The evolution of hemp wellness has led to many new products and innovations that have been able to maximize the benefits of CBD and hemp extract for a wide range of different users and lifestyles. In order to get the most from your hemp experience, it’s important to understand the differences between the CBD products currently available. First among these is knowing what a “full spectrum” hemp product is.
GETTING TO KNOW THE HEMP SPECTRUM
While CBD, a.k.a. cannabidiol, has come to be understood as a molecule found in hemp that has a positive impact on human physiology, it’s really just one of many. The hemp plant produces a whole family of molecules – called cannabinoids – that have the potential to affect and interact with the human mind and body. These include CBN (cannabinol), CBG (cannabigerol), CBC (cannabichromene), and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). There are also molecules called terpenes which are responsible for hemp’s distinctive smell and flavor.
THE ENTOURAGE EFFECT
When all of these cannabinoids and terpenes are taken together, as they naturally occur in hemp, there tends to be a synergistic effect. Not only are these molecules good on their own, but when they’re taken together the effects don’t just add, they multiply. This is known as the Entourage Effect because it suggests that the full spectrum of hemp molecules are teaming up to produce a bigger result.
WHAT ABOUT THC? WON’T FULL SPECTRUM GET ME HIGH?
Since full-spectrum hemp products include all of the cannabinoids, it does mean that THC is part of that entourage. Simply removing it would mean that you no longer have full spectrum hemp extract. However, today’s modern hemp farms use plants that have been bred to include only a minimal amount of THC. Today’s full-spectrum hemp extract is made up of less than 0.3% THC, which means the chance of intoxication is exceedingly low.
FIND OUT WHAT FULL SPECTRUM IS ALL ABOUT!
Now that you know the idea behind using full spectrum CBD products, it’s time to give it a try and see how it impacts your health and wellness. Ichor offers a number of products for any lifestyle, including our Full Spectrum CBD Softgel Capsules and Nectar Full Spectrum CBD Tinctures. We think you’ll find the Entourage Effect is something you’ll want to incorporate into your daily routine to better equip you for everything life throws at you.