What is TRUE Full Spectrum?
The complete plant profile.
The complex biochemical interaction of the matrix of phytocannabionoids working synergistically in the body is referred to as the “entourage effect”. Cannabidiol is but one of more than 100 known phytocannabinoids that interact with the bodyís endocannabinoid system (ECS) to help restore normal balance and physiological homeostasis.
TRUE Full Spectrum Phytocannabinoid-Rich (PCR) hemp oil contains a variety of synergistic compounds, which interact with one another to unlock the full power and potential of the plant. TRUE Full Spectrum hemp oil contains a complete array of cannabinoids, including at least trace amounts of THC and terpenes. There certainly are specific health benefits that are attributed to the isolated CBD molecule, but the vast majority of cannabis compound clinical research suggests that the synergistic action of key phytocannabinoids and terpenes working together is truly what offers the widest range of potential medicinal benefits of cannabis.
KEY CANNABIS TERPENES
Beta-caryophyllene is a sesquiterpene found in many plants such as Thai basils, cloves, cinnamon leaves and black pepper, and in minor quantities in lavender. It’s aroma has been described as peppery, woody and/or spicy. Caryophyllene is the only terpene known to interact with the endocannabinoid system (CB2). Studies show beta-caryophyllene holds promise in cancer treatment plans. Research shows that beta-caryophyllene selectively binds to the CB2 receptor and that it is a functional CB2 agonist. Further, beta-caryophyllene was identified as a functional non-psychoactive CB2 receptor ligand in foodstuff and as a macrocyclic anti-inflammatory cannabinoid in cannabis.
Camphene is monoterpene which emits pungent odors of damp woodlands and fir needles. Camphene may play a critical role in cardiovascular disease. Clinical studies have found camphene reduces plasma cholesterol and triglycerides in hyperlipidemic rats. Given the importance that the control of hyperlipidemia plays in heart disease, the results of this study provide insight into how camphene might be used as an alternative to pharmaceutical lipid lowering agents which are proven to cause intestinal problems, liver damage and muscle inflammation. This finding alone warrants further investigation.
Delta-3-carene is a bicyclic monoterpene with a sweet, pungent odor. It is found naturally in many healthy, beneficial essential oils, including cypress oil, juniper berry oil and fir needle essential oils. In higher concentrations, delta-3-carene can be a central nervous system depressant. It is often used to dry out excess body fluids, such as tears, mucus, and sweat.
Geraniol produces a sweet, delightful smell similar to roses. This makes geraniol a popular choice for many bath and body products. It is also known to be an effective mosquito repellant. Medically, geraniol shows promise in the treatment of neuropathy.
Humulene is a sesquiterpene also known as alpha-humulene and alpha-caryophyllene; an isomer of beta-caryophyllene. Humulene is found in hops, cannabis sativa strains, and Vietnamese coriander, among other naturally occurring substances. Humulene is what gives beer its distinct ‘hoppy’ aroma. Humulene is considered to be anti-tumor, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anorectic (suppresses appetite). It has commonly been blended with beta-caryophyllene and used as a major remedy for inflammation. Humulene has been used for generations in Chinese medicine. It aids in weight loss by acting as an appetite suppressant.
Linalool is a monoterpenoid and has been described as having floral and lavender undertones. Varieties high in linalool promote calming, relaxing effects. Linalool has been used for centuries as a sleep aid. Linalool lessens the anxious emotions provoked by pure THC, thus making it helpful in the treatment of both psychosis and anxiety. Studies also suggest that linalool boosts the immune system; can significantly reduce lung inflammation; and can restore cognitive and emotional function (making it useful in the treatment of Alzheimerís disease).
Limonene is a monoterpenoid and one of two major compounds formed from pinene. As the name suggests, varieties high in limonene have strong citrusy smells like oranges, lemons and limes. Strains high in limonene promote a general uplift in mood and attitude. This citrusy terpene is the major constituent in citrus fruit rinds, rosemary, juniper and peppermint, as well as in several pine needle oils. Limonene is highly absorbed by inhalation and quickly appears in the bloodstream. Clinical studies have shown that it assists in the absorption of other terpenes through the skin and other body tissue.
Myrcene, specifically beta-myrcene, is a monoterpene and the most common terpene produced by cannabis (some varieties contain up to 60% of the essential oil). Its aroma has been described as musky, earthy, herbal ñ akin to cloves. A high myrcene level in cannabis (usually above 0.5%) results in the well-known “couch-lock” effect of classic Indica medicinal cannais strains. Myrcene is found in oil of hops, citrus fruits, bay leaves, eucalyptus, wild thyme, lemon grass and many other plants. Myrcene has some very special medicinal properties, including lowering the resistance across the blood to brain barrier, allowing itself and many other chemicals to cross the barrier easier and more quickly.
Phellandrene is described as pepperminty, with a slight scent of citrus. Phellandrene is believed to have special medicinal values. It has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat digestive disorders. It is one of the main compounds in turmeric leaf oil, which is used to prevent and treat systemic fungal infections.
Akin to its name, pinene has distinctive aromas of pine and fir. Pinene is one of the principal monoterpenes that is important physiologically in both plants and animals. It tends to react with other chemicals, forming a variety of other terpenes (like limonene) and other compounds. Pinene is used in medicine as an anti-inflammatory, expectorant, bronchodilator and local antiseptic. Clinical studies indicate that the effects of THC may be lessened if mixed with pinene.
Pulegone, a monocyclic monoterpenoid, is a minor component of cannabis. Higher concentrations of pulegone are found in rosemary. Rosemary breaks down acetylcholine in the brain, allowing nerve cells to communicate more effectively with one another. An ethnopharmacology study indicates pulegone may have significant sedative and fever-reducing properties. It may also alleviate the side effects of short-term memory loss sometimes associated with long term use of THC.
Alpha-Terpineol, terpinen-4-ol, and 4-terpineol are three closely related monoterpenoids. The aroma of terpineol has been compared to lilacs and flower blossoms. Terpineol is often found in cannabis varieties that have high pinene levels, which unfortunately mask the fragrant aromas of terpineol. Terpineol, specifically alpha-terpineol, is known to have calming, relaxing effects. It also exhibits antibiotic, AChe inhibitor and antioxidant antimalarial properties.
Terpinolene is a common component of sage and rosemary and is found in the oil derived from Monterey cypress. Its largest use in the United States is in soaps and perfumes. It is also a great insect repellent. Terpinolene is known to have a piney aroma with slight herbal and floral nuances. It tends to have a sweet flavor reminiscent of citrus fruits like oranges and lemons. Terpinolene has been found to be a central nervous system depressant used to induce drowsiness or sleep or to reduce psychological excitement or anxiety. Further, terpinolene was found to markedly reduce the protein expression of AKT1 in K562 cells and inhibited cell proliferation involved in a variety of human cancers.
A wide spectrum of non-psychoactive molecules that are known to act on neural receptors and neurotransmitters, enhance norepinephrine activity, and increase dopamine activity.
A major phytocannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the plant extract. Extensive research has demonstrated CBD to be a powerful antioxidant and has the potential to treat a myriad of ischemic, age-related, inflammatory, and auto-immune disorders.
Delta 9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
The phytocannabinoid that is reponsible for the psychoactive effects of medical cannabis.
May contribute to the overall analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal effects of medical cannabis.
A non-psychoactive cannabinoid with analegisic properties that reportedly aids in sleep and appetite regulation.
A homolog of cannabidiol (CBD) that has been reported to have powerful anti-convuslive effects.
A non-psychoactive precursor and regulator of various key phytocannabinoids.
The propyl homologue of cannabigerol (CBG), CBGV has been shown to be holding great potential for treating cancer. CBGV was shown to be cytostatic in leukaemic cells and caused a simultaneous arrest at all phases of the cell cycle.
The non-acidic form of cannabigerolic acid, cannagiberol is an adaptogenic molecule and is the ìparent moleculeî from which several other cannabinoids are made.
TRUE FULL SPECTRUM HEMP OIL DISTILLATE
Derived from Registered Industrial Hemp that is hydrocarbon or ethanol-extracted, our Phytocannabinoid-Rich (PCR) Hemp Oil has a TRUE Full Spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes and very low amounts of Delta 9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (less than 0.3% THC). Unlike isolated or synthetic cannabinoids, TRUE Full Spectrum hemp oil refers to pure oil that features the complete plant profile of the same cannabinoids present in the original hemp plant providing an all-natural CBD hemp oil extract supplement that allows the cannabinoids to work together in what is called the “entourage effect” to achieve a natural state of homeostasis in the body.
This winterized, decarboxylated, and completely distilled oil is typically used for internal applications such as tinctures, vape cartridges, gel caps, gummies and a multitude of other applications where a clean, full spectrum oil is needed. Our distillation process produces the highest quality oil in the world by removing all impurities, including chlorophyll, lipids, waxes, and other destabilizing compounds. By using only completely distilled phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oil, our products are more pure, more stable and have a longer shelf life than oils that are non-distilled.