We know that everything that hits the market is processed. In fact, a majority of the organic products also undergo a little processing to remove harmful or unwanted compounds. What about CBD? It is known to have different spectrums that have CBD and sometimes, other organic compounds. The spectrums are different because they constitute of different components.
Some of the CBD processing are:
- Carbon dioxide extraction- to extract CBD and other compounds from the plant
- Winterization- to remove unwanted compounds like fats
- Decarboxylation- to convert CBD from its inactive form to active form
As you might already know full-spectrum CBD contains all the compounds present in the hemp plant because of which it shows the entourage effect. The entourage effect is when all the organic compounds of the spectrum help in improving the characteristics of CBD. Therefore, the therapeutic effect of CBD will also increase.
What Are The Important Compounds In Full-Spectrum CBD?
Full-spectrum CBD contains more than just CBD. It contains:
You already know about one cannabinoid. CBD is a cannabinoid present in large quantities in the plant. Along with it, you will find-
- cannabidiol acid
Even though terpenes are sidelined by CBD, they are known for their own qualities. Terpenes are compounds that give plants, fruits, vegetables and spices their unique, enticing aroma. They have been used for centuries by aromatherapists and perfumers.
There are over 200 terpenes in hemp plant alone and each one of them have their own advantages. One of the famous terpenes in hemp is beta-caryophyllene, which binds to the receptors of our body just like other terpenes and CBD. It is a gastroprotective compound found in oregano, black pepper, and leafy vegetables. Now you know why cannabis plants are prescribed to treat gastric problems.
Full-spectrum CBD contains over 20 amino acids and hence, can be called a natural powerhouse. Omega-3 and omega-6 are also present in small quantities.
Minerals And Vitamins
Vitamin A, C, E, and B (niacin, thiamine, and riboflavin) are present in full-spectrum CBD in sufficient amounts.
Studies on how effective the full-spectrum CBD is still being carried out in labs. However, people who have used it have given positive feedbacks. Hence, doctors very commonly prescribe full-spectrum CBD for headaches, anxiety, depression, and other treatments. But the final call will depend on your preference and health condition.