April 27, 2018

What are the benefits of "Full-spectrum" CBD oil

We’ve told you about our recently launched line of full-spectrum CBD oil products. We’ve even explored the difference between that and some of our other CBD oil products. But we haven’t gone into great depth about the actual benefits of full-spectrum CBD oil.

First, let’s take a quick look under the microscope—or is it a spectrometer? —and see exactly what’s in full-spectrum oil. But before we do that, if you’re not familiar with what CBD oil is, you might want to check out this article first.

What Is Full-Spectrum CBD Oil?

Essentially (no pun intended), full-spectrum CBD oil is CBD oil made with an extract that has not undergone the refinement process necessary to isolate the CBD, so it still contains some of those other cannabinoids that have different effects than CBD.

Some of the cannabinoids found in raw, unrefined hemp extract include cannabidiol Acid (CBDA), cannabidivarin (CBDV), cannabichromene (CBC), cannabigerol (CBG), cannabinol (CBN), and many more. And each has a particular effect on the ECS. The total effects of the combined cannabinoids are often referred to as the Entourage Effect.

Benefits of Full-Spectrum CBD Oil

The entourage effect isn’t just the sole domain of cannabinoids. There are other compounds found in this less-refined extract. Most notably, we’re referring to terpenes. Well, as it turns out, these terpenes also have physiological effects of their own.

Without going into too much detail, terpenes are the oily molecules which easily evaporate, giving various strains of cannabis - and other plants - their distinct aromas. Some terpenes found in cannabis include limonene (which smells like citrus), pinene (smells like pine), Eucalyptol (eucalyptus scent), and many others.

There are also other beneficial ingredients in full-spectrum CBD oil such as flavonoids. Some of the most common flavonoids include quercetin, kaempferol, catechins, and anthocyanidins. 

And then there’s hemp seed oil. But keep in mind that cannabinoids affect everyone differently (as do terpenes) and not everyone responds the way they would hope to either with just pure CBD or full-spectrum CBD. Some might benefit from or prefer a limited range of effects.

So it’s important that you learn all you can about these products and their potential effects on your body so that you can make an informed decision as to which one will benefit you the most. And if one doesn’t work, or has unwanted effects, give the others a try and see what works best for you.

Let us know how it goes!