CBD: Full Spectrum or Isolate?

Full-Spectrum CBD oil contains:

  • the complete natural spectrum of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonides
  • a legal share of maximum 0.2% THC (in Switzerland the legal limit is 1% THC, in Austria 0.3% THC)

CBD isolate consists of:

  • almost 100% CBD (mostly 99% to 99.6%)
  • 0% THC (completely free of the psychoactive component THC)

What is the right thing for me?

If you want to be absolutely safe in the event of a urine check at the workplace or on the road, you can prefer isolate or an oil to which the isolate has been added. The CBD enters the body without a detectable amount of THC being absorbed.

However, in order for the CBD to be fully effective, the interaction with all other naturally occurring substances in hemp extract is recommended. The so-called “entourage effect” comes into play, the cannabinoids and terpenes from a full spectrum product go hand-in-hand and thus the desired effect unfolds best.

Ultimately, each body is individual and it is best to try out what makes sense. Since the recording should generally be done slowly, e. g. with a single drop per day, it is relatively easy to find out early on whether full spectrum or an isolate should be used.