What Are The #Benefits Of Full-Spectrum #CannabisExtracts ?
With these extracts, #chemists try to #replicate the plant's exact #profile to the resin.
By: Mike Adams
Apr 13, 2018
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Although there is a lot of talk these days over the #therapeutic #benefits of #marijuana’s non-intoxicating compound cannabidiol (#CBD), the #truth is some of the best medicine derived from the cannabis plant includes #all of its components. There are so many #combinations of #cannabinoids, #terpenes and other less popularized elements that make whole-plant #therapy the only way to get the most from this #medicine.
When it comes to cannabis extracts, the term “#fullspectrum” is an important one to remember. Normal extractions are known to sift out certain components, which can leave the finished product missing the depth present while in plant form. So a customer might get his or her hands on some highly potent shatter, which can have well over 50 percent THC, only to lose flavor and other crucial aspects. In the world of full-spectrum extracts, the chemist works to bring the plant’s exact profile to the resin.
To truly understand the importance of full-spectrum, it is first necessary to get a grip on this thing the #cannabisindustry refers to as the entourage effect. Simply put, the cannabis plant consists of more than 80 cannabinoids, a variety of terpenes, flavinoids, etc that all work in synergy to bring the plant’s unique therapeutic qualities to life.
#Research has shown that #wholeplantmedicine is more effective in the treatment of health conditions, specifically pain and inflammation, than CBD-only extracts. It’s not that CBD #alone doesn’t have healing potential. But the cannabinoid is somewhat limited without the presence of the plant’s other components.