What is Full Spectrum & Broad Spectrum Extraction?

Our full spectrum CBD oils are made using state-of-the-art extraction technology.  The aim of this process is to extract all the beneficial phytocannabinoids.  Here’s how the process works:

We start with the whole plant from our industrial hemp farm in Colorado.

Our proprietary technology extracts a wide spectrum of beneficial compounds.

The end result is an extract that is rich not only in CBD, but also contains cannabigerol (CBG), cannabinol (CBN), cannabichromene (CBC), natural terpenes, with less than 0.3% THC, the legal limit.

While CBD has the most benefits of all the phytocannabinoids, there are positive attributes to most of these compounds.  Find out more about all the phytocannabinoids right here.

A finished NuLife CBD Oil will contain a cannabinoid composition similar to the breakdown below:

As you can see, a majority of the cannabinoid content is CBD, with the remaining split between CBG, CBN, CBC, CBDA, minor cannabinoids, and terpenes. Total terpenes account for between 1 and 4% of the oil’s composition.

Quality Control

Our process has been refined over the years to ensure quality and consistency.  Beyond utilizing the latest technologies and equipment, we also follow rigorous quality control measures.

We utilize a 3rd-party tester to evaluate finished products, ensuring accuracy in reported phytocannabinoid content and THC content.

Quite simply, Nulife is proud to produce the highest quality, 100% hemp derived, phytocannabinoid-rich oil and pure CBD oil available to the public.  All of our hemp extracts are tested to be free of microbes, solvents, heavy metals and pesticides.

Interested in learning more about CBD?  Check out this article on the difference between hemp and marijuana.

Full Spectrum Extraction vs Isolate

At its most simple, the difference between full spectrum CBD extract and CBD isolate extract is this:

NuLife Full-Spectrum CBD oils contain all the beneficial elements found in the cannabis plant.  The THC content remains less than the federal legal limit of 0.3%, a true full-spectrum extract includes everything that the hemp plant has to offer.

NuLife CBDPURE distillates are the most pure form of CBD.  We strive for 100% CBD potency with our CBDPURE distillate oil with 0.00% THC.  If no THC and the highest quality and potent CBD formulations on the market are your priority, CBDPURE is the product for you.

Full spectrum CBD isolate oils contain:

  • CBD
  • Other phytocannabinoids:  CBN, CBG, CBC, CBDA and less than 0.3% THC
  • Terpenes
  • Chlorophyll
  • Essential amino acids
  • Minerals, including magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium, zinc and others
  • Vitamins, including C, E, A and various B-vitamins
  • Omega-3 fatty acids

In other words, full-spectrum oils are the full picture, while CBD isolates are strictly CBD.

CBD Isolate on the left and full spectrum extraction on the right. CBD isolate and distillate are more refined products derived from the hemp plant, but lack buffering and complimentary chemicals like terpenes.


Is Full Spectrum CBD Oil Better Than CBD Isolate?

CBDPURE distillates do have some advantages over full spectrum extract.

CBDPURE oil is odorless and flavorless, while full spectrum extracts taste more like hemp, making the natural flavors come to life in tincture form.  Our full spectrum and broad spectrum products have a somewhat earthy flavor that can take some getting used to for some people.

NuLife Broad Spectrum Oil

Our broad spectrum oils are made from the same high quality hemp extracts used in our NuLife Full Spectrum products with the difference being in processing.  NuLife incorporates the latest in distillation technology to separate out a significantly greater percentage of the total phytocannabinoid fraction from the raw full spectrum hemp extract.  Broad spectrum distillate provides the end user with the highest cannabinoid potency, when compared to full spectrum oil.  Full spectrum oil is simply the raw extract from the hemp plant.  Broad spectrum oil goes through a distillation process, which removes all non-cannabinoid aspects from the oil.

Broad spectrum distillate contains all the same cannabinoids as full spectrum oil except in higher overall amounts.  The lower cannabinoid potency of full spectrum oils is due to the many other molecular components (400+) that dilute down these cannabinoid components, which include organic chemicals like terpenes, fatty acids, and chlorophyll for example.  Experience the benefits of all the different cannabinoids (100+) working synergistically at maximum potency in all the NuLife Broad Spectrum products.  It’s good to note that delta-9 THC is also considered a cannabinoid and is included in the broad spectrum products.  This allows the end user the benefits of the THC at a potency of less than 0.3% , which is the legal limit, without the effects of the THC “high” that is experienced from the much higher THC potency of the marijuana plant, the counterpart to the hemp plant.

Broad spectrum CBD distillate oil contains:

  • A majority of this oil is CBD, with increased potency over the NuLife Full Spectrum oils
  • Other Phytocannabinoids:  CBN, CBG, CBC, CBDA and less than 0.3% THC (also higher in potency than Full Spectrum oil)
  • Terpenes

The extraction process is considered a means of removing or stripping most of the biologic compounds produced by the hemp plant.  It not only removes the phytocannabinoids from the plant, it also pulls all of the other biochemical components produced by the hemp plant.

What is left over when the plant is stripped of its essence is mostly dry, inactive, solid plant matter or biomass.  Raw or full spectrum extracts contain the absolute essence of the hemp plant including terpenes, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, and other plant based molecules like chlorophyll.  Many are still unknown and unidentified.

NuLife Broad Spectrum distillation removes everything from the extract except the phytocannabinoids, preserving the entourage effect.

This unique process further increases the overall CBD potency as well by weight over full spectrum extracts.  This purification step is evident by the drastic color change from a dark amber color to a bright, clear oil appearance.


CBDPURE by NuLife is the most pure form of CBD oil available.  Analysis done by a third party certified testing laboratory shows CBD potencies near or at the 100% purity mark.  Our cutting edge proprietary distillation process is used to further refine the broad spectrum oil in order to remove everything except the CBD, based on its unique chemical properties, including complete removal of all THC (0.0%)  Since this is the most pure form of CBD oil offered, you know exactly what you are getting in every dose of our CBDPURE product line.  The appearance and absolute purity of CBDPURE oil after distillation is exemplified in its crystal clarity.

CBDPURE distillate oil contains:

  • Absolutely free of THC (0.0%)
  • CBDPURE is colorless, odorless, and flavorless due to its purity.  NuLife uses this pure CBD oil as a foundation to produce the most powerful CBD tinctures, vape oil and topicals on the market.

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