I’m sure you’re seeing CBD mentioned all over the media these days…
But along with the increased exposure of CBD in mainstream media, comes the confusion…
So this post will hopefully clear up some of that confusion.
What is Full Spectrum CBD?
Full spectrum CBD has various cannabinoids, not just CBD, and natural terpenes, essential vitamins, fatty acids, and protein.
You might have seen full spectrum CBD called whole-plant CBD.
The cannabis plant contains hundreds of different phytochemicals including cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds. Full spectrum CBD or hemp oil generally refers to products that not only contain CBD but contain the other plant molecules as well.
HempWorx Full Spectrum CBD gives you more of the plant’s molecules in ratios and amounts that nature intended.
Doctor Raphael Mechoulam, widely believed to be the grandfather of CBD for his massive research with CBD, found that cannabinoids and terpenes work together to influence each other. This synergistic effect is called the “entourage effect” and has seen CBD work with THC to reduce the effects of a high and CBD to influence your cannabinoid receptors.
What is CBD Isolate?
You can take CBD isolate by itself for huge benefits. CBD isolate is usually almost 99% pure CBD.
As you probably guessed, this product has been isolated from the other components I just mention in the Full CBD paragraph.
There and no other active ingredients and this product could be useful to someone who needs a strong dose of CBD.
You might find that CBD isolate products often come as a white powder or maybe mixed with a carrier oil such as MCT oil for improved absorption.
Is Full Spectrum CBD Better Than CBD Isolate?
You could think of CBD isolate as similar to white bread – with many of the nutritional benefits of the bread stripped away.
I think every cannabinoid and terpene in the cannabis plant has a specific benefit. And from the studies I’ve read, there is a much greater benefit for your body when all the compounds work together in the “Entourage Effect.”
As mentioned earlier, Doctor Raphael Mechoulam found full spectrum CBD was far more effective at treating inflammation than CBD isolate.
Therefore, I would advise taking a full spectrum CBD oil over a CBD isolate, due to the synergistic benefits.
What Are the Benefits of Full Spectrum CBD Oil?
Most studies on CBD show it can help reduce inflammation, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and seizures, as well as relieve symptoms of many diseases like Chrohn’s and multiple sclerosis.
There are 113 compounds known as cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, with of course cannabidiol (CBD) being one of them.
Common Cannabinoids in Full Spectrum CBD Oil
This has anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and anti-tumour properties. CBG has exhibited positive effects for cancer, glaucoma, inflammation and skin diseases.
This is known for its sedative effect, along with anti-convulsant and anti-inflammatory properties.
This has anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, anti-fungal, and anti-cancer properties.
This has anti-convulsion, anti-inflammatory, and anti-nausea properties. Plus reduces pain and mood disorders. It’s particularly effective in providing symptom relief for Crohn’s, HIV/AIDS, and MS.
Remember it’s the “Entourage Effect” which will provide you the most benefit when you take full spectrum CBD oil because these compounds will be working in unison.
HempWorx full spectrum CBD oil also contains vitamins, essential fats, and protein.
Vitamins A, C, E, and B are found in abundance in CBD, along with up to 20 amino acids and essential fatty acids, like Omega 3 and Omega 6.
These amino acids speed your body’s ability to make protein, which improves recovery time, and the fatty acids are awesome for keeping your heart healthy.
Final Thoughts of Full Spectrum CBD Oil and CBD Isolate…
I personally feel that you will discover the biggest benefits of CBD oil when it contains at least some THC.
We have two varieties of CBD oil – one with 0.3% THC and a 0.0% THC Free CBD oil.
If you are concerned about a drug test at work, then it’s better than you use the THC Free CBD oil. However, if you are not strangled by drug tests at work, I think you’ll find more benefits from the 0.3% THC CBD oil.
Just remember that even our 0.3% THC CBD oil will NOT get you high…
It is totally non-psychoactive.
While full-spectrum CBD oil contains small amounts of THC, it does not contain enough THC to produce any psychoactive effects.
If you need the high, perhaps just have a puff…