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As the word is spreading CBD oil is becoming ever-more popular and along with it so are are the various names it is known by and the formations it comes in. You’ve probably seen the adverts for CBD products and you know what CBD oil is but what is Full Spectrum CBD? And how is it different to any other form of Hemp oil?

If you think searching for CBD oil is confusing at the moment just wait until next year! With so many sellers jumping on the bandwagon the market is about to e saturated with sub-standard products, confusing terminology and ludicrous claims.

All we can advise is always stick with an established reputable brand with great feedback and you won’t go wrong. As for exactly which oil you need it is important to find the right option that works for you. Knowing the differences between the different types of CBD will help you make that choice

All CBD oil (also known as Hemp oil) falls into three main categories:

CBD Isolate

CBD isolate is as simple as it sounds. It is isolated Cannabidiol. CBD isolate is as pure as it gets. It is CBD in its purest form. When extracted, everything is removed from the Hemp plant except for CBD. That means CBD isolates do not have any additives, contaminants, or organic matter. Because everything is stripped away, CBD isolates do not have any taste or smell.

It was previously believed that CBD in its isolated form was more potent and concentrated than full spectrum CBD; however, in 2015, the theory was debunked by a study from the Lautenberg Center for General Tumor Immunology in Jerusalem. In the study, researchers administered full spectrum CBD and CBD isolate to two different groups of mice.

When comparing the data of the two groups, the results proved that the group administered with full spectrum CBD were provided with higher levels of relief. Furthermore, the study demonstrated that full spectrum CBD continued to provide relief as the dose increased, while CBD Isolate did not provide the same effect when there was an increase in dosage.

CBD Distillate

CBD distillates are not pure like isolates are although they can be further refined to become a CBD isolate. CBD Distillate typically contains around 80% CBD with the balance including minor Cannabinoids, Terpenes and other plants oils and extracts. The THC is not typically removed from CBD distillates, giving it a high THC content.

This makes CBD distillates illegal in some states and in many parts of the world including the UK. CBD distillates are more commonly sourced from Marijuana plants, whereas CBD isolates are sourced from Hemp plants.

Full Spectrum CBD

Full spectrum CBD contains all of the benefits of the whole hemp plant. However, unlike CBD distillates, full spectrum CBD does not contain THC. Full spectrum CBD contains many different Cannabinoids as well as vitamins and Terpenes that may be beneficial to the body, but full spectrum CBD will not produce psychoactive effects.

This type of CBD also contains negligible amounts (usually less than 0.3%) of THC making it legal in all 50 states as well as in most of Europe and the United Kingdom. Full Spectrum CBD oil is the most widely used form of Hemp oil currently being used.