Full Spectrum vs Isolate
Isolate contain CBD only while full spectrum refers to CBD oil that has been processed less and has many other cannabinoids and compounds. While not yet completely proven, using a product that has the full spectrum of cannabinoids is thought to produce an ‘entourage effect’, meaning that the phytocannabinoids work synergistically to give a greater or even different result. Full spectrum CBD oils will contain up to 0.3 % THC.
Pharmaceutical grade CBD, which has been FDA approved to treat two specific types of pediatric seizure disorders, is now available under the brand name Epidiolex. There are also unregulated, hemp-derived products that are infused with CBD isolate available over the counter and online. Again, these are thought to be less therapeutic than full spectrum oils. They are, however, THC free, which may be good for those looking for such a product.
Another term used to describe CBD oil is Broad Spectrum. This would be any product that lies between the above two products. The best of these would be a simple THC free, where only the THC is removed, but all other components remain. There should probably be another term, Narrow Spectrum, for those products that are THC free but also remove many other cannabinoids and compounds.
To recap, full spectrum may give you the best results, but THC-free broad spectrum would be the next best option for those wanting the full entourage effect but no THC.
THC free product may still contain trace amounts of THC and our research has shown a less then 0.2% chance of testing positive on a drug test