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What is Full-Spectrum CBD Extract?

By October 6, 2018 No Comments
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Elixinol’s hemp CBD extract products are made with full-spectrum CBD. So what does that mean?

A full-spectrum CBD extract is wholesome and not synthetic. In other words, it’s taken from the hemp plant, not created in a lab to mimic cannabidiol.

The extraction methods used to create isolates typically involve the use of toxic chemicals like acetone or butane. We believe in keeping the plant as naturally intact as possible.

Full-spectrum means that all the nutritive parts of the hemp plant are distilled into a pure, potent extract. Instead of using harsh chemical processes to isolate and extract only the cannabidiol, a full-spectrum extract gently preserves the entire “entourage” of components naturally present in hemp:

  • Over 85 cannabinoids
  • More than 500 phytonutrients
  • Terpenes
  • Flavonoids
  • Antioxidants
  • Essential oils

The Entourage Effect

When the full spectrum of cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes, and essential oils is present in CBD extract, the sum of the parts is greater than the whole. The combination of components creates a synergy that doesn’t–and can’t–exist in a synthetic CBD or isolate.

Extracting the full spectrum of compounds from hemp unlocks CBD’s full potential with vastly improved results and a balanced, more natural cannabinoid experience.

The cannabinoid components in full-spectrum CBD are a lot like an orchestra; each instrument has its own role, but the real music is created when they all play together.

Not only do the cannabinoids in full-spectrum CBD play well together; they create a symphony of sorts, harmonizing and intonating in ways that none of the components would be capable of alone.

How We Get Our Full-Spectrum Hemp Extract

We produce our full-spectrum hemp CBD extract in our FDA-registered facility in Colorado, using supercritical CO2 fluid extraction. This sustainable, food-approved, non-toxic process ensures an ultra-pure end product.

Once we’ve produced a batch of CBD extract, independent, third-party laboratories test it for quality. Then, the labs provide their findings to our customers through Certificates of Analysis for every product batch and lot.

Elixinol takes pride in controlling our hemp CBD extract products from seed to sale. Superior product sourcing, traceability, transparent manufacturing, and high-quality standards are paramount to providing you with the very best hemp CBD extract.

We Relate Best to Full-Spectrum Hemp

Hemp has been a superior source for nutrition since the dawn of humankind. From roots to leaves to seeds, hemp nourished our ancestors as it continues to nourish us. More than an isolate or a synthetic, the human body relates best to plant extracts that contain the full entourage of nutrients.