Full Spectrum CBD Vs Isolate CBD Overview:
Isolate CBD is 99%+ pure isolated cannabidiol with all of the excess plant material removed while Full spectrum CBD is an unrefined hemp extract that contains small amounts of THC (0.3%), lipids, waxes, terpenes, and other trance cannabinoids (such as CBDA, CBG, CBN, THC, THC-A, THCV, etc.)
Active Botanical Co. only uses Isolate extracts. Our products contain 0 ppm (parts per million) THC and do not have a “green” taste, look or smell. You also get all the benefits of hemp without the high, guaranteed!
Is Full Spectrum CBD Oil Better Than Isolate CBD Oil?
Some companies produce Full Spectrum extracts because they believe there is an “entourage effect” where the other compounds in the extract make the CBD more effective. This is largely based on a single study and has a very limited sample size.
Most of the compounds found in a Full Spectrum Extract (like chlorophyll and lipids) are found elsewhere in common plants while the acclaimed special compounds are: THC, terpenes, and other trace cannabinoids.
While CBD content of a hemp plant can measure as high as 15%+ by weight, the other cannabinoids are very scarce by comparison and total in at less than a fraction of 1% each (Source: PureAnalytics.net).
Which Is Best For Me?
Here at Active Botanical Co. we believe that there is no “one size fits all” for CBD. We’re all have different metabolisms, body types and habits. What works for a friend or family member might not work for you. If you’re looking for something with 0% THC and no high, Isolate CBD is the best place to start. If you’re looking for the full effect of the hemp plant and have no requirement to pass a drug test, Full Spectrum CBD will produce the desired effects with .3% THC included.