What’s the difference between CBD isolate and full spectrum?

The popularity of CBD Oil has increased significantly over the past few years as more people have become aware of its naturally-soothing qualities. Being used in everything from Consumable Oils and Chocolate to relaxing Balms and Body Oils, CBD Oil can help gently soothe pain, stress, anxiety, and insomnia. Perhaps lesser-known, however, is that there are a number of different types of CBD Oil, with CBD Isolate and Full-Spectrum being two of the most popular. In this post, we look at the differences between them and what benefits they offer. 

Isolate vs. Full Spectrum


Although both are extracts of the hemp plant, CBD Isolate and Full-Spectrum CBD contain different compounds. 


Full-Spectrum CBD Oil contains all naturally-occurring compounds of the hemp plant, including cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. Whilst Full-Spectrum contains varying levels of CBD, it also contains traces of THC – the psychoactive component often associated with marijuana. The inclusion of THC in full-spectrum CBD Oil means that it’s not suitable for those who have to undergo regular drug tests. 


CBD Isolate, on the other hand, contains negligible levels of THC and high levels of pure, refined CBD. This means that it’s entirely legal to use and can be easily integrated into a daily wellness routine. CBD Isolate can be taken as a sublingual tincture at regular points throughout the day, or rubbed into aching muscles after exercise. Either way, it has been shown to help  provide a sense of relaxation and clarity in times of uncertainty and high-stress. 


CBD Isolate Benefits – Flavour over Full Spectrum


One of the main benefits of CBD Isolate over Full Spectrum is that it has a more delicate flavour. This is because flavonoids and terpenes contained in the latter can often create an unpleasant bitter taste. Without these compounds, CBD Isolate can be combined easily with choice botanicals to create a much more delicious blend. 


And this is precisely what we’ve done here at Grass and Co. Our CBD Oils are extracted from Europe’s finest hemp plants, and expertly mixed with specially selected essential oils and plant extracts that deliver well-known benefits. The end result is a range of delightfully-tasting CBD Oils that are a joy to take as part of your daily self-care routine. 



If you’d like to experience the benefits of CBD Isolate Oil, take a look at Grass and Co’s full product list here. We offer the highest quality CBD Consumable Oils and CBD Balms and Body Oils, as well as a range of Bath Salts, Aromatherapy Candles, and Pillow Sprays, all made using a therapeutic blend of botanical ingredients.

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