Hemp is a remarkable plant
What did the early cultures know about the remedies in hemp – and how are they used today? Which are the best products to use and how to find the highest quality? In this guide we discuss all the above mentioned points – and everything else you need to know about full-spectrum hemp oil.
What is full spectrum hemp oil?
full spectrum hemp oil is a pure extract of the hemp plant, including CBD, CBG, CBN, CBC, flavonoids, terpenes and .3% THC. It can be packaged as capsules, ointments, balms, tinctures and more. However, it is important to understand the different types of hemp oil available today, because not all hemp products are produced in the same way.
Hemp oil with full spectrum of action. Full spectrum hemp oils contain all compounds produced by the plant: Cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids. The cannabinoids in these oils contain less than 0.3% THC. This is not nearly enough to get high, but it is enough for the entourage effect to kick in (more on this below).
Hemp oil with a broad spectrum of action. Broad spectrum hemp oils contain all the terpenes, flavonoids and phytocannabinoids the plant has to offer, minus the THC. Broad spectrum hemp oils are either produced by stripping the THC from the oil, or one starts with a CBD isolate and reintroduces all compounds except the THC.
CBD-isolate. CBD isolates are most often extracted by cold CO2 processes, in which all CBD molecules are removed from the plant except the CBD molecules. The result is a fine, white, crystalline powder that dissolves easily in liquid.
Hemp seed oil. While the three products mentioned above are made from the flowers and leaves of the hemp plant, hemp seed oil is extracted from the seeds and contains useful elements such as essential fatty and amino acids, a high content of vitamins A, C and E as well as proteins, fibres and minerals. Although hempseed oil is derived from hemp, it does not contain cannabinoids like the three versions of hemp oil mentioned above.
What is the entourage effect?
The entourage effect is a chemical reaction that occurs when a combination of cannabinoids is present in the body at the same time and intensifies all their effects simultaneously.
The Israeli scientists Shimon Ben-Shabat and Raphael Mechoulam coined the term “entourage effect” in a scientific paper in 1999 when they found that the cannabinoids contained in the hemp plant act like the body’s own endocannabinoid system. Studies have shown that the therapeutic properties of individual cannabinoids were not as effective without their sibling compounds. This suggests a synergistic interaction between the phytocannabinoids known as the “entourage effect”, which makes full-spectrum oils a more productive choice.
How i/en/endocannabinoid-system-and-depression-or-anxiety/s full spectrum hemp oil produced ?
full spectrum hemp oil is extracted from the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant (also known as the above-ground parts of the plant). The production of full spectrum hemp oil starts with drying the stems, stalks, leaves and flowers of fully mature hemp plants, then crushing the whole plant into a fine powder and extracting the oils by a gentle extraction process. In this process, the phytocannabinoids remain whole, ensuring that all potentially useful compounds are contained in the extracted oil. Learn more about how we produce our whole hemp oil: How we grow our plants sustainably
Advantages of hemp oil in the whole spectrum
As long as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or, in Europe, AGES, does not carry out further research into the effects of phytocannabinoids, manufacturers and retailers are restricted in their claims about the efficacy of their products. Although this may seem frustrating, scientific rigour will help to determine the effects of certain compounds and combinations – and even lead to new discoveries.
full spectrum hemp oil vs. CBD-isolate
A “purified” oil contains an isolated compound, usually only one of the 90 cannabinoids found in cannabis. “Full spectrum” phytocannabinoid oils contain all compounds produced by the plant. Different cannabis strains produce different spectra of compounds. The compounds in a full spectrum oil vary depending on the genetics of the plants from which it is derived. For example, hemp does not contain significant amounts of the psychotropic tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), so hemp oils are not intoxicating.
Hemp oil vs. CBD oil: What is the difference?
As Shakespeare said: A rose by any other name would smell as sweet! So are hemp oil and CBD oil the same? It depends on who you ask, but often the difference between “hemp oil” and “CBD oil” is in marketing. In general, the terms refer to products with similar ingredients and uses. Instead of focusing on what the product is called, smart consumers should pay more attention to the quality of the products they use and how the cannabinoids have been extracted from the plant to make the product.
How to identify high-quality hemp oil
Hemp and CBD oils have been around for some time, but it is only now that they are becoming a more widespread product in Europe as the cannabis industry in a broader sense becomes a hot market with less stigma. Growing popularity means that more and more companies and entrepreneurs want to take advantage of demand, which inevitably leads to problems such as below-average quality and/or even counterfeit products. Everyone who wants to buy hemp oil has to do his research. Before you make a purchase, ask yourself the following questions from our guide on buying CBD oil products.
How much hemp oil should you take?
To achieve the best effect of hemp oil over the whole spectrum, it is important to choose the right potency.
If you are using these products for the first time it will take some time to find the right amount for your needs. Follow these tips for a better experience.
You may want to take cannabinoid oil to combat a nagging or chronic condition, but you don’t want to take too much too soon. So you should start with the lowest dose and think about keeping a diary to keep track of how you feel at each dose or use. Because everyone is different, everyone will naturally react differently to hemp and CBD products. You might find that even a small amount will give the desired results.
Gradually increase the dose
If this small dose does not seem to help you, you can start to increase it.
As it takes some time for these products to build up oil to affect your endocannabinoid system, you should gradually increase the amount.
Take the same dose for a few days or so before increasing it slightly.
Try different delivery methods
Depending on the desired effect, there are different methods of administration to consider.
Talk to a healthcare professional
Thanks to countless websites and blogs, you can find a whole range of medical information online. But to get real answers, there is no substitute for talking to a professional.
Whatever condition you hope cannabinoid oil can help, a doctor or other type of health professional should be able to tell you how to use it and what doses you need to take.
Cannabinoid oil is not just cannabinoid oil
Cannabinoid oil is used in a number of chronic diseases, but quality is a feature that cannot be ignored. At freya-CBDCURE we strive to grow the absolute best hemp to produce superior oils.
We use the whole plant, ensuring that all the essential elements remain intact.
How to measure the effectiveness of CBD oil
The cannabinoid oil potency is segmented into three different types. It is important to note that doctors cannot prescribe CBD or other cannabinoids; they can only make a recommendation based on your symptoms.
To further complicate the question of potency, there is no universal dose or recommended daily dose of CBD that could serve as a guideline. And because of the way cannabinoids interact with the body, there are several variables – including weight, metabolism, nutrition and product consistency – that would complicate this.
We therefore recommend that you start with a small, low-potency dose and work your way up only when necessary.
Low potency: 2.5-15 mg per serving
Low doses of cannabinoid oil are a good starting point and may be effective for people with active endocannabinoid systems who do not require higher doses. Only a small dose per day can be used to maintain a healthy lifestyle, also known as micro-dosing.
Medium potency: 16-33 mg per serving
In most cases, doubling the dose with lower potency may be effective. The severity of your symptoms and the way your ECS works will determine how many doses per day you will need.
High potency: 34-50 mg per serving
Research is currently being done to find out how high-dose cannabinoid oil can be used for a range of conditions.
What are the different types of CBD products?
There are different administration methods for CBD and hemp oil products: extracts, oils and flowers!
Full-spectrum hemp oil is most commonly found in easy-to-swallow capsules or liquid tinctures, which are applied under the tongue with a drug dropper for easy measurement. Both methods of administration allow you to take the product orally, where it enters your digestive tract and is metabolized by the liver.
With balms, ointments and lotions, the active ingredients are most effective where they are applied and do not enter the bloodstream.
Which phytocannabinoid product you finally choose depends on the result you want to achieve.
Regardless of which product you use, you should make sure that you buy from a reputable manufacturer who knows how to extract the important cannabinoids from the hemp plant safely and effectively.
Try hemp oil with full spectrum yourself
Every person is different, but given the increasing popularity of hemp and CBD products, aren’t you curious to try high quality hemp oil with full spectrum?
Find the right product and potency for you in the online shop of freya-CBDCURE – from delicious CBD flowers to full spectrum hemp oil.