Pure CBD vs Full Spectrum CBD Oil
What’s the difference between Pure CBD and Full Spectrum CBD Oil?Which Phocus product is right for you? Not sure? Don’t sweat it. We’re here to give you a helping hand.
So, you’ve heard about CBD Oil and you think it could help. The only thing is, you’re not sure which product to buy. What is CBD exactly? Do you buy Pure CBD or Full Spectrum CBD? What’s the difference anyway? All good questions.
What is CBD?CBD, or cannabidiol, is an active chemical compound or cannabinoid that is found in a hemp plant. It occurs naturally too. Unlike its cousin tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which also occurs naturally, it's not psychoactive. Which means that it won’t get you high.
Let’s start at the startWhen we first extract CBD from our hemp plants, it contains different types of compounds known as cannabinoids. There are actually over a hundred cannabinoids that naturally occur in the extraction process.
So, other than CBD, what other ingredients can you expect to find? Well, different phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids make an appearance. These are all natural things that you’d expect to find in a plant, including a very small amount of THC. Cannabinoids such as cannabigerol (CBG) and cannabinol (CBN) are other examples found on the cannabinoid spectrum, all of which have various ranges of effects.
The cannabinoid spectrum range determines whether a product is Pure CBD or Full Spectrum CBD.
Keeping up so far?
What is Full Spectrum CBD Oil?
Now that we’ve covered the basics we’re going to explain what Full Spectrum CBD Oil means and what it can do for you.
So, we’ve covered the fact that when we extract CBD from our organic hemp plants, it contains other phytocannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids. Essentially, Full Spectrum CBD Oil is what you get when the other ingredients aren’t removed. Basically, it’s CBD in its most natural form.
It’s believed that Full Spectrum CBD has a greater therapeutic potential than Pure CBD. When CBD is combined with other naturally occurring phytocannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, it’s said to have the ‘entourage effect.’
The advantage of the entourage effectThe entourage theory suggests that the different compounds found in cannabinoids, phytocannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids all work in harmony within the human body.
Think of each compound as a person within the workplace. Each person has their own set of skills and abilities. When working on a big project, different people with different skills and abilities work together towards one goal. When these partnerships are formed, the team is stronger and can achieve much more.
So, when we combine the multiple compounds in Full Spectrum CBD, you don’t just end up with the sum of each part. Chemistry amplifies each compound, it has a multiplying effect. It is for this reason that many people believe that using all of the compounds from a hemp plant is a much more effective option when it comes to relieving unwanted symptoms.
Where does that leave Pure CBD Oil?
Pure CBD Oil, or CBD Isolate, doesn’t have the other stuff in it. There’s no other cannabinoids, phytocannabinoids, terpenes or flavonoids. There’s just cannabidiol (CBD) and MCT Oil.
Now that you know Full Spectrum CBD Oil is made up of all the other natural compounds found in hemp plants, you might be wondering how Pure CBD Oil is actually made. Where do all of the other cannabinoids, phytocannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids go?
Pure CBD Oil follows the same extraction process as Full Spectrum Oil, initially. It is lifted from the hemp plant through extraction. However, it then goes through the chromatography process, which removes the other plant materials that are left after extraction. This leaves you with pure CBD crystals which are both odourless and flavourless. Add MCT Oil, and you’ve got Pure CBD Oil.
What’s the advantage of Pure CBD Oil?
There are advantages that Pure CBD Oil has over Full Spectrum CBD Oil.
Firstly, this product is CBD in its purest form. That means compounds such as THC, which are psychoactive, have been removed. Those who feel uncomfortable taking THC prefer this option.
Flavonoids are also removed from Pure CBD. The plus side to this is that Pure CBD Oil is therefore completely flavourless. Good news if you want relief from your symptoms without any unwanted tastes.
What’s better? Full Spectrum CBD or Pure CBD?
It completely depends on you. Factors such as personal preference, your lifestyle and type of pain relief you need will influence your decision. Here are some examples where one product might be better than the other.
“I don’t feel comfortable taking anything with THC in it.”
In this case, Pure CBD Oil is the product for you as it contains no traces of THC and is 99.5% CBD isolate. However, you should also understand that while our Full Spectrum CBD Oil contains THC, it is less than 0.2%. So it’s won’t make you feel high.
“I want to experience the maximum impact that CBD Oil can offer.”
If you want the maximum impact, Full Spectrum CBD Oil is the better choice. It contains other cannabinoids which work alongside CBD. The entourage effect caused by the chemical reaction between the different compounds is thought to have a multiplying effect when it comes to pain relief.
“I have a drugs test coming up.”
If for any reason you have a drugs test, you should purchase Pure CBD Oil as it does not contain THC or psychoactive compounds.
“I’m worried that taking CBD Oil will get me high.”
THC is the psychoactive compound that can make you ‘high.’ While it is present in Full Spectrum CBD, there is less than 0.2%. In such small quantities, taking Full Spectrum CBD won’t make you feel high. Pure CBD Oil doesn’t contain any THC, so that won’t make you feel high either. So, you’re free to choose from either.