01 Mar What Is Full Spectrum Hemp Extract?
Embracing the “full-spectrum” of the hemp plant’s naturally occurring phytocompounds (i.e, chemical compounds of plant origin) is part of a process called Whole Plant Medicine.
Hemp is a truly unique plant and contains over 100 varieties of phytocannabinoids, 200 varieties of terpenes, and 20 varieties of flavonoids. Full Spectrum Hemp Extract is derived from the hemp plant and has an abundant amount of CBD as well as many other healing phytocannabinoids such as CBG, CBDV, CBC, and with less than 0.3% THC, along with hundreds of phytocompounds.
Full Spectrum Hemp Extract is produced when industrial hemp (the flower, leaf, and stalk) is extracted and then formulated with a carrier oil (hemp seed oil, MCT oil, or olive oil) to make Full Spectrum Hemp Extract “Oil”.
Full Spectrum Hemp Extract Oil (rich in CBD) is different than a “CBD Oil”, which is CBD in its purest form (also extracted from the hemp plant) and then formulated with a carrier oil (usually with MCT oil). Basically, a CBD Oil has nothing but CBD in it’s purest form and is not a whole plant medicinal product. Full Spectrum Hemp Extract formulated with MCT or olive oil is technically not a whole plant product either.
Unlike many other companies, at Hemp&Heroes, we extract only from the hemp’s flowers, which contain the highest concentration of CBD and other phytocannabinoids. We also formulate our products using refined organic hemp seed oil (which we believe we are the only company that does this). Hemp seed oil is also full of health benefits because it contains vitamins A, C, and E and beta-carotene and is rich in proteins, carbohydrates, minerals, and fiber. More importantly, hemp seed oil contains sterols, aliphatic alcohols and linolenic acids, including a-linolenic acid (ALA), an omega-3 fatty acid precursor that has favorable nutritional implications and beneficial physiological effects on the prevention of coronary heart disease and cancer according to research.
The key to producing a high-quality Full Spectrum Hemp Extract Oil is to use all of the plant’s assets (the flower and seed) and having the skills and time-honored experience to extract from the hemp flower effectively while keeping most of these healing phytocompounds intact. It is this synergistic effects of the hemp flowers’ hundreds of naturally occurring phytocompounds in Full Spectrum Hemp Extract that allows you to maximize the benefits of the plant’s healing properties and power.
So, live your best life and invest in a high-quality Full-spectrum Hemp Extract Oil for your CBD source, and your body, mind and spirit will thank you!
Namaste, Dr. Laura
Source: Maria Angeles Fernández-Arche et al “Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) Seed Oil: Analytical and Phytochemical Characterization of the Unsaponifiable Fraction,” Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, DOI: 10.1021/jf404278q