What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) pronounced (ka-nah-beh-die-all) is one of the most promising compounds being studied by the science and medical communities.
Whether you want to know why this ingredient is popping up everywhere, or you are suffering from a certain ailment or disease and you’ve heard CBD might help, you have come to the right place.
Let’s dive into how CBD works in your body.
CBD has a wide spectrum of potential therapeutic benefits and has important and profound effects on how our body maintains balance in the face of countless stressors.
Our body’s endocannabinoid (ECS) is the primary system that uses CBD. ECS is made up of tiny receptors that play a key role in regulating our mood, pain level, and everyday experience. CBD helps these receptors do what is needed in order to stimulate all the beneficial changes throughout our bodies. This incredible compound works seamlessly with our own natural bodily systems, producing its effects at the molecular level, all the while producing NO impairment at all.
Opposed to the psychotropic effects of its sister molecule THC, CBD can provide relief during the day when you possibly need a clear head for work and daily life.
What is Full-Spectrum CBD?
Full-spectrum CBD contains all cannabinoids and terpenes found in the hemp plant and leaves nothing out. Cannabinoids found in full-spectrum CBD include but are not limited to: cannabidiol (CBD), cannabicyclol (CBL), cannabinol (CBN), cannabigerol (CBG), cannabichromene (CBC), cannabielsoin (CBE), cannabicyclol (CBL), cannabicitran (CBT), and tetrahydrocannabivarin (THC). The combination of all cannabinoids used together produces the entourage effect. The entourage effect is the idea that all cannabinoids and phytocannabinoids in cannabis and hemp work synergistically together. This can provide a better therapeutic result than anyone compound used on its own. Not only do these compounds work better together, but the user of a full spectrum CBD product is taking all the properties of the terpenes and cannabinoids mixed together, allowing more absorption of the active effects. In turn, this provides a more effective treatment method.
How is Full Spectrum CBD better than an isolate?
An isolate is a single extracted cannabinoid without the presence of any other cannabinoids or terpenes. This single cannabinoid is less effective because there is no synergy or entourage effect happening and that cannabinoid may or may not even be effective on its own. There are over a hundred found cannabinoids and researchers are only starting to understand the full length of the therapeutic value of each cannabinoid. CBD is most effective when used in concert with all other cannabinoids, therefore Full-Spectrum CBD has the best chance of treating users looking for relief.