Unlike isolated or synthetic cannabinoids, full spectrum CBD hemp oil refers to pure hemp oil that features all the same cannabinoids present in the original hemp plant with less than 0.3% psychoactive THC. Thus, all the beneficial cannabinoids work together in what is called the Entourage Effect. Full spectrum CBD hemp oil also contains many essential vitamins and minerals, fatty acids, fiber, protein, chlorophyll, flavonoids, and terpenes.
While there are trace amounts of a number of cannabinoids in hemp, the primary compounds are cannabidiolic acid (CBDa) and cannabidiol (CBD). CBDa is more abundant in live hemp than CBD, and to get high levels of CBD in hemp oil products, raw hemp oil must be decarboxylated in a process that heats the oil, changing CBDa into CBD. Both CBDa and CBD have been shown to possess a range of benefits through its interaction with the body’s native endocannabinoid system.