What is Full-Spectrum CBD?
Full-spectrum CBD oils are the most common form of cannabis use for medical purposes. By definition, full-spectrum CBD is derived from cannabis plants that include THC, the hallucinogenic element in marijuana plants. Unlike CBD isolate products, CBD full spectrum is made up of hundreds of cannabinoids embedded in the cannabis plant.
When bundled together (a scenario known as the “entourage effect”), CBD advocates say that full spectrum can create a powerful CBD treatment that surpasses so-called CBD isolate products, which work individually to treat various medical issues. Those elements include healing properties like protein, fiber, fatty acids, and rich essential vitamins.
In that regard, full-spectrum CBD oil is widely credited with helping treat serious medical conditions like anxiety, depression, muscle pain, migraines, and other adverse medical conditions.
That’s where the entourage effect comes into play. Gathered together, as a whole plant filled with a wide array of cannabinoids, users can avail themselves of a full menu of cannabinoid compounds.
What Are the Benefits of Full-Spectrum CBD?
While research continues on the effectiveness and risks associated with CBD products, a special focus has been placed on full spectrum CBD oil, especially in regard to its potential benefits and drawbacks.
While the data is scarce, and most studies focus on the impact of full-spectrum CBD oil on mice, and not humans, the early returns show that full-spectrum CBD shows a great deal of promise, especially on these treatment fronts.
Perhaps the biggest takeaway on full-spectrum CBD from early testing is that it works much longer in treating various maladies than isolated CBD. By combining various cannabinoids into a singled, bundled treatment, full-spectrum CBD’s “team effect” lasts long when used for different ailments, thus giving users more effective and sustainable treatment options.
Full-spectrum CBD includes at least 113 known cannabinoids, all created inside a single hemp plant. More and more cannabis product developers are extracting the most robust parts of the plant and using them for various medical treatments, especially the plant’s fatty acids and hemp oils, which are in high demand for cannabis products.
It’s all Natural
Both cannabis developers and users embrace the fact that full-spectrum CBD comes naturally, right from Mother Nature. Most full-spectrum CBD products are non-genetically modified, don’t come with pesticides or chemicals, and are all organic.
No Marijuana High
Full-spectrum CBD oil has an extremely low percentage of THC. The level of THC, the chemical compound that gives marijuana its “high,” stands at a low 0.3% found in industrial hemp.
Easy to Get
Full-spectrum CBD is easily accessible as a nutritional supplement or as a direct medical treatment. The CBD oil is available in all 50 U.S. states and you don’t need a prescription to buy full-spectrum CBD products.
It Works as a Natural Pain-Relief Treatment
Instead of turning to big pharma to rid yourself of headaches and body aches, full spectrum CBD offers users an all-natural element to alleviate body stiffness, headaches, and inflammatory or chronic pain.
That’s exactly what a major study on cannabinoids showed, with a significant decline in pain detected among mice tested using full-spectrum CBD oils. In the study, researchers showed that only did chronic pain and inflammation in mice erode, it did so without the “hangover” side effects so prevalent in chemical-based pain treatments.
It May Help You Quit Smoking
For chronic smokers looking to leave their last puff in the rear view mirror, full-spectrum CBD offers a path to the non-smoking life. According to a recent study, smokers who used CBD-based inhalers were significantly more likely to curb or eliminate their cigarette usage, thus leaving their nicotine addiction behind in the process.
It Treats a Variety of Common, Yet Threatening Mental Health issues
Add anxiety, depression and even opioid addiction to the list of mental issues that full-spectrum CBD oil treats, with encouraging results. Studies also show that regular CBD oil use can either curb or eliminate anxiety, depression and addiction issues.
As a Cancer-Fighting Treatment
Data is also emerging from the medical community on cannabis as a treatment for combating cancer. Data from one study showed that full-spectrum CBD oils, due to low levels of toxicity, may well curb the growth of cancer cells and buy more time for effective treatments.
As a Neurological Treatment
Additional data shows that full-spectrum CBD can also aid in the treatment of serious neurological conditions like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Studies show that the combined compound elements found in full-spectrum CBD were able to aid with symptom relief, resulting in better patient outcomes for neurological patients who used cannabis oils for treatment.
WHAT ARE THE Risks with Full-Spectrum CBD Products?
With most user experiences on the upside with full spectrum CBD, it’s easy to ignore the potential downsides of using cannabidiol treatments – and they do exist. Here’s a snapshot.
Some Side Effects
While most full-spectrum CBD products are usable without any discernible side effects, the impact on a given individual is unique, and some side effects – most notably tiredness and changes in both weight and appetite – have been reported.
Uncle Sam Hasn’t Officially Weighed in
While studies on full-spectrum CBD are growing in number in the private sector, the federal government hasn’t produced any definitive clinical studies on full-spectrum CBD, especially through the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Until the government weighs in on cannabinoids, consumer acceptance and demand may be limited.
The FDA Hasn’t Signed off on Widespread CBD Usage
Part and parcel to the study issue, the FDA has only approved CBD treatments for a pair of relatively rare epilepsy issues.
Until the FDA green-lights more widespread usage of CBD oils, consumers may not feel sage taking full-spectrum CBD treatments, which would curb industry growth.
What is the difference between Full-Spectrum CBD vs. CBD Isolate?
Cannabinoid users should know the differences between full-spectrum CBD and its commercial counterpart, CBD isolate.
The term “full spectrum” signals the main differences, as it defines full-spectrum CBD oil as being extracted, with multiple compounds, out of a single hemp plant. Such compounds include cannabinoids like CBN (Cannabinol), CBG (Cannabigerol), and THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin).
In contrast, CBD isolate is actually a single strain of CBD removed from a cannabis plant, and “isolated” from other marijuana-based compounds.
The chief difference between the two is power and longevity. Full spectrum CBD is widely credited as being more powerful, thanks to its “team approach” in tackling various maladies, versus CBD isolate, which has a relatively weaker impact, and shorter shelf duration in the bod, compared to full spectrum CBD.
What are the risks with Herbal Supplements?
Although herbs seem harmless, some can be potentially dangerous, especially to anyone taking medication for a heart problem.
While we have done extensive research regarding the herbal supplements that we use, there ratios within the overall formulas and their interactions with other ingredient within the formulas, serious, even fatal, interactions have been reported between cardiac medicines and some supplements. Cardiologists warn that anyone who takes digoxin, diuretics, hypoglycemics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, spironolactone, or warfarin should not use supplements, without first checking with their doctor.
Many of the drug interactions result from the fact that the herbs contain naturally occurring compounds called coumarins that are anticoagulants. (In fact, warfarin is a coumarin, as its trade name, Coumadin, implies.)
Unlike prescription medications, herbal remedies are classified as dietary supplements and therefore bypass the tight Food and Drug Administration scrutiny that prescription medications must undergo. To make matters worse, computer software used by pharmacists to alert them to potentially dangerous drug interactions don’t recognize adverse interactions with herbal products.
Companies, including ours aren’t allowed to make a specific medical claim. An example of a specific medical claim might be, “This herb reduces the frequency of urination due to an enlarged prostate.”
So be a smart consumer. Don’t just rely on a product’s marketing including ours. Look for objective, research-based information to evaluate a product’s claims.
To get reliable information about a supplement:
- Ask your doctor or pharmacist.Even if they don’t know about a specific supplement, they may be able to point you to the latest medical guidance about its uses and risks.
- Look for scientific research findings.Two good sources are the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health and the Office of Dietary Supplements. Both have websites that provide information to help consumers make informed choices about dietary supplements.
Who Shouldn’t Use Herbal Supplements?
If you have health issues, it’s essential that you talk with your doctor before trying herbal supplements. In fact, in some high-risk situations, your doctor will likely recommend that you avoid herbal supplements altogether.
It’s especially important that you talk to your doctor before using herbal supplements if:
- You’re taking prescription or over the counter (OTC) medications.Some herbs can cause serious side effects when mixed with prescription and OTC medications, such as aspirin, blood thinners or blood pressure medications. Talk to your doctor about possible interactions.
- You’re pregnant or breast-feeding.Medications that may be safe for you as an adult may be harmful to your fetus or your breast-feeding infant. Generally, don’t take any medications — prescription, OTC or herbal — when you’re pregnant or breast-feeding unless your doctor approves.
- You’re having surgery.Many herbal supplements can affect the success of surgery. Some may decrease the effectiveness of anesthetics or cause dangerous complications, such as bleeding or high blood pressure. Tell your doctor about any herbs you’re taking or considering taking as soon as you know you need surgery.
- You’re younger than 18 or older than 65.Few herbal supplements have been tested on children or have established safe doses for children. And older adults may metabolize medications differently.
What are the recommended dosages?
The first thing we want to state with CBD dosage recommendations is that there is no one measurement that fits all. Because of our complex endocannabinoid system- which science is learning about everyday-two people can have drastically different reactions to the same dosage. Once you are ready to begin utilizing our products, this is the strategy we recommend:
- Start with the lowest recommended dose on our product. Be on alert for any allergic reaction.
- Double the starting dose, if needed, after the first few days.
- Most people start seeing results after the first week or two. You can start increasing the dosage until you feel it’s working optimally for you. You can always reduce the dosage if you feel the effects are too strong.
- Throughout the process, we recommend keeping a detailed record and how the product is affecting your body. As always, discuss the results with your doctor.
How does 60 day money back guarantee work?
To receive 60 day money back guarantee you must only use product once and then ship product back. You will then receive credit to another product of equal or lesser value.