Cannabis products are quite popular lately for medicinal purposes. CBD and Hemp seed oil are the two most commonly used cannabis oil in recent times. There are certain categories of both the oils. Today, we are going to discuss two popular categories of them. That is CBD Isolate and Full Spectrum Hemp oil.
Let’s discuss in brief about their descriptions, benefits, differences between their usage, cons, side effects, drug interactions, and their preferability.
CBD Isolate Oil
CBD Isolate Oil is a kind of natural oil which is extracted from the plant Cannabis sativa. The main component in this oil is CBD. All the other plant matters like chlorophyll, waxes, and oils are removed from it.
The THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol is removed from this oil as well. This is because some people are still not comfortable with it. CBD Isolate Oil does not contain any cannabinoids.
Full Spectrum Hemp Oil
Full Spectrum Hemp Oil is also extracted from the plant cannabis sativa. It is a kind of Hemp Oil which contains Cannabinoids, all essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, flavonoids, terpenes, and other plant matter.
Also, the THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol content in full spectrum hemp oil is greater than CBD isolate oil. It is about 0.3 %.
Difference Between CBD Isolate and Full Spectrum Hemp Oil
CBD Isolate and Full Spectrum Hemp Oil are both popular products of CBD and Hemp. One thing that remains similar between both of them is they are both Cannabidiol. However, there are certain features that differentiate the former from the later.
Here are the differences you need to know about CBD Isolate and Full Spectrum Hemp Oil.
- Firstly, the main component in CBD isolate is CBD.
- Absence of THC and Cannabinoids.
- Also, it is processed further.
- Plant matter like chlorophyll, wax, terpenes, etc. is absent.
Full Spectrum Hemp Oil
- It contains CBD and other plant matter like chlorophyll, wax, terpenes, etc.
- The THC content is about 0.3%.
- Also, it is not processed much unlike CBD Isolate.
The Better One
It must sound very obvious that as the CBD content in CBD Isolate is more, it should be more preferred. But, is it so? Does CBD provide the medical benefits that make CBD Isolate better than the Full Spectrum Hemp oil?
According to some researches conducted by chemists, it was seen that CBD with plant matter and cannabinoids had more benefits. And thus, it was more preferred than the oil with just CBD as its main component. The presence of THC with CBD made it more beneficial for medicinal purpose.
As we all know, Isolate CBD contains pure CBD as its main component but in full spectrum hemp oil plant matter with Cannabinoids are also present with CBD. Thus, it makes the latter better than the former.
However, you should not self prescribe any of the medications. It is always better to consult a medical professional or your doctor before using it.
Usage of CBD Isolate and Full Spectrum Hemp Oil
As we all know, both CBD Isolate and Full Spectrum oil has its own medical benefits. Both of them have been a natural alternative remedy to a lot of diseases. Now, let’s discuss some of the uses of both CBD Isolate and Full Spectrum Hemp oil:
Uses of CBD Isolate Oil
- First of all, it is very beneficial to ease the pain caused by migraines.
- It helps to get rid of any stubborn and chronic pain.
- Also, it is a useful remedy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Uses of Full Spectrum Hemp Oil
- It is very useful to reduce any kind of inflammation.
- Also, it helps to get relief from pain and decrease muscle spasms.
- Helps in skin conditions like psoriasis.
- Slows down the growth of cancer cells.
- Improves the quality of sleep.
- Provides relief from anxiety.
- Keeps Blood sugar levels under control.
As you can see, there are a lot of benefits from both oils. However, Full Spectrum oil has more uses because of its THC content.
Again, consult a medical professional to understand how it can be beneficial for your ailment.
Negative Effects of Using CBD Isolate and Full Spectrum Hemp Oil
Here, I have listed certain cons of them to make you understand it individually and clearly.
First, let’s discuss the problems of using CBD oil. Well, it contains only CBD. Therefore, no such plant matter or cannabinoids are present. Also, it might not be as beneficial as Full Spectrum Hemp oil.
Now, when it comes to Full Spectrum Hemp oil, it might have a strong and natural smell. More studies and researches need to be conducted. Also, the flavour might be strong with the presence of minor THC.
Side Effects and Dosage
The good thing is that no significant side effects have been noted until now. However, there are certain side effects that can occur. I have listed them below individually.
Side effects of CBD isolate mainly are:
- Dry mouth
- Hypotension or low blood pressure
While side effects of Full Spectrum Hemp oil are:
- Mood Swings
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
- Dry mouth
So, you must discuss the right dosage with your doctor to avoid these side effects. It is because most of the times these side effects occur because of overdose. Therefore, it is always better to start with the minimum amount and then increasing the dosage gradually.
If you are on certain medications, do not self-prescribe any of the oils stated above. It is always better to take medical help before using any of them. Here, I have pointed out the drug interactions that might occur in both cases:
- Valproic acid
- HMG CoA reductase inhibitors
- Calcium channel blockers
- HIV antivirals
- Immune modulators
- Angiotensin II blockers
- Oral hypoglycemic agents
So, from the above article, it can be concluded that both Isolate CBD and Full spectrum Hemp oil have their own benefits. Although, the presence of cannabinoids, plant matter, and CBD, makes full spectrum hemp oil more superior than the Isolate CBD oil. However, you should not self-medicate and always consult a professional medical help before starting any of the above product. Discuss the right dosage and use to avoid drug interactions and side effects.