Full Spectrum vs. Pure Isolate. What do those terms mean? Learning about CBD can be confusing and stressful. That’s why we are here to help. We hold precision to a high standard here at Infinite CBD. That’s what makes us stand out from our competitors. TL;DR: Full Spectrum contains the full plant and will give you psychoactive effects. Pure Isolate contains only CBD, or other Pure Isolate cannabinoids (with the exception of THC) and offers no psychoactive effects.
Want to learn more about the two? Let’s get into it. What is the difference between Full Spectrum and Pure Isolate? To compare the two options, we must first learn about cannabinoids.
According to Healthline.com, cannabinoids are, “compounds found in the cannabis or hemp plant that can interact with the endocannabinoid system. The most notable cannabinoid is the phytocannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary intoxicating compound in hemp.” The hemp plant contains over 100 known cannabinoids. This includes CBD and THC. THC is one of the more well-known cannabinoids and can be found in products to get customers, “high” or intoxicated. CBD is another less intense cannabinoid that has been known to provide stress relief qualities. Most of our products contain CBD, however, not all of them contain THC (or other cannabinoids.)
CBD and THC
There are many alleged benefits to cannabinoids including helping with inflammation, helping those who feel anxious, and helping those who need an extra push to relax. The primary difference between the two most abundant cannabinoids is that CBD does not cause psychoactive effects while THC does. CBD works almost like ibuprofen or something of the like. It can assist in helping users deal with pain management and so much more. THC is known to provide these effects as well, but with a psychoactive experience added. There are many other cannabinoids that are extracted from the hemp plant as well, including CBG and CBN which we use in our products.
CBG and CBN
Because the research on CBD is coming out every day, chemists find new cannabinoids all the time. These cannabinoids can have different effects on your system. CBN and CBG also interact with your ECS and provide different uses. CBG increases focus and concentration when it interacts with certain brain receptors. CBN helps with making a person feel relaxed and at ease. Now that we have learned the backstory of cannabinoids we can now learn the difference between Full Spectrum and Pure Isolate.
These products contain all of the cannabinoids found in the hemp plant including THC, as well as trace amounts of other cannabinoids. Mixing CBD and THC can help to reduce your symptoms while giving you a little dose of “fun.” Some users prefer Full Spectrum because it provides a more full plant experience including a “high”. In 2018, a clinical trial that Infinite CBD participated in found that more users preferred the experience of Full Spectrum over Pure Isolate. Users said that the Full Spectrum products gave them all the effects they were looking for while consuming hemp.
This is when the CBD compound (or other cannabinoids besides THC) is isolated in its most pure form. THC isn’t for everyone, some customers are concerned about passing drug tests or just do not want to partake in ingesting THC, and that makes total sense! It is definitely one of the benefits of taking our Pure Isolate products over Full Spectrum. We lab test all of our products, so when looking at our COAs you can tell the exact amount of isolate, plus the fact that the product does not contain THC.
What Makes Us Unique?
All of our products contain precise amounts of THC, CBD, CBG, and CBN isolates. This is what makes us different from other CBD companies. We take the guesswork out of the equation so you know exactly what is in our products and what serving to take. The most common way that companies create their products is by using any cannabinoid that the plant naturally produces. This makes their batches inconsistent, which we do not want for our customers. Which one is right for you? Well, that totally depends on you! Some customers enjoy the psychoactive high that THC gives them, while others just want the benefits of CBD without feeling any different.
If you are new to cannabinoids, we recommend our Regular Strength products (1mg THC). Then, work your way up to Extra Strength products if you feel you need a little more enhancement. For the experienced user, we have our Max Effect Gummies (up to 15mg CBD / 15mg THC) gummies that will help you get the party started! Okay, maybe not a party, but you will most likely get that added feeling of euphoria while taking these products. If you’re looking to incorporate the benefits of CBD into your everyday life without any psychoactive effects, then Pure Isolate is perfect for you. If you’re not sure which product fits your lifestyle, then take our simple three question quiz to be paired with your product.