This article compares and contrasts CBD Full Spectrum Distillate with CBD isolates, highlighting the various ways in which each type of CBD can be used.
If you have done any research into CBD products, you may have noticed that some are full-spectrum and others are CBD isolate. To help you make an informed decision, this article compares CBD Full Spectrum Distillate to isolated CBD and discusses the implications of each for final consumers like yourself.
CANNABIS CHEMISTRY: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Cannabinoids make up a significant portion (roughly 60) of the 483 compounds discovered in cannabis. One of these compounds is CBD. While cannabinoids like CBD and THC have been the subject of extensive study, much remains unknown about the cannabis plant and its effects on the human body.
WIDE-RANGE CBD VERSUS CBD ISOLATE
Full-spectrum CBD is derived from a cannabis plant extract that includes all or nearly all of the cannabinoids. That includes not only cannabinoids like CBD (like CBN, CBC, and CBG), but also terpenes, flavonoids, and many others.
The CBD in CBD isolate, on the other hand, is isolated from all other compounds. It is possible for CBD companies to do this by either isolating CBD from cannabis extract or synthesising CBD synthetically. Sugar will be used in the production of cannabinoids by at least one company.
TELL ME THE PROS AND CONS OF BOTH FULL-SPECTRUM CBD AND CBD Isolate!
It’s important to weigh the benefits and drawbacks of both Full Spectrum CBD Distillate and CBD isolates.
People who take high doses of CBD regularly and must pass random drug tests favour CBD isolate. Let us be clear that the hemp extract used to create the vast majority of CBD Full Spectrum Distillate products (including our entire CBD line) contains less than 0.3% THC at most.
These levels are obviously too low to cause any sort of psychoactive high. Unfortunately, people who take high doses of CBD daily may still test positive for traces of THC. However, CBD isolates can be produced free of any trace of THC, which is comforting to those who worry about failing a drug test.
And so, what is the future of full-spectrum CBD? Full-spectrum CBD, which includes all of the cannabinoids, is being compared to CBD isolate to see if there are any discernible differences in its effects. The concept of the “entourage effect” is relevant here.
BENEFITS OF A TEAM EFFECT: TERPENES AND CANNABINOIDS IN THE BODY
A hypothesis called “the entourage effect” proposes that various compounds in cannabis can interact with one another in the body to create novel effects. While the entourage effect has been called into question by some, substantial evidence suggests that the unique effects of cannabis stem not just from the individual compounds it contains, but from the way those compounds interact within the body.
Anxiety and other negative effects of THC are being studied to see if CBD can mitigate them. CBD may counteract the effects of THC by inhibiting the binding of that compound to cannabinoid receptors.
Renowned cannabinoid researcher Ethan Russo has previously written about the entourage effect. As little as 5mg of pure THC can cause psychosis-like symptoms in some people, Russo said in an interview with Scientific American. However, when THC is combined with CBD, even a dose as high as 48 milligrammes (mg) is safe for patients to take without experiencing any of the negative effects.
To what extent full-spectrum CBD is superior to CBD isolates is also a topic of study.
CBD Full Spectrum Distillate was compared to CBD isolates in the treatment of pain and inflammation in a study conducted by the Lautenberg Center for General Tumor Immunology in Jerusalem. Full Spectrum CBD Distillate was more effective than isolated CBD in every way.
Marinol, a synthetic, FDA-approved version of THC prescribed for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, provides further evidence of the entourage effect. Cannabis high in THC has long been used to alleviate the nausea and vomiting that some cancer patients experience during chemotherapy. However, Marinol is significantly less effective than its natural analogue, and may even backfire by inducing nausea in some people.
However, the entourage effect is not limited to cannabinoids like THC and CBD. Terpenes are just one of many cannabis components that can interact with one another to produce novel effects. Example: pinene has been shown to modulate THC’s effects, according to some research. There has also been research into the effects of CBD in combination with pinene, myrcene, and caryophyllene to see if it reduces anxiety.
Regrettably, most studies on cannabis have only looked at the influence of THC and CBD. The limitless potential of the cannabis plant is only beginning to be explored as scientists begin to investigate the plant’s myriad other compounds.
WHAT IMPLICATIONS DOES THIS HAVE ON FINAL CONSUMERS LIKE YOU?
Full-spectrum products are your best bet if you’re looking to buy CBD and want to take advantage of the entourage effect of the cannabis plant. Each and every product in the RQS CBD line is crafted using full-spectrum CBD extract from European hemp that has been grown using only organic methods. The CO2 extraction process used to gather the extract ensures a pristine final product.
HOW DOES FULL-SPECTRUM CBD FIT INTO THIS?
Now we know that Full Spectrum CBD Distillate extracts include not just CBD but also trace amounts of THC, terpenes, chlorophyll, and waxes from the cannabis plant. Further, we are aware that CBD isolate is a purer form of extract, consisting of CBD crystals that are roughly 99% CBD and contain only trace amounts of terpenes. Isolated CBD contains more CBD per unit weight but no THC, so while it may not have the same “entourage effect,” it has other advantages.
However, I am confused as to the role that broad-spectrum extracts play. Broad spectrum extracts, like Full Spectrum CBD Distillate extracts, provide the benefits of the entourage effect by including a wide range of molecules. However, broad-spectrum extracts stand out due to their lack of THC content. The high terpene content of this CBD extract makes it a good choice for those who want to pass a drug test but are concerned about even the tiniest traces of THC in their system.