As we’ve said many times before, the Cannabis Sativa plant is incredibly complex; there is far more to it than getting high.
THC and CBD are just two of the 400 cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenes found in the plant.
Generally, in the UK, CBD E-Liquid falls into one of three categories: Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum and Isolate.
Let's take a look at the benefits of each type.
What is the difference between Broad Spectrum, Full Spectrum and Isolate?
Isolate products contain only pure CBD that has been extracted and isolated from the other compounds in the cannabis plant - hence its name.
On the other hand, the full and broad-spectrum varieties of CBD contain several of the other cannabinoids and terpenes found in the plant.
Full Spectrum CBD products contain the entire contents of the CBD plant including THC. If the plant contains more than the legal limit of 0.2% it is considered illegal in the UK.
Broad Spectrum also contains the other compounds found in the cannabis plant. The only exception is that any trace of THC is removed. This makes these products legal for consumption in the UK. Broad Spectrum products are unlikely to trigger a positive drugs test.
Obviously, we are unable to sell Full Spectrum CBD products, but Elevate, our UK CBD E-liquid brand is now available in both broad-spectrum and isolate varieties.
Which type of CBD E-Liquid is best - Isolate, Full or Broad Spectrum?
There is no 'best' type of CBD Oil. Instead, you should try to understand the benefits of each so you can make the best personal decision for you.
We'll list some of the pros and cons below:
The purest form of CBD, in which all other plant compounds and cannabinoids have been completely removed.
|The purest form of CBD
|Users do not benefit from the plant's other compounds
|No risk of psychoactive effects
|Tasteless and odourless - great to mix with new flavours.
|Impossible to trigger a positive drugs test.
CBD Isolate is a great choice for those new to cannabis products and fancy trying something without the smell or taste of cannabis. An isolate is also a great option for anyone who is required to take drug tests and cannot risk trace amounts of THC being found in their body.
Full Spectrum contains the entire contents of the cannabis plant; including THC.
|Full-spectrum products undergo the least processing
|Depending on the concentration of THC, can be illegal
|Users experience the full benefits of the cannabis plant.
|Could show up on a drugs test.
Full Spectrum products are a great option for medical users who have been prescribed a specific THC/CBD ratio by their doctor. It is only advisable to vape Full Spectrum products in countries where THC is legal or if you have a full medical prescription
Broad Spectrum products are the happy medium between Isolate and Full Spectrum. It contains all the compounds found the cannabis plant with the exception of THC.
|Full benefits of cannabis without the high
|Can have a strong taste and flavour
Broad-Spectrum is an option for anyone who requires a deeper therapeutic effect than isolate can provide. It is also an option for anyone who enjoys the taste, effects and aromas of cannabis without getting high.
So as usual, we're on the fence; I don't think any type CBD E-liquid is the best. Instead, each of us has our own individual habits and requirements. it is these that will determine which kind of CBD Vape Oil is best for ourselves.
For some of us, Broad Spectrum CBD may offer the best choice as it delivers the full benefits of Cannabis without any psychoactive. For others, a high-dosage of pure CBD isolate may do the trick and it'll likely taste great too. Medical users, however, may require the benefits that THC can provide and will have to stick to full-spectrum.