What is Full Spectrum CBD?

by | Dec 29, 2020 | Full Spectrum, PHB News, Tincture | 0 comments

Spotlight on Full Spectrum CBD

If you are new to hemp and CBD, you have probably come across the term full spectrum and might be wondering what it means? Hemp extracts are made in many different forms; the three you will most commonly see are full spectrum, broad spectrum, and isolates. Each variation of hemp extract is made up of varying hemp plant compounds that have different effects. If you are looking to purchase a CBD product, knowing the difference between full spectrum, broad spectrum, and isolates will help you make the best decision and get the best results out of your CBD oil.

Full spectrum hemp extracts are made from the whole hemp plant, including flowers, leaves, stalks, and all hemp compounds major and minor cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes. 

Pure Hemp Botanicals Full Spectrum CBD oil contains various naturally occurring cannabinoids found in hemp, including trace amounts, 0.3% or less of THC, the psychoactive compound. However, this minuscule amount is generally not enough to produce mind-altering effects. Sensitive individuals may notice slight psychoactive effects if taken in high doses. 

The trace amounts of THC are what differentiates full from broad spectrum. Broad spectrum CBD extract has non-detectable levels of THC, but still contains whole hemp compounds and most of the other cannabinoids. Isolated CBD is just the cannabinoid CBD alone, with no other plant compounds. Knowing this will help you decide which product is best for you. For those looking to avoid THC and still get the maximum benefit out of CBD, our Pure Balance broad spectrum formula is the next best choice!

Pure Hemp Botanicals full spectrum CBD products are most abundant in CBD, a major cannabinoid, and contain other well known minor cannabinoids like CBC, CBG, THC, and dozens of others! The benefits of full spectrum CBD oil appear to be greater than isolated CBD and even slightly more effective than broad spectrum due to the activation of the CB1 receptor, which only comes from the cannabinoid THC. When all of these hemp plant compounds work together, it is known as the “entourage effect.” The entourage effect is what makes full spectrum CBD superior to isolates. Isolated CBD does not produce the entourage effect, as this only takes place when many hemp plant compounds work together. Broad spectrum CBD oil produces the entourage effect, however does not contain the added benefits you receive from tiny amounts of THC. 

There are many benefits to consuming a full array of cannabinoids, including tiny amounts of THC. Research indicates full spectrum formulas are more efficient and produce better results when taken consistently, due to the activation of both CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors located throughout the body. When both cannabinoid receptors are in action, they work to maintain homeostasis by regulating sleep, stress, appetite, mood, and memory.

The trace amounts of THC are just enough to bind and stimulate the CB1 receptor. Like a key, CBD alone does not have much affinity for CB1 receptors; however, THC and CBD together do. Full spectrum CBD activates both CB1 and CB2 receptors to deliver beneficial effects and maintain homeostasis.

Pure Balance full spectrum CBD oil helps activate the body’s defense mechanism, balancing immune system function, sleep, mood, energy, appetite, and regulating discomfort in the body. In simple terms, the cannabinoids in hemp cater to areas in the body that need balance. A great daily supplement, Pure Balance full spectrum CBD oil helps boost wellness and balances your body’s primary functions to support your overall wellbeing.

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