Full Spectrum CBD contains the benefits of the whole plant, rather than just extracting one aspect of the Cannabis plant. CBD isolate is much cheaper to produce but it does not offer the same robust benefits as the full spectrum variety. That’s because CBD isolate is simply one compound from the entire plant, extracted and isolated.
For the most effective wellness benefits, choose full spectrum CBD–which means whole plant CBD. You get the Cannabinoids, terpenes, chlorophyll and other nutrients from the leaves, flowers, stalks, seeds–the entire plant. Full spectrum CBD does contain less than 0.3% THC, which helps to activate the Cannabinoids in your cream, oil, or other full spectrum CBD product. This is not enough to give you any psychoactive reaction, yet it will increase the wellness benefits.
The chemical properties of CBD are similar to the over 80 different compounds that are collectively known as cannabinoids, and these are the chemical substances that are found in the average cannabis plant. Though there are many cannabinoids in the Cannabis plant as well as those found in other herbs, CBD is by far the strongest and most powerful phytocannabinoid.