Love CBD? So do we! In your search for the very best CBD, you may well have come across a variety of products including something called 'Full Spectrum CBD'. Sound's interesting right? But what does 'Full Spectrum' mean, why would you use it and how does is it differ to other CBD products you may be more familiar with? Let's get the lowdown and find out more.
What does 'Full Spectrum' mean?
Full Spectrum CBD simply means that absolutely nothing has been removed from the plant in the process of producing the oil. Where typically, manufacturers tend to isolate and extract the CBD from high-grade industrial hemp, Full Spectrum CBD includes a wealth of great extras that are found in the hemp plant.
In addition to CBD, you will benefit from an abundance of essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, proteins, flavonoids, terpenes and a few extra cannabinoids, that are all found within the plant too.
While the additional vitamins and minerals will come with their own benefits, the inclusion of flavonoids and terpenes means that you'll experience and taste the earthy tones and flavours from the plant.
When it comes to the extra cannabinoids included in Full Spectrum CBD, molecules such as THCV, CBCVA and CBL will potentially work together with your CBD to heighten its potential properties.
International studies conducted by The Hadassah Medical School at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem show that when CBD is combined with accompanying cannabinoids, an 'entourage effect' is achieved. This effect means that the anti-inflammatory and pain-reduction properties that may exist in CBD are elevated, meaning that the effect of CBD will both be stronger and longer lasting.
'Full Spectrum CBD' vs 'High-Grade Hemp Extract CBD'Apart from not having all the extra cannabinoids, vitamins, minerals, flavonoids and terpenes that Full Spectrum CBD Oil contains, most CBD oils will only contain the isolated CBD molecule. While two products may have the same strength of CBD concentration, Full Spectrum CBD will always feel stronger due to all its extra ingredients and the aforementioned entourage effect that is potentially taking place.
Why Use Full Spectrum CBD
You may choose to use CBD for a variety of personal reasons, but using Full Spectrum CBD may just contribute to an altogether healthier disposition. As mentioned previously, Full Spectrum CBD will contain a few extra ingredients.
More specifically these include things like vitamins A, C and E as well as a range of B vitamins like thiamine, niacin and riboflavin, which are good for metabolizing your energy. Also found in Full Spectrum CBD will be minerals such as potassium, iron, zinc, phosphorus and calcium and essential fatty acids like Omega 3 and Omega 6 – all of which will have their benefits should your body be deficient in any of those areas. Pretty cool huh?
Full Spectrum CBD is a stronger experience to using that of the isolated CBD found in High-Grade hemp Extract CBD and depending on why you use CBD, you may find Full Spectrum CBD makes a welcome addition to your daily routine.
One VSAVI customer using 1000mg strength Full Spectrum CBD Oil drops said,
"It's definitely a quality product as it has really helped me feel at rest with myself and able to plough through busy stressful days. The 1000mg seems to work best for me, I require just 1 drop taken 3 times a day per. With the lower concentrations, I find that I need to either take a larger dose or take more frequently."
While the studies and research into CBD continue, it's important to note that neither, the UK or EU currently recognise CBD as having any remedial or medical benefits.