Full Spectrum? Broad Spectrum? What’s that all about?

Full Spectrum? Broad Spectrum? What’s that all about?

Cannabis Indica – “Industrial Hemp” – contains more than a hundred cannabinoids.

These are what get the work done.  Because cannabinoids* and their important place in your well-being have only been relatively recently discovered, they are not yet fully understood. These are all present in full-spectrum coloradoCBD and it is believed they act together with the CBD to enhance its overall effectiveness.  This is referred to as the “Entourage Effect” **.

Ethanol extraction preserves the original cannabinoids, CO2 extraction does not.

Because coloradoCBD is produced using Ethanol extraction, the original cannabinoids are preserved and extracted along with the CBD.  This is called “Full Spectrum” because the original components are not lost.  Most large-scale producers of CBD use CO2 extraction because it is better suited to large production and less expensive than Ethanol extraction, but a number of cannabinoids are destroyed and lost by CO2 extraction.  The claim that CO2 extraction is better is completely groundless – it is only less expensive.  Since not all the original components are present, the result is euphemistically referred to as “Broad Spectrum”

* From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
cannabinoid is one of a class of diverse chemical compounds that acts on cannabinoid receptors in cells that alter neurotransmitter release in the brainLigands for these receptor proteins include the endocannabinoids (produced naturally in the body by animals),[1] the phytocannabinoids (found in cannabis and some other plants), and synthetic cannabinoids (manufactured artificially). The most notable cannabinoid is the phytocannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis.[2][3] Cannabidiol (CBD) is another major constituent of the plant.[4] There are at least 113 different cannabinoids isolated from cannabis, exhibiting varied effects.[5]

** From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The entourage effect is a proposed mechanism by which compounds present in cannabis which are largely non-psychoactive by themselves modulate the overall psychoactive effects of the plant (these resulting principally from the action of the main psychoactive component of cannabis tetra-hydrocannabinol (THC).

Cannabidiol (CBD) is believed to be the major modulatory component of cannabis, mitigating some of the negative, psychosis-like effects of THC.[1][2] CBD co-administration also reduces the negative effects of THC on memory.[2] Myrcene, which is recognized as a sedative component in hops, may be responsible for the sedative effects (“couch lock”) of certain cannabis strains (sedative effects are commonly ascribed to the indica cannabis type). Linalool may also contribute to the entourage effect, modulating the glutamate GABA neurotransmitter systems to produce sedative and anxiolytic effects.[3]