With CBD oil reaching astronomical levels within the American zeitgeist as a go-to product found in everything from edibles to vapes to creams and topicals, it can become overwhelming for the typical consumer when trying to decide which kind is right for them. Two drops of CBD oil under your tongue may help you push through the end of the day, but a couple of CBD gummies also make for the perfect snack. 

And a CBD bath bomb is the ideal way to escape from everything and everyone.

But with so many options creating a veritable illusion of choice, what makes certain CBD products better than others? More still, how does each one benefit you?

Today, more Americans than ever are using CBD. In fact, according to cannabis data gurus New Frontier Data, one out of every five Americans has now tried some form of cannabidiol. “While this phenomena is taking root across many other regions such as Europe and Latin America, the United States continues to represent the largest CBD market,” said New Frontier Data Founder & CEO Giadha Aguirre de Carcer in a recent statement. “Understanding its CBD consumers is, therefore, a priority for enterprises within both the legal cannabis industry and a multitude of mature sectors such as Food & Beverage or Health & Beauty.”

Yet with so many Americans using CBD, so few know about CBD —not just the wide variety of hemp-infused products that are on the market, but what’s inside every bottle of CBD that they purchase. That’s why today, Diamond CBD is going to explore one of the most essential facets of the CBD industry, full-spectrum CBD, to find out exactly why full-spectrum means more than just CBD.

All-Natural, Hemp-Derived, Full-Spectrum CBD

You may not realize it, but when you purchase CBD, you have a few options, the two most basic being full-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate. In the most simple of terms, CBD isolate is pure CBD sans any other cannabinoids. It is CBD and nothing else. On the other hand, full-spectrum CBD is a rich mixture of cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and everything else the hemp plant has to offer. Not only does full-spectrum CBD offer you the added benefit of dozens of other cannabinoids, but those cannabinoids work synergistically to produce something called the entourage effect.

Now, you’re probably thinking, how many other cannabinoids could there possibly be in full-spectrum CBD? The answer might surprise you because the hemp plant is one of the most unique and diverse plants known to humankind. For example, full-spectrum CBD includes:

  • THCA: A form of tetrahydrocannabinol when heated up or burned. 
  • CBDA: A form of CBD that is abundant in hemp plants. It converts into CBD when heated.
  • CBN: When tetrahydrocannabinol degrades, it produces CBN. CBN works well in combination with CBD.
  • CBG: Another powerful cannabinoid with great potential.
  • THCV: This is structurally similar to THC, though with different effects.

And these are just a few of the top cannabinoids found in full-spectrum CBD. Alone they each have unique properties that make them potent and powerful, but together, these cannabinoids complement each other in precise ways. When the cannabinoids in full-spectrum CBD come together, they produce an all-over effect called the entourage effect, which, in its own way, is like the Superman of hemp. It makes everything unstoppable.

So Why Use Full-Spectrum CBD?

When it comes to choosing CBD oil or other CBD products, personal preference always trumps any other part of the decision-making process. Whether someone tells you that CBD gummies or CBD topicals are best, what’s best for you is what matters the most. However, there are a few reasons why you may prefer to choose full-spectrum CBD products over a product made from CBD isolate.

The entourage effect gives you an all-over experience that enhances everything. When you choose full-spectrum CBD, you’re purchasing a complex set of compounds that complement each other. Each cannabinoid works in tandem with the other to produce a singular experience that makes you feel whole.

Moreover, this complex mixture of cannabinoids like THCV, CBG, CBN, and CBD work to counteract each other as well. Full-spectrum CBD products ensure that you never have too much of a single cannabinoid, as everything works in tandem and works together to remain in balance as well. Think of it as each cannabinoid policing the other to make sure that no one cannabinoid goes too far out of control.

Finally, full-spectrum CBD gives you an all-over effect that lasts longer than CBD isolate does. Because you have several cannabinoids working together, it gives you a longer, overall benefit than you would generally find with just CBD isolate. 

If you are interested in full-spectrum CBD, Diamond CBD offers a variety of brands, including our Meds Biotech CBD, Chong’s Choice CBD, and our very own Diamond CBD branded full-spectrum CBD. So give full-spectrum CBD a try today, and let us know what you think.