With the increasing of awareness of full spectrum CBD comes a glut of new companies and types of products. You can now buy a range of e-liquids, oils, edibles, creams, tinctures and more from a number of vendors.
However, as unregulated market, both we the producer and you the customer bear responsibilities on informing yourself about CBD as much as possible. We take it on upon ourselves to be as open as possible when labelling the contents of our products, so you know exactly what you’re getting.
You really need to understand the two crucial cannabinoids in cannabis, CBD and THC, the effects they have and the difference between full-spectrum and isolate. Both CBD and THC have a high presence in cannabis, but they don’t do the same things and actually have an impact on each other.
The difference between full-spectrum CBD and isolate CBD is that a CBD product labelled as the former will contain all of the other cannabinoids and terpenes in the marijuana or hemp plant from which it was sourced. The latter, however, is made up of just CBD, which has been extracted from everything else.
Now, you would imagine that CBD is better in isolate form than full-spectrum for medical reasons because you are getting more CBD without any psychoactive THC. However, the evidence that has been accumulated so far points to the opposite, indicating that CBD achieves better results when combined with the other properties from the source plant.
The research from the Lautenberg Center for General Tumor Immunology found that CBD-isolate is only effective until a certain dosage, at which point it actually doesn’t work so well – this pattern is shown and referred to as a bell-curve on a graph. Contrastingly, full-spectrum CBD doesn’t become any less effective, no matter how much you take. After a while the effects may level off, but there aren’t going to be any negative impacts. Therefore, you can feel more confident about taking full-spectrum CBD than CBD-isolate, knowing it has a much wider window of success. Moreover, full-spectrum CBD tends to yield better results when taking on pain and inflammatory complaints than CBD-isolate was able to muster up.|
This full-spectrum CBD effect is also known as the “entourage effect”. This means that while CBD works sufficiently on its own, when it’s allowed to interact with other cannabinoids like THC and terpenes in the source plant the performance is far superior.