Full-spectrum CBD oil: know its benefits

What is full spectrum CBD oil?

The Full Spectrum CBD Oil , or Full Spectrum CBD oil, is a hemp-derived product rich in cannabidiol (CBD) that also contains a wide variety of natural compounds present in the plant, including cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids. This type of CBD oil is characterized by retaining all the natural components of the plant, in contrast to isolated CBD, which consists only of pure CBD.

Full Spectrum CBD Oil Composition

The complete hemp extraction contains more than 60 cannabinoids, 200 terpenes, and a wide variety of flavonoids, which complement and potentiate the action of CBD (1, 2). All of these plant components are found in full-spectrum CBD oil, with CBD being the major component of the extract.

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Full spectrum CBD oil (infographic)
Pure CBD oil (infographic)
Pure CBD oil (infographic)

Full-spectrum CBD oil contains a multitude of compounds in addition to CBD. Pure CBD oil contains only one cannabinoid: CBD.

Below we tell you much more about the benefits of full-spectrum CBD: what are its components, types of cannabinoids present and its properties.

Benefits of full spectrum CBD oil

Relief of pain and inflammation

CBD oil has been noted for its potential to relieve pain, especially chronic and neuropathic pain. Numerous studies have shown that the endocannabinoid system is involved in the control of pain and inflammation. CBD has been associated with the reduction of pain and inflammation without producing psychoactive effects.

The use of CBD oil has shown promising results in the management of chronic pain, allowing a decrease in the dose of opioids administered and reducing the side effects associated with this strong medication. Therefore, it is considered a valuable therapeutic option that can improve the quality of life of patients.

However, it is important to note that the effectiveness of CBD oil treatment for pain may vary for each individual due to the complexity of the pain and personal differences. Before starting any treatment with CBD oil, it is recommended to seek professional medical advice to assess its feasibility and safety in each specific case.

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Support for mental and emotional well-being

CBD has been the subject of numerous scientific studies supporting its use in supporting emotional well-being. Research on CBD oil in neuropsychiatry has demonstrated its anxiolytic and antipsychotic properties. Clinical studies have revealed that high doses of THC can induce anxiety and psychotic symptoms, while co-administration of CBD and THC can mitigate these adverse effects.

CBD exerts an anxiolytic effect by modulating the emotional response to fear, reducing activity in brain areas such as the anterior cingulate and amygdala. In addition, CBD has been found to inhibit the enzyme FAAH, which increases endocannabinoid signaling and may enhance endocannabinoid tone, related to trauma processing and psychopathology.

In the field of CBD for schizophrenia, clinical studies have shown that it can have therapeutic effects on psychotic symptoms, without producing the side effects associated with conventional antipsychotics. Regarding CBD for the treatment of anxiety CBD has been shown to reduce anxiety levels in stressful situations, such as public speaking, and has been effective in social anxiety disorder. Although more research is still needed and questions remain to be answered, current findings support the potential of CBD as a therapeutic option in the field of neuropsychiatry.

Improved sleep and quality of rest

The endocannabinoid system also plays an important role in regulating circadian and sleep rhythms, and different cannabinoids can affect the sleep/wake cycle and sleep architecture. Anandamide and THC have been shown to affect slow wave sleep phase and rapid eye movement sleep, while the endocannabinoid system, in general, modulates the activity of the circadian pacemaker and other circadian clocks in the body.

As for CBD, it has been observed that it can help sleep by reducing anxiety, promoting relaxation and relieving pain. It acts by interacting with serotonin receptors, which can promote a sense of well-being and reduce any discomfort that may interfere with sleep.

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What does full spectrum mean?

The term“full spectrum“refers to the combination of several compounds present in the oil, allowing for a synergistic effect between them. This interaction, known as the “entourage effect”, is believed to enhance the therapeutic benefits of each component, resulting in a more effective product compared to isolated CBD.

In addition to CBD, full-spectrum CBD oil may contain other cannabinoids such as cannabigerol (CBG), cannabidivarin (CBDV) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) at very low levels (generally less than 0.2% in legal hemp products). These THC levels are insufficient to cause significant psychoactive effects.

Advantages of full-spectrum CBD

The main advantage of full-spectrum CBD oil is that it provides different active ingredients, such as minor cannabinoids , terpenes and flavonoids. Like an orchestra, these components act synergistically to enhance the benefits of CBD, in what is known as the entourage effect of cannabis . Therefore, the effect of full-spectrum CBD extract is more potent than that of pure or isolated CBD oil.

More active ingredients

Researchers are discovering that cannabis has more therapeutic components in addition to CBD and THC. In recent years, the other components of the cannabis plant have also demonstrated potential therapeutic applications, highlighting the benefits of full-spectrum CBD oil.

In fact, the cannabis plant has a very extensive phytochemical wealth, as more than 400 compounds have been isolated from cannabis. CBD and THC cannabinoids have received the most interest. However, during the complete extraction of hemp, other interesting components that enhance the action of cannabinoids, or even regulate or complement their effects, are carried over.

Among the non-cannabinoid substances involved in the benefits of full-spectrum CBD oil are terpenes and flavonoids, such as cannaflavin A, cannaflavin B, cannaflavin C, linalool, limonene, myrcene, a-pinene, geraniol, bisabolol, borneol, guaiol, anthocyanins, luteolin, orientin, apigenin, isovitexin, quercetin,… among others. Some of these substances are known to be part of health foods, medicinal plants, and their essential oils; and most exhibit an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect.

Stronger effects of CBD: Synergies in the extract matrix

The full spectrum extract contains a multitude of cannabinoids and other substances naturally present in the hemp plant, what we call the CBD extract matrix. This matrix of substances is what achieves the effects of CBD oil to activate the endocannabinoid system. activate the endocannabinoid system .

Scientific studies have observed that terpenes have a synergistic effect when combined with cannabinoids, modifying their benefits and therapeutic effect. This effect is known as entourage effect (3). In addition, flavonoids have known benefits for the body. For this reason, some experts consider the effects of full-spectrum CBD oil to be better than those of pure or isolated CBD oil.

Benefits of Full Spectrum CBD Oil
Entourage effect of full-spectrum CBD extract (infographic)

In each drop of full-spectrum CBD oil there is a group of molecules that act together, producing a more pronounced effect on the body.

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Entourage or synergistic effect of CBD

The first scientific group to describe the interactions between the components of hemp was led by Raphael Mechoulam, famous for having characterized the THC molecule for the first time. It was observed that the different compounds of the cannabis plant interacted with each other, increasing the bioavailability of cannabinoids, their absorption, metabolism or assimilation(4).

The finding suggested that the effect of cannabinoids, such as CBD, depended on the matrix of the preparation, and not just on one cannabinoid, in isolation. In his paper, Mechoulam details the complex interactions through molecules that result in this phenomenon, which the authors named the “entourage effect. entourage effect entourage effect. For example, the interaction between THC and CBD is extensively documented, which is why the drug Sativex (nabiximol) (indicated for neuropathic pain in multiple sclerosis) uses both cannabinoids in its composition(5).

Full spectrum CBD oil offers much more than just CBD. Each drop contains a group of molecules that act together, producing a more pronounced effect on the organism.

Potential therapeutic applications of full-spectrum CBD

Although there is a lot of information on the subject, the entourage effect hypothesis does not yet have solid scientific evidence, as admitted by neurologist Ethan Russo, a Cannabis researcher. However, he himself acknowledges that it is clear that the matrix of the extract determines its effect.: “had been hearing anecdotes for decades about cannabis strains that affected people differently: one might be good for pain relief, while another might improve sleep.“Russo comments in an interview, “the explanation possibly lies in the fact that terpenes, which include compounds known as essential oils, could enhance the effects of cannabinoids” (6).

In this sense, there is literature that supports the interaction between terpenes and cannabinoids(7). In addition, endocannabinoid receptors have been extensively detailed(8), which, in turn, can interact with flavonoids, and it is widely known that flavonoids have beneficial effects on the body.

In short, the theory of the synergies of hemp’s components is more than plausible and would explain why Full-spectrum CBD oil has a different therapeutic effect than CBD-only oil. However, it comprises a complex and intricate network of chain reactions that are difficult to isolate.

In the future, as scientific research progresses, we anticipate that hemp varieties will be cultivated with an increasingly specialized profile, depending on their therapeutic purpose.

Full-spectrum CBD oil contains a multitude of cannabinoids, in addition to CBD, with effects on the body. Being a complete extraction, it also contains flavonoids and terpenes naturally present in the hemp plant, which enhance and complement the effect of cannabinoids and CBD. Pure CBD oil contains only one cannabinoid: CBD, which has been separated from the other components of the hemp plant.

Types of Full Spectrum CBD Oil offered by Cannactiva

At Cannactiva we offer you two types of full spectrum CBD oil:

  • Original Full Spectrum CBD Oil – Unrefined: contains the pure extract of the hemp plant, including waxes and chlorophylls, with a bitter aroma, which bring more benefits to the extract.
  • Full Spectrum CBD Oil – Purified: this is an extract like the previous one, which has undergone a filtering process to remove waxes and chlorophylls. The result is a full-spectrum CBD oil, which retains all the cannabinoids, but has a more pleasant and neutral aroma, better tolerated by most people.

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We remind you that this is an informative article that seeks to bring the current information available in scientific studies to the general public. It is not intended to treat or prevent any disease. Consult your medical specialist before using CBD.

Andrea Rezes Esmeraldino
Cannabis researcher and trainer : Expert in CBD products of Cannactiva. With extensive experience in the cannabis world, Andrea is an expert in Cannactiva's CBD products. He deals every day [...]

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