Full Spectrum Hemp Oil
Full Spectrum Hemp Oil. CBD is becoming increasingly popular in the world. Those who incorporate CBD or hemp-related products into their diets or health care routines are continuously sharing their dramatic improvements in their mental and physical health.
But is it solely CBD that is carrying out these new medical miracles? Or could this be the work of the hemp plant and all of its chemicals as a whole? Is the product that they are consuming what it proclaims to be?
There is a CBD spectrum designed to precisely identify and classify hemp products not only based on the level of CBD found in a product but also based on all of the hemp plant’s components. However, sometimes a product’s classification may not match the labeling -- leading to confusion and product inconsistencies.
In this article, we take a close look into the CBD spectrum. Furthermore, we teach you how to look beyond the labels to accurately identify and classify hemp products on your own.
The Purpose Behind the Extract Spectrum
The CBD Spectrum is a classification system used to describe hemp products and their components. The terms used to classify hemp oils are based on the hemp plant’s natural compounds and their level of presence in the products themselves.
However, the spectrum classification system does not identify or classify any foreign components or contaminants that may also be present in the product.
Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, & CBD Isolate
There are three classifications that make up the spectrum: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and CBD isolate. If you are in the market for hemp products, especially oils, inevitably you have seen these categories on product labels and in advertisements. Since these are common buzz words used throughout the industry, it is important to understand their exact meaning and how it may affect your CBD experience.
In order for a product to be appropriately identified as full-spectrum, it must contain all of the phytonutrients and compounds naturally found in the plant, including:
An important belief associated with full-spectrum products is the entourage effect. It was Dr. Eathan Russo who theorized that cannabinoids, all the chemicals found in the hemp plant, are synergistic in nature. Meaning, all of the nutrients in the hemp plant work better together than isolating each piece individually.
While many hemp-product users proclaim a boost in their whole-body wellness, those who believe in the entourage effect credit the hemp plant’s therapeutic compounds for the positive changes, not the CBD alone.
Broad-spectrum products consist of all the hemp plant’s phytonutrients except THC. It is ideal for individuals who are THC sensitive or are looking to avoid the chemical altogether.
With these products, some users may also experience some degree of the entourage effect despite the filtration of THC.
Lastly, CBD-isolate is exactly what the name implies, pure CBD. Producing CBD-isolate requires much manipulation and processing in order to strip the hemp plant of all its properties. But in the end, manufacturers are able to achieve the CBD chemical in a solid form of crystalline powder; there is no resemblance to the hemp plant or any of its natural qualities.
And with this type of product, because CBD is the only cannabinoid being consumed, CBD isolate users will not reap the potential benefits of the entourage effect.
How to Determine if a Product is Full-Spectrum
Let us caution you. While many products are labeled full-spectrum, what’s in the container could be something else. To truly know if a product matches its title, search for a Certificate of Analysis (COA) showing that the product has been tested by an accredited third-party laboratory. Reputable firms will have COAs that contain a batch number that corresponds to a batch number on every bottle of their oil.
As mentioned before, the product must contain all of the phytonutrients and compounds naturally found in the plant – as indicated by the lab results.
If there are no lab results or many of the expected compounds are unaccounted for, there is no guarantee that a product labeled “full-spectrum” is, in-fact, full-spectrum.
Nesa’s Hemp understands the value third-party lab results place on the “full-spectrum” label, but also in the extract itself. Review our lab results today to become familiar with what it means to truly own a “full-spectrum” product.
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