CBD Crystal Isolate vs. Full Spectrum CBD: Which One is Better?
Hmmm…before we answer that question, can we ask you a few of our own?
Which one is better: House paint or nail polish? A cotton ball or an iron? A baby stroller or a skateboard?
Uh, hello! It’s impossible to answer these types of questions if you’re not sure about the goal you’re trying to accomplish. What do we mean?
You wouldn’t paint your bedroom with nail polish.
You can’t remove wrinkles with a cotton ball.
And (we hope!) you would never dream of strapping your baby to a skateboard.
(See where we’re going with this?)
OK, so first, let’s make sure you understand what these popular new CBD products actually are. Don’t worry, we’ll keep it simple and just stick to the basics.
What is CBD?
CBD is the abbreviation for a chemical compound known as “cannabinoid,” that is found in the cannabis (marijuana) plant. Unlike the other main compounds that are found in cannabis, namely, tetrahydrocannabinol (better known as THC), CBD doesn’t cause any mind-altering psychotropic effects. In layman’s terms…it won’t get you high. That’s because almost all CBD is extracted from the hemp plant (a variety of the cannabis plant) which has (almost) no THC.
What is CBD Crystal Isolate?
It’s a 100% natural crystalized powder of CBD that has been isolated from all other cannabinoids and mind-altering compounds and is 99.999 percent pure. It’s the latest and greatest option on the market, because of its many beneficial characteristics.
What are the Benefits of CBD Crystal Isolate?
Relief from pain, inflammation, headaches, arthritis, mood disorders and other general health issues are just some of the many benefits of CBD Crystal Isolate. It’s even being researched on its ability to control and reduce violent epileptic seizures in children.
What about Full Spectrum CBD?
Full Spectrum CBD does NOT undergo the purifying process that the isolate goes through and therefore still contains a variety of other compounds that are naturally found in hemp that are not removed in the isolation (extraction) process. These compounds are known as terpines, which are chemicals such as CBN, CBG, THCV and up to .03% of THC (the psychotropic compound found in marijuana).
Why do so many people choose CBD Crystal Isolate over Full Spectrum CBD?
- Many people prefer to avoid cannabis products that have the active trace chemical THC because even though it won’t make you high, it can be problematic and throw off the results of drug tests.
- Because it’s so pure, CBD Isolate is very easy to dose.
- Because it has no traces of THC, it is federally legal anywhere in the United States.
In the final analysis, the choice between Crystal Isolate vs. Full Spectrum all boils down to what your needs and expectations are and why you plan to use CBD in the first place. Instead of asking which one is better, ask yourself this question: Does the trace presence of psychotropic THC play a role in your decision?
And speaking of decisions, if you’re making yours based on medical or health conditions, be sure to consult with your doctor before making the choice to use any of the CBD products on the market.
We hope that now that you’ve learned the basics, you’ll be able to make an informed, and educated decision about which form of CBD is best for you.