CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is a very popular cannabinoid that is present in plants that come from the cannabis genus. In the United States, industrial hemp is cultivated, harvested, then processed to produce hemp extracts for people to enjoy all around the world. The CBD full-spectrum tincture is one of the many forms that CBD products come in today. But what exactly is a “full-spectrum tincture,” and what is in it? We have created this article in hopes to shed some light on the topic and help people to better understand the basics behind the basics of CBD.
Full-Spectrum Hemp Products
The hemp industry uses a variant of descriptions that classify hemp products into certain categories so that users can easily identify what type of CBD product they are purchasing. In the case of a “full-spectrum” CBD product, it means that the full spectrum of the hemp plant is present in the product.
Within the hemp plant, there are thousands of compounds that are present in order to keep the plant healthy and safe. Some compounds are terpenes, some are flavonoids and some are cannabinoids. One cannabinoid, in particular, is controlled and considered dangerous in some places. This cannabinoid is known as THC or tetrahydrocannabinol. When you purchase a “full-spectrum” CBD product, you are purchasing a product that contains the full spectrum of the hemp plant within the extract, including up to 3% THC.
Cannabinoids are the compounds that are in the genus of cannabis plants that have evolved into the hemp plants and marijuana plants that we are familiar with today. The role that cannabinoids play in the plants seems to be one of survival and health. Scientists believe that THC is a defense mechanism that keeps bugs from consuming the plants.
Terpenes are the compounds in plants that help them to produce bad tastes to fight predators, and fragrant odors to attract bees so they can pollinate. In simple terms, terpenes conduct life-sustaining duties that help the plants to continue on in their evolution. Some of the terpenes that you will find in a full-spectrum CBD product are:
Each one of these terpenes has its own distinct smell and taste, but when they are all present and mixed together they generate their own essence that is particular to the hemp plant. As you may already be aware, hemp has its own distinct smell and flavor. Cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes contribute to the tastes and fragrances that are exclusive to the hemp plant.
Flavonoids are present in every plant that exists on the surface of the planet. Each plant has its own flavonoids that are specific to them. The flavonoids that are present in the cannabis plant are known as cannaflavins. Flavonoids are what give each plant its specific pigment colors. The deep blue-purple in blueberries or the rich dark black in blackberries are flavonoids. Also, the different strains of cannabis have their own pigments as well. From deep green to gentle purple the colors of the cannabis family can vary.
Flavonoids are known for their strong antioxidant properties. Usually the deeper and richer the color such as pomegranates, the stronger the antioxidant.
The Entourage Effect
The entourage effect is an effect that some researchers believe happens when all of the flavonoids, terpenes, and cannabinoids come together and create an effect that only all of the compounds together can achieve.
We talked about what full-spectrum means, we discussed flavonoids, terpenes, and cannabinoids and we touched bases on the entourage effect. All of these topics are part of what is inside of a full spectrum CBD tincture. If you are extremely sensitive to THC you might want to go for a broad-spectrum tincture, or a CBD isolate tincture. Both of these options are THC free but are both hemp extracts. No matter what product you choose, if you have questions and before you consider taking CBD, we suggest you consult with your health care practitioner and find out what is best for you as an individual.
No matter which forms of CBD that you prefer, it is always best to make sure that you are purchasing from a high-quality distributor that cultivates healthy plants from nutrient-rich soil. High Falls Hemp NY is proud to grow pristine hemp plants in the USA on their farm in High Falls, New York providing wellness for customers from seed to soul. If you are going to put something in or on your body, make sure that it is worthy.
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