What is the different between full spectrum, broad spectrum, and isolate?

January 05, 2020 1 min read

Full Spectrum: includes all the benefits of the hemp plant including a variety of essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, proteins, terpenes, flavonoids and fiber. Hudson Greens Full spectrum Hemp Extract has been meticulously formulated as full spectrum, offering users a powerful dose of nature’s medicines that work synchronously to regulate the body’s homeostasis, yielding what is known as the Entourage Effect. 

Hudson Greens CBD is full-spectrum to provide the benefits of all of the natural compounds present in the hemp plant for maximum benefit. The effect of all of these cannabinoids working in orchestra is known as the entourage effect. Broad Spectrum and Isolate CBD only contains cannabidiol which is only one of the many powerful compounds found in the hemp plant and does not provide full plant benefit.

Broad Spectrum: is full spectrum oil that has been further refined to take out beneficial compounds  that can include terpenes, THC and other medical benefits. The downside to broad spectrum is similar to that of isolate in that CBD alone does not absorb or travel as far through the body without its Entourage. This limits the bioavailability and body’s uptake, reducing the effectiveness of CBD.

Isolate: as its name implies, is oil that has been highly refined, removing all of the other beneficial compounds found in the Hemp plant through chemical processes and filtration. Typicallyhydrocarbons such as Butane and Pentane are used during the creation of isolate which yields a product with high concentrations of CBD. Again, the downside to isolate is thatmany of the beneficial medicinal compounds in the Hemp plant are completely removed with harsh solvents, further reducing the bioavailability and effectiveness.