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Full spectrum, 
broad spectrum, or isolates?

Full spectrum extracts contain all the compounds found in the cannabis plant, including THC, while broad spectrum extracts contain a wide range of compounds without THC. Isolates are a single cannabinoid, typically CBD or THC, extracted and isolated from the cannabis plant. They lack other cannabinoids and terpenes, which offers precise dosing without the entourage effect.

 

All types of extracts offer potential therapeutic benefits, and the choice between them depends on individual preferences and sensitivities to THC.

Full Spectrum

  • Full spectrum cannabis extracts contain all the naturally occurring compounds found in the cannabis plant, including cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and other phytochemicals.

  • These extracts may contain THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis, along with other cannabinoids such as CBD, CBG, and CBN, as well as trace amounts of other compounds.

  • Full spectrum extracts are believed to produce an "entourage effect," where the combination of cannabinoids and terpenes work synergistically to enhance the therapeutic effects of the extract.

  • Users may experience the full range of effects associated with cannabis consumption, including potential psychoactive effects from THC.

Broad Spectrum

  • Broad spectrum cannabis extracts contain a wide range of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other beneficial compounds found in the cannabis plant, but without THC.

  • These extracts undergo additional processing to remove THC while preserving other cannabinoids and terpenes.

  • Broad spectrum extracts are often preferred by individuals who want to avoid the psychoactive effects of THC while still benefitting from the potential therapeutic effects of other cannabinoids and terpenes.

  • Like full spectrum extracts, broad spectrum extracts may also produce an entourage effect, albeit without the presence of THC.

Isolate

  • Cannabis isolate is a pure form of a single cannabinoid, typically CBD or THC, extracted and isolated from the cannabis plant.

  • Isolates undergo extensive processing to remove all other cannabinoids, terpenes, and plant matter, resulting in a crystalline or powder form of the isolated cannabinoid.

  • Isolates are often used by individuals who want to consume a specific cannabinoid without any other compounds present, or who want to avoid the risk of psychoactive effects associated with THC.

  • While isolates lack the entourage effect seen in full spectrum and broad spectrum extracts, they offer precise dosing and may be suitable for individuals with specific medical needs or preferences.

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