What does full spectrum CBD mean?

What does full spectrum CBD mean?
March 27, 2020 Serg Zhitar

Full Spectrum Botanical is a catchall term meaning the product has more than just Botanical. It includes the rich variety of Botanical molecules with therapeutic value. Full spectrum products are more faithful to the essence of the Botanical plant. Whereas Botanical isolate only includes ≥99% Cannabidiol, a full spectrum Botanical product will include Botanical as well as other phytocannabinoids including Botanical, CBDV, CBG, CBC, CBN, THCV, and even small amounts of THC. In addition to that Botany’s Full Spectrum Botanical product will include terpenes, flavonoids (cannaflavins), aldehydes and more, that naturally occur in the Botanical plant. Scientific research suggests the components of Botanical work together synergistically in an “entourage effect” with Botanical, producing greater relief and benefits together than Botanical alone.

Be careful though, not all full spectrum products are the same. Many companies deceptively market their Botanical isolate products as full spectrum when they do not contain anything except Botanical, and sometimes not even that. We recommend you always ask a vendor for recent third party lab analysis to confirm what’s in their product. Some products are full spectrum “distillates” meaning the Botanical extract was further refined by distillation, increasing the concentration of phytocannabinoids and also removing the other plant components including terpenes, flavonoids, aldehydes and other phytocompounds with therapeutic property. Distillates aren’t worse per se, they are useful in product formulation, but just know they don’t include the full essence of the Botanical plant, they are strictly phytocannabinoids and nothing else.

Botany’s Full Spectrum Botanical Extract is the essence of the Botanical plant, undistilled and minimally refined to preserve its important phytocompounds. It includes important components of the Botanical plant with therapeutic value as they are found in nature including phytocannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids (cannaflavins), aldehydes and more.