WHAT IS FULL SPECTRUM CBD OIL?
The Hemp plant contains hundreds of different phytochemicals including cannabinoids, terpenes, and Essential Oils. Full spectrum CBD or hemp oil generally refers to products that not only contain CBD but contain the other plant molecules as well. This version of CBD oil is minimally refined, leaving most of the cannabinoids and terpenes intact in the oil. At Mule Extracts CBD, we take extra steps with our CO2 hemp extract by passing another 70% of raw hemp through a steam extraction process. This process of steam extraction allows us to collect a rich mixture of Essential Oils, and Terpenes to be added back to our extracted oil. True Full-Spectrum hemp oil is formulated to contain the full and wide variety of Cannabinoids, Terpenes and Essential Oils that are found in the Hemp plant from which they came.
WHAT IS CBD ISOLATE?
Isolate CBD is exactly what it sounds like. It is CBD, separated from any and all other compounds found in the Hemp plant. It is isolated by cooling extracted oil until it forms into crystals. These crystals then move for processing into a highly pure powder. This powder is just CBD as a molecular compound and does not prioritize any other ingredients of the Hemp plant. There is a downside, though. This method does neglect to take advantage of the possible holistic benefits of full spectrum products offer. Isolate CBD provides you with the benefits of CBD and CBD alone. It does not take advantage of any of the rest of the materials and chemicals that are present alongside CBD in the Hemp plant. To some people, this may be what they prefer. However, others believe that it does not use the plant to its full potential.
COMPARING FULL SPECTRUM CBD VS CBD ISOLATE
CBD and other cannabinoids have therapeutic benefits to humans thanks to our endocannabinoid system, a series of cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) throughout the entire body. These receptors react to the cannabinoids our bodies produce which are molecularly very similar to the cannabinoids found in the Hemp plant.
Full spectrum CBD oil products have the advantage of containing many different cannabinoids, terpenes and essential oils that express the potential for a wider holistic reach of effects. Recent studies indicate that the synergistic effects of a full spectrum CBD oil were superior to an isolate in the effective delivery of CBD to the body. Some people find that Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil has a very distinct taste that adds authenticity to the oil.