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Understanding the Differences Between Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, and Isolate CBD

If you’re new to the world of CBD, you might be overwhelmed by the different types of products available. 

At CannaPlus+ cannabis clinic, your doctor may prescribe a variation of CBD Oil. These variations may be one of, full spectrum, broad spectrum, or an isolate.

In this article, we’ll break down the differences between these types of CBD oil variations.

What is CBD?


Before we get into the differences between full spectrum, broad spectrum, and isolate CBD, let’s review what CBD is and how it works.

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a natural compound found in the cannabis plant. Unlike THC, another compound found in cannabis, CBD is not psychoactive, meaning it won’t get you “high.” Instead, it’s believed to have a range of potential health benefits, including reducing anxiety, managing pain, and improving sleep.


Full Spectrum CBD


Full-spectrum CBD contains all of the compounds found in the cannabis plant, including THC, terpenes, and other cannabinoids. This means that full-spectrum CBD can have a greater range of potential health benefits than other types of CBD, thanks to what’s known as the “entourage effect.” The entourage effect refers to the idea that all of the compounds in the cannabis plant work together synergistically, enhancing each other’s effects.

However, you will need to be aware that full-spectrum CBD contains THC, which means you will need to take great care when considering your safety when carrying out tasks such as driving, operating heavy machinery or looking after children.
Additionally, some people may be sensitive to THC and experience unwanted side effects, such as anxiety or paranoia.


Broad Spectrum CBD


Broad spectrum CBD contains all of the compounds found in full spectrum CBD, except for THC. This means that broad spectrum CBD still has the potential to offer some of the benefits of the entourage effect, without the risk of psychoactive effects from THC.

Broad spectrum CBD may be a good option for people who are required to carry out daily tasks where a lack in concentration could have a detrimental effect on your safety and of those around you. 


Isolate CBD


Isolate CBD is the purest form of CBD available. It’s extracted from the cannabis plant and then purified to remove all other compounds, including THC, terpenes, and other cannabinoids. This means that isolate CBD has no potential for the entourage effect, but it also means that it’s free of any unwanted compounds.

Isolate CBD may be a good option for people who want to avoid THC completely, or for people who are sensitive to other compounds in the cannabis plant.


Which Type of CBD is Right for You?


Ultimately, the type of CBD that’s right for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences and is best assessed by one of our experienced CannaPlus doctors.


If you want to avoid THC, but still want the potential benefits of other compounds in the cannabis plant, broad spectrum CBD may be a good option. And if you want the purest form of CBD available, isolate CBD may be the way to go.

Regardless of which type of CBD you choose, it’s important to look for high-quality products that are tested for purity and potency. Look for products that have been third-party tested and have a certificate of analysis available.


In conclusion, full spectrum, broad spectrum, and isolate CBD all have their unique advantages and disadvantages. By understanding the differences between these types of CBD, you can make an informed decision about which product is right for you and take this into consideration when talking to a CannaPlus+ Doctor.

To learn more about how medical cannabis can potentially benefit your mental health and overall well-being, schedule a consultation with a medical cannabis doctor today.

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