The Difference Between Full-Spectrum, Broad-Spectrum, an Isolate, and Distillate


A few years ago, your only choice for CBD was the full-spectrum oil that went through a single process to remove excess plant matter. Through advancements in technology, medical research, and patient reviews, hemp extract formulas have greatly expanded. The four primary blends on the market are full-spectrum CBD, broad-spectrum, CBD isolate, and a distillate.

What is a Full-Spectrum CBD Formula?

A full-spectrum CBD oil contains trace amounts of many of the 545 naturally occurring compounds found in the hemp plant. Nature’s formula includes phytocannabinoids (cannabinoids), terpenes, flavonoids, alkanes, sugars, non-cannabinoid phenols, fatty acids, nitrogenous compounds, steroids, and phenylpropanoids. The majority of the phytochemicals are cannabinoids and terpenes. Choose the whole plant organic blend to boost the total wellness factor of hemp extracts.

What is a Broad-Spectrum CBD Blend?

The broad-spectrum CBD has all the compounds found in the full-spectrum formula except for one, THC. Some consumers prefer a THC-free formulation. Experts believe that one cannabinoid doesn’t make much of a difference in the potent blend’s overall benefits.

The CBD Isolate

An isolate is a single compound formula that’s 99.9% pure. It goes through an extraction and refinement process to remove everything except for CBD. An isolate is odourless and tasteless. The final product is a crystalline powder, but manufacturers often infuse it in CBD tinctures and other products.

Why Choose a CBD Distillate?

A distillate contains many of the compounds found in hemp, but it can remove the THC. Consumers can purchase a full-spectrum or broad-spectrum CBD distillate. It goes through a different refining process that produces a translucent amber colour and is thicker than traditional oils. These are often used for vaping but also work for dabbing and infusing into edibles.

Which is the Best Option?

Deciding on the right formula for you is a personal decision. Each one comes with it’s own uniqueness. But now that you understand the difference between each one you may choose what you think you will like best.

A key thing to remember if you are a CBD newbie is that it may take a bit of trial and error to find that optimal dose. Start off slow and low, taking a little bit each and every day and working your way up to that sweet spot.

Provacan offers a wide range of products that vary from supplements to cosmetics and topicals. Each category has products that have been developed with a lot of thought and care and utilising some of the best quality CBD available in Europe.

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