says, I keep seeing the words "Full Spectrum" on bottles of clear #cannabis
oil and it's got me vexed.
A clear #CBD
oil is made from CBD #isolate
and a carrier (usually MCT oil). For those of you who don't know what "full spectrum" actually means, let's break it down.
If you are using a very selective solvent (compound used to dissolve the target cannabinoids) like butane, propane or CO2 which just absorbs a few #cannabinoids
will be a light amber color. There is nothing wrong with this. #Dabs
, shatter, isolates etc. are all created using this method and they can create some very tasty products. However none of these products are "full spectrum".
To create full spectrum products we need to use a solvent that absorbs all of the plants constituents. To do this we need to use non polar solvents like alcohol or oil that will extract all of the oils, chlorophyll, waxes and other plant compounds as yet to be identified. A full spectrum cannabis extract will be a dark black tar like substance in concentrate form. Once mixed with a carrier oil like MCT it becomes lighter and more green as light is able to penetrate and refract off of the chlorophyll.
Full spectrum warrants that the largest portion of the #plant
has been extracted. It's like extracting and concentrating all that makes up the plant, leaving behind only the fiber and cellulose.
For oral medicinal use, full spectrum dark green extracts outperform all others 10 times out of 10. I've seen it with #cancer
and many other instances where the whole plant extract is superior.
Isolate means there is no other plant constituents present and it is usually harvested from industrial hemp. Isolate will still work but nowhere near as effectively as full spectrum. Isolate is great for fortifying a full spectrum but on its own there is no entourage effect (plant compound synergy).
So if a cannabis oil is clear or very light amber, it is NOT full spectrum and they are just using this important designation either out of incompetence or deception neither of which makes me trust them. #wildroots #bewild #stayrooted