What is the difference between Full Spectrum CBD and Isolate CBD?

With the rapid explosion of the CBD market today, consumers have more options than ever to choose from. With so much industry jargon and terminology being marketed it can be very easy to get lost in the text. A common set of terms that you probably come across quite frequently are ‘full spectrum’ and ‘isolate’. Let us go over what those two mean!


What is Full Spectrum CBD?

Full spectrum CBD contains all the other various beneficial properties in the plant, such as cannabinoids, terpenes, and phytochemicals. By containing more natural properties, Full Spectrum may have a greater impact and wider reach with its healing and therapeutic effects. Because Full Spectrum contains most of the plant properties, it’s also delivering all the vitamins, minerals, fats and proteins that support your body’s health and functions such as your skin, hair, cardiovascular system, brain function, and much more.

Additionally, it is believed that with Full Spectrum CBD, you reinforce the ‘Entourage Effect’. This theory is the belief that all this natural and good-for-you compounds and chemicals perform better when you keep them together, which can’t be achieved with isolate because its stripped of all of its natural plant properties. ProjectCBD does a great job highlighting what kind of therapeutic effects cannabinoids can have for you!

The Apex Health Company offers Full Spectrum CBD tinctures, in multiple flavors and potentcies. 


What is Isolate CBD? 

Isolate is considered the purest form of Cannabidiol, or CBD. Isolate CBD has been extracted normally in full spectrum form and is then further purified to just the CBD molecule. Isolate contains no THC, whereas Full Spectrum contains trace amounts, normally 0.3% or less. This makes isolate a more viable option for those whom may need CBD’s individual therapeutic properties. Please be mindful that even products labeled as CBD isolate may still make you fail a drug test.

Isolate can be available in many forms such as powder, cream, or tinctures as examples. As a powder a common use for consumption is to have it mixed into your food or drink, such as a smoothie or sprinkled into your breakfast. Isolate tinctures are mixed with a ‘carrier oil’ and consumed sublingually. Even though there is a lot of hype and craze for CBD, the Full-Spectrum version is the best choice as the combinations of CBD with other cannabinoids is where we see the best benefits.