I was just on a road trip to Atlanta from North Carolina, and travelled a strip of highway that I have been on many times over the last few years. I noticed that many of the Got Jesus? Billboards that have become part of the fabric of the southern highway landscape had changed to full sized advertisements for CBD stores at various exits. This does seem like an interesting turn of events. At this point, I feel I can say I know a great deal about CBD oil from personal experience, research and writing to our readers here at Guide to CBD. Out of curiosity, I got off at a South Carolina exit to find the CBD Superstore that was being advertised, and “wow!”. There were so many different products, though many of them did not have much information about where the CBD oil was sourced, how it was extracted, and whether it was full-spectrum versus isolate or broad-spectrum. To the CBD oil novice, I imagine this place could be very confusing.
It is important to know the differences between CBD products in order to find a good fit for you personally. So, what does “full spectrum” mean? This is also called full spectrum CBD oil, or even full spectrum hemp oil. The spectrum refers to the amount of plant parts and cannabinoids that are in the said product. It is legitimately a spectrum, as one side of the rainbow has a myriad of cannabinoids as well as what are known as flavonoids and terpenes. The other end is what is known as isolate, meaning the only cannabinoid is CBD oil. The advantage of choosing a full-spectrum product is that the CBD has gone through less of a process in order to be extracted than an isolate product. Products known as isolates or broad spectrum have mostly gone through a CO2 extraction that takes out some of the cannabinoids that can be beneficial.
The benefits of full-spectrum hemp oil include the fact that you will be getting all that you can get from the entire plant. The oil itself can come in many forms including edibles, full flower, capsule form, tincture, and even a vape pen. We have found some full-spectrum CBD oils that we love, and wanted to share them with you. Take a look and find something that might be interesting. We hope you give at least one of these a try.
1. Veritas Farms
Veritas Farms has made a name for themselves in the CBD oil Industry. They offer full spectrum oils from both the leaves and the flowers of the cannabis plant. Like many of our favorite companies, they grow their hemp in the pristine mountains of Colorado, ensuring that their product is pure and natural. Because what they make is a full-spectrum oil, it contains the federally legal amount of THC, which is .3% or less. Veritas Farms pride themselves on the fact that their products are never from isolate, ensuring that you will get the maximum therapeutic benefits that CBD oil provides. They offer some delightful flavors that make it easy to want to take including: citrus, peppermint, watermelon, strawberry, and natural. Many people add them to drinks as mixers, because they taste so good.
Veritas farms offers several options as far the strength of the CBD. If you are a beginner, it never hurts to start low and work your way up. Their options include 250, 500, 1000, and 2000 mg doses in 1 oz bottles. One thing that makes this brand unique is they now offer a full spectrum CBD oil that you can purchase in a large bottle intended for regular users. The dose is 1000mg in a 100mL bottle. This is the most economical way to buy the oil.
Price: $29.99-$199.99 for 1oz bottle (depending on concentration)
CBDistillery is a real household name when it comes to CBD oil. They have many items to choose from, and it might feel a little overwhelming trying to make a decision. Their most popular tincture, however, seems like it checks all the boxes. It offers 1000mg of full spectrum CBD oil, which comes out to 33mg of CBD oil in each serving. It is recommended to start out with a dose of 30-60mg of CBD oil per day, so this is within an appropriate range. All of their products are grown without GMOs, using sustainable farming methods. Their cannabis was not only grown, but also manufactured in the United States.
CBDistillery has practices around ensuring the freshness and quality of their products by using third party testing. They swear by whole plant CBD oil, because of the benefits it comes with as far as the additional terpenes and cannabinoids are concerned. Because this product is full-spectrum, it contains the legal amount of THC, that is no more than .3%. This trace amount is not enough to have a psychoactive impact. There are many benefits that can come from the additional cannabinoids.
Dose: 33mg per serving
Size: 30mL tincture
Natural Farming Processes
Made in the USA
Third party lab tested
3. 4 Corners Cannabis
4 Corners Cannabis has so many well loved products to choose from, including four great tincture lines that are all made with full-spectrum CBD oil. All of their products have the same indications, and work to relieve the same symptoms. Many people take their oils for autoimmune support, anxiety and depression, back pain, nausea, among a variety of other therapeutic purposes. They are all quite flavorful with hints of orange and coconut. Because they utilize MCT oil as a base for most of their tinctures, and avocado for one, they decided to make one that would work for those with coconut and avocado allergies. The glycerine tincture has a great tangy flavor (enough to flavor a drink with) and still offers all of the same benefits.
4 Corners Cannabis was created in 2013 by two brothers who have a shared love for growing cannabis and processing CBD oil. They have come a long way, as their brand has been featured on a number of networks and in magazines including NBC, Culture Magazine and Esquire. All of their features proclaim that they are leaders in creating top-notch quality oils that really play a role in impacting people’s ability to be well.
Dose: wide range
Lots of options for concentrations and sizes
Family business that makes every aspect of the product
Interesting natural flavors
Purekana offers a wide variety of full-spectrum terpene rich CBD oil products that come in different sizes and concentrations. One of their most popular tinctures is the Purekana CBD oil that is loaded with so many therapeutic ingredients including terpenes, phytocannabinoids, flavonoids, and more. It comes in multiple flavors including vanilla, mint and natural. The full-spectrum extraction process allows such properties to live among the cannabinoids for a stronger impact on your body. Many reviewers of their products have said they have done wonders for health issues such as fibromyalgia, chronic pain, auto immune issues, headaches, nausea, and on and on. Many people also use their products for stress relief and relaxation.
Purekana grows their organic cannabis in Kentucky and extracts it with a CO2 process that uses no solvents or chemicals. Because the entire plant is used in this process there are trace amounts of THC present, but not enough to have a psychoactive impact. They have excellent customer service and honor full refund returns if made within 30 days of the purchase.
Sustainably grown and sourced
Third Party lab tested
Flavor Variety: Natural, Mint, Vanilla
We love Receptra’s CBD oil products. They even make really amazing medicinals for dogs. Receptra have two oil blends that are excellent for those of us with an active lifestyle. One is called the Elite Formula. With this action packed blend they have infused the CBD oil with the fatty acids omega 3 and omega 6 to support a calmness and simultaneously more energy. Another key ingredient is turmeric which is great for supporting the anti-inflammatory effects of CBD oil, and also muscle recovery. This is a really great blend to use after a workout, or to support your exercise routine in general. The Receptra Pro Proprietary blend is for even more active bodies. This one is recommended for professional athletes and those who workout a lot. It has a lot of the same ingredients as the Elite formula, with the addition of Avocado oil and MCT oil.
If you’re asking yourself what is full spectrum hemp, Receptra breaks it down, along with what is known as the Entourage effect in a thorough section of their website. All of their products are made with full-spectrum cannabis, and they avoid using the seeds and stalks so you are getting the most of the plant. They grow their cannabis on family farms in Colorado that utilize organic and sustainable growing practices. All of their products are tested by third party labs, ensuring the most optimal quality. The results are made available on their website for full transparency.
30 day money back guarantee
Formulas that are helpful for athletes
6. NuLeaf Naturals
NuLeaf Naturals makes a full-spectrum oil that is not only super potent, but also one of the most pure and natural products of its kind on the market. Their CBD oil products are proven through third party lab results to be free of fungicides, pesticides, heavy metals and a number of other contaminated ingredients that might crop up in other CBD oils on the shelf. The additional cannabinoids in the oil include CBC, CBG, and CBN, and all of which provide additional health benefits. Many people who use their products have said that they have seen big differences in their chronic pain, inflammatory conditions, anxiety, depression, insomnia and a number of other large and small.
NuLeaf Naturals is one of the first companies to offer CBD oil products. They first opened their doors in the state of Colorado in 2014. All of their products are grown on organic farms in Colorado, using the most natural and sustainable farming practices. They are committed to creating full spectrum products that utilize whole plant extracts in order to get all of the benefits.
7. Lazarus Naturals
Lazarus Naturals full-spectrum CBD tinctures are high potency and made with the purest ingredients out there. They do not add any flavoring so that their products are simple and pure. The base oils include fractionated coconut oil, hemp extract, and organic hemp seed oil. Their products offer higher doses than some of the other brands, so if you are new to CBD oil, start with a very small amount and work your way up. Each bottle comes with a graduated dropper so you can easily measure the amount of CBD oil. All of their tinctures are extracted and manufactured in house.
Lazarus Naturals is a worker owned company who stand by a mission to invest in a better world. They participate in a number of programs to make sure low income households have access to their products. They also provide 60% off for veterans and people who are dealing with long term disability. Many people have found great relief from their products. They have a veteran base clientele that uses their CBD oils to heal from PTSD among other mental and physical health concerns.