As a wave of hemp products hit the market in light of the newfound public acceptance, it can be hard to weed out the best from the less beneficial.
One thing we know for sure is that a full spectrum hemp extract is superior to isolates.
In this article, you’ll learn:
what a full spectrum hemp extract is;
the benefits of other constituents of the hemp plant;
why a full spectrum hemp extract is superior to isolates;
and the markers of a high-quality full spectrum hemp oil.
Just keep reading!
What is a Full Spectrum Hemp Extract?
Full spectrum hemp extracts are different from hemp oil that simply isolates certain molecules or ingredients in that they contain all the beneficial compounds of the industrial hemp plant.
Researchers have used the term “The Plant of One-Thousand-And-One Molecules” to describe hemp, which speaks to its amazing biochemical profile (1).
When molecules or ingredients are isolated from all the other constituents of the plant, you isolate it from the environment where hemp was naturally designed to be administered: in the presence of all the other compounds.
Terpenes, Flavonoids, and Other Cannabinoids
So, what exactly are these other compounds?
To start, PCR Hemp Extract also has cannabigerol (CBG), cannabidivarin (CBVV), cannabichromene (CBC), and cannabinol (CBN), four other cannabinoids present in industrial hemp, also have potent health benefits (2).
Another notable compound is hemp’s terpenes, which give the plant its flavor and smell. They also enhance the beneficial effects of cannabinoids.
Hemp also has antioxidant capacity with over twenty classes of flavonoids present in the plant. These antioxidant compounds neutralize damaging free radicals and upregulate our body’s natural antioxidant systems to promote longevity and protect cell function (3).
Why Full Spectrum Hemp Extracts Beat Isolates: The Entourage Effect
The Entourage Effect is a phenomenon seen in plant medicines where other compounds present in plants boost the activity of their active constituents.
This has been observed in research many times, with full spectrum extracts proving to be more therapeutic than isolate counterparts (4).
How to Find the Best Full Spectrum Hemp Extract: Purity & Potency
As always, when purchasing a full spectrum hemp extract, you want the best of the best! This means investing your money in purity and potency.
Considering Phytocannabinoid Rich (PCR) Hemp Extract, higher concentrations of key ingredients in a full spectrum extract is going to confer the most effect. At Phytologica, we offer extracts up to an ultra-potent 1500mg concentration.
Most of all, you don’t want the benefits to be overshadowed by toxic contaminants like solvents, pesticides, and heavy metals. As seen in our Certificates of Analysis available for all products, our full spectrum hemp products made from organically-grown hemp do not contain pesticides, solvents, and heavy metals. You can rest assured you’re getting a pure product that will benefit your body without harmful contaminants.
Interested in learning more about hemp and the miracle properties of this plant? Check out our blog for more informational articles.