With the CBD industry forecasted as a $2 billion industry by 2022, CBD companies are sprouting up across the nation. Because of this, it’s become increasingly important to understand what to look for in cannabis based products.
A number of companies have turned to CBD isolate as their primary ingredient in supplemental products. While having the most broad array of remedies, cannabidiol (CBD) is just one of over 80 different cannabinoids found within the cannabis plant. CBD in its bare form is extracted from full spectrum hemp oil, therefore creating CBD isolate. With full spectrum hemp products you get a wide range of supplements that the body’s endocannabinoid system was made to receive. Now let’s dive into the pros and cons of CBD isolate vs full spectrum hemp oil.
CBD Isolate vs Full Spectrum Hemp Oil – What’s in it?
While proven to attach to the largest variety of receptors within the body’s endocannabinoid system, CBD is still just one of numerous cannabinoids that humans and animals were made to absorb. When you factor in the variety of essential vitamins and minerals, fatty acids, protein, chlorophyll, fiber, flavonoids, and terpenes only present in full spectrum hemp oil, it’s hard to deny its potential impact.
What you get in full spectrum hemp oil that’s not in CBD isolate:
Cannabinoids – CBD, CBG, CBN, CBC, and many more
Vitamins – A, C, E and B complex vitamins (riboflavin, thiamine, and niacin)
Minerals – Magnesium, zinc, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, and iron
Fatty acids – Omega 3 and Omega 6
Does full spectrum cost more than CBD isolate?
The short answer – NO. When using full spectrum hemp products, multiple cannabinoids, terpenoids, and receptors work together to increase the efficacy of cannabis based products. This process is often referred to as the “entourage effect”. Because of this, people and animals are able to consume less hemp oil while achieving the same desired results. Therefore, full spectrum hemp oil costs less than CBD isolate. But to be fair, there are a number of hemp oil companies out there offering full spectrum products at cheaper price points. Something to consider is that not all full spectrum hemp oil is created equal – but most of it is. As you might know, a lot of CBD products on the market today contain hemp oil from the same distributor. While efficient, this doesn’t grant much oversight throughout the grow cycle of hemp or manufacturing process thereafter. The only way around this is to own your supply chain, thus creating premium “farm to bottle” hemp products. With 75 acres of organically grown Colorado hemp, plus a 10,000 sq ft cGMP facility, Green Lotus has positioned itself in a way that guarantees the best quality full spectrum hemp oil products.
Benefits of the Green Lotus “farm to bottle” process:
- Transparency – All our products undergo extensive third-party lab testing
- Adaptability – Our process allows us to adapt to the needs of our customers
- Quality control – Our GMP facility allows for in-house research and development
- Less processed – All products are made from 100% whole plant organic hemp
Which is Better? CBD Isolate vs Full Spectrum Hemp Oil
Evidence would suggest that full spectrum hemp oil is simply more effective, efficient and affordable. CBD isolate lacks the different cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids, along with a wide range of vitamins and minerals that work together to increase the efficacy of cannabis products. At Green Lotus one of our goals is to continuously expand our learnings and understandings of cannabis as a whole, helping you determine what’s best for you and your loved ones. Our take is that full spectrum hemp oil provides maximum support for the body, helping people and animals maintain homeostasis. What about you?
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