The Difference Between Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum and Isolate

The Difference Between Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum and Isolate

The brain-teaser

CBD is on the rise but it’s still not understood by many. And when it is, it gets even more confusing because there’s not just one type of CBD. For most people, CBD is understood as cannabis minus the THC but it’s actually a bit (a lot) more complicated.

Let’s break it down

There are hundreds of compounds in the cannabis plant, CBD and THC being the main ones. It is important to understand there are different types of blends when it comes to CBD products, so let us break it down for you.

Full spectrum

To put it simply, full spectrum CBD contains THC, although not strong enough to make you high like smoking marijuana, you will have THC in your system after consumption. 

Broad spectrum

Broad spectrum CBD contains other cannabinoids than cannabidiol but no THC. They do however contain other botanicals like terpenes for some added benefits. After all, aromatherapy has been around for a long time, plants are very powerful and blending their power can only be beneficial for us. 

CBD Broad Spectrum

Stronger together

You might have heard about the entourage effect and wondered what that was. Although there's no actual proof or research behind it, some people believe that mixing cannabinoids together enhances their effect.

Yuyo Botanics blend CBD with other botanicals like ashwagandha, chamomile which are full of virtues and known to help relax. As a bonus, they also make their tinctures taste good! 

CBD Isolate

Isolate is pure CBD, separated from all the other compounds. You have the guarantee that CBD is the only cannabinoid in that product and is usually 99% pure. The upside of isolate is that it can be completely tasteless when mixed in a carrier oil like coconut or MCT oil. Made in Kentucky, MedTerra offer completely tasteless products made out of CBD isolate.    

Why the difference matters

Hopefully we made it a bit clearer for you. Whether it's a question of personal taste, of legal or health matter, it’s important to have knowledge as well as full transparency about the product you're getting.  

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