To date, scientists have identified 113 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 products offer multiple cannabinoids in one product, while CBD isolate is just the opposite.
CBD Isolate vs. Full Spectrum
Many CBD companies offer what is known as 'CBD isolate', which is precisely what is sounds like - highly refined CBD, with absolutely nothing added. CBD isolate tends to be the result of a long extraction and purification process; the result being a white crystalline powder that is usually 99.9% CBD. For pure CBD oil, the crystals are then mixed into a carrier oil or similar substance.
Research has shown that CBD isolate typically loses effectiveness over time so what may work for you one day, may not the next. Also, the ideal dosage can be incredibly challenging to figure out. With CBD isolates, by taking either too much or too little can make you end up feeling 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 - which is the opposite of the holistic approach.
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.
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.
This effect shows how the benefits dramatically increase when taking multiple cannabinoids at once.
Rare Cannabinoids from Rare Genetics
We are passionate in our belief that hemp is much more than just CBD, which is why our products contain some of the most diverse cannabinoid profiles on the market. We specialize in the exploration of exotic cannabinoids - as well as acquiring an understanding of how they uniquely affect the Endocannabinoid System.
Our genetic stock enables us to be a leader in the cultivation, extraction, and purification of these highly sought-after, rare cannabinoids (such as THCV and CBC). This advantage is because we've gathered cultivars from unique places, such as the Himalayas, Southeast Asia, and Africa. These unique landraces contain more fascinating profiles when compared to the traditional varieties found in Europe, Canada, and even the United States.
Plans for the Future
We strive to be the leaders in the cultivation of rare cannabinoids, and will soon be able to produce some of the most unique cannabinoid profiles on the marketplace.