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What Is Full-Spectrum CBD Oil? [The Beginner’s Guide]

Jeff Yauck | October 25, 2021
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When shopping for CBD, it’s likely that you will have seen a variety of new terminology. Words like “isolate,” “full-spectrum,” and “broad-spectrum,” are all commonly used marketing terms. If you feel confused, you’re not alone.

The phrases above all refer to the number of different cannabinoids and plant materials that are found in the product. At one end of the “spectrum” is CBD isolate, which is nothing but pure CBD (our vegan Premium Jane CBD Gummies utilize CBD isolate). At the other end is full spectrum CBD oil, which contains a variety of hemp cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes.

Still, there’s more to know and understand with regard to the true phytochemical makeup of a CBD oil full spectrum formula. Let’s check out the advantages of using full-spectrum, and how you can learn to incorporate the best Premium Jane product(s) into your daily wellness routine.

What Is Full-Spectrum CBD?

A full-spectrum CBD product undergoes less processing than isolates. Manufacturers use dried hemp plant matter to extract cannabinoids. Usually, a method called supercritical CO2 extraction is used to draw out these plant compounds. The result is a CBD full spectrum crude extract that contains all the natural phytocompounds of hemp.

For other products, like broad-spectrum or isolates, manufacturers filter and process the oil more extensively until it contains only the desired cannabinoids.

Here are some of the cannabinoids you can expect to find in a full-spectrum CBD product:

  • Cannabidiol (CBD): Obviously, the most crucial component of any CBD product is the CBD itself. This non-intoxicating cannabinoid boasts a wide range of daily uses.
  • Cannabigerol (CBG): Another key cannabinoid, CBG is the chemical precursor to many other cannabinoids (including CBD). It’s an essential compound that may have unique qualities of its own, and is typically found in quantities of less than 3% in most strains of hemp.
  • Cannabichromene (CBC): CBC is one of the six most abundant cannabinoids in hemp. However, you’ll usually only find small amounts of CBC in a full-spectrum product.
  • Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV): This cannabinoid is found in very small quantities in full-spectrum CBD oil products.

Full-Spectrum CBD vs. Isolate

There’s a lot of argument in the industry regarding the ongoing CBD full spectrum vs. isolate debate. Aside from the carrier oils they’re infused in, CBD isolate products contain nothing other than cannabidiol. Some brands offer isolate in the form of pure CBD powder or CBD crystals.

But how do these products differ from a full-spectrum CBD oil?

As we’ve discussed, full spectrum CBD products contain all of the natural components of hemp – and there are a lot of them. In fact, it’s estimated there are over 100 unique functional chemical compounds in hemp. These compounds work together – and perhaps even rely on one another – to produce the range of beneficial effects that humans experience when they consume something like a CBD oil.

For this reason, most experts agree that full-spectrum CBD oils are more beneficial than isolate products. When you isolate CBD from the other natural compounds in hemp, you’re limiting its ability to optimize impact and provide beneficial effects.

A New Twist on Full-Spectrum Products

Full-spectrum hemp extracts don’t necessarily have to be centered around CBD. Delta-8 THC, for example, is a natural hemp compound that is considered part of full-spectrum hemp extract. Delta 8 products are becoming increasingly popular, as users are drawn to their subtle effects – which are similar to THC but not as powerful.

Interestingly, delta-8 is found only in very small quantities in its natural state. The majority of delta 8 products on the market today are actually synthesized from CBD, which is giving a whole new meaning to the expression “full-spectrum CBD oil.”

As far as effects, delta 8 (commonly referred to as “D8”) is very different compared to CBD. As you probably know, CBD does not produce intoxicating effects.

Does Full Spectrum CBD Have THC?

Some users are concerned about full-spectrum products containing THC. THC, the intoxicating cannabinoid, is only found in quantities of less than 0.3% in industrial hemp. As a result, most manufacturers (including us here at Premium Jane) offer third-party lab reports that verify the percent concentration of THC in each product.

Of course, full spectrum CBD oil with tiny amounts of THC will not produce any mind-altering effects. CBD products are entirely non-intoxicating, meaning even in high milligram amounts, they will not result in psychoactivity.

The Advantages of a Full-Spectrum CBD Oil

Many users prefer to use CBD full spectrum oil in the belief that multiple cannabinoids and terpenes working together will result in a greater overall impact. And most experts tend to agree.

That said, CBD isolate products do have their advantages. For one, you can rest assured that you will not be consuming any THC. For those in jobs that require random drug testing, users might want to stay away from THC completely, as it’s possible that even the tiny amount of THC found in a full spectrum CBD product could should up on a screening.

As far as the benefits of full spectrum CBD, terpenes may also hold tremendous benefit. Terpenes are aromatic compounds produced in most plants, and they are often used in aromatherapy. Specific terpenes may induce particular impacts. For example, there have been suggestions that linalool may impact the body’s sleep patterns. Since linalool is prevalent in lavender, the plant is often recommended to those who are struggling to sleep.

Terpenes in a full-spectrum CBD oil offer potential for users to benefit from these wonderfully aromatic compounds. Other common terpenes in hemp include myrcene, pinene, humulene, limonene, and caryophyllene.

Final Thoughts on Full Spectrum CBD Oil

Although it may appear intimidating at first, CBD terminology is not too confusing to wrap your head around. Full spectrum CBD oil products are pretty simple. In a nutshell, they are hemp extract products that contain a variety of plant compounds, including cannabinoids and terpenes. Many users find this preferable due to suggestions that CBD is more effective when in the presence of natural hemp compounds, rather than by itself.

At Premium Jane, we offer a huge range of full spectrum CBD products, including oils, capsules, gummies, vapes, and topical products. Browse our online store today, and find a product that will best suit you and your unique needs.

Also, be sure to check out our third-party lab reports, which highlight the exact percent concentrations of CBD and other cannabinoids in each product. We value transparency above all else, and believe customers should know exactly what they’re putting into their body, every single time.

Full-spectrum CBD vs CBD isolate – what’s your preference? Drop us a comment below to let us know… We would love to hear your take on the matter! 


5 thoughts on “What Is Full-Spectrum CBD Oil? [The Beginner’s Guide]

  1. Great Stuff.. It seems, you have researched a lot before posting the blog. Thank you for sharing such a important information, as rarely people know this use of CBD. I know about CBD but not aware the CBD can be use in this way as well.

  2. That’s interesting that CBD is less likely to provoke paranoia than THC. If you were looking for the health benefits of it, CBD sounds like a better option. It’s cool that you can have some of those neurological and mental health disorders reduced by using it.

  3. That’s interesting that CBD is less likely to provoke paranoia than THC. If you were looking for the health benefits of it, CBD sounds like a better option. It’s cool that you can have some of those neurological and mental health disorders reduced by using it.

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