To understand full-spectrum CBD oil, we need to take a quick look at the cannabis plant.
Cannabis is a living organism, and many different compounds make it up. The two families of compounds people want to find out about are terpenes and cannabinoids.
Terpenes are aromatic oils that give cannabis its signature piney scent. You can also find terpenes in citrus fruits, pine trees, hops, and lemongrass.
Cannabinoids are chemicals that interact with the body’s nervous system, whether subtly or overtly. THC is the main cannabinoid that gives people a psychoactive effect, while CBD is a cannabinoid with medicinal properties.
The entourage effect
These aren’t the only cannabinoids, however. There are actually over 100 of them in the cannabis plant. Most of them wouldn’t have a noticeable effect on their own, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t valuable.
The entourage effect is a new idea that basically says a natural compound works better if you take it with other compounds that naturally occur along with it.
Those other compounds are the entourage. A few scientists have studied the entourage effect, but more research is needed to come to a conclusive answer on its benefits.
As with other areas of CBD, the market for full-spectrum CBD is farther along than the research. You can find full-spectrum CBD oil from pretty much any reputable CBD company these days.
Does full-spectrum CBD oil have THC?
Full-spectrum CBD oil is made from hemp. Hemp has very little THC, but it does have some. Full-spectrum oil just extracts all of a plant’s cannabinoids and leaves them in their natural ratios.
This means some oils could have 0.1% to 0.3% THC. This level of THC is so small that it doesn’t cause any psychoactive effects.
You can still enjoy the entourage effect without any THC, though, by using broad-spectrum CBD oil. This oil takes out THC entirely but leaves other cannabinoids intact.