While CBD infused topical have become popular over the years, it is full spectrum Cannabis topicals that carry with them a more diverse set of therapeutic properties. Full spectrum cannabis oil means the product contains ALL of the cannabinoids found in the Cannabis plant, including THC. Full spectrum topicals also contain vital terpenes, vitamins and essential fatty acids. Ladies and gentlemen, this is where the magic is at. By preserving as many of the plants natural components during the extraction process as possible, we essentially preserve the plant’s mojo.
Here is more about why people are falling head over heels for full spectrum Cannabis topicals…
When 1+1=3 (The Entourage Effect)
“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”
Here is where it is important to understand the difference between full spectrum /whole plant obtained Cannabis oil and CBD Isolate. CBD isolates are CBD that has been stripped down to its purest chemical form. But while the CBD is indeed pure, these isolates lack the vital components of the Cannabis plant mentioned above, in particular other cannabinoids. Science has shown that together, cannabinoids such as CBD and THC, offer a broader therapeutic scope for pain management than CBD on its own. These chemical compounds combine with one another in a way that adds a different quality. The term entourage effects is used to explain this phenomena. When the entourage effect comes into play we see a sharp increase in a product’s effectiveness.
Whole plant infused Cannabis oil allows for the full expression of the natural synergy between cannabinoids.
In a scientific study found in the Elsevier journal, Vol 66, Issue 2, 2006, “A Tale of Two Cannabinoids”, Dr. Ethan Russo, a well known neurologist and scientist, explains how the combination of THC and CBD greatly increases clinical efficacy while reducing adverse events. THC and CBD literally create the perfect power couple. Isolates simply can not provide the same level of potency that full spectrum products do. The synergy between cannabinoids is absolutely critical when it comes to the overall effectiveness of a cannabis topical product.
“They (terpenes) display unique therapeutic effects that may contribute meaningfully to the entourage effects of cannabis-based medicinal extracts.” Taming THC, 2011, by Ethan B. Russo
Full spectrum Cannabis topicals contain not only a wide range of cannabinoids, but a broad amount of of terpenes as well. Terpenes are organic compounds found in many plants. These compounds are what give cannabis and other plants their distinct flavors and aromas. But terpenes also have their own sets of therapeutic benefits. Furthermore, terpenes have the ability to increase the effects of cannabinoids and other chemical compounds in the body further contributing to the entourage effect of cannabis.
There are over 120 different terpenes identified in cannabis. Most strains have around 10-25 different terpene present. With isolate extraction methods these precious terpenes are lost. However, with full spectrum cannabis oils the majority of terpenes remain intact during processing making the end product far superior.
CBD, THC, and terpenes all have the ability to readily absorb into the skin carrying with them their therapeutic properties. Many Cannabis topical companies like Oregon’s Canna-Fusion are deciding to keep their products as natural as possible because plant extracts cross the skin more easily when left in a more natural state. Full spectrum cannabis topicals formulated with a perfect therapeutic balance of oils penetrate quickly into sore or tense muscles. If you are seeking a relaxing, calming effect on the body and mind, full spectrum cannabis topical are for you.
When selecting full spectrum Cannabis topicals always be sure that the products are fully tested by an accredited lab. Full spectrum topicals that are 100% pesticide, solvent, mold, fungicide, and contaminant free as obviously the best bet. And remember, products processed in small batches will typically maintain the highest level of quality and consistency. Companies like Canna-Fusion that are committed to providing safe, reliable, and effective full spectrum products are here for your utmost well-being. Full spectrum Cannabis topicals provide rapid, lasting pain relief, with no high, no side effects and no pain!