What is Full Spectrum CBD?
As the name suggests, full spectrum CBD contains all compounds in the Cannabis plant, which are all naturally occurring in its rawest form. Along with Cannabidiol, other cannabinoids and compounds are extracted from the plant such as terpenes, flavonoids, essential oils, and even tiny plant parts which can all work together to produce potent therapeutic benefits for the patient. With each compound taken alongside the other natural occurring compounds present in the cannabis plant, full spectrum CBD takes pride in having an “entourage effect”, wherein the body’s receptors can maximise absorption of the cannabinoids as well as the other natural compounds. With each dynamic component complimenting the others, full spectrum CBD can be highly effective in providing relief since the natural profile is almost preserved even after extraction.
One of the main concerns of full spectrum CBD is the presence of THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, it is the compound known for its psychoactive effects and other potentially unwanted Cannabis plant side effects. THC may show up in a drug test, which in turn could have legal implications, especially when mobile drug testing is becoming more prevalent on Australian roads, particularly in New South Wales.
Also, since full spectrum CBD retains most of its natural compounds and profiles, it has a strong distinct odour and potent natural flavour. It might be too much to handle for people with sensitivity to odours, easily nauseated patients, or even for those who are new to CBD products.
Full spectrum CBD products are ideal to be used by:
- Those who need a more potent CBD to experience maximum therapeutic effects, especially if using the two other CBD types aren’t enough to provide relief
- Those who have used THC before (eg. marijuana smokers) and are accustomed to its effects
- Those with a specially prescribed or recommended THC to CBD ratio for high effectivity
Update: As of August 27th 2019, on our website, you can now book an initial screening with a patient co-ordinator from the Cannabis Access Clinics network who can assess your case over a 15 minute phone call and determine if you are eligible to be put forward for medical cannabis treatment and an approved prescription.
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