We are just beginning to scratch the surface with our knowledge of cannabinoids and how they interact with the human endocannabinoid system. Information has come to light, however, that by separating out the various biochemical components of the hemp plant, we are missing out on many of the therapeutic benefits. Full-spectrum hemp oil includes all the cannabinoids found within the plant, and provides all the medicinal benefits possible.
There are literally dozens of cannabinoids contained within full-spectrum hemp oil. At a molecular level, all of them are derived from a single cannabinoid, cannabigerol. They are changed from the original form by decarboxylation caused by light, heat, or alkaline environments. This allows them to fully interact with the endocannabinoid system and each other. Research has shown that when the more than 100 cannabinoids of the hemp plant are used together, they amplify the effectiveness of the treatment as a whole.
Cannabigerol, or CBG, is recognized as a precursor to the other cannabinoids found within hemp. It is sometimes referred to as the stem cell cannabinoid. Studies are only now beginning to shed light on all the benefits that CBG can provide.
The most abundant cannabinoid that is found within hemp oil is cannabidiol, or CBD. It accounts for as much as 90% of the entire cannabinoid content of the plant. It is non-psychoactive, and is responsible for many of the medicinal benefits that studies are identifying.
Other major cannabinoids that are present in full-spectrum hemp oil include: Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabinol (CBN). Along with the primary cannabinoids, there are several minor cannabinoids whose benefits are not well-known. Even in low qualities though, these cannabinoids interact with our endocannabinoid system, and all are found within hemp oil.
About three decades ago, scientists studying the way that full-spectrum hemp oil interacts with the human endocannabinoid system, identified and mapped out two separate groups of receptors in the central nervous system and the immune system that make it possible for them to bind to cells. What they also discovered is that the human brain already produces small amounts of cannabinoids naturally that also bind to these receptors.
Essentially, full-spectrum hemp oil unlocks the amazing healing power of the receptors of the endocannabinoid system. Certain illnesses, for example, are known to shut down the system’s receptors, which prevents the body from having the ability to heal itself. When the cannabinoids derived from hemp bind themselves to the receptors, they restore the ability of the endocannabinoid system to communicate throughout the body, thereby enabling the system to regulate important bodily functions and restore the body to good health.
Full-spectrum hemp oil is exactly as Mother Nature intended it to be, a healthy and robust supply of a myriad of cannabinoids. It produces what has come to be called the “entourage effect,” which enables it to treat ailments that CBD alone simply isn’t able to. When the cannabinoids are able to interact with each other naturally, it creates a synergy to restore the endocannabinoid system to effectively maintain the health of the body, and create the most blissful you!