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Full Spectrum vs. Broad-Spectrum and CBD Isolate

What the !#$% is the difference between full-spectrum vs. broad-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate? You see these all the time plastered across different CBD product bags, bottles, and advertisements: full-spectrum CBD, broad-spectrum CBD, and CBD isolate. It’s hard enough keeping up with all the different methods of consumption and administration, but it can be even more difficult keeping up with the varietal CBD products. Now, we’re sure you’re wondering, what’s the difference between broad-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate? Heck, what’s the difference between full-spectrum and broad-spectrum? We’re here to break it all down for you because we want you to feel educated and confident when choosing the best CBD products for yourself, friends, and family. 

What is Full-Spectrum CBD?

Full-spectrum CBD, especially in oil or tincture form, is the type of CBD product you’ll usually come across most often. The “full-spectrum” label comes from the variety of cannabinoids and terpenes compounds that can be found within the product. It’s that hot phrase you see all over town: The Entourage Effect. Those terpenes and additional cannabinoids have a lot to do with the therapeutic properties of the cannabis plant, which makes the argument for The Entourage Effect that much stronger. Oftentimes you’ll hear people argue that full-spectrum CBD products are the way to go due to the benefits of “whole plant medicine”.

What is Broad Spectrum CBD?

Ah, our fancy friend! Broad-spectrum CBD contains everything that full-spectrum CBD does minus tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Yes, that means that broad-spectrum CBD is THC-free so for anyone with an upcoming drug test (still, be careful and check out our FAQs for more info in regards to the drug testing topic) or someone who just doesn’t want to consume THC, broad-spectrum CBD products are a great option. 


What is CBD Isolate?

The easiest way to remember what’s distinctive about CBD isolate...just take a look at the name. “CBD ISOLATE” means there’s only CBD in that product. Why do people often times opt for CBD isolate? Well, despite the fact that there is growing evidence that CBD works better in conjunction with other cannabinoids, i.e., THC, CBN, CBG, etc., as well as with terpenes, some people prefer to treat ailments and symptoms with only CBD and they swear it works best for them. As always, it just comes down to what works best for YOU.

CBD Tinctures

One of the most common varietal forms of CBD products would be the CBD tincture. CBD tinctures can be used orally, sublingually, or topically. They are likely the most versatile of all CBD products near you. If you opt for sublingual administration, be sure to keep the oil under your tongue for 60-90 seconds for optimal results. ⁣

Best THC-Free CBD Products

If you’re looking for the best broad-spectrum and isolate CBD products in VA + DC area, look no further than us — District Hemp Botanicals! We have officially launched a limited release of THC-free broad-spectrum and CBD isolate hemp oil tinctures and we are excited to share these CBD products with you. To make a purchase, click here, give us a call at (571) 799-9914, or come see us at one of our stores in Manassas, VA, Leesburg, VA, or Dupont Circle, Washington, DC. We look forward to helping you out by answering any questions you may have!