What's the Difference Between Full-Spectrum & CBD Isolate Oil?

Full-spectrum CBD oils are made using an extract that maintains the naturally occurring cannabinoid profile of the cannabis plant. This includes other cannabinoids like CBG, CBC, CBN, and terpenes like pinene, linalool, and limonene.

There are hundreds of compounds other than CBD or THC found in the cannabis plant — each one offering its own effects on the body.

  1. Full-spectrum oils are often regarded as having a greater level of therapeutic benefit than isolates. This is due to the entourage effect — a process where various compounds in the cannabis plant work together to produce greater benefits.
  2. CBD isolate oils often start as full-spectrum but undergo further processing to remove everything except CBD from the extract. These extracts allow for greater standardization of CBD products by manufacturers and guarantee a complete absence of THC and other cannabinoids.

There’s also another class of extracts not frequently talked about — known as broad-spectrum extracts.