Results from the study indicate that CBD isolate is only effective against pain and swelling at a specific dose. Meanwhile, full-spectrum CBD products will continue to provide increasing effects as the dosage increases.
Another 2019 study suggests that CBD significantly decreased anxiety in teenagers with social anxiety.
Pain and inflammation relief
However, research is still in its early stages, and much more exploration is necessary before people with epilepsy can take CBD as a reliable source of symptom management.
While CBD isolate may provide pain relief, research indicates that a full-spectrum CBD product may be even more effective because cannabidiol acts synergistically with THC to boost its analgesic effects.
The National Cancer Institute indicates that CBD may alleviate some cancer symptoms and side effects of cancer treatment (including nausea and vomiting).
CBD isolate crystals are comprised of 99+% pure Cannabidiol (CBD).
CBD is CBD, right? Well, not exactly. With so many CBD products on the market these days, it’s difficult for the consumer to know all the differences. At Sow Eden, we stress that not all CBD products are created equal. This blog will hopefully clear up a lot of the confusion around CBD and educate you on the key differences so you know exactly what to look for in a quality CBD product. Did you know that currently there is no government agency regulating the often confusing and misleading terminology used by CBD companies? CBD companies can market their products freely without any consequences or regulatory oversight.
CBD isolate products are often stronger in milligram dosage than whole-plant products, making them more appealing to the consumer, and they always contain zero THC. CBD isolate products are a safe solution for those looking to try CBD without the worry of testing positive for THC on a drug test. However, products containing more CBD (1000 mg +) or ‘purer’ forms of CBD such as CBD isolate don’t always translate to more effective products. In fact, a somewhat recent study on CBD conducted in Israel found that pure, single-molecule forms of CBD such as CBD isolate are less effective from a therapeutic standpoint than more whole-plant forms of CBD such as broad spectrum or full spectrum CBD oils. Furthermore, CBD isolate products are technically not true CBD oil products, so to call them that is misleading to say the least. CBD isolate blended into a carrier oil is much different than true CBD oil blended into a carrier. If we could use an analogy, it’s like putting powdered milk into your coffee and pretending it’s cream. There is just no comparison.
To make the issue even more complicated, the extraction method can also dictate the final quality and efficacy of the oil. Some suggest that a whole plant extract should be more in line with a Rick Simpson-style oil, in which the oil looks more a like a crude, un-refined oil. This whole-plant extract will be thick and very dark, almost black, and it will be extracted with alcohol rather than a hydrocarbon solvent such as butane or propane. Others prefer extracts made with Carbon Dioxide (CO2), or even cold-pressed. At the end of the day, whole-plant CBD products are more effective than CBD isolate products due to a phenomenon known as the “‘entourage effect.’ The synergy between the plant compounds can be many times more therapeutically effective than single molecule CBD products. Try them out for yourself!
Whole plant CBD extracts can be divided into various categories: