CBD has become an essential part of almost everyone's life today. It provides aid in the healing process and improves your health and alertness without any psychoactivity. There are many pieces of research going on to explore more of its benefits.

CBD is one of the phytocannabinoid extracted from the hemp plant. CBD, along with THC, acts upon the ECS and influences our internal physiological functions. Smilz delivers three main types of CBD oils that are different in compounds and potency: 

  • CBD isolate the pure form of CBD. This CBD oil is 100% made with the CBD compound of the hemp plant. 
  • Full-spectrum CBD: It is a form of CBD oil that contains 0.3% of THC along with cannabidiol.
  • Broad-spectrum CBD: This form includes the many potential compounds found in the hemp plants but is free of any THC compound.

This article will mainly discuss the first two types of CBD oils. By thoroughly reading, you can find out the differences, similarities, and benefits of CBD isolate and full-spectrum CBD. 

Difference Between CBD-Isolate and Full-Spectrum

Both CBD oils are extracted from U.S grown hemp plants and provide the same benefits then what makes them different from each other? 

The difference between CBD pure and full-spectrum CBD depends upon the extraction, making, and psychoactive properties. 


The CBD is extracted carefully under expert’s supervision from the ground. The most typical way of separating the components of a plant to produce a safe and pure product is supercritical carbon dioxide extraction. The temperature of Carbon dioxide rises to 1070 psi and 31.1 degrees C. At this point, the molecules are in liquid as well as in a gas state. It is the cheapest and non-intoxicating method. In the steam distillation process, the oil is separated from the other plant components with the help of gas. Solvent extraction is also one of the commonly used methods of extraction. In this method, the compounds of the plant are separated based on their solubility. In lipid extraction, liquid lipids are separated from the other molecules and proteins of the plant. 

The method of extraction is almost the same for both types of CBD. However, CBD isolates undergo further procedures to make them purer and sift. 

Production of Full-Spectrum and CBD isolate: 

The production of CBD-isolate and full-spectrum plays a significant role in separating them from each other. The ingredients used in their manufacture are the reason why both these types possess different properties. 

CBD isolate is the pure form of CBD, which means it doesn't contain any ingredients or cannabinoids other than CBD. It has no involvement of THC, terpenes, or flavonoids. Unlike CBD isolate, Full spectrum CBD oil is a blend of many cannabinoids found in the hemp plants. The most common cannabinoid used in the production of full-spectrum CBD oil is THC. It also includes terpenes and flavonoids in its properties. 

The Psychoactive Properties: 

Another factor that makes CBD isolate different from Full-spectrum is the involvement of THC. CBD-isolate is hundred percent authentic, which means it has no trace of THC in it. THC is the psychoactive compound of plants that causes high. It means the pure CBD provides potential health benefits to its consumers without fear of any euphoric feeling. 

Full-spectrum CBD, on the other hand, contains 0.3% of THC in its properties. THC provides aid in many mental and physiological issues by acting upon the receptors of ECS. With only 0.3% of THC in full-spectrum products, it is impossible to fee its mood-altering effects.  

Drug test: 

The significant difference between pure-CBD and full-spectrum CBD is their drug test results. It is a commonly known fact that drug tests are not screened for CBD but can easily detect any amount of THC. It means the consumption of Full spectrum CBD oil might make you fail the drug test. It is not the case with CBD isolate, as it has no THC in it. If you are looking for ways to enjoy CBD without failing drug tests, go for pure CBD products. 


The legal status of Full spectrum CBD AND CBD isolate: 

In 2018, A Farm bill was passed by FDA, which permitted the cultivation of hemp plants. It means consumption of both CBD-pure and full-spectrum CBD is legal in the U.S. However, some guidelines to be followed, like the hemp plant must be grown and cultivated in the U.S, and the concentration of THC should not surpass 0.3%. 

 Entourage Effect:

When two or more two cannabinoids of the hemp plant are combined to provide more potential benefits, they create an effect called the entourage effect.

What is CBD Isolate, and is it safe? 

CBD-isolate is indeed the safest way to consume CBD. CBD-isolate is made up of 99% of pure CBD compounds. It has no THC, flavonoids, or terpenes in it, which makes it less psychoactive. CBD isolate also doesn't cause any complications in passing the drug test. 

Which form is more suitable for you? 

If you have no issue with psychoactive compounds of CBD and do have to worry about the drug test, then try full-spectrum CBD. The THC present in the full-spectrum range is quite beneficial in helping many mental and physical ailments. 

However, If you want to avoid any contact with THC. Or you have to face a drug test almost every day, you should consume CBD-isolate. 

Benefits of Full Spectrum CBD

The combination of multiple cannabinoids in full-spectrum CBD makes it more effective for health. With the entourage effect, full-spectrum CBD oil help ease the anxiety and stress symptoms. It reduces the risk of inflammation by speeding up the process. Many types of research have supported that CBD full spectrum might provide aid in reducing the symptoms related to epilepsy including seizures. It also helps in reducing pain in post-cancer symptoms. 

Benefits of CBD Isolates:

As the refined form, CBD isolate might not provide all the benefits of the entourage effect. But many studies have still shown it to be a highly beneficial aid in many health hazards. It is helpful for people who want to avoid the psychotropic touch of THC. 

How to choose a suitable product for yourself? 

Before making any decision, ask yourself the following questions, Do you want flavors or earthly taste in your CBD product? Do you want to avoid THC and its psychoactive properties? Do you have to face drug screening every day? Do you prefer entourage effect or pure form of CBD? 

You can easily find the most suitable product by finding the answers to the above-mentioned questions. 

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