The difference in between the Spectrums of CBD Oils

The difference in between the Spectrums of CBD Oils

Full spectrum, broad spectrum vs. Isolate CBD oils

Why is the cannabinoid spectrum very important?

Cannabis products like CBD oils, salves, and tinctures are described as full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, or isolates, depending on the presence of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and the cannabinoids in them.

Although THC is one of the most abundant cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, it is important to note that there are over 450 compounds in the plants. These compounds (cannabinoids, alkaloids, terpenes, and flavonoids) are capable of synergistic relationship that promotes the medical and recreational application of cannabis. The combination of these compounds gives cannabis products their unique abilities.

Identifying CBD oils as full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, or isolates come with several benefits, some of which are listed below;

  1. Helping customers make an informed decision when purchasing CBD oils.
  2. Providing information about the compounds in the CBD oils and how they may affect users.
  3. Promoting safety and legal compliance of products.

What are full spectrum CBD oils?

Full spectrum CBD oils contain all the naturally occurring compounds in the cannabis plant. These compounds include THC, CBD, CBC, CBG, terpenes, flavonoids, alkaloids, and essential oils. Full spectrum CBD oils are often extracted from multiple cannabis plant extracts and are often equivalent to using the whole plant extract.

Note that full spectrum CBD oils contain regulated amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compound in the cannabis plant. For compliance and safety purposes, the concentration of this cannabinoid is pegged at 0.3%. Although high concentrations of THC can trigger a psychoactive reaction in users, low concentrations are considered safe with little to no adverse effects. Most people believe this low concentration of THC in full-spectrum CBD oils is to trigger an entourage effect.

What are the benefits of full spectrum CBD products?

The presence of several compounds in full-spectrum cannabis products makes it a valid choice for a vast array of applications. Its ability to trigger the entourage effect and engage several receptors is highly required for medical and recreational cannabis use.

Advantages of Full spectrum CBD products

·      Full spectrum cannabis products offer a whole plant experience: This allows users to experience the combined benefits of cannabinoids and terpenes without restrictions. The combined effect of cannabinoids and terpenes can promote engagement with more receptors.

·      Entourage effect: Compounds present in the cannabis plant are capable of a synergistic or single activity. By interacting with each other, cannabinoids can limit the psychoactive activity of THC and increase the bioavailability of cannabinoids.

The entourage effect is achieved when multiple compounds with different therapeutic properties work together to provide a comprehensive effect of several benefits. The full spectrum has a stronger entourage potential than isolates and broad-spectrum CBD oils. This is because it has the highest number of chemical plant compounds.

Disadvantages of full-spectrum cannabis products

·      Highly regulated: full spectrum CBD oils containing more than 0.3% THC may be illegal and highly regulated in several regions worldwide. This may also predispose a customer to the dangers of failing a drug test. If you work where drug tests are frequent, it is important to avoid full-spectrum cannabis products.

Broad spectrum Cannabis products

Broad spectrum CBD oils contain all the naturally occurring cannabinoids and terpenes with little to no THC. In most cases, the products contain zero THC and are great for people who may be subjected to frequent drug tests. These products often serve as the mid-point between full-spectrum CBD oils and isolates. 

Like full spectrum products, broad-spectrum products also produce a mild entourage effect between the terpenes and cannabinoids. However, this may not be as pronounced as the one experienced in full-spectrum CBD oils.

What are the benefits of broad-spectrum products?

The combined activity of cannabinoids and terpenes in broad-spectrum products can go a long way to interact with several receptors while boosting bioavailability. The synergistic effect of cannabinoids and terpenes can also come in handy in proffering solutions to several conditions while making cannabis administration fun and easy.

Advantages of broad spectrum cannabis products

a.     Little to no psychoactive activity: it is almost impossible to green out from broad spectrum cannabis products since these products contain little to no THC. Greening out is a process where our body reacts to too much THC. Most people who green out will turn pale and experience hallucinations.

b.    Mild Entourage effect; Broad spectrum products combine the activities of terpenes and cannabinoids to provide therapeutic and recreational advantages. This helps to involve several targets while masking the possible side effects of psychoactive cannabinoids.

c.     No potential of failing a drug test: Using broad-spectrum products does not put you at risk of failing a drug test since the product contains little to no THC.

Disadvantages of broad spectrum Cannabis products

a.     Less pronounced entourage effect: while broad-spectrum products can provide an entourage effect, it is less pronounced when compared to full-spectrum products.

b.    No THC: most people prefer a little feeling of highness associated with THC, which may be absent in broad-spectrum products.

What are cannabis isolates?

It is common to confuse cannabis isolates with CBD isolates since they constitute a large percentage of the market. Cannabis isolates refer to products containing a single cannabinoid. The product is described by the name of the cannabinoid. For instance, we can have CBD, THC, CBN, and CBG isolates.

These products contain only the pure form of cannabinoids without any other element. In most cases, they contain about 99% of the cannabinoid in its purest form. Isolates are used to produce other compounds or may be administered as oils.

What are the Benefits of Cannabis isolates?

 Isolates allow for precise measurements and controlled dosages of cannabinoids. By containing a single cannabinoid, it gives the user a chance to understand/monitor its effect on certain conditions. It is popular for people who are interested in the therapeutic potential of specific cannabinoids.

Advantages of cannabis isolates

a.     Single cannabinoid: This is great for people who want to try out the benefits of specific cannabinoids. This makes it easier to monitor body reaction and dosage.

b.    No psychoactive activity: depending on the isolates you choose to consume, there is less chance of experiencing the psychoactive effects of THC.

Disadvantages of cannabis isolates

a.     Less potency; while cannabis isolates may offer several therapeutic benefits, they are less potent than full spectrum products. This is because the combined effect of cannabinoids is better at dealing with conditions than a cannabinoid acting singly.

b.    No entourage effect: cannabis isolates don’t offer an entourage effect since they contain a single cannabinoid.

Which product is better?

All cannabinoid products are created for a reason. While full-spectrum products will be great for people who want to feel the combined effects of cannabinoids and terpenes in the whole plant extracts, broad-spectrum products offer a similar activity without dealing with the psychoactive effects of THC. Cannabis isolates are the purest form of cannabinoid products and provide the effects of a single compound.

While full-spectrum products may appear as the best choice for expert cannabis users, it may not be a good idea for people who undergo frequent drug tests since they may test positive for THC. Broad spectrum and isolates are great for newbies.

Regardless of your need for cannabinoid products, full-spectrum, broad spectrum, and isolates can offer various benefits.

Does a synergistic effect offer better results for users?

Full-spectrum and broad spectrum CBD oils offer a combined effect of cannabinoids and terpenes. Research shows that combined therapy with cannabinoids offers better results than single compounds since they can engage more receptors. This is often known as combination therapy.

Combination therapy is an age-long tradition where physicians use two or more medications to obtain better results. This is because therapeutic compounds in natural products can act on different receptors and provide a more pronounced benefit.

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