CBD is one of many compounds found in the hemp plant. It is a major cannabinoid/phytonutrient that interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system.
Studies have supported the fact that the “entourage effect” of using all parts of the hemp plant together is more beneficial than using any of the compounds alone. Full Spectrum products use all cannabinoids & terpenes in the hemp plant, including THC in trace amounts of 0.3% or less. No CBD product delivers psychoactive effects with the addition of THC. Furthermore, single dosing of a Full Spectrum product is not likely to mark positive on a drug test. However, with above-average dosing, it could lead to a positive test.
Studies estimate there to be about 400 or more compounds found within the hemp plant. Ninety of those compounds are determined to be cannabinoids, in which the most commonly known are CBD & THC, and the rest are minor cannabinoids such as CBG, CBN, and CBC. There are also terpenes, flavonoids, alkaloids, phenolic compounds, and other biologically active compounds. Broad Spectrum products focus on having all of the phytonutrients in the hemp plant, except THC.
These products focus on extracting only the Cannabidiol (CBD) from the hemp plant and nothing else. Isolate lacks all the cannabinoids such as CBN, CBG, CBC, THCA plus terpenes, and other phytonutrients.
There are more than 20,000 terpenes, with more than a hundred in cannabis alone. Terpenes are volatile aromatic oils produced by cannabis as a natural defense against pests and disease; Like cannabinoids, terpenes are a product of the trichome. Many Common plants produce the same terpenes also provided by the cannabis plant, including citrus, fruits, herbs, and other medicinal plants. Terpenes are responsible for the unique flavors and aromas which define individual strains. They are also responsible, in part, for then nuanced experiences of each strain, including varied medicinal benefits. They are similar to cannabinoids in the sense that they have different heat sensitivities, effects, and medicinal benefits.