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

CBD isolate vs. full spectrum

NuLeaf Naturals manufactures only full spectrum CBD oil. But what’s the difference between full spectrum and an isolate? Let’s take a look at which type of CBD oil is better, and why.

CBD Isolate vs. Full Spectrum CBD: What You Need to Know

“Full spectrum” refers to a product that contains high levels of CBD and also other beneficial cannabinoids like CBG, CBN, and CBC, which all have their own health benefits that are currently being scientifically investigated.

In contrast, an “isolate” is just what it sounds like: a CBD isolate has isolated the plant down to just the CBD molecule, without any of the beneficial terpenes and cannabinoids included. CBD isolates contain only CBD, without any other active ingredients. These usually take the form of a white powder or are mixed with a carrier oil for easier use and absorption.

But Which Type of CBD Oil is Better?

Have you heard the term “entourage effect”? This refers to the scientific way in which the different compounds of the cannabis plant work together synergistically to produce such profound healing effects, much like the workings of the human endocannabinoid system itself. In full spectrum CBD oil, the consumer gets the benefit of this remarkable entourage effect, with a natural extract rich in cannabinoids, terpenes, and other helpful oils. Whereas, consumers of CBD isolates receive only CBD, without any added benefits.

Now that the U.S. Farm Bill passed in late 2018, which legalized industrial hemp and made CBD oil legal in all fifty states, CBD oil is being studied extensively to learn more about its benefits and effects. New studies are underway, but one established study documents a clear difference between the benefits of full-spectrum CBD oil vs. the CBD isolate.

CBD Isolate vs. Full Spectrum CBD: Everything you need to know

A 2015 study at the Lautenberg Center for General Tumor Immunology (at the Hadassah Medical School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem) recently set out to study the effectiveness of a completely purified CBD oil isolate as compared to a full-spectrum extract of cannabis flowers containing large quantities of CBD. The study concluded the whole plant extract was significantly more effective than the CBD-only isolate. Here is a link to the full study findings.

Knowing this, why would anyone choose CBD isolates over full spectrum CBD oil? One potential reason is that CBD isolates have a neutral flavor; full spectrum CBD oil has a fresh green flavor similar to wheatgrass. Additionally, CBD isolates are cheaper to produce, creating a less expensive cost to the consumer, though with fewer benefits.

NuLeaf Naturals feels the full spectrum benefits outweigh the taste. If you find the taste a bit strong, try blending your full spectrum CBD oil into a smoothie. Full spectrum CBD oil by NuLeaf Naturals is extracted using CO2, which means no resulting toxins, heavy metals, or chemicals remain in the product.

Utilization of both subcritical and supercritical extraction methods means the NuLeaf Naturals CBD oil includes a full range of cannabinoids, essential oils, terpenes, and other beneficial phytochemicals, for a truly superior quality product.  Click here to buy CBD oil now.