CBD (cannabidiol) is gaining popularity as a hot term in the health and wellness world —and will continue to do so as more people come to understand how beneficial* it can be to the human body. But CBD isn’t the only phytocompound we’re excited about in our Charlotte’s Web hemp extract. That’s because our extract is more than just CBD. Among the beneficial* compounds that come from plants, we’re currently aware of over 100 of them.
Let’s not forget about terpenes and flavonoids too. While not cannabinoids from hemp, they are compounds found in hemp and other plants. Terpenes are fragrant oils that bind to receptors in the human body and carry a variety of health benefits.* Flavonoids are a group of phytonutrients that serve as cell messengers with their own health-promoting benefits,
That’s why we believe so strongly in a full-spectrum hemp extract: we want to deliver the best that our plants have to offer for you and your good health.
Cannabidiol (CBD)? Yep. Cannabinol (CBN)? Yes. Cannabigerol (CBG)? That’s in there too. Cannabichromene (CBC)? Sure thing. Those phytocannabinoids, plus 100 more, fit into the body’s receptor network, the Endocannabinoid System, to help keep the body in good health*.
So not only do our products include a variety of phytocompounds, each with their own health benefits*, but all of these compounds work together, building on their individual strengths to further heighten the body’s positive response to CBD. Scientists named this process the “entourage effect,” which means that our whole-plant hemp extract provides more complete health benefits than taking CBD on its own.
Full-Spectrum vs. The Rest
Hemp extract is on a lot of people’s minds these days, especially when it comes to CBD. Short for cannabidiol, CBD is one of the many powerful (and among the most well-known) cannabinoids found in hemp and cannabis and is known for supporting the body and mind in various ways.*
CBD is just one of many cannabinoids that can be extracted from hemp, along with naturally occurring flavonoids, terpenes, fatty acids, and many other beneficial compounds. Science has shown that these compounds help CBD have a better effect when they all work together, rather than alone.
In this article, we’ll dive into what full spectrum means and break down some of hemp’s lesser known compounds so you can get a clearer picture of what hemp has to offer.
At Charlotte’s Web, we pioneered the CBD industry by creating reliable, high-quality CBD products. But one thing we also like to say is that our extracts are More Than Just CBD™. Since hemp offers additional naturally occurring phytocannabinoids and other plant compounds, we use extraction methods which capture the “full-spectrum” of nature’s goodness for you.