When deciding which CBD or CBN product is right for you, you’ll likely find yourself choosing between two options: CBD or CBN isolate and full spectrum products. While both forms of CBD or CBN are great, they do have their advantages and disadvantages. To start with, you have to know what distinguishes these two forms of CBD and CBN apart from one another.
CBD and CBN Isolate
When we’re talking about CBD or CBN isolate, we’re talking about the purest form of CBD or CBN that you can find. By isolating the CBD or CBN, you are getting a product that has all other compounds removed from it, including:
- Plant Parts
- Other Cannabinoids
In removing everything else, you are left with pure CBD or CBN that is generally considered safe and effective. There are certain cannabinoids that may be more beneficial than others for specific ailments. For example, CBN has shown potential as a sleep aid, so if you’re looking for a hemp-derived product to help you sleep, one can assume you would want one with more CBN in it.
While CBD is found in large quantities within the plant, CBN is very rare, which means that the only way to get alot of it naturally is to convert it from other cannabinoids and then isolate it.
Once isolated, you are left with an odorless, tasteless, and colorless powder, making it the perfect ingredient to formulate with.
Full Spectrum CBD and CBN
When using a full spectrum product, you are utilizing all the compounds within the plant. This results in the entourage effect, in which the compounds work synergistically to help create balance within your body. The downside to full spectrum is it can be very dependent on that particular plant or harvest, meaning that consistency can be difficult to come by.
The proliferation of full spectrum or hemp extract products and brands is due to how much easier and cheaper it is to create than an isolate based product. It certainly has its place if it is from a trustworthy source.
While you could say it is more natural, it can also be less effective in healing certain conditions.