Posted by ANTARA Staff
The world of CBD can be incredibly daunting and intimidating, especially when you are first getting started. It is easy to become overwhelmed in a sea of products overly saturated with descriptive adjectives like “full-spectrum,” “broad spectrum” or “isolate,” just to name a few. Keep reading to learn more about what full-spectrum CBD is and why we love it so much:
What is Full-Spectrum CBD?
Full-spectrum CBD is a substance that contains all of the extracts that are naturally found in the hemp plant, a variety of the cannabis plant, such as fatty acids, terpenes, and other cannabinoids. When a product is labeled as “broad-spectrum,” it most likely contains a few compounds but likely does not contain THC. CBD isolate is entirely different and goes through an intense filtration process to only contain CBD. Full-spectrum CBD takes full advantage of the “entourage effect” by magnifying the plant’s benefits when all the compounds work together (1).
In order to answer the question of "what is full-spectrum CBD" and to understand the difference between each type of CBD, it is important to understand the extensive extraction process that the hemp plant goes through. At ANTARA, the process begins at an organic farm in Boulder, Colorado. We partnered with a local distiller that relies on a patented and proprietary extraction process meant to eliminate the need for any harsh chemicals. Through this process, the plant cleans itself. The hemp oil is extracted in a process similar to cold-press juice technology! Our process does not use CO2, harsh chemicals, or additives.
What Are The Benefits of Full-Spectrum CBD?
Full-spectrum CBD compiles all of the best aspects of CBD into one product. The chemical compounds that work harmoniously together in the plant are retained in full-spectrum CBD. Research shows that using the whole hemp plant maximizes the benefits delivered throughout the entire body by supplying the beneficial components in the original plant (2). Full-spectrum CBD tries to incorporate as many of these benefits as possible.
Full-spectrum CBD contains a variety of compounds, each working together to provide the maximum benefits of full-spectrum CBD such as helping to alleviate the effects of inflammation after a strenuous workout, aid in relief from daily stress, helping promote a sense of calm and well-being, improving the look and texture of the skin, and supporting a healthy sleep regimen*.
When shopping for CBD products, it is important to understand what is actually in the product you are purchasing. At ANTARA, we are committed to providing the very best quality, highest potency CBD available. We believe strongly in our full-spectrum CBD formula and the way that CBD is rapidly changing the world of wellness.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
1. Hampson, A., M. Grimaldi, J. Axelrod, & D. Wink. "Cannabidiol and (-)Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol Are Neuroprotective Antioxidants." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. National Academy of Sciences, 7 July 1998. Web. 29 Mar. 2021.
2. Marcu, J. & Russo, E. "Cannabis Pharmacology: The Usual Suspects and a Few Promising Leads." Advances in Pharmacology (San Diego, Calif.). U.S. National Library of Medicine. Web.