CBD (cannabidiol) has become all the rage as a valuable health supplement. There is a bevy of CBD products available. One of the most popular varieties that you might run into is Full Spectrum CBD Oil.

What is Full Spectrum CBD Oil?

CBD is one of the leading cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. There are 100 plus compounds that occur in varying amounts in Cannabis sativa. Full Spectrum CBD Oil varies from CBD isolate products because it offers a wide range of valuable cannabinoids and not solely CBD. Many studies have shown that all the cannabinoids work together in unison after ingestion. The process is referred to as the ‘entourage effect.’  Full Spectrum CBD is brimming with minerals, fatty acids, protein, essential vitamins, terpenes, flavonoids, chlorophyll, and fiber – hemp naturally contains cannabinoids.

The Benefits of Full Spectrum CBD Oil

CBD alone is effective but to a lesser degree than whole plant extracts. Researchers have found that Full Spectrum CBD offers faster relief from pain and inflammation. The entourage effect is gained because the 100 plus compounds found within the cannabis plant all have their own unique benefits and factors. When ingested together they work in harmony.

Understanding the Cannabinoids Found in Full Spectrum CBD Oil

THC and CBD are two of the cannabinoids that are found in the hemp plant.  But, in industrial hemp, but the THC levels are so low (<0.3%) that it does not induce any euphoric effects. There are other, less well known, important cannabinoids found in Full Spectrum CBD Oil.

Cannabigerol (CBG)

Many extraction artists refer to CBG as the ‘stem cell’ because the plant uses it to transform CBD and THC. Extracted oils contain extraordinarily little CBG. Even in low quantities, its benefits for the entourage effect should never be underestimated.

Cannabinol (CBN)

When THC degrades it turns to CBN. The fresh plant contains little CBN, but once it goes through decarboxylation, CBN increases.  CBD and CBN complement each other for added health benefits.

Cannabichromene (CBC)

CBC is often referred to as a major cannabinoid, but researchers are still exploring its benefits. There is a strong indication that it helps CBD relieve pain, serve as an anti-anxiety aid, and antidepressant.

Other cannabinoids include:

  • Cannabicyclol (CBL)
  • Cannabifuran (CBF)
  • Cannabitriol (CBT)
  • Cannabicitran (CBT)

What are Terpenes?

Cannabis plants have a very distinct scent.  This aroma is caused by the plant’s terpenes. The terpene chemicals coexist and function with the cannabinoids to help improve healing in the body.

  • Humulene: This is a strong pain-relieving terpene that has impressive antibacterial properties.
  • Pinene: Many researchers are exploring how pinene terpene can boost memory.  It also works as an anti-inflammatory.
  • Limonene: A wonderful stress reliever that also helps with digestion. It also improves mood dramatically.
  • Linalool: Appears to help with stress, insomnia, and depression.
  • Caryophyllene: Boasts strong anti-inflammatory properties and works as an antioxidant. It also eases pain and fights insomnia.

Why Use Full Spectrum CBD Oil?

The health benefits of CBD are undeniable. You can stick with a CBD isolate, but why not give a Full Spectrum CBD Oil a try? You will receive ample CBD along with other beneficial cannabinoids. Your body will readily absorb the CBD, but also have the other innumerable rewards of the plant.

What to watch out for?

Until CBD Products become well regulated you should be careful in selecting your products.  Any product that claims to be full-spectrum CBD Oil as well as THC free should be a red flag for you.  Also, there isn’t currently an industry standard for what is included in a broad-spectrum CBD Oil, it could have some elements removed, some terpenes added, or a number of other issues that should raise a red flag for you.  Always read the label and stick to a brand that you can trust.

What does Green Owl Wellness produce and sell?

Green Owl Wellness produces and sells full spectrum products.  We take pride and produce extremely high quality products with a short list of ingredients.  Our CBD Oils contain full spectrum hemp extract (we test to ensure we have the correct amount of CBD in each bottle), MCT Oil, and peppermint oil for the flavored products.  All of our hemp is grown in Wisconsin, and even the peppermint is grown locally!

If you have any questions about CBD, please contact your friends at Green Owl.