Isolate, Broad Spectrum, and Full Spectrum
When it comes to buying CBD, it’s easy to be confused by all the product options and varieties. The
rising demand and diversication of what is available on the shelf and online grows every day, but don’t be
discouraged by all the new jargon. There is nothing too overly complicated to learn, and we applaud anyone who takes the initiative to better understand the products they are using.
If you’re looking to buy a CBD extract, like an oil or a gummy edible to use regularly, it can be helpful
to rst know the dierence between the three primary options: Isolate, Broad Spectrum, & Full Spectrum.
There are many dierent molecules which naturally occur within the cannabis plant besides just CBD and
THC, and these terms help dene exactly what is in the product.
These products contain only CBD. They have no other cannabinoids involved, it is strictly CBD – no THC.
Isolates are great for people new to hemp or CBD products and would like to begin with the most control and
These products contain CBD, but also include other cannabinoids such as cannabichromene (CBC),
cannabinol (CBN), cannabigerol (CBG), as well as other avonoids and terpenes. These other cannabinoids all
naturally occur within the plant but, like CBD, are not psychoactive.
So why all the extra?
Scientists are just breaking the surface of what all cannabis has to oer. While CBD is powerful on its own,
researchers have discovered synergistic behaviors when a variety of cannabinoids work together in concert.
Deemed as The Entourage Eect, scientists are still investigating the details and applications of this
phenomenon but in theory these products are more comprehensive in nourishing the endocannabinoid system,
or ECS, than just CBD alone on its own. Most importantly, broad spectrum products DO NOT contain any
amounts of THC, the psychoactive chemical responsible for the cannabis high. This allows the product all the
benets of cannabinoids without risking any deleterious legal or intoxicating eects.
These are CBD based products that will have trace amounts of THC to complete the Entourage Eect with all
available cannabinoids in play. These products are best for people who want as much benet from the cannabis
plant as possible and are not concerned about THC being involved.
Please take note:
Most jurisdictions have regulations for what is and what is not acceptable to be sold, however,
these laws may be more lenient than employer policies. Wherever you live and work, it is always best practice to
stay current with your local laws and employer standards.
See? Not so complicated after all. Thanks to modern technology and research, we are able to better identify the
magic and medicine inside of the plant and how it can benet the human body. CBD products today are more
consistent, safe, and ecient than ever before and there is no smoking required. These products help cannabis
re-introduce itself back to the mainstream as just another unique and highly specialized product of this planet;
one that has coevolved with humans since the beginning, helping us build, maintain, and heal for generations.