At Provacan, we always champion product versatility. We know it’s easy to find a myriad of full-spectrum products in the UK market, but it can be a challenge to find CBD isolates. Why is this?
Well, there’s a stigma that isolates are somehow more “advanced” to use than other products. And because consuming powders sublingually isn’t an everyday practise, it can feel odd at first. But we believe isolates are an effective – and easy – way to get your daily dose of CBD. Later we’ll talk about how, and why, this is the case. First, though, let’s talk about the difference between the terms isolate and full-spectrum.
Full-Spectrum vs. CBD Isolate Products
The first step to creating our renowned Provacan products is selecting high-grade industrial hemp. Unbeknownst to many people, hemp has an extremely interesting chemical makeup. In fact, it contains a myriad of cannabinoids such as CBD, THC, CBG, and more. Not only that, but you can also find essential phytonutrients, terpenes, and even more compounds within the plant.
In our full-spectrum products, we extract a blend of natural phytocannabinoids from hemp. By using supercritical CO2 extraction, this blend is taken from the plant’s leaves without exposing it to harsh chemicals or temperatures.
CBD crystal isolates and CBD isolate powders, on the other hand, do not mimic hemp’s complete range of chemical compounds. Instead, we use advanced extraction equipment to isolate just the one cannabinoid – CBD. We do this because of CBD’s beneficial and versatile properties.
Is There a Benefit to CBD Isolate?
To cut a long answer short: yes. There are many benefits isolates have over full-spectrum products, and vice versa. Some of the most defining features of isolates are:
- They contain zero THC
- They are potentially easier to consume
- They can be used in a myriad of different ways (oil and edible infusions)
One crucial distinction between these two product types is THC presence. THC is an infamous cannabinoid known for causing psychoactive effects on those who consume it. While our full-spectrum products never contain more than 0.2% THC, they still contain traceable amounts.
In contrast, CBD isolates contain zero THC. For some of our customers who are concerned about consuming any amount of THC, this is an important distinction. Oftentimes, choosing between a CBD Isolate and full-spectrum product comes down to personal preference. That’s why we suggest getting to know what works best for your body.