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

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

08 February | Daniel Hollyman

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There are a whole variety of CBD products out there. But do you really know what’s in your CBD products? Full-spectrum CBD oil and CBD Isolate are both extracts from the hemp plant you can find in cannabidiol products, but there are also some key differences between them. Read on to learn more about the terminology, the difference between CBD Isolate and full-spectrum CBD, and how to choose which is best for your specific needs.

Full-spectrum CBD oil

What is full-spectrum CBD?

Full-spectrum CBD is a natural extract from the cannabis plant. It’s less refined than CBD Isolate, which means it contains small amounts of other cannabinoids, such as THC. In full-spectrum CBD oil, you can also find compounds like flavonoids and terpenes, which are responsible for the product’s scent and flavour.

Where to find full-spectrum CBD oil?

Full-spectrum CBD oil can be found in our range of drops. We combine full spectrum with CBD Isolate to increase their efficiency. We also add terpenes back in after extraction to ensure you get the best results. The presence of terpenes is essential for full-spectrum CBD oils as they help produce the best possible effects.

CBD Isolate

What is CBD Isolate?

CBD Isolate is the purest form of naturally occurring CBD, containing up to 99.9%. Contrary to full-spectrum, CBD Isolate is further refined so it doesn’t contain any other cannabinoids. There is no THC, flavonoids or terpenes in this form.

Benefits of CBD Isolate

Being the purest form, CBD Isolate offers two main benefits:
Flavourless and odourless. If you’re not keen on cannabis scents and flavours, CBD Isolate is the perfect product. You can find it with added flavours and scents such as our Lemon Haze CBD Go.
Entirely THC-free. While very small doses of THC are legal in CBD products, you might want to avoid it altogether – in which case CBD Isolate is perfect for you!

Where to find CBD Isolate?

We only use CBD Isolate in our CBD Go products but also in CBD Creams & Balms, along with a range of natural ingredients. We also use it in our CBD Drops, combined with full-spectrum CBD oil.


CBD Isolate or full-spectrum CBD oil: what to choose?

In conclusion, we recommend using CBD Isolate if you prefer a THC-free product with a neutral taste and smell, or going for full-spectrum CBD oil if you prefer an earthy taste and scent and a less refined product. But why not use both? Combining the two forms increases the efficiency of CBD in your endocannabinoid system, without any harmful side effects. That’s why we use both CBD Isolate and full-spectrum CBD oil in our CBD Drops for maximum efficiency.

Overall, the most important is to choose quality products, tested to high standards. At Cali Greens, we take pride in the quality of our ingredients. We extract our CBD from sustainable and legally grown hemp farms in Colorado, USA, and we test and record every batch we produce to ensure you get the highest quality and right amount of CBD.

Discover our range of CBD products here.