What is the difference between Full spectrum, Isolate and Broad spectrum CBD products?

Full-spectrum means that the product contains the full spectrum of compounds (cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, etc.) found in the hemp plant, including the cannabinoid, THC. (Though only products with THC levels of less than 0.3% are federally legal at this time). The range of this full spectrum can vary greatly depending on the quality of hemp and the extraction process used. (Click here to read more on the two most common extractions methods) 


Isolate CBD products are made from pure CBD isolate that has been singly separated from the hemp distillate extract. These products contain nothing else from the hemp plant except for CBD – no terpenes, no other beneficial cannabinoids. Initially, isolate CBD products were considered the best option for those who wanted THC-Free to ensure they never failed a drug test. Recent studies, however, are showing that due the “entourage effect”, broad spectrum (THC-free) products may provide better results.  (Click here for more information on the CBD entourage effect). 


Broad spectrum products are the same as full spectrum EXCEPT that all traces of THC have been removed. (For information on the organic safe method we use to remove THC, click here.)  This product is preferred by consumers who want the synergistic benefits of the other hemp compounds, but who may be tested for THC (at work or in athletic programs) and can not risk having a positive drug test.  Even though with the low legal THC levels (0.3%) that risk is minimal, if it is your livelihood, any risk is unacceptable.