Due to its non-psychoactive healing properties, Cannabidiol (CBD) has become a very popular option for patients seeking a natural alternative to treat conditions such as chronic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and more. As patients start to understand how CBD can be used to alleviate their symptoms, they are often faced with a choice between using products made from CBD Isolate or Full Spectrum CBD. So, what exactly is the difference between the two?
When CBD is referred to as full spectrum or whole plant CBD, it means that the CBD contains all other cannabinoids found in the marijuana plant including CBN (Cannabinol), CBG (Cannabigerol), and THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin), to name a few. And yes, along with these cannabinoids, Full Spectrum CBD also contains trace amounts of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), but in very low concentrations (up to .3%), resulting in very minimal psychoactive stimulation. CBD Isolate, on the other hand, is simply purified CBD that has been extracted from the marijuana plant and isolated from the other cannabinoids. So why is this important, and why would a patient choose one over the other? Let’s continue!
As shown in the chart above, each cannabinoid offers different benefits for a wide variety of ailments. Notably, CBD offers nearly all the benefits of each cannabinoid combined. While there is no debate that CBD offers the most benefits compared to any single cannabinoid, many wonder if CBD alone is more effective for treating ailments than all the cannabinoids combined.
It was previously believed that CBD in its isolated form was more potent and concentrated than full spectrum CBD; however, in 2015, the theory was debunked by a study from the Lautenberg Center for General Tumor Immunology in Jerusalem. In the study, researchers administered full spectrum CBD and CBD isolate to two different groups of mice. When comparing the data of the two groups, the results proved that the group administered with full spectrum CBD were provided with higher levels of relief. Furthermore, the study demonstrated that full spectrum CBD continued to provide relief as the dose increased, while CBD Isolate did not provide the same effect when there was an increase in dosage.
While full spectrum CBD has ultimately proven to be more effective than CBD Isolate and can be used to effectively treat a wide variety of ailments, it does not discredit the effectiveness of CBD Isolate. There are a wide variety of situations when CBD isolate would be preferred over Full Spectrum CBD. For example, you may not necessarily need the full capabilities of Full Spectrum CBD, or if you aren’t legally allowed to use THC. It is also important to note that other cannabinoids may cause negative reactions when isolated CBD wouldn’t (if the condition you are suffering from is critical, we definitely advise you speak to a medical consultant before trying out any version of CBD).
As researchers continue to study the marijuana plant, we will learn more and more about these amazing cannabinoids and what they can do for us. If you’d like to view current research on how CBD and the other cannabinoids benefit different conditions, visit our repository of medical research that covers over 50 medical conditions
We hope that this article helped you understand the difference between CBD Isolate and Full Spectrum CBD, and if you have any questions or comments, we invite you to engage in the comments section below!
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• D9-THC (Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol) - psychoactive
• D8-THC (Delta-8 Tetrahydrocannabinol)- never psychoactive
• THCA (Tetrahydrocannabinolic – Acid) - native, heating activates it into psychoactive THC
• THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin) psychoactive, but effects are different / oppose THC-d9
• THCVA (Tetrahydrocannabivarin – Acid), thc metabolite
• CBD (Cannabidiol) - non-psychoactive medicinal
• CBDA (Cannabidiol - Acid)- non-psychoactive medicinal
• CBDV (Cannabidivarin) - non-psychoactive medicinal
• CBDVA (Cannabidivarin - Acid)- non-psychoactive medicinal
• CBC (Cannabichromene)- non-psychoactive medicinal
• CBG (Cannabigerol)- non-psychoactive medicinal
• CBGA (Cannabigerol – Acid)- non-psychoactive medicinal
• CBGV (Cannabidivarin)- non-psychoactive medicinal
• CBN (Cannabinol)- non-psychoactive medicinal
• CBNV (Cannabidivarin)- non-psychoactive medicinal
CBD Benefits: Facts Vs. Fiction
CBD (cannabidiol) is the non-psychoactive component of the marijuana plant. Unlike THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD will not get you high, while still providing the many medicinal benefits of the marijuana plant. Because CBD can provide a natural method to treat a wide range of ailments, it has become very popular in the medical community. Researchers from around the world have conducted countless clinical trials and medical studies to determine the therapeutic applications of CBD. What they have discovered is that due to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-psychotic, anti-convulsant, and antidepressant properties, CBD benefits a wide range of conditions.
Whenever we talk about anything new or medically beneficial, it’s always good to be skeptical. After all, this is our bodies and health that we are talking about. “So where is the research backing these claims about CBD, and how do I know it’s safe?” many have asked. Now, aside from the thousands of testimonials from people who use CBD, there is a ton of scientific research backing the effectiveness of CBD. In fact, research shows that CBD can be used for over 50 therapeutic applications.
Research Shows CBD Benefits 50+ Conditions
CBD Research Shows Benefits Below, we have compiled an extensive list of scientific publications indicating that CBD may be used as therapeutic treatment for over 50 medical conditions including epilepsy, anxiety, arthritis, osteoporosis, and more. So if you’re researching into possibly using CBD for a condition you have, and are looking to learn about CBD benefits, then you’re at the right place!
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT FOR ACNE
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF ADD / ADHD
Searching for a Neurobiological Basis for Self-Medication Theory in ADHD Comorbid With Substance Use Disorders
Cannabidiol and clozapine reverse MK-801-induced deficits in social interaction and hyperactivity in Sprague-Dawley rats
Subtypes of Attention Deficit — Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and cannabis use
Childhood and current ADHD symptom dimensions are associated with more severe cannabis outcomes in college students
Oral delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol improved refractory Gilles de la Tourette syndrome in an adolescent by increasing intracortical inhibition: A case report
Fitness to drive in spite (because) of THC
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF ADDICTION
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF ALS
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF ALZHEIMER'S
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF ANOREXIA
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF ANXIETY
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF ARTHRITIS
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF ASTHMA
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF AUTISM
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF BIPOLAR AFFECTIVE DISORDER
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF CROHN'S & COLITIS
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF DEPRESSION
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF ENDOCRINE DISORDERS
CBD RESEARCH FOR TREATMENT OF EPILEPSY & SEIZURES
CBD RESEARCH FOR TREATMENT OF FIBROMYALGIA
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF GLAUCOMA
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF HEART DISEASE
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF INFLAMMATION
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF KIDNEY DISEASE
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF LIVER DISEASE
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF METABOLIC SYNDROME
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF MIGRAINES
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF MOOD DISORDERS
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF MOTION SICKNESS
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF NAUSEA
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF NEURODEGENERATION
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF NEUROPATHIC PAIN
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF OBESITY
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF OCD
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF PRION - MCD
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF PTSD
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF RHEUMATISM
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF SCHIZOPHRENIA
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF SICKLE CELL ANEMIA
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF SKIN CONDITIONS
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF SLEEP DISORDERS
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF SPINAL CORD INJURY
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF STRESS
CBD RESEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF STROKE/TBI
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