What does Full Spectrum mean? And why is a Full Spectrum Hemp Extract better than a Broad Spectrum or CBD isolate product? As the CBD marketplace continues to be flooded with new brands and products, it’s hard to find a safe and effective CBD product for pets. At CBD Dog Health, we trust the science which shows Full Spectrum Hemp Extract is the most effective therapeutic form of CBD for pets on the market. Here’s what you need to know:
With few exceptions, nearly all new clinical research studying the therapeutic use of CBD for dogs is tested using full spectrum hemp extract for dogs. When hemp is extracted in this way, it preserves the balance of the hemp plant’s many interdependent beneficial compounds. This natural synergy not only ensures a more effective product, but a safer one with less incidence of side effects. Due to its undeniable efficacy and safety, this is the formulation of choice when it comes to using CBD for pets to achieve therapeutic benefits.
Active Components of a Full Spectrum Hemp Extract
The complementary relationship between hemp’s active compounds results in an amazing synergistic phenomenon, known as the “Entourage Effect”. In order to better understand this effect, let’s go over the three main types of active molecules: Cannabinoids, Terpenes, and Flavonoids and understand what happens when they all exist in harmony.
What Are Cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are chemical substances that interact with cannabinoid receptors in the body and brain. Cannabinoids are the active constituents of the cannabis plant, and are responsible for many of the medicinal effects seen when using cannabis products. While over 139 cannabinoids have been discovered in the cannabis plant the two most prevalent are THC and CBD. Other notable cannabinoids include Cannabinol (CBN), Cannabichromene (CBC), Cannabidiolic Acid (CBDA), Cannabigerolic Acid (CBGA), Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid (THCA), Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV), Cannabidivarin (CBDV), among many others. Each has their own unique therapeutic properties.