Full Spectrum vs. Broad Spectrum vs. Isolate

Full Spectrum/Whole Plant Extract

Full Spectrum is a whole plant extract. This means the oil contains multiple cannabinoids, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, proteins, terpenes, and flavonoids. Having all of these components allows you to get the most out of the entourage effect, meaning this is the most effective option. Full spectrum oils also have trace amounts of THC, 0.3% or less, which means that can show up on drug tests from continual use. 

 

Broad Spectrum Extract

Broad spectrum oils typically have no or non-detectable THC. Hence the name “broad” instead of “full”. A broad spectrum oil can be 2 or more isolates blended together or a blend of whole plant extracts. These whole plant extracts are mixed together until THC is not present or non-detectable like Pinnacle’s Kokoro line. Broad spectrum is the way to go if you are worried about THC content.

 

CBD Isolate

CBD isolate is exactly what it sounds like. CBD is isolated from a whole plant extract and has no other active ingredients. Isolate often comes as a white powder or a mix with a carrier oil. These products do not contain the compounds needed to complete the entourage effect, so they are not as effective. However they are still a popular product considering the price point is normally much cheaper.



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