A full spectrum extract (FSE) or a whole plant hemp extract keeps the full properties of the hemp plant intact. This includes CBD, THC (typically less than 0.3%), terpenes, accessory or minor phytocannabinoids (special plant molecules), vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, phytonutrients and other plant material that are extracted from the hemp plant. The hemp plant naturally contains over 100 phytocannabinoids, which each provide their own unique benefits.
By keeping all of the plant components, FSE or whole plant hemp extract benefits from the synergistic properties between the components. This theory, known as the entourage effect, scientists have discovered that plant components interact with one another to enhance each other’s therapeutic effect. Research findings demonstrate products containing full spectrum, whole plant extract has improved efficacy (effectiveness) and can provide a greater therapeutic effect than just a single isolated CBD formulation (CBD isolate).
Recently, advanced technology called centrifugal partition chromatography (CPC) was introduced as a manufacturing technique to remove THC and purify the FSE extract. But, this technology is relatively new, costly and not utilized by most manufacturers.
The Buyer’s Checklist
• Read the Labels Carefully and Ingredient Listing Carefully
• Educate Yourself from Credible Sources (here are a few we like)
• Request Certificates of Analysis for your products (reputable companies will happy to provide!)
All Pure Bloom CBD Oils contain full-spectrum, whole plant extract with organically grown hemp from our own Maine farm and formulated in a cGMP certified manufacturing facility.
Sources: Source: Mol Cancer Therapy