Understanding Isolates, Broad Spectrum, and Full Spectrum products

What’s that mean? We See This Question A Lot…

Some folks are eager to add CBD to their wellness practice, but may second guess when they don’t understand what things like CBD isolates, broad-spectrum, and full-spectrum means on the product label. We get it because shopping for CBD is fairly new and it’s smart to be informed, especially when it comes to your health.

Isolates Broad Spectrum Full Spectrum


  • A CBD isolate is the purest and most potent form of CBD. However, this does not necessarily make it most effective in the human body.

    CBD isolates can give desirable results and are usually preferred by people who simply choose not to have THC or other any other cannabinoids in their product.


  • Broad-spectrum extracts have all the other beneficial cannabinoids, terpenes, and essential oils naturally found in the hemp plant – minus the trace amounts of THC.

    This way a full buffet of compounds works together in a synergistic way but without the minute traces of THC included.


  • A full spectrum extract will have all those same beneficial phytocannabinoids as the broad-spectrum but it will include very small amounts of THC (less than .3%).

    This full extraction allows all of the active compounds to work together to enhance their collective benefits.