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What’s the Difference Between Isolate, CBD Broad Spectrum, and Full Spectrum CBD?

March 03, 2023 4 min read

Difference Between Isolate CBD Broad Spectrum and Full Spectrum

If you've ever considered incorporating CBD into your lifestyle, it may surprise you that there's more than one type of CBD. In fact, there are three: Isolate, broad spectrum, and full spectrum. 

Each of these over-the-counter CBDs has different benefits, ingredients, and formulas. If you're serious about incorporating CBD into your everyday routine, you'll want to know the differences to ensure you're using the best one for your needs. 

Here's everything you need to know about the three different types of CBD. 

Isolate vs. Full Spectrum vs. CBD Broad Spectrum

If you want to take a holistic approach to pain relief or anxiety, you've likely considered CBD. CBD is known for its relaxing effect on the individual and can benefit your health when you add it to your everyday routine. 

CBD isolate, broad spectrum, and full spectrum each have slightly different formulations and can help with different health concerns. 

Here's a breakdown of the differences:

CBD Isolate

CBD isolate is the purest form of CBD. During the extraction process, all active compounds are removed from the cannabis plant, including minor cannabinoids, THC, and terpenes. After eliminating all phytocannabinoids, you're left with CBD crystals or a fine white powder texture. 

CBD isolate typically doesn't have an odor or a taste. This makes it great for CBD products like topicals, serums, and oils. It's the top choice for individuals who aren't interested in adding THC or other phytocannabinoids into their lifestyle. 

Our 1000mg CBD Oil Drops contain a potent blend of all-natural ingredients, including coconut oil (MCT), CBD hemp extract, and stevia. It's formulated to be applied as a topical or placed under your tongue. To fully experience the benefits of CBD isolate, you'll want to use it consistently as needed. 

Pain Relief 

You can apply CBD isolate topically or ingest it to help combat inflammation and chronic pain. CBD isolate works best for sore muscles, menstrual cramps, headaches, and other inflammatory conditions. 

Zero THC 

CBD isolate is a great solution for individuals that don't want to include THC in their lifestyle. It provides many of the same benefits as CBD without the psychoactive effects. 

CBD Broad Spectrum

CBD Broad Spectrum contains CBD, minor cannabinoids, terpenes, and other plant compounds. The additional compounds magnify the CBD effects, providing an entourage effect. However, CBD Broad Spectrum contains zero THC. 

Our 3000mg Broad Spectrum Oil Drops contain a potent blend of fractionated coconut oil, CBD hemp extract, and terpenes. It can be applied topically or placed under your tongue. The effects of these oil drops can be felt within 45 minutes and last up to 3-6 hours. 

Promotes Relaxation

The compounds present in the CBD Broad Spectrum can help promote relaxation and help you manage stress. To fully experience the relaxing benefits, you'll want to use it consistently and regularly as needed. 

Treats Anxiety Disorders

Even thoughCBD Broad Spectrumdoesn't contain THC, it has many cannabis components that can help treat anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders. 

Full Spectrum CBD

Full spectrum CBD also contains minor cannabinoids, terpenes, plant compounds, and compliant levels of THC. While the full spectrum may induce psychoactive effects, it still features less than 0.3% THC. So you won't necessarily feel any intense psychoactive effects of CBD. 

Our Full Spectrum CBN Drops contain 350MG of CBD and CBN-rich cannabinoids and a powerful proprietary terpene blend. For the best results with full spectrum CBD, you'll want to apply topically or take it during your nighttime routine. This ensures you can experience the benefits it has on your sleep and experience the entourage effect.

Improved Sleep Patterns 

CBD full spectrum helps relax the mind, body, and soul. When used regularly, it can also help improve stress levels and relieve anxiety, leading to better sleep patterns. 

Skin Health

Applying full spectrum as a topical can help strengthen your skin barrier and treat a few skin conditions. This is because full spectrum CBD contains antioxidants. These antioxidants combat free radicals on your skin, protecting you from oxidation and premature signs of aging. 

What is the Entourage Effect?

The presence of different cannabinoids and terpenes creates what we call an entourage effect. Studies suggest that the interaction between these components helps magnify the effect of CBD.

Since CBD isolate doesn't contain cannabinoids or terpenes, you won't experience this effect. You'll only get the entourage effect from broad and full spectrum CBD. However, with CBD isolate, you won't need to worry about THC or any of the psychoactive effects of THC.

Enhance Your Lifestyle With CBD From IGNITE 

So, which one is best? This is a personal preference. If you prefer a THC-free lifestyle, you'll likely want to stick with CBD isolate. Consider broad or full spectrum oil drops if you're looking for a more magnified experience from CBD.

At Ignite, we have a variety of high-end CBD to choose from. Whether you're looking for oil drops, a topical, or a gummy, we have everything you need to experience CBD.

Ready to ignite your life? Start shopping today or find a location near you.