You’ve finally got your head around what CBD is, now you’re hearing the term full spectrum CBD and wondering what it is and how it is different. You’ll want to know if it is better, why it has a higher price tag and what the added benefits of it are.
Full Spectrum CBD oil
Full spectrum CBD oil is extracted from the cannabis plant, just as with CBD isolate. However, the difference is in how the CBD is extracted. Thi is a much less aggressive process and therefore maintains all of the other terpenes and cannabinoids within it.
The process does also mean that it also contains trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive part of the plant. However it is in such a small amount (less than 0.2%) meaning that it will not get you “high” and is legal.
Why do terpenes matter?
Terpenes have their own added benefits, therefore it is great to have them alongside your CBD. Terpenes are found within lots of different plants and herbs. They contribute to taste, smell and therapeutic benefits. There are around 100 of them in the cannabis plant.
Full spectrum CBD and the entourage effect
The synergy of the cannabinoids and terpenes is known as the entourage effect. This supports the natural function of the endocannabinoid system in the human body. In turn this allows you to unlock potential benefits of extra compounds that might have different effects, such as anti anxiety, therapeutic benefits, alertness and more.
What are the benefits of it?
Full spectrum allows you to enjoy further benefits from the added terpenes. CBD also carries benefits such as:
- Reduce anxiety and PTSD
- Help with depression and mental health conditions
- Support sleep
- Anti cancer
- Help reduce seizures
- Pain relief and inflammation
- Manage conditions such as parkinson’s
- Reduce symptoms of cancer
- Help with nausea and headaches
What form do you buy full spectrum CBD in?
You can buy full spectrum CBD in the form of e-liquid. This is the most bioavailable way to take CBD and they reach your bloodstream fast. Ideally this is what you want when you are suffering from one or more of the above.
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