Full Spectrum CBD Oil is currently the most popular variety of CBD Oil available. Read below to learn how CBD (cannabidiol), and specifically Full Spectrum CBD Oil has become a valuable part of many people’s everyday wellness routine.
What is Full Spectrum CBD Oil?
Full spectrum CBD oil is comprised of a full spectrum hemp extract mixed or blended with a carrier oil like MCT oil, coconut oil, olive oil, etc. Full Spectrum CBD Oil varies from CBD isolate products because it offers a wide range of valuable cannabinoids and not solely CBD. Along with THC, CBD is one of the most prominent cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. But there are 100 plus compounds that occur in varying amounts in Cannabis sativa (aka hemp). Many studies have shown that all the cannabinoids and other plant compounds work together in unison after ingestion. This is referred to as the ‘entourage effect.’ Full Spectrum CBD oil is brimming with minerals, fatty acids, protein, essential vitamins, terpenes, flavonoids, chlorophyll, and fibers.
The Benefits of Full Spectrum CBD Oil
When taken alone, CBD is useful, just maybe not as much as when it’s combined with other plant extracts like cannabinoids and terpenes. Scientists have shown that full spectrum CBD delivers pain and inflammation relief faster than other forms of CBD. When you consider that each of the more than 100 compounds found in the cannabis plant has its own unique set of benefits and factors, you can see how the entourage effect comes into play. When all natural compounds from the plant remain intact, they produce a harmonious result in comparison to isolated cannabinoids. Practical benefits:
- Easy to dose
- Easy to carry
- Legal in every state
- Can take at any time
Other potential benefits people may choose CBD Oil for:
- Muscle relaxation
- Combatting acne
- Pain relief
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 (CBG, CBN, CBD, etc.).
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.
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.
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)
- Cannabicitran (CBT)
What are Terpenes?
Terpenes are naturally occurring chemicals in plants that contribute fragrance and color to the plant’s natural qualities. Terpenes are widespread in nature, but are particularly prevalent in hemp and cannabis plants. Cannabis plants have a very distinct scent, which mentioned previously, is caused by the plant’s terpenes. The terpene chemicals coexist and function with the cannabinoids to provide a range of effects, depending on terpene composition. Some of the most common terpenes:
- Borneol: This terpene has been used for exhaustion, stress, and prolonged disease, among other things.
- Caryophyllene: Boasts strong anti-inflammatory properties and works as an antioxidant. It also eases pain and fights insomnia.
- Eucalyptol: Eucalyptol is traditionally known as a natural pain reliever that boosts focus and inner equilibrium.
- Humulene: This is a strong pain-relieving terpene that has impressive antibacterial properties.
- Limonene: A wonderful stress reliever that also helps with digestion. It also improves mood dramatically.
- Linalool: Appears to help with stress, insomnia, and depression.
- Myrcene: The most common terpene in hemp, Myrcene inhibits cytochrome, B-mycotoxin, and other carcinogens. It is calming, sedative, and anti-spasmodic.
- Pinene: Many researchers are exploring how pinene terpene can boost memory. It also works as an anti-inflammatory.
- Terpineol: Known to have antibacterial and antioxidant properties, according to experts.
Which type of CBD Oil is best for you?
The health benefits of CBD are undeniable. You can stick with a CBD isolate, but unless you are extremely concerned with the small amount of THC (<.3%) you should give Full Spectrum CBD Oil a try. You will receive ample CBD along with other beneficial cannabinoids. Your body will readily absorb the CBD and have the other innumerable rewards of the plant. Here’s a breakdown of the various forms of CBD oils:
- Full Spectrum: Full spectrum CBD oil contains all of the naturally occurring cannabinoids found in hemp, including THC in nonpsychoactive quantities.
- Broad Spectrum: Broad spectrum CBD oil contains the majority of cannabinoids, with the notable exception of THC.
- Isolate: Isolate CBD oil only contains CBD, neglecting any other cannabinoid.
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), a carrier oil (MCT or Cranberry Seed Oil, and peppermint oil or other natural flavorings for our flavored products. All of our hemp is grown in Wisconsin by hard working Wisconsin farmers.
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If you have any questions about CBD, please contact your friends at Green Owl.