Getting a Better Understanding of Full Spectrum CBD

Dec 9, 2020

At Carolina Gold, we make sure that we formulate all of our hemp products with full spectrum CBD, which is a big reason why so many of our customers claim that our products are the most effective ones that they’ve ever tried.  The science behind cannabidiol and hemp in general is quite complex, but understanding the synergistic relationship between compounds, which full spectrum CBD provides to our bodies, is absolutely worth exploring.

What Does Full Spectrum CBD Mean?

CBD is the dominant compound derived from the hemp plant.  As most of us know, cannabidiol has been widely studied for its specific effects on the bodily system which directly result from the role that it plays in supporting the body’s endocannabinoid system, which we will be elaborating on shortly.

But, as any hemp expert will happily tell you, CBD is far from the only compound in hemp, and it’s definitely not the only one that can be useful to you.  The hemp plant’s flowering buds are rich in desirable compounds including cannabidiol, and as researchers uncover an influx of information about the hemp plant, the more they realize that each compound plays an integral role in balancing the body for desirable results.

Full spectrum CBD is simply the entire flower’s chemical composition in the form of an extract.  This means that when you consume full spectrum CBD, you’re giving your body that naturally high level of cannabidiol present in the plant, along with every other compound that exists alongside it, of which there are over a hundred.

Major Compounds

Now, let’s go over the individual types of compounds that you’ll find in full spectrum CBD.

Cannabinoids

CBD is a cannabinoid, but it’s not the only one in hemp.  Other cannabinoids include:

Cannabinoids are unique in how they work in the human body.  They are the only compounds that bind with cannabinoid receptors in the body which belong to the endocannabinoid system.  As the endocannabinoid system is in charge of regulating the body to produce homeostasis, each cannabinoid receptor regulates a specific process based on where it’s located.  Cannabinoid receptors in the digestive tract, for instance, regulate digestive function, while receptors in the brain deal with cognitive function, hormone balance and more.

Each cannabinoid in hemp binds in a unique way to these cannabinoid receptors in order to stimulate beneficial changes in systemic functionality.  Therefore, each one has something to offer that can be quite useful.

Terpenes

Terpenes don’t work with the body’s endocannabinoid system, but that doesn’t make them less useful.  These compounds are found in all plant life, and each terpene offers a unique property to the body.  They also inform the flavor and aroma of the plant.  Terpenes can offer anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, energizing, antidepressant, and antibacterial properties, to name a few.

Flavonoids

Flavonoids are plant compounds with properties similar to terpenes, and they boost the ability that the body has to absorb cannabinoids for maximum effectiveness.

Nutrients

Hemp’s flowers are naturally high in nutrients including essential fatty acids, amino acids, and vitamins.

Benefits of Full Spectrum CBD

So, why is full spectrum CBD favorable?

Well, for one, it lets your body experience all of the compounds in hemp, with each one offering something useful to the body.  But there’s another, more fascinating reason to opt for this type of extract, and it’s called the entourage effect.

The entourage effect is used to describe the synergistic nature of hemp, in which each compound supports the others by boosting its effectiveness.  The belief is that taking full spectrum CBD is consuming hemp as nature intended, which can allow for more absorption of the desirable properties.

There are other types of hemp extract that you can find on the market.  Broad spectrum hemp is just like full spectrum, except the THC has been removed.  This means that it won’t produce the entourage effect.  Then, there is CBD isolate, which is pure cannabidiol.

How Full Spectrum CBD is Made

Making full spectrum CBD requires the right plant material, as it requires mature buds rich in compounds from an organic farmer.  The hemp buds are run through a CO2 extraction, which separates the compounds from the plant material and turns them into an oil-soluble concentrate.  This concentrate is naturally rich in the full array of compounds, making it naturally full spectrum CBD.

The THC in Full Spectrum CBD

Now, we said that full spectrum CBD contains THC.  But, it won’t get you high, and it’s legal.  The law states that hemp products can contain a maximum of 0.3% THC to be sold legally.  This is the amount you’ll find in full spectrum cannabidiol products.  Furthermore, this trace amount simply cannot produce psychoactive effects, and is highly unlikely to cause a failed drug test.

Overall, there is Good Reason for Choosing Full Spectrum CBD

Carolina Gold uses the finest full spectrum CBD for maximum effectiveness.  Regardless of the delivery method or milligram strength you go with, our full spectrum CBD will provide you with a wide array of cannabinoids, terpenes and other compounds that can each offer something to the body, while enhancing the effectiveness of the product overall.

 

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