Hemp extract oil derived from the stalks and seeds of the industrial hemp plant. The hemp plant naturally contains over 100 cannabinoids that, similar to CBD, provide their own unique benefit. Since the natural cannabinoids remain intact, whole plant hemp extract contains small levels of THC. However, in order to be considered hemp, whole plant hemp extract must have less than 0.3% THC.
Whole plant hemp oil extracts contain all of the available cannabinoids within the hemp material used to create your product. These extracts are also commonly known as full spectrum CBD oil extracts. They may contain any combination of CBD, CBD-A, THC, THC-A, CBG.
Products infused with a crystalline CBD isolate, derived and extensively refined from industrial hemp, are available. But single-molecule CBD is thought to be less effective therapeutically than whole plant CBD-rich oil extract. The rich recipe of compounds in medicinal plants exerts healing effects through complementary action. This supports the idea of the “entourage effect”, where mixtures of cannabinoids, their co-occurring terpenes, and perhaps other molecules such as flavonoids and stilbenoids, have a greater positive effect than just CBD or THC alone.