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Posted by Dr. Eric Jones on Jan 30th 2020

Why is it important for Hemp Oil to be Full Spectrum?

When hemp oil is extracted from the hemp plant, it is full of numerous cannabis compounds with

medicinal attributes. These include terpenes that give the plant its taste and smell and over one

hundred different cannabinoids, including CBD. Research shows us that taking an oil with all

the cannabinoids such as CBG, CBC, and CBN provides more medical benefits than taking

CBD alone.

Single-molecule CBD (isolate) is extensively refined from industrial hemp. CBD is singled out of

the plant matter, leaving a single cannabinoid. Single-molecule CBD is less effective

therapeutically than whole plant CBD-rich oil extract (Full Spectrum Hemp Oil). Scientific

studies have established that synthetic, single-molecule CBD has a very narrow therapeutic

window (such as in seizure treatments) and requires precise, high doses for efficacy. However,

lower dose, whole plant CBD-rich (Full Spectrum Hemp CBD Extract) treatment regimens are

already showing efficacy for many other conditions. Whether synthesized in a Big Pharma lab

or derived from Industrial hemp, single-molecule CBD lacks critical secondary cannabinoids and

other medicinal compounds found in high-resin cannabis strains. Perhaps the best way to think

about hemp oil extract is to say the therapeutic impact of whole plant cannabis is greater than

the sum of its parts.