If you’re in the market for CBD, you’ve probably come across the term “full-spectrum” and thought to yourself, what does this mean? I’ll break it down for you.
What Does Full Spectrum CBD Oil Mean?
For an oil to be classified as “full-spectrum,” it has to contain all the naturally occurring cannabinoids from the cannabis plant. This means that despite going through an extraction process, the oil still contains the plant’s original terpenes and cannabinoids. This includes trace amounts of THC. The inclusion of all the cannabinoids earns the product the term “full-spectrum” because of its increased effectiveness due to its synergistic nature. Full-spectrum products are considered more effective than isolate derived oils, which would only contain isolated CBD.
What Are The Benefits?
In recent years, the research of CBD’s medicinal benefits has been a major focus of health institutions in North America. All largely in thanks to it being a relatively natural compound. CBD has been attributed to helping treat sleep disorders such as insomnia, muscle and joint pain including arthritis, epilepsy, and a handful of other conditions. An experiment conducted in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology found that CBD reduced nervousness and cognitive impairment in patients with social anxiety in a simulated public speaking event.
How Do I Use It?
Full-spectrum CBD oil should come in a small bottle with a dropper. This is hands down one of the easiest ways to consume both CBD and THC. Any good quality oil should have measurements on the dropper. Simply fill the dropper to your desired amount, administer the oil under your tongue, and hold it there for 90 seconds before swallowing.
Remember, when shopping for a quality full-spectrum CBD oil, the product should be high in CBD and should contain trace amounts of other cannabinoids, and a very small THC content (think around the 0.3% range). Shop here for some CBD.