What is Full-Spectrum CBD?

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Cannabidiol extracts are one of the best ways to consume CBD if you don’t like to smoke. However, several types of CBD extracts totally change the experience you have depending on their extraction method and compounds. In this article, we will explain to you what full-spectrum CBD is and the benefits it contains.

We have a broad array of Full-Spectrum CBD available here at Botany Farms:

 

What is Full-spectrum CBD?

The cannabis plant naturally produces cannabidiol (CBD). Full-spectrum CBD-derived products contain cannabinoids like terpenes, trace amounts of delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), flavonoids, and other compounds found in the hemp plant. But what exactly are these compounds?

  • Cannabinoids like CBD and THC are responsible for the therapeutic and psychoactive effects of cannabis products. However, there are more than 100 other cannabinoids that need to be studied.
  • Terpenes in cannabis affect the plant’s fragrance and can also have therapeutic benefits. There are more than 150 terpenes, and you can learn more about them in our complete list of terpenes and effects.
  • Flavonoids can be found in all kinds of plants like fruits, vegetables, and more. They contain anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and neuroprotective properties. Cannabis has around 20 different flavonoids.

There are three different types of CBD extract. To describe them, we use the terms full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate. Before choosing a CBD product, learn what would make them the best option for you.

Full-spectrum CBD vs Broad-spectrum CBD 

Many refer to full-spectrum CBD as ‘whole-plant extract.’ This is because the entire spectrum is a substance that, as its name says, will include all compounds naturally found in the cannabis plant. Products will have in small amounts CBD, up to 0.3% THC, flavonoids, and terpenes. 

Furthermore, broad-spectrum contains CBD and multiple other cannabinoids as CBC, CBG, or CBN, as well as some terpenes like myrcene, limonene, or pinene. However, it does not contain traces of THC. The broad-spectrum falls somewhere between full-spectrum CBD and CBD Isolate.

Because broad-spectrum CBD undergoes a more thorough extraction process, many users try to avoid it since it is not completely natural. However, if you can’t consume THC for whatever reason (low THC tolerance, fear of failing a drug test, or strict THC regulations in your state), a broad-spectrum CBD extract would be the best option for you.

CBD Isolate vs Full-spectrum CBD

Isolate CBD is a form of pure CBD. It does not contain other compounds, and it usually comes from hemp plants which only have meager amounts of THC. CBD isolate also known as CBD crystals because it is a crystal form of CBD. It is usually ground up and sold as a powder, and it goes through extra processing to obtain a much more refined product.

Many users choose to take CBD isolate instead of full-spectrum CBD for the same reasons they would take broad-spectrum CBD: there are no THC traces. Moreover, this extract is the purest form of CBD (this doesn’t mean it is the best one), making it appealing to those who want to experience the effects of CBD only.

Full-spectrum CBD Benefits

Every single CBD extract type has its unique differences as they all contain different compounds. But because the full-spectrum CBD contains all of the cannabis plant extracts, it has a more potent effect than the rest of the extracts.

Some of the medicinal effects are anti-seizure, muscle spasm relief, anti-anxiety, pain relief, treatment for psychotic disorders, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory. It is also the least processed and more natural than the other types.

Many people use CBD to treat and reduce symptoms arising from several conditions such as mood disorder, depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, appetite issues, chronic pain, nerve pain, epilepsy, seizures, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and many more. All in all, CBD contributes to achieving a more general sense of wellbeing.

It is essential to know and understand how CBD and THC interact with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) as the cannabinoids bind to the receptors while enzymes break them down. This allows an interaction between the effects of CBD and THC that will produce the consumer a feeling of relaxation and improved mood without actually getting high.

Full-spectrum CBD strains

Many people have been growing interest in full-spectrum CBD products, and of course, there exists a great variety of them. You can get topicals, edibles, pills or capsules, and sublingual products like oils and tinctures.

However, there is one product that has been gaining popularity recently, and it is CBD buds. Consuming CBD buds will allow you to experience and enjoy a full spectrum of cannabinoids and essential components extracted from the cannabis plant. Here is a list of the best CBD bud strains you can find in the market.

Lifter Hemp Strain

You will be pleased to know that this strain takes after its name. This Sativa has a lot of unique properties, starting with a high-profile CBD that enhances energetic effects. Its aroma is a spicy mixture between lemon and grape. Many connoisseurs mainly seek the Lifter strain as it allows them to stay mentally focused and get things done; at the same time, it aids ease physical pain and social anxiety.

Sour Space Candy

This strain has one of the most enticing terpene profiles one has ever seen, really popular for its long-lasting effects that take quick action and get you in a calming and relaxing mood. Sour Space Candy does not have any psychoactive properties. Instead, although it will make you feel like it can lift you off your feet, it will keep you very grounded and focused when you need to.

Special Sauce

This Indica might be the perfect strain to use if you want to achieve deep sleep and ultimate relaxation. You can expect Special Sauce to affect your nervous system and leave you feeling very upbeat and uplifted with a soothing smell and taste.

AC/DC Strain

With little to no intoxicating effects, this hybrid CBD-dominant is a favorite for patients who want to treat ailments such as pain, anxiety, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and even the harmful effects of chemotherapy. 

Charlotte’s Webb

A strain mostly adored by hemp connoisseurs due to its high THC levels and low CBD contents. It is mainly used to treat epilepsy and seizures and relieve stress and anxiety, but it can treat a very extensive repertoire of medical conditions. Although many consume it in brewing tea, most consumers report that this strain is best suited for vaping.

Elektra Strain 

This organic strain has a beautiful fluffy structure with an intense aroma, and it is guaranteed to brighten up your day. Once you have consumed it, you will start feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, perfect after a hard and long day at work.

Harlequin Strain 

It is one of the most popular strains amongst CBD consumers for its incredible effects on improving concentration and inducing alertness. Harlequin is mainly known for producing instant relief to symptoms of various mental health problems such as stress and anxiety.

Do not hesitate to find a product that can aid and ease any unconformities you have. Learning about the components of CBD extracts can make searching for the perfect one an easy job, and finding the ideal product for you can even change your life. Full-spectrum CBD extracts offer you many medicinal benefits without causing euphoria or other psychedelic effects, making them perfect for your everyday life.

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