Isolate vs Full Spectrum

Posted On: Mar 14, 2019 | Mike McCue

The hemp plant contains hundreds of different phytochemicals including cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds. Full spectrum CBD or hemp oil generally refers to products that not only contain CBD but contain the other plant molecules as well. This version of CBD oil is minimally refined, leaving most of the cannabinoids and terpenes intact and in the oil.

Full spectrum sometimes also called “whole plant,” means the full plant extract is included. Full spectrum provides more of the plant’s molecules in ratios and amounts that nature intended.

While there is still more research to be done, there are indications that show cannabinoids and terpenes work together to influence each other. This synergistic effect is called the entourage effect and has seen CBD work with THC to reduce the effects of a high and CBD to influence one’s cannabinoid receptors. All of ProMED’s full spectrum products contain .3 TCH or less. ProMED full spectrum products consist of 500mg Oil Drops in Strawberry Guava Flavor1000mg Oil Drops in Strawberry Guava Flavor,25mg Gel Capsules and250mg Pain Cream with cooling action


CBD isolate products are generally labeled as being 99 percent or more pure CBD depending on the form they come in. As the name suggests, these products have been isolated down to just the CBD molecule. They have no other active ingredient and just aim to deliver therapeutic doses of CBD, isolated from the other cannabinoids and terpenes.

CBD isolate products often come as a white powder or a mix with a carrier oil such as MCT oil for improved absorption. All of ProMED’s isolate contains 0% THC. ProMED isolate products consist of 500mg Oil Drops with natural flavor1000mg Oil Drops with natural flavor25mg Gel CapsulesFDA approved 500mg Sport Pain CreamFDA approved 320mg Pain Balm Stick250mg Pain Cream with cooling action25mg Sleep Aid and our 1g Raw Isolate Powder


Full spectrum CBD oil products have the advantage of containing many different cannabinoids and terpenes and the potential for a wider health reach. A recent study indicated the synergistic effects of a full spectrum CBD oil.

CBD isolates do allow users to easily get large amounts of CBD and know how much they’re getting. With the growing amount of evidence behind CBD and CBD alone it should not be overlooked.

Some people find the taste of hemp extract unpleasant, which may mean they should try a CBD isolate (or another method of taking CBD such as ProMED CBD Gel Capsules. The lack of flavor might also make isolate a better choice for cooking with CBD or mixing into some CBD cocktails. ProMED Raw CBD isolate powder can also be an appealing option for making CBD products for personal use, such as homemade CBD massage oil. Please see our Cooking With Isolate Blog to get AMAZING CBD RECIPIES.

Isolates can sometimes be more expensive than full spectrum CBD. Isolates undergo more extensive refinement and require more plant matter to get high levels of isolated cannabidiol. At ProMED we price our Isolate and Full spectrum products the same so you never have to worry about paying more!


It’s hard to know which one is best for you without trying them both and see how you react.  We recommend trying a variety of products and assessing how you feel. If you’re finding your condition is not reacting significantly to a full spectrum oil then trying an isolate may be the way to go, and vice versa.Therefore ProMED CBD has both Isolate and Full spectrum products. We want our customers to have the best of both worlds!



Isolate vs Full Spectrum


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