We've just come out with a bottle of 600mg CBD isolate drops.
But how does our Isolate oil compare to our Broad Spectrum oil - and why and for whom does it matter anyway?
All good questions - and we're here with the answers.
Q: What is CBD isolate?
A: CBD isolate contains solely and purely the CBD compound - strictly no other cannabinoids or phytochemicals like terpenes or flavonoids are in the mix.
Q: Isolate vs Broad Spectrum - what's the difference?
A: By comparison, broad spectrum CBD contains cannabidiol as well as all the other compounds found in the cannabis plant - with only the THC removed.
Because it contains all the various cannabinoids, terpenes & flavonoids, it produces what is known as “the entourage effect”. This concept is based on research indicating that the unique components of CBD that create homeostasis (balance in the body) work synergistically with other compounds and chemicals in the cannabis plant.
This means they are significantly more powerful when working in conjunction with one another than in isolation. Together, they interact with your body and each other to produce more enhanced and more holistic results.
Q: So then who uses an isolate...?
A: Typically CBD isolate is recommended for children, pets and athletes, or anyone else who is subjected to regular drug testing.
Q: And why would they use it?
A: This is because there is absolutely no risk of THC, the compound responsible for the feeling of being "high", being present in the drops.
It will therefore not be flagged on a drug test or present any risk to any smaller bodies that may be affected by even a negligible amount of THC.
Another reason is taste - many people prefer CBD isolate because it has a purer, less pungent cannabis-like taste than a broad spectrum CBD oil might have.