What's the Difference Between Full Spectrum Hemp Oil and CBD Isolate?
One of the big questions that comes about today when talking about hemp extracts is what is the difference between full spectrum hemp oil and CBD isolate? There are over 113 different cannabinoids present in the hemp and cannabis plants. They all have different characteristics and offer different benefits. The two most known cannabinoids are THC and CBD. THC is responsible for the psychoactive properties of cannabis. It is found in trace amounts of less than .3% in hemp, therefore it is non-psychoactive in hemp oil. CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is not only the cannabinoid that comes in the highest concentration but it is also the most beneficial. In CBD isolate, the only cannabinoid molecule present is cannabidiol, everything else has been removed. In full spectrum hemp oil, you get all present cannabinoids as well as essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, terpenes, chlorophyll, protein, flavonoids, and fiber. When using a full spectrum you are getting the benefits of each and every cannabinoid independently, as well as the benefits that these compounds offer when working synergistically.
Which One is Right For Me?
While both offer numerous health benefits, full spectrum offers even more. Isolate is essentially giving you a pure dose of the most beneficial cannabinoid. That being said, full spectrum has ALL of the cannabinoids with ALL of the benefits this amazing plant has to offer. The one circumstance that we recommend taking isolate over full spectrum is if you are subject to drug testing. Full spectrum hemp oil does have low doses of THC, and while you aren’t going to get high, it can accumulate in the body and lead to high enough levels to cause you to fail a drug test.
What is the Right Dosage?
There is no singular dosage that’s going to work for everyone for every condition. It’s much like anesthetics, each individual is going to metabolize and react uniquely. You are going to have to do a little experimenting to get the answer that’s right for you. Luckily, there is no way to overdose on hemp oil or CBD isolate. We always recommend to start low and increase as needed. If it’s more preventative and for overall wellness 20 to 40 milligrams a day could be perfect for you. If you have chronic pain or more serious conditions you may find you need between 75 to 150 milligrams a day. A good starting place is 20 milligrams 1 to 2 times a day. Then increase 20 milligrams a day at a time until you reach the desired effect.
What is MCT Oil?
MCT stands for Medium Chain Triglycerides or medium chain fatty acids. It is derived from coconut oil or palm oil. There are numerous types of fatty acids found in coconut and palm oil, but only 4 that are classified as MCT's, C6, C8, C10, and C12. Only C6, C8, and C10 have the unique ability to bypass the digestive tract and go straight to the liver, which is why it's an ideal carrier oil for cannabinoids. Our MCT oil is derived only from young ORGANIC coconuts and is concentrated with C8 and C10 which don't have to be processed by the liver, therefore, are immediately passed to the bloodstream along with all active cannabinoids.