What Is Full Spectrum CBD

In its raw form, each cannabis variety of a plant has its own unique cannabinoid and terpene profile that, among other compounds, contribute to the plant's therapeutic effects. These compounds are created within the plant lipid and fat-based trichomes.

 A full-spectrum CBD extract is a type of cannabis concentrate that aims to capture all of the therapeutic compounds of the raw cannabis plant at the moment that it was processed, without the lipids and fats that hold those compounds together but do not have medicinal benefits. 

 In a cannabis context, the term spectrum is used to describe the range of compounds produced by the plant trichome glands that can (potentially) produce therapeutic effects. In other words, the full spectrum means the full range of compounds that are produced within the trichome gland.

 A cannabis plant can produce more than 400 compounds. Aside from the well-known cannabinoids (e.g. THC, CBD, and THCA), cannabis plants produce a wide range of compounds that may have therapeutic uses, these include aromatic terpenes, flavonoids, proteins, phenols, and esters. 

A full spectrum extract seeks to capture and retain each of these compounds for human consumption