Why whole plant CBD matters
Whole plant CBD is a term used to describe the full spectrum of therapeutic compounds the c annabis plant has to offer. See the image on the effects that research has shown cannabinoids to have:
How to tell if you’re buying whole-plant CBD or Isolate
Check the label on the bottle which should state ‘whole plant’ or ‘full spectrum’ extract. But be buyer-aware, many CBD oil products state they are ‘full spectrum’ when they only contain one or two cannabinoids. This is not full spectrum.
Check the lab reports on the product website. If they list just CBD, or CBD and CBDa content, you can be sure it’s isolate.
Final notes: Whole plant CBD vs isolate
Isolate comes in a pure powder as opposed to a thick paste and does have a relevant place in the CBD market. People will use it in coffee or make edibles out of it. As its powder, it is easy to measure out which is a good option for those who want to take an exact dosage.
For the majority of users though, a high-quality whole plant CBD oil will be the more effective option simply because all the cannabinoids work together, each playing a different role in the endocannabinoid system.
That being said, it’s still important to do plenty of research to find a reputable CBD manufacturer. Get opinions from friends, family, Facebook forums, speak to the manufacturers themselves (a great company will welcome your call) and of course have a good read on their website.
The market remains unregulated and it’s getting busy out there with more and more CBD sellers appearing. Making sure that what you are buying is exactly what you need, has never been more important.