The hemp plant offers an abundance of natural treasures. Hemp extract, nearly perfectly balanced essential fatty acids, beneficial enzymes, amino acids, phytonutrients, flavonoids and a generous amount of vitamins. And each one of these compounds and ingredients serves and interacts with the human body in a unique way. But they also work together, modulating and magnifying the overall footprint of their combined efforts to produce a phenomenon known as “the entourage effect.”
Coined in a late 90s European Journal of Pharmacology study, the phrase describes how the compounds in the hemp plant can work in harmony, generating a sum-of-all-parts kind of effect on the human body and its endocannabinoid system. In particular, cannabinoids and terpenes can work together to produce synergistic contributions of therapeutic interest. And only full spectrum hemp oil products can achieve it. Isolate hemp oils, which exclude important compounds, are not able to deliver the synergistic, enhancing effects the ingredients in the hemp plant have on each other when consumed.
The Entire Hemp Plant Matters
Most PCR hemp oil extracts focus primarily on leveraging cannabidiol as the main, active ingredient. On the surface, this makes sense. PCR Hemp Extract is found in higher concentrations in the hemp plant than CBN (cannabinol), CBG (cannabigerol), CBC (cannabichromene) and other cannabinoids. And in isolate, it has been shown to be a powerful compound. But what happens to all those other ingredients native to the hemp plant? Unfortunately, many manufacturers discard them, and in the process, miss out on the entourage effect.
The Power of Full Spectrum
Full spectrum hemp oil is made from the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant, so it retains all of the chemical compounds including cannabinoids, terpenoids, phytonutrients, vitamins, amino acids and essential fatty acids. In order to create full spectrum hemp oil and maximize the entourage effect, the right steps have to be followed to ensure these important compounds are not destroyed or degraded during the extraction process. The only compound we intentionally remove is the psychoactive compound, tetrahydrocannabinol or THC.
At PhytoLogica, our full spectrum hemp oil retains everything from the entire plant throughout the extraction process, capitalizing on the entourage effect. This means the important phytocannabinoids, phytonutrients, terpenes, vitamins and fatty acids can act in synergy, modulating and magnifying one another as they interact with the body. What makes this possible is our proprietary extraction and purification process, which discards the psychoactive compound, THC, but preserves everything else.
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