Hemp CBD can be consumed in a variety of ways including Tinctures or Drops, Capsules, Softgels and Gummies and more.

CBD Drops or Oils are, very simply, CBD oil blended with various types of carrier oils, like coconut oil or hemp seed oil. All of our CBD oil drops are naturally sourced and consistently 3rd party lab-tested to ensure quality and purity.  CBD Drops are a sensible choice, for those individuals that are just starting to explore cannabinoids, as the dosage is easily controlled and adjusted. The FULL SPECTRUM drops contain an array of naturally occurring cannabinoids, including CBD, CBN and CBG, and help you get the maximum benefits possible with less than 0.3% THC. If you prefer your CBD without THC then our ZERO THC drops are the perfect choice as these contain NO THC what so ever. 

  • FULL SPECTRUM Hemp Oils range in strength from 250mg -5000mg 
  • ZERO THC Hemp Oil comes in 1000mg, 2500mg and 5000 mg 
  • The Child Proof clear bottle has a cap with built in dropper for easily and accurately dispensing the required amount
  • Our Cannabinoids are derived from Hemp grown using natural farming practices
  • Sourced from Non-GMO, US grown Industrial Hemp
  • Always 3rd Party tested for quality and purity for the integrity of the product.


Capsules, or Softgels if you prefer, work through your digestive system. While cannabinoids go through the digestion process and it takes a bit longer to start feeling the CBD effect this method tends to have a longer lasting effect. These are perfect for people with texture or taste issues who do not like the idea of oil in their mouth. And are great for those who need the effects to last longer. 

Capsules or Softgels are one of the most convenient and portable methods of getting your daily CBD. No need to worry about getting the proper dosage as it is already done for you, so it’s fast and convenient. CBD Softgels are great for travel.

  • CBD Capsules are 750 mg per bottle of Full Spectrum CBD hemp oil and contain 30 servings
  • Softgels are available in 900 mg per bottle of Full Spectrum CBD hemp oil and also available in 900 mg per bottle ZERO THC Broad Spectrum CBD, both contain 30 servings
  • Sourced from Non-GMO, US grown Industrial Hemp
  • Our Cannabinoids are derived from Hemp grown using natural farming practices
  • Always 3rd Party tested for quality and purity for the integrity of the product


CBD Gummies are fun bear shaped treats with the addition of CBD oil. Like Capsules or Softgels, the Cannabinoids are absorbed into your bloodstream through the digestive process.  While it can take longer for the effects of CBD gummies to be felt, the effects tend to last longer. It can take between thirty minutes to an hour for you to get the full benefit of CBD gummies. 

  • CBD Gummies are available in 20mg of CBD in bags of 5, 10, 30 and 50 pieces
  • CBD gummies have long-lasting relief
  • CBD gummies are simple and easy
  • Gummies make for a fun tasty way to consume your CBD
  • Our Cannabinoids are derived from Hemp grown using natural farming practices
  • Always 3rd Party tested for quality and purity for the integrity of the product


CBD Isolate, Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum

What’s the Difference?

After doing a good deal of reading about CBD, many people are ready to try out the purported health benefits for themselves. But where on earth do you start?

Though the market is new, there are already thousands of products sold by hundreds of brands. To make matters more complicated, telling one product from the next and comparing them one-to-one seems nearly impossible as all of them sport a different and complex label.  Even if you have figured out how you want to take CBD as a topical or tincture, then there’s the question of whether you should try full-spectrum CBD, broad-spectrum CBD, or CBD isolate.

What are they? What’s the difference? Which one might be best for you? These are exactly the questions we’re here to help you answer today. This article will clearly spell out the difference between the 3 primary CBD Oil variants and help you decide which to try first.

What CBD Oil is Made Of

The best way to understand the difference between full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate CBD is to start at the beginning, with the hemp plant, and work our way down. CBD stands for cannabidiol, a phytocannabinoid that naturally occurs in high concentrations in the hemp plant.

The hemp plant has a wide range of natural molecular compounds that affect your body in positive ways. The three primary categories are phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. There are over a hundred phytocannabinoids, of which THC and CBD are the most well-known and impactful on the human body. Terpenes and flavonoids are responsible for aroma, scent and secondary physical effects.

When CBD oil is extracted from the hemp stems and leaves, CBD is the strongest of the compounds as it often appears as over 40% and is supported by the rest in something known as the entourage effect.

Entourage Effect

The entourage is how the extra cannabinoids (including small amounts of THC), terpenes, and flavonoids that are also in CBD oil boost and broaden the positive effects on the body caused by CBD. As you may know, CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system in the body which influences immune reactions, perception of pain through the nerves, inflammation, and mood. The entourage effect is how the other natural compounds in raw extracted hemp oil make these effects stronger with their own weaker but symbiotic effects on the body.

So, what does this have to do with spectrums and isolates?

 Full-Spectrum CBD

  • All the cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids
  • Entourage effect
  • More pervasive effect on the body
  • Best with hard-to-treat conditions
  • Contains trace THC and may set off drug tests


Full-spectrum CBD is the most affordable type of CBD because it is the rawest form of extracted stem-and-leaf hemp oil (not to be confused with hemp-seed oil). Full-spectrum CBD oil contains all of the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids naturally included in the plant and promotes the greatest synergistic effect. Including trace amounts (0.3% or less) of THC. This is where the full-spectrum terminology comes from.

Full-spectrum CBD is most useful for those who have conditions that are difficult to treat. This is because the entourage effect tends to broaden CBD’s benefits to further reaches in the body and promote some of the lesser benefits like auto-immune regulation or hard-to-treat pain.

The only warning is that full-spectrum CBD is risky in states where THC is not legal and it may set off a drug test if you have a job that requires testing.

Broad Spectrum CBD​


Broad-spectrum CBD is hardest to find and is an interesting middle-road variant of full-spectrum CBD. Broad-spectrum started as full-spectrum with the THC filtered out. This process also incidentally removes a portion of the other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. However, it leaves enough of the additional compounds to still offer a mild entourage effect.

Broad-spectrum CBD was designed for people who are looking for the entourage effect of full-spectrum CBD but have strong reasons to avoid THC. Whether those reasons are personal, legal, or professional will vary from person to person. Broad-spectrum CBD is for people who are afraid of getting high, can’t get high because they require mental clarity at work, who may be drug-tested at work, or who live in a state where THC is illegal.

CBD Isolate

  • Pure CBD
  • No cannabinoids, terpenes or flavonoids
  • No entourage effect
  • 0% THC and will not set off drug tests
  • Best for pure medicinal treatments


CBD isolate is the most expensive and most concentrated form of CBD because pure CBD molecules are fully extracted as the oil and resolve as a white powder. This is incredibly potent CBD because it is pure, 100% of the substance, with no other terpenes, flavonoids or cannabinoids. This pure-CBD powder is then often added back into oil for CBD isolate oils or used directly for topicals and edibles.

CBD isolate has no entourage effect because all other compounds of the hemp plant have been separated out. It is ideal for those who are using pure CBD medicinally and for those who have found that the entourage effect is not helpful or muddles their treatment results.

The Difference in Carrier Oils

With the influx of CBD companies and the various products being produced, it’s vital to thoroughly research each one. With CBD skin care creams, oral tincture drops, gummies and even CBD treats for our pets, there are differences you should be aware of. Besides the types of CBD to choose from, like full and broad spectrum and isolate, which we’ve explored, it’s also important to know what kind of “carrier oil” is being used in the production of these products.

What are Carrier Oils and Why are They Used? 

Carrier oils are used to dilute essential oils and “carry” plant supplements for cosmetic and consumption purposes. In the case of CBD, they help the body absorb the product better and also assist with dosing. Pure CBD, also known as isolate, is a powder form that would be extremely difficult to measure precise amounts for dosing. In addition, the body would not be able to process the CBD and the benefits would be greatly reduced. Which is why TerraVida Online takes the time and makes the effort to select the best carrier oil suitable for consuming CBD.

When CBD is infused into oil-based solutions it can be measured accurately for the exact amount you need. It then binds with fat molecules your body is already accustomed to breaking down, making it available for use by the body.

Why Terravida Online Uses MCT Oil (Fractionated Coconut Oil)  

The biggest consideration when deciding which carrier oil to use, is bioavailability. Bioavailability relates to the amount of CBD your body processes compared to the amount of CBD consumed. The types of fat molecules in the carrier oil affects how CBD will be transported and used by the body. Other factors like cost, flavor, aroma and viscosity/thickness are also a concern.

Coconut oil is naturally an excellent option as a carrier oil for a number of reasons. It has little to no flavor, making it the perfect choice for use in tinctures. The consistency is thinner than other oils to aid in measuring and dispensing.  And don’t forget the natural antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties that Coconut oil is known for. 

All great reasons to use Coconut oil as a carrier for CBD, but the abundance of saturated fats, specifically medium chain triglycerides or MCT is what makes it special and particularly suited for CBD. The smaller molecular structure of MCT oil makes it more easily digested and absorbed by the human body and provides greater bioavailability of the CBD.

MCT can also be extracted from Palm oil but is often associated with negative environmental impacts and is not an ideal source. Other carrier oils that CBD companies may use include, hemp seed oil, grape seed oil, sunflower oil, olive and avocado oil.

MCT from Fractionated Coconut Oil is regarded, industry wide, as the best choice of carrier oils for the infusion of CBD. The molecular structure, increased bioavailability, lack of flavor and thin consistency make it the perfect vehicle for CBD and that is why TerraVida Online choses to use MCT oil in ALL its oral tincture drops.

Here at TerraVida Online, we believe in helping you find exactly the CBD option that works best for you, with a wide variety of products including tinctures, edibles, and topicals, ranging from full-spectrum to pure CBD isolate. Based on what you learned here, hopefully you’ll be able to decide where to start your CBD journey and discover what CBD can do for you. Contact us today to find out more on how you can get started safely, with CBD.

Always check with your physician before starting a new dietary supplement program.