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  • Same day despatch with
    DPD if ordered by 3pm
  • Spend & Save with our
    Loyalty Scheme
  • Independently Lab Tested
    for purity

CBD Isolate & Full Spectrum

What Are The Differences?

What are they and what is the difference between CBD Isolate and Full Spectrum CBD? If you’re new to CBD, you’ve no doubt seen both of these terms used in articles and discussions about CBD. But what do these terms mean and how do they affect what type of CBD you should use?

Full Spectrum CBD

Full spectrum CBD contains all the cannabinoids and other useful substances from the hemp plant. In full spectrum CBD, nothing is held back or left out and it includes all of the terpenes, cannabinoids (such as CBN and CBG), flavonoids and fatty acids found in hemp – all of which have therapeutic value and help to create “the entourage effect”. This can be described as a multiplying effect where each different element works with the other to provide stronger and more wide-ranging benefits. In other words, the different compounds can amplify each other, making the extract more effective in addressing ailments and conditions.

CBD Isolate

CBD isolate is the most potent form of CBD available on the market and is extracted down to 99.9% purity. CBD isolate comes as a white powder which can be mixed with a carrier oil such as the MCT oil we used in our Green Stem products for improved absorption, or for use in e-liquids for vaping. Most high-quality CBD e-liquids are made with isolate as full spectrum CBD contains elements such as oils which aren’t ideal for vaping, plus full spectrum CBD can mean e-liquids have an unpleasant ‘earthy’ taste which many users find off-putting.

Which Should You Use?

Which Should You Use

Full spectrum CBD products have the advantage of containing many different cannabinoids and terpenes, which can combine to have more powerful effects. Terpenes have demonstrated strong potential for wellness and balance and as such should not be disregarded.

However, CBD isolate products allow the user to easily ingest large amounts of CBD with the added benefit of knowing exactly how much they’re getting. Of all the cannabinoids, CBD has attracted the most attention and universal praise for its beneficial effects, so you might find that CBD alone is the ideal product for your particular condition.

Green Stem CBD
Promoting Wellness and a healthy lifestyle

At Green Stem CBD we truly believe in the therapeutic effects of CBD. It led us to seek out only the purest CBD ingredients, from the CBD distillate used in our CBD Oil, to the 98%+ pure CBD isolate used in our vaping liquids.

It is our mission to educate and engage with our customers and the CBD community of the natural healing properties of this amazing active ingredient.

Our collection encompasses a wide range of products, with many more currently in development. We offer high quality CBD vape e-liquids, luxurious CBD infused lip balms, sumptuous CBD bath bombs, and great tasting CBD Oils (oral drops). Our experience in flavour creation and liquid formulation is what differentiates our products from other brands.

Our products are proudly created right here in the UK and every batch is tested for quality and potency. You can read more about our ingredients on our Quality page.

At our launch at the UK’s first Hemp and CBD Expo in March 2019, we were honoured to win 5 out of 7 awards entered, including: 1st Place for “Best CBD Oil” 1st Place for “Best Inhalable” (CBD E-Liquid), 1st Place for “Best Cosmetic” together with 1st Place for Best Packaging and Best (Exhibition) Stand.