Nowadays, there is a plethora of options for CBD products. From edibles and gummies, to tinctures and oils, to roll-ons and topicals, there’s a product out there for everyone. But beyond product type, there’s another series of questions: what type of CBD do I want in my product? Do I want Isolate or Full Spectrum? What is the difference between these forms?
First off, we’ll start by saying that both Isolate and Full Spectrum can be beneficial to users in their own different way. It’s not simply a matter of one form being universally better than the other, rather it’s determined based on individual goals and preferences.
CBD Isolate is the purest form of CBD available. It is derived from hemp and undergoes additional processing and extraction to yield only pure CBD and removes all the other cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes, and THC. Given that is free of other compounds, Isolate is a good option for first-time users and those looking to start using CBD to test out its effects and potential health benefits.
Since the other components are removed, people looking to use higher dosages of CBD may benefit more for using an Isolate based product as specific dosages are usually needed to help support any potential benefits of cannabidiol.
Full Spectrum CBD products are exactly as they sound; they contain an array of cannabinoids, such as CBN, CBC, CBG, and in some cases THC. The reason some people prefer this is due to the theory of the entourage effect. This theory proposes that consuming a range of cannabinoids together can illicit a stronger response from the endocannabinoid system.
In addition, Full Spectrum CBD products may include other components such as vitamins and minerals, which are good for supporting general health. Typically, the only drawback with Full spectrum products is that they can contain trace amounts of THC, which users may want to avoid depending on a variety of factors.
“Why does Green Zen only offer CBD Isolate in its products?”
Simply put, we wanted to ensure that our products were completely THC Free and flexible for new and experienced users. With CBD Isolate, there is no THC as supported by our lab test results and therefore it offers users the ability to be flexible with dosages and see how CBD works for them.