The Cannabis world is full of different terms. It almost sounds like another language to those that are not familiar with the fast growing industry. Below are some terms that are used on our site. These will help you better understand not only the meaning of the phrase, but also the science behind it.
When CBD is referred to as full spectrum or whole plant CBD, it means that the CBD contains all other cannabinoids found in the marijuana plant. including CBN (Cannabinol), CBG (Cannabigerol), and THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin), to name a few. And yes, along with these cannabinoids, Full Spectrum CBD also contains trace amounts of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), but in very low concentrations (up to .3%), resulting in very minimal psychoactive stimulation.
The entourage effect is a proposed mechanism by which compounds present in cannabis which are largely non-psychoactive by themselves modulate the overall psychoactive effects of the plant (these resulting principally from the action of the main psychoactive component of cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds secreted by cannabis flowers that provide relief to an array of symptoms. These symptoms include pain, nausea, anxiety, & inflammation. They work by imitating compounds our bodies naturally produce, called endocannabinoids, which activate to maintain internal stability and health. To put a complex system simply, they mediate communication between cells. When there is a deficiency or problem with our endocannibinoid system, unpleasant symptoms and physical complications occur.
Broad Spectrum is a mix between Full Spectrum CBD & Isolate. Like Full Spectrum CBD, other compounds found within the plant are preserved in the extract; however, like CBD isolate, THC is completely removed. Because Broad Spectrum contains multiple cannibinoids, it can deliver the enhanced benefits of the “entourage effect” without the risk of psychoactive effects THC delivers.