Whole flower extracts and CBD isolates make up the majority of products in the cannabis and hemp industries, so what’s the difference between the two?
For starters, if an extract is whole-flower, this means it contains all of the phytochemicals naturally found in the cannabis/hemp flower, including CBD and other cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and essential oils. The purpose of extracting the whole flower is for the enhanced bioavailability achieved from the entourage effect of the whole plant working together. Lawful whole flower extracts from hemp still contain trace amounts of THC but no more than .3%. If your occupation prohibits you from having THC in your system, we recommend choosing a broad spectrum product since the THC is removed while keeping intact the rest of the phytochemicals.
Secondly, let’s go over CBD isolate. Isolate is the purest form of CBD and is made by removing CBD from all the other phytochemicals. The advantage of using CBD isolate is that it’s the highest concentration of CBD per serving, lower prices, and you can benefit from the effects of CBD alone; however there’s no entourage effect.