Full-spectrum vs. Isolate vs. Broad-Spectrum



If you are considering taking Hemp, you might be wondering if it contains any T-HC? The short answer is, “sometimes, but only in very low amounts”, but it depends on the extract type. The hemp plant contains hundreds of different phytochemicals including cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds and there are three extract type; Full-Spectrum, Broad-Spectrum and Isolate. Continue reading for a breakdown of each type to help you determine which is best for you.


Full-spectrum hemp oil refers to products contains the plant molecules, it means the presence of a full-plant extract. This version of Hemp oil is minimally refined, leaving most cannabinoids and terpenes intact. Full-spectrum provides more of the plant’s molecules in ratios and amounts the way nature intended. ProMED Hemp Full-spectrum products contain .3% T-HC or less, which is the federal legal limit. This low amount of T-HC will not produce a psychoactive effect, however, there is a chance the T-HC could show up in a drug screen.

Cannabinoids and terpenes work together to influence each other. The theory is that when using the whole hemp plant, the health benefits of the cannabinoids improves. This synergistic effect is called the Entourage effect. Hemp has been observed to work alongside T-HC to reduce the effects of a “high” allowing it to influence your cannabinoid receptors. ProMED Hemp Full-spectrum products include Oil Drops, Topical Creams, Gel Cap Supplements, and Oil Drops for Pets.


Isolate products are labeled as being 99% or more pure Hemp extract depending on their type. As the name suggests, these products have been isolated down to just the cannabinoid molecule. They have no other active ingredients (no T-HC) and only aim to deliver therapeutic doses, isolated from the other cannabinoids and terpenes. Isolate products are a great alternative to those who want to try Hemp but are concerned with passing a drug screen.

Isolate products often come as a white powder or a mixture with a carrier oil such as medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil for improved absorption. ProMED Isolate contains 0% T-HC. ProMED Isolate products :Oil Drops, Topical Creams, Gel Cap Supplements, and Oil Drops for Pets.


Full-spectrum oil products have the advantage of containing different cannabinoids and terpenes increasing the potential for a wider reach of health benefits.

Isolates allow users to more easily regulate and administer large dosages.

You may find the taste of hemp extract unpleasant, which means you should look at alternative ways of consumption. Isolate or another product such as ProMED Hemp Gel Capsules are an excellent choice. ProMED Isolate powder can also be an option for making other kinds of products for personal use such as homemade massage oils, tinctures, or even foods. The lack of flavor might also make isolates a better choice for cooking or mixing into drinks. 

Isolates undergo more extensive refinement and require more plant matter to get higher concentrated levels of cannabidiol. Therefore, isolates are usually more expensive than full-spectrum Hemp. Fortunately, ProMED Hemp keeps Full-spectrum and Isolate product prices the same so you never have to worry about paying more!


Broad-Spectrum Hemp products have multiple cannabinoids and other compounds found in the hemp plant that have been shown to benefit your overall health, all without any detectable T-HC. Stay tuned for new Broad-Spectrum Hemp products from ProMED Hemp.

It is hard to decipher which type is best for you without trying both varieties and gauging your body’s reactions. If you are finding your condition is not reacting significantly to a full-spectrum oil, then trying an isolate may be the better option and vice versa. If you are concerned about an upcoming drug screen, you may want to chose Isolate products to start. ProMED Hemp has both Full-spectrum and Isolate products because we want you to have the best of both worlds!

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