contain any illegal or psychoactive substances or compounds.
What are the Benefits of CBD Isolate?
The endocannabinoid system is found in all humans; it is a biological system involved in maintaining our health and wellbeing.
CBD contains natural endocannabinoids which can help to keep your body’s endocannabinoid system functioning optimally.
Find out more about the endocannabinoid system.
As CBD isolate does not contain THC or any other psychoactive components, it is the purest form of CBD available on the market.
This means that CBD isolate-based products allow you to easily ingest specific quantities of CBD and control dosage without having to worry about THC or any other controlled or psychoactive substances.
What are the different types of CBD Isolate products?
There are many different types of CBD isolate available:
CBD Isolate Topicals
Topicals are creams or gels that are infused with CBD isolate.
Topicals can be easily applied directly onto your skin and are absorbed when they are rubbed in.
Using a topical is an excellent way to ease yourself into using CBD as the chemical does not enter into your bloodstream.
CBD Isolate Oils and Tinctures
CBD isolate oils and tinctures are easy to take and are the least intrusive form of CBD isolate.
To use an oil, you simply place a few droplets under your tongue and let them absorb into your mouth before washing down with water.
CBD Isolate Chewable Tablets and Softgels
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