How to Choose Your CBD - Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, or CBD Isolate

CBD is gaining a lot of attention lately. People from all walks of life, ranging from those who are well-versed in health and wellness circles and those who have never given it much thought in the past, are being captivated by it and its health benefits. At Nature’s Ultra, we know that whether you’ve used CBD products in the past or are looking into it for the very first time, it’s important to consider the type of CBD that is in your products.

When it comes to CBD products, it’s common to find three basic types: full spectrum CBD, broad spectrum CBD, and CBD isolate. Full spectrum CBD, broad spectrum CBD, and CBD isolate all come from the cannabis plant, but while they may sound similar, there are some significant differences between the three.

Today, we’re going to take a look at the difference between full spectrum CBD, broad spectrum CBD, and CBD isolate. We’ll also discuss why it’s so important to understand the differences when you’re selecting a CBD product!

What is Full Spectrum CBD?

Let’s start with full spectrum CBD. Full spectrum CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant with all of the other compounds in the plant, including terpenes, essential oils, and other cannabinoids. Because full spectrum CBD contains all of the plant’s compounds, that means it contains THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the part of the cannabis plant that causes intoxicating side effects.  

While full spectrum CBD offers some health benefits, there are also some drawbacks. Because it contains THC, full spectrum CBD may have intoxicating or sedative side effects. It may also show up on drug tests, and the THC content can result in legal ramifications depending on the laws of your home state. For those reasons, Nature’s Ultra does not use full spectrum CBD in our products. 

What is Broad Spectrum CBD?

Now, let’s move on to broad spectrum CBD. Its name may be a little confusing, as it sounds very similar to full spectrum, but it’s different in a few key ways. Broad spectrum CBD is CBD that has been extracted from the cannabis plant with all of the other compounds from the plant except for THC. That means it contains terpenes, essential oils, and other cannabinoids from the plant. This should not result in intoxicating effects, but there is still more research to be done. And because there is no THC in broad spectrum CBD, it shouldn’t show up on a drug test.

This might sound like a great place to start, but there are some drawbacks. For example, other cannabinoids besides THC and CBD may be introduced, and there is little to no data on their possible benefits or negative effects.

What is CBD Isolate?

Last but not least, let’s talk a little bit about CBD isolate. CBD isolate is the purest form of CBD, and it’s exactly what it sounds like: CBD that is isolated from other parts of the cannabis plant. It’s extracted from the plant with no other compounds or cannabinoids. That means there are no terpenes or essential oils in it. It also contains no THC, so it does not cause intoxicating side effects, and it will not show up on a drug test. It’s simply pure CBD. Of course, it’s important to remember that also means that you do not get the full benefits of the essential oils that are part of broad spectrum CBD.

Nature’s Ultra CBD

Now that you know the differences between full spectrum CBD, broad spectrum CBD, and CBD isolate, you’re probably wondering what kind of CBD we use to create our products here at Nature’s Ultra. We use a combination of CBD isolate and Young Living essential oils to create our own smart spectrum CBD. This allows us to develop products that have the purest form of CBD possible with 0.0% THC, while also offering the incredible health benefits of Young Living essential oils. 

Of course, quality is a key component in any health product, and that’s why we strive to provide the highest-quality CBD products possible. Nature’s Ultra has a partner farm in Colorado, where we use organic and sustainable farming practices to grow hemp. Our partner farm was one of the first farms in the United States to hold the USDA organic handler’s certification. We strive to grow world-class hemp, and because we want to provide you with the best product possible, we never use any pesticides. 

Our commitment to quality continues once our hemp reaches the manufacturing process. While the CBD is being extracted, we test rigorously to ensure that there are no heavy metals or harsh chemicals. We test multiple times for potency and purity, and the result is pure CBD that is natural, organic, vegan-approved, gluten-free, and, of course, contains 0.0% THC.

Finally, once we have the purest possible CBD, we combine it with essential oils from Young Living! Young Living is the world leader in essential oils, and for good reason. Their Seed to Seal® commitment to providing high-quality, pure products is second to none. Its pillars of Science, Sourcing, and Standards result in oils that are unmatched in quality. By infusing our Nature’s Ultra CBD with Young Living’s essential oils, we’re able to create products unlike any other. 

Let’s say, for example, that you work long, hard hours, and you’d like to use a CBD product to relax at the end of a tough day. Our Calm CBD Roll On product is perfect for you! It’s designed to help create a peaceful environment so you can wind down and enjoy a soothing night’s rest. It combines pure CBD and a potent blend of Young Living essential oils, including eucalyptus leaf oil, frankincense oil, lavender oil, and more. Just apply it to your chest and neck as desired, and you’ll be relaxing in no time. Of course, that’s just one example. We have many incredible products, so no matter what your individual needs are, there’s a Nature’s Ultra option that can help you reach your goals. Click here to learn more!


We hope this article has helped you understand the different types of CBD products and shed some light on why it matters. You can learn more about Nature’s Ultra’s CBD products here. Once you’ve discovered the perfect product to help you reach your goals, place your order today!


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