With so many different types of CBD available, it can be hard to know which product is best for you. Full spectrum, broad spectrum, and isolate are the three most common types of CBD and each has their similarities and their differences. In this article, we will cover the differences between these products and which would be the most helpful for you. 


Isolate vs. Full spectrum vs. Broad Spectrum


Isolate CBD

CBD Isolate is very much what it sounds like, CBD that is isolated from the rest of the compounds in the cannabis plant.  After CBD concentrate is extracted and separated from the rest of the compounds in the plant, it then goes through a winterization process which extracts any remaining waxes, terpenes, or cannabinoids. 


Full Spectrum CBD

Full spectrum CBD extracts a full profile of cannabinoids and terpenes from the cannabis plant. Sometimes referred to as whole plant CBD, full spectrum CBD will contain trace amounts of THC, but not enough to get you “high.”


Broad Spectrum CBD

Broad spectrum CBD falls in the middle ground between isolate and full spectrum CBD. It begins as a full spectrum oil, with the full range of beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes, but it then goes through a refinement process to remove all THC compounds.


But What About Drug Tests?

Although it’s rare, there are emerging reports of people failing drug tests after consistently using CBD products.  A 2017 study showed that 70% of the CBD products that the researchers tested were mislabeled.

It’s possible that the CBD users who failed drug tests were unknowingly consuming small amounts of THC that were not listed on product labels. Or, if they were consistently using full-spectrum products and the trace amounts of THC accumulated over time caused them to fail the test.  

It’s always a good idea to check with the company you’re buying from that the product is 99% pure CBD, so that you ensure you aren’t consuming any trace amounts of THC.

Improving Health and Wellness With Calmr

Calmr CBD oils offer a high-quality product that is THC free, pesticide free, and has no binders, fillers, excipients, dyes, or unknown substances. Our CBD oil is CO2 extracted and is tested in-house and through a third-party lab to ensure that the products you receive are the highest quality available and completely free of THC. Please visit us at calmrbio.com to learn more.









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