If you recently started using CBD to help with issues like improving your sleep, reducing aches or easing nerves, you may not know the difference between CBD isolate and full-spectrum CBD. Since these two forms of CBD can help in different ways it’s a good idea to learn the difference so you can find the CBD product that fits your needs the best.
Full spectrum CBD oil, also known as “whole plant” CBD comes in strengths varying from 200mg to 1000mg per dose, and is usually taken orally by being absorbed under the tongue. It contains not only Cannabidiol (CBD), but other types of naturally occurring cannabinoids, including trace amounts of THC. While this amount is not enough for most people to experience any “high” from the product, it’s still enough to possible make you test positive for drugs on certain more sensitive drug tests, you’ll want to choose wisely when and where you use it.
CBD isolate, on the other hand, is just what it sounds like: a CBD product where Cannabidiol is the one and only cannabinoid present. It can be made by infusing CBD isolate into a carrier oil, which can be used in a variety of ways, we specifically prefer our CBD Isolate Cartridges. When choosing a CBD isolate product, you want to make sure that it has a high percentage of pure CBD. If a CBD isolate says 99.5% or lower, it may contain enough THC to be caught by a drug test.
CBD isolate can be ingested in a number of ways, such as mixed into food or drinks, rubbed into the skin, or even taken directly under the tongue. At Honey Oil, one of our most popular CBD isolate products are our vaporizer cartridges, made by hand from sun-grown, GMO-free Colorado hemp which is always third-party lab tested for purity and potency. Third part lab results can be found here, in our navigation bar and listed on each Honey Oil CBD product page. If you haven’t noticed, the integrity of our product is one of our top priorities especially with so much deception and lack of transparency currently in the industry. A lot of these high wielding claims with out any lab results backing them got us like:
Some have assumed in the past that CBD isolate must be stronger than full-spectrum, since it isn’t “diluted” with other cannabinoids. In fact, the wide range of cannabinoids in full spectrum CBD oil products work together to make the dose of CBD as effective as it can be. Known as the “entourage effect,” it was observed in a 2015 study to provide more relief with higher doses of full spectrum CBD, whereas CBD isolate stayed the same even with increased dosage.
All that said, there’s no one-size-fits-all way to take CBD. The important thing is to talk with a healthcare practitioner about what dosage strength is appropriate for your needs, and to take it in a form that is most comfortable for your lifestyle and your body. No matter what form of CBD you choose, it’s important to purchase from a reputable source. Look for companies that guarantee their product is made from cannabis grown in the USA, and use third-party testing to ensure their products’ purity. That way, you can be sure that your CBD dose will offer the support and relief you’re looking for.