Full Spectrum CBD or Isolate CBD 

It has long been held that cannabis has certain healing properties. It has also been known that cannabis can get you high. Over time, we have learned how to separate the two components of cannabis and isolate the healing properties known as cannabidiol (CBD).

 The introduction to and use of cannabidiol (CBD) by the medical profession has brought about wide-spread prescriptions of CBD to patients seeking natural forms of treatment. It is frequently, but not exclusively, prescribed to: 

  • relieve pain and inflammation,
  • reduce anxiety,
  • reduce chronic inflammation,
  • relieves nausea,
  • fight cancer,
  • treat seizures, and
  • promote cardiovascular health. 

As CBD becomes more and more popular, questions about how it’s prepared become more and more relevant. One important question about CBD is “What’s the difference between Full Spectrum CBD and Isolate CBD?” The follow-up question is “Which one is better?” 

In order to provide a proper answer, we must first answer the questions that define both Full Spectrum CBD and Isolate CBD.


What is Full Spectrum CBD?

Full Spectrum CBD is processed to include the multitude of cannabinoids present in the original plant including cannabinol (CBN), Cannabicyclol (CBL), tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV), and cannabichromevarinic acid (CBCVA). Trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are also found.

Full Spectrum CBD, quite simply, includes all these compounds originally present in the plant.


What is Isolate CBD? 

Isolate CBD is created when the cannabidiol is separated and isolated from the other cannabis compounds of the source plant. 

It was previously believed that the isolated CBD was stronger and more concentrated than full spectrum CBD. A 2015 study conducted by the Lautenberg Center for General Tumor Immunology in Jerusalem, IsraelOvercoming the Bell-Shaped Dose-Response of Cannabidiol by using Cannabis Extract Enriched in Cannabidiol proved that full spectrum CBD offered greater relief when administered to mice in higher dosages. 

The study showed that Isolate CBD was not able to offer the same relief as the Full Spectrum CBD. 


Which is better: Full Spectrum CBD or Isolate CBD? 

Based on the foregoing information, it is widely believed that full spectrum CBD is more effective than isolate CBD. Patients interested in a holistic approach to medicinal cannabis treatments are widely using Isolate CBD. 

CBD is available in many form factors.Click here to see our selection of soft gel capsules. 

Gallily, R. , Yekhtin, Z. and Hanuš, L. (2015) Overcoming the Bell-Shaped Dose-Response of Cannabidiol by Using Cannabis Extract Enriched in Cannabidiol. Pharmacology & Pharmacy, 6, 75-85. doi: 10.4236/pp.2015.62010.


The Most Common Ways to Take CBD

When it comes to taking your daily dose of CBD, there are many ways from which to choose. The most common are: 

  • Tinctures,
  • Vape Pens,
  • Gel Caps,
  • Salves, and
  • Edibles. 

All these options are effective ways to take advantage of the healing nature of CBD. Some people are more comfortable with one method while others enjoy them all. It’s a matter of personal preference. We recommend trying them all and seeing what works best for you.


CBD Tinctures

Tinctures are CBD suspended in oil. The most commonly used oils are coconut, red palm, and hemp seed. Tinctures are normally taken sublingually with a dropper or a pump bottle. Some people add tinctures to their food or beverage. 

When taken under the tongue, the CBD in the tinctures is absorbed into your bloodstream fast. You may feel its impact in as little as 15 minutes. Tinctures are a low calorie, smoke-free alternative for taking your CBD.


CBD Vape Pens

One of the easiest ways to take your daily dose of CBD is with a Vape Pen. A vape pen is a means to breathe in the CBD and absorb it directly into your lungs. Some believe that this is the best and most effective way to get your daily dose of CBD. 

Vaping increases the speed with which your body absorbs the CBD. Many people feel the effects of CBD very quickly. Vaping is an extremely efficient delivery method for CBD.



CBD Gel Caps

An alternative to vaping, for patients who don’t like inhaling an aerosol, is taking CBD Gel Caps orally. It’s easier and less evasive than vaping and there’s no concern for any health risks that may be associated with vaping. 

At Gel Cap Concepts, all our gel caps are laboratory tested for dosage and potency. They are available in different strengths.


CBD Salves

Topical salves take advantage of the body’s largest organ: the skin. The CBD is absorbed directly into your body through the epidermis.

One of the advantages of topical CBD administration is the localized pain relief that occurs when the salve is rubbed directly on the skin. It’s one of the added benefits of topical absorption.


CBD Chocolates

CBD Chocolates are relatively new and growing in popularity at many dispensaries and storefronts. They are one of the best-tasting ways to take your CBD. When trained cannabis confectioners create your chocolate, the CBD is precisely dosed and measured. It’s also delicious!

Whether you were referred to us by your health practitioner a medical doctor, or are self-medicating based on experience, you can confidently ingest the CBD chocolate and other edible products available from Gel Cap Concepts.


Talk with Your Doctor Before taking CBD

Even though CBD has been shown to be safe, we always recommend caution when taking any of our products. Always ask your doctor or medical professional when taking CBD especially if you are already taking other medications. This website is not designed to provide medical advice.


CBD for Pets

Gel Cap Concepts knows how important your pets are to you and your family. We also carry a line of CBD pet treats just for them.

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