CBD 101: CBD Full Spectrum vs CBD Isolate

What is the difference?  Full Spectrum vs isolate?

Full Spectrum

Full Spectrum is a product that has CBD plus additional cannabinoids (like CBC, CBG, CBN, THC, etc), natural original terpenes and other phytonutrients.

NuLeaf Naturals is a full Spectrum product because it has many cannabinoids including trace, legal amounts of THC (less than 0.3%).  This mix of cannabinoids and terpenes provide an entourage effect of benefits where each of the cannabinoids enhances or add to CBD.

Studies suggests:

  • CBD can reduce anxiety and depression,
  • CBG can stabilize mood and is calming
  • CBN is relaxing and calming
  • CBC is beneficial for improving memory and brain development
  • CBDa is an anti-inflammatory.  

View the NuLeaf Lab Reports in the photo gallery.

Lab reports are very important!  Every CBD consumer should read the  independent3rd party labs to know product content.

Does it have THC; CBG, which has been researched and suggest to stabilize and regulate mood; or CBC, which has been researched and suggest to aid in brain development?


An Isolate includes CBD only (one cannabinoid), and no terpenes or other cannabinoids.  There are alternate names for isolates such as, Pure CBD, 100% CBD, 100% Pure CBD, 99%+ Crystalline CBD and so on.

CBDistillery THC Free products are Isolate products.  This product includes NO THC or other cannabinoids.  Labs can be viewed here.


An Isolate is like a vitamin C pill, while a Full Spectrum product is like an entire orange (provides vitamin c, fiber, other nutritional qualities). Both are good, both provide benefits, but full spectrum products provide a bit more.

It is important to read the labs to see if you are purchasing an Isolate or Full Spectrum and actual cannabinoid content if labeled full spectrum.

For more information about Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum and Isolate product, CLICK HERE.

Read our CBD 101:  How To Read CBD Lab Reports to learn more about labs and why they are important.


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