Full-spectrum CBD refers to a type of CBD extract that contains a wide range of naturally occurring compounds found in the cannabis plant. In addition to cannabidiol (CBD), full-spectrum extracts typically include other cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and other phytochemicals present in the plant.
The term “full spectrum” indicates that the extract preserves the full profile of compounds found in the original plant material, rather than isolating CBD alone. Some of the cannabinoids commonly found in full-spectrum CBD extracts include THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBG (cannabigerol), CBC (cannabichromene), and others. Terpenes are aromatic compounds responsible for the characteristic scent of cannabis and are thought to contribute to the overall therapeutic effects of the plant.