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Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, and CBD Isolate – The Differences Explained

If you are looking for a CBD oil it can be easy for you to start getting bogged down with some of the types of CBD products on the market. It’s likely that you’ve noticed cannabinoid spectrum ratings on CBD products. There is broad-spectrum CBD, CBD isolates as well as full-spectrum CBD. These types of products are quite different from one another in relation to their purity.

Full-Spectrum CBD

A full-spectrum CBD product contains all of the phytochemicals that can be found naturally in the plant. This includes cannabinoids terpenes, essential oils, and CBD. The full-spectrum it extracts from will also contain a small amount of THC but most of the products sold have below .3% in order to be carried on shelves legally.

Broad-Spectrum CBD

Broad-spectrum CBD contains cannabidiol and a series of compounds that are also present within the plant. THC is completely removed from the initial extraction process. This is a more expansive extraction process for CBD and it can filter out any of the THC which is present to offer a more focused CBD dose.

CBD Isolate

CBD isolate is one of the purest forms of the compound. It’s pulled out of hemp plants and then reduced to the point where only pure CBD can be found. The main advantage of using CBD isolate over other products is that it has one of the highest concentrations of CBD in each serving. Isolates are usually rated to a 99% purity rating and this ensures there are no additional additives that are found in broad-spectrum or full-spectrum.

When assessing any product for purchase in the CBD market it’s important to consider these effects and the differences between these purity measures before you make a purchase.

This post was written by Flo Sugyatno, operations manager of PureMed and CBD Expert. At PureMed we are a CBD store in Washington DC. We know that the best product comes from the best ingredients. That’s why we only use local, non-GMO ingredients that are grown without pesticides! We Produce Worry-Free CBD.