Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil vs CBD Isolate - What's the Difference?

For those just getting familiar with cannabidiol (CBD), the terms “full spectrum” and “CBD isolate” may not mean much to you. You have probably wondered what the difference is and which one you should choose when considering a CBD product. Here is a summary of how they differ and which we feel is a better choice.

The Inner World of the Hemp Plant
The hemp plant contains hundreds of active and essential compounds, one of them being CBD. Others include CBDV, CBC, CBN, and hundreds of beneficial terpenes. While CBD has recently been the focus of our collective attention when it comes to both hemp and marijuana strains of Cannabis Sativa, it does not make up the whole of hemp’s healing properties.

Cannabis Sativa

Full Spectrum/Whole-Plant Extract or Oil

 As the name suggests, full spectrum or whole plant extract is oil extracted from the hemp plant which contains all the cannabinoids found in the plant. In addition to these compounds, full spectrum hemp oil also contains essential vitamins, minerals, Omega fatty acids, flavonoids, chlorophyll and terpenes.

CBD Isolate

This is cannabidiol in its purest form – it is extracted from the plant and processed to remove all of the oils, plant material, waxes, chlorophyll, and more, leaving behind the pure Cannabidiol. It is most often found in the form of white powder or crystals.

The Entourage Effect – What is it and Is it Legit?

This term is used to describe the healing effect that plant materials may have by working together rather than alone – the idea being that a plant is more than the sum of its parts when it comes to therapeutic benefit.  

As with most information relating to the study and effects of cannabis, there are few quality double-blind studies to prove the entourage effect. This does not mean, however, that there isn’t growing scientific evidence to suggest that the theory may hold true. Many scientists agree that CBD mitigates some of the effects of THC by blocking cannabinoid receptors (thereby helping to reduce some of the associated anxiety or paranoia that THC can induce). A 2015 study demonstrated the superior therapeutic properties of whole plant hemp extracts compared to single-molecule CBD.

Various research groups have conducted studies that have concluded that the higher efficiency of plant extract can be explained by additive or synergistic interactions between CBD, terpenes, and the minor phytocannabinoids or non-cannabinoids presented in the extracts.
Our Take on the Matter

We are big believers in a holistic approach to healing. There is rarely, if ever, a “magic pill” or even one solution to any problem.  As career bodyworkers, we know that our clients will get the best results from the work we do if they treat their pain from many angles. In addition to getting bodywork, we suggest they use topical pain relievers, soothe sore muscles in an Epsom soak, make changes in their lifestyle to reduce stress, move their bodies more, and get more sleep. We’ve seen time and again that the people who treat their pain from this holistic approach get far better results than those who rely on one - isolated if you will - method of healing.

With this holistic approach in mind, we choose to use full-spectrum hemp oil in our CBD products. Modern medicine is rooted in traditional plant-based healing, and there is no doubt that in addition to the highly potent and effective CBD, many of the other compounds, vitamins, and essential fatty acids found in the hemp plant also provide therapeutic benefit. With Vital Body Therapeutics’ topical pain relievers, you get the best of both worlds!

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 And the winner is...full spectrum hemp oil!!






Debbie McGinnis

Debbie McGinnis said:

I just purchased full spectum
Hemp oil. I did it to see if it helps getting out of bed in the morning due to stiff joints. I’m 64 and starting to get effects from it. Would it be better to take this at bedtime or me when I wake up. And also how long does 1 dose last. Does it take awhile to feel the effects ? And


Wendy said:

I want to try thei


Vet said:

Which is better: Full spectrum cbd hemp extract( less expensive ) or full Spectrum cbd hemp oil , expensive! ?
I have tried both, I can tell a better difference in the hemp oil vs extract. Is it all in my head?? Help please

carlos bechara

carlos bechara said:

Bom dia como faço pra comprar o cbd?


bob said:


Michelle Ryan

Michelle Ryan said:

So which is better? CBD from the hemp plant or cannabis plant??


susan said:

I am treating my dog for osteosarcoma. Do you recommend full spectrum or an isolate?
thank you


ria said:

are the benefits of taking hemp oil the same as taking CBD oil? Which oil has the most benefits?



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Jim Dunham

Jim Dunham said:

Great Stuff.. It seems, you have researched a lot before posting the blog. Thank you for sharing such a important information, as rarely people know this use of CBD. I know about CBD but not aware the CBD can be use in this way as well.

Lynnette Dew

Lynnette Dew said:

I received the bottle of essential Full Spectrum Hemp Extract only imformation on bottle Do you take it with food or put it into anything at all or just have it straight.Also interested if you have canine Hemp Seed oil
Thanks Lynne


DrGanja said:

People commonly mistake hemp oil and cannabidiol (CBD) as one and the same.
But you have clearly mentioned on this topic. Thanks for sharing!

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full spectrum hemp extract said:

Hi Guys,

does this bottle help you to sleep at night ?

Margaret hallam

Margaret hallam said:

I’ve been on Hemp oil for months and it hasn’t helped at all with pain..I need the CBD :)
I’m housebound for 5 years now so can’t wait for Australia to make it legal…:)

France Leavens

France Leavens said:

Hi guys

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Marie Hughes

Marie Hughes said:

Unable to sleep and cancer of the breast

Clarita Madsen

Clarita Madsen said:


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Denis Reeve

Denis Reeve said:

Good Afternoon, What is your business address? I tried to look it up on allcbdstores.com but it is gone. What happened?


Darryl said:

Full Spectrum is fir sure superior.

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Carrie Pickle said:

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