Because full-spectrum CBD contains all cannabis plant compounds, it may have a more potent effect than pure CBD. Research suggests that CBD’s health benefits may be more prominent when multiple compounds from the cannabis plant are present. This is what researchers call the ‘entourage effect.’ **
Full spectrum hemp oil refers to when the pure oil extracted from hemp contains all the same cannabinoids and compounds found in the original hemp plant. Unlike isolated or synthetic cannabinoids, full-spectrum hemp oil contains an array of cannabinoids, as well as many essential vitamins and minerals, fatty acids, protein, chlorophyll, fiber, flavonoids, and terpenes.
Full-spectrum CBD products contain some THC, but usually at low quantities of less than 0.3%. However, during the manufacturing process, THC levels can rise as the CBD converts into a concentrate. People should do their research and look up independent test results before purchasing a CBD product.
With a range of reported health benefits, uses for full-spectrum CBD include:
Learn more about the potential health benefits of CBD here.
The Beneficial Effects of Cannabis Phytochemicals on the Brain and Cognition study in 2018 found that certain CBD compounds may also offer neuroprotective effects in both in vitro and in vivo studies. (Neuroprotection refers to the relative preservation of neuronal structure and/or function. In the case of an ongoing insult, the relative preservation of neuronal integrity implies a reduction in the rate of neuronal loss over time, which can be expressed as a differential equation – Wikipedia).
Another 2018 study “Cannabinoids and Pain“, suggests that full-spectrum CBD is more effective for pain than CBD isolate because of the combined effects of CBD and THC.
Another advantage of full-spectrum CBD is that it is less processed and more natural than CBD isolate, which many consider to be more holistic approach.