CBD isolate vs. full-spectrum oil

An article by Mounia Mosso

CBD isolate vs. Full-spectrum oil

Wait, what??? CBD isolate ?!! And CBD spectrum??!! Is this jibber-jabber just to me?!

I guess not…no worries! I have done my research and will share all this very useful information with you.

Hopefully, by now, we all know about the fantastic benefits of CBD and kind of understand how to dose it, therefore it is now time to understand the difference between the two terms listed above.

Basically they are used to characterizing which kind of CBD is applied to which product. Each type presents significant elements to consider. Understanding the distinction will enable you to pick the item that is splendidly fit to you.


CBD isolate:

CBD isolate was considered as a gold mine. In fact, it is the purest form of CBD, as its name indicates it.  It exists as a white-ish powder and is produced by removing all other compounds found in the plant (usually hemp due to it’s low to non-existent THC-content) including terpenes, flavonoids, plant parts, and other cannabinoids. 


CBD full spectrum:

Full-spectrum CBD is an extract that contains many other natural active plant compounds. It consists of other cannabinoids such as CBN, CBL, and CBCVA, as well as terpenes and essential oils. This extraction allows these compounds to work together and magnify the therapeutic benefits of each individual cannabinoid. This is commonly stated as the “entourage effect“.

Previously, it was believed that CBD isolate was better than CBD full-spectrum but in 2005 research from the Lautenberg Center for General Tumor Immunology in Jerusalem proved the contrary. In the study, researchers found that test subjects administered with full-spectrum CBD were provided with higher levels of relief, compared to subjects administered with CBD isolate. In addition, the results showed that full-spectrum CBD provided enhanced effects with higher dosages, while the effects of CBD maintained consistent with increased dosages. That said, both types are good and are best-suited for different types of symptoms.


What Type of CBD should you use?

Now that you have a general understanding of each type of CBD, you’re probably wondering which type you should choose.


CBD Isolate



  • The purest form of CBD
  • No risk of psychoactive effects
  • Generally considered to be safe
  • Tasteless and odorless
  • will not test positive for THC
  • Does not deliver the enhanced benefits of the entire cannabis plant


CBD Full-spectrum



  • Offers full benefits of the cannabis plant (entourage effect)
  • Undergoes fewer processes
  • May have strong natural flavor and odor
  • May show up on drug tests

Voila! That’s it for now, I hope this helps, if not, please feel free to ask questions in the comment section below or just drop by the shop and our amazing staff is always here to help and guide you on your CBD journey.

Cheers friends, wishing you all a wonderful week!