The introduction of cannabidiol (CBD), to the medical community has catapulted the reputation and applications of hemp oil for patients seeking natural forms of treatment.
As the term suggests, full spectrum CBD comes with all the of the cannabinoids present in the plant.
In hemp oil, this includes a long list of cannabis compounds. When CBD is in isolate form, it is separated from other cannabis compounds in the source plant. It was previously believed that CBD isolates were more potent and concentrated than full spectrum CBD. This assertion was eventually debunked by a study from the Lautenberg Center for General Tumor Immunology in Jerusalem. In the 2015 study, researchers were able to prove that full spectrum CBD is capable of offering greater levels of relief, as higher doses were administered to mice. By comparison, the group that was given CBD isolate did not experience the same level of relief at higher doses
To help you understand how these two CBD formulas differ, we will explain this to you with simple example. Imagine two types of spaghetti sauce.
So, in the first bowl, you’ll find a simple spaghetti sauce made out of pure tomatoes (CBD isolate).On the other hand, in the second bowl you can find a more complex spaghetti sauce, containing roasted garlic and fragrant Italian herbs (full spectrum CBD). It’s clear that both bowls are holding spaghetti sauce.
But the second recipe is more flavorful and interacts with one’s taste buds differently (also known as the “entourage effect”).
Based on the comparison above, full spectrum hemp oil is more effective than CBD isolate, making it highly recommended for patients interested in holistic approaches to disease treatments.