Full Spectrum CBD is believed to be the best way to consume cannabinoids to receive the medicinal benefits of the plant.
Full spectrum means all of the plants’ cannabinoids are present.
This includes not only cannabidiol (CBD) but also Cannabinol (CBN), Cannabicyclol (CBL) and Cannabichromevarinic Acid (CBCVA) to name a few. There are more than 80 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant and when all of these cannabinoids are present it creates what is called an entourage effect.
In order for the hemp to be legal in the United States it must contain less than .3% THC or tetrahydrocannibinol.
CBD Isolate is just that, CBD isolated from other cannabinoids or compounds found in the plant. It was believed at one time that CBD isolate was more beneficial than full spectrum CBD but that is no longer true. According to a study from the Lautenberg Center for General Tumor Immunology in Jerusalem.
In the 2015 study, researchers were able to prove that full spectrum CBD is capable of offering greater levels of relief, as higher doses were administered to mice.
By comparison, the group that was given CBD isolate did not experience the same level of relief at higher doses.
When you select a full-spectrum CBD product, you get all the available plant terpenes, as well as other cannabinoids in the same ratios found in the hemp plant your oils were extracted from. Many people consider full-spectrum CBD to be more beneficial because of these many compounds. Some of those beneficial compounds include:
- All 20 amino acids
- Thiamin, niacin and riboflavin (B complex vitamins)
- Vitamins A, E and C
- Omega 3 fatty acids
- Potassium, magnesium and calcium
- Phosphorus, iron and zinc
After making your selection, you should know that it may take a bit of time before you find your best CBD serving.
Everyone responds to CBD differently, and serving is based upon your desired effect rather than your weight. The suggested serving range of CBD for dietary supplementation is as broad as 5 – 100 mg of CBD per day. It is best to start with a lower daily dose and add more CBD each week until you achieve the effect you are looking for.