Full Spectrum vs. Isolate

Why Full Spectrum vs. Isolate?

Hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) products are everywhere. They are featured in the news and social media posts; you can find and buy them online, in specialty shops, and even flea markets. With so many CBD products being promoted and sold, how do you know what you are getting and if it’s safe for your body? It’s important to understand the differences between full spectrum and isolate hemp products.

CBD itself is only one of more than 400 compounds that have been identified in the Cannabis Sativa L plant (not the high-inducing Cannabis Indica plant of marijuana notoriety). Unlike CBD isolate products, a full spectrum phyto-rich hemp extract includes a wide range of cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes, and fatty acids found naturally in the whole hemp plant. All of these compounds work together in what is called the entourage effect.

Entourage Effect

The entourage effect created by full spectrum phyto-rich hemp is more effective in treating a variety of conditions and ailments than the single-ingredient CBD or isolate. One study conducted by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Hadassah School compared the performance of a full spectrum extract with one containing only CBD. The study concluded that full spectrum was much more effective when fighting pain and inflammation. Not only does a whole-plant extract provide faster and better relief, the effects last longer.

Benefits of Full Spectrum

Holistic BioSciences all natural, lab tested, full spectrum hemp products contain a variety of essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, antioxidants, protein, chlorophyll, terpenes, flavonoids, and fiber. This powerful combination of compounds works better than CBD isolate to:

  1. Relieve stress
  2. Boost mood and alertness
  3. Improve memory
  4. Reduce inflammation
  5. Relieve pain
  6. Fight insomnia
  7. Suppress appetite
  8. Promote heart health
  9. Repair and build tissue

The Bottom Line

People seem to respond better to products containing multiple cannabinoids (full spectrum) as opposed to single cannabinoids (CBD) in isolation (isolate). While pure, isolated CBD has useful applications, full spectrum phyto-rich hemp extracts—found in every product Holistic BioSciences offers—deliver a wider spectrum of beneficial cannabinoids, terpenes, and fatty acids naturally found in Cannabis Sativa L.

For more information on the benefits of Holistic BioSciences full spectrum hemp products visit our Hemp Benefits page.

NOTE: As with any supplement, check with your doctor before adding full spectrum hemp oil to your regimen to ensure it’s a good choice for you. This is especially true if you are taking certain anti-seizure medications. While full spectrum hemp oil is generally considered safe for most people, a few people may experience side effects such as depression, nausea, drowsiness, dry mouth, dizziness, and digestive troubles.

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