What is Full Spectrum CBD Oil?

Full Spectrum CBD Oil

Full spectrum means harnessing the inherent power of Mother Nature.

Numerous clinical studies confirm the benefits of the 'entourage effect' a term used to describe enhanced benefit from the myriad compounds found in hemp (versus isolate). To date, scientists have identified 144 cannabinoids produced by the incredible hemp plant. While most of the buzz surrounds two in particular - THC and CBD - many of the other cannabinoids have unique and specialized health benefits.

Just a few examples of these include Cannabigerol (CBG), Cannabichromene (CBC), and Cannabinol (CBN). Full Spectrum CBD offer multiple cannabinoids in one product, while CBD isolate is just the opposite.

CBD Isolate vs. Full Spectrum 

CBD Isolate vs. Full Spectrum

CBD Isolate

Many CBD companies offer what is known as 'CBD isolate', which is highly refined CBD. CBD isolate is the result of a long extraction and winterization process; the result being a white crystalline powder that is about 99.9% CBD. These CBD crystals are then mixed into a carrier oil or similar substance.

Research shows that CBD isolate loses effectiveness over time - so what works for you one day may not the next. Also, the ideal dosage can be challenging to determine (taking too much or too little can cause you to feel worse).

CBD isolate is based on the same school of thought as allopathic medicine and the pharmaceutical industry: developing individual molecules designed to treat particular problems - the opposite of a holistic approach.

Full Spectrum CBD

Full spectrum refers to the unmodified hemp extract, which contains the compounds present in the same ratios that naturally occur in hemp. Unlike isolated CBD, full spectrum hemp oil contains an array of beneficial cannabinoids and other phytonutrients such as essential fatty acids, flavonoids, terpenes and essential vitamins and minerals.

This combination of cannabinoids in our products offer users what is known as the 'entourage effect' - a term created by Ralph Mechoulam to describe the inexplicable synergy that manifests when all naturally occurring compounds are consumed in tandem. This effect is thought to be the result of multi-pathway activation and signaling from various nutrients in CBD oil.

The CBD Entourage Effect

Another significant advantage full spectrum has over CBD isolate is its efficacy at any dose. While a little experimentation will still be necessary to find your ideal dosage, you will experience benefits whether you take a few drops or a few dropperfuls - that's the benefit of the entourage effect.

A great way to understand this is by looking at recreational Cannabis users who opt for strains with a 1:1 ratio of THC to CBD. CBD is proven to have moderating effects on THC, drastically minimizing the uncomfortable side-effects that can occur when accidentally taking too much THC. CBD keeps THC in check and allows for a seamless and comfortable user experience.

The entourage effect illustrates how the health benefits of CBD increase when taking multiple cannabinoids at once.

Broad Spectrum

Broad spectrum is nearly identical to full spectrum CBD, except that it is specially formulated to have zero THC.

At Ananda Hemp, we provide authentic full and broad spectrum CBD - no isolates, no contaminants, no kidding.