The Importance of Full Spectrum in Delta 8 Products

March 22, 2021
by david nadel

When we are shopping for delta 8 products, it’s natural to be primarily focused with the delivery method as well as the concentration of delta 8 THC in the product according to the milligram amount.  But there’s another factor that you should keep in mind, which is the presence of other hemp compounds in the formula that sit alongside delta 8.  Hemp naturally contains hundreds of distinctive compounds, with each one offering something unique to the body, as well as the overall hemp experience.

So, we will be talking about why you should always go for full spectrum delta 8 THC products.  If you’ve been taking CBD for a while, you may already be familiar with the concept of full spectrum hemp.  As you will see, it can make quite a big difference for the better as you maintain a routine with delta 8.

What is Full Spectrum Hemp?

Full spectrum hemp is a type of hemp extract that naturally retains its complete variety of chemical compounds as they naturally exist in the buds of the plant material.  The flowering buds of hemp contain a rich array of hundreds of compounds including cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and nutrients, and each compound in the plant has been shown to offer distinctive properties to the body that are deemed to be desirable.

Full spectrum hemp is an alternative to isolates and broad spectrum options. 

  • Isolates contain a sole cannabinoid, like CBD or delta 8 THC.
  • Broad spectrum hemp contains every compound in hemp except for delta 9 THC, a predecessor of delta 8 which is deemed illegal in higher levels due to its strong psychoactive properties.
  • Full spectrum hemp contains every compound as it exists in the plant, meaning that it contains the 0.3% amount of delta 9 THC that is non-intoxicating.

Full spectrum comes with an additional advantage besides supplying you with the properties of each compound in hemp.  These compounds actually work together in a synergistic way to make the overall experience more useful to the body.  The entourage effect is a term used to describe the unique synergistic relationship between each compound in hemp, in which taking them all together at one time boosts the overall effectiveness while promoting a more balanced experience.

How Does Full Spectrum Apply to Delta 8 THC?

We know what full spectrum CBD products are, but what about full spectrum delta 8 products?  Well, for delta 8 to give us its distinctive effects, we need to isolate the compound and concentrate it from a hemp extract.  Otherwise, we’d only be getting about the 0.1% naturally occurring level of delta-8 in hemp, which simply won’t give us any distinctive effects worth noting.

Full spectrum delta 8 THC both isolates and concentrates the delta 8 compound, and essentially returns it to the full spectrum extract from which it came.  Therefore, full spectrum delta-8 products are just like full spectrum CBD products, only with a higher amount of delta8, which is prominent enough for us to feel the effects for which this minor cannabinoid is known.

What Can Other Cannabinoids Add to the Delta 8 THC Experience?

Delta 8 is one of over one hundred distinctive cannabinoids in the hemp plant, and each cannabinoid fulfills the same general role of binding to cannabinoid receptors to promote regulatory actions that improve our sense of homeostasis.  Each cannabinoid works with these cannabinoid receptors in a unique way to stimulate different responses throughout the body. 

Taking multiple cannabinoids at once can therefore offer a more holistic experience, in which all of the body’s cannabinoid receptors are being given the fuel that they need to regulate the body for a sense of internal balance.  One thing we know is that taking delta 8 THC and cannabidiol (CBD) together seems to make delta 8’s properties even more calming, while taking the edge off of its intoxicating effects, so to speak. 

Therefore, it is not surprising that products containing both of these cannabinoids are particularly appealing, especially to those new to delta 8.

What Can Terpenes Add to the Delta 8 THC Experience?

Terpenes are secondary compounds in hemp, which are present in all plant life.  In hemp, there are hundreds of individual terpenes.  How these terpenes are configured determines the strain of the plant, with indica strains having more calming terpenes and sativa strains having more energizing terpenes, while hybrid strains are somewhere in the middle. 

Terpenes do work synergistically with delta 8 and other cannabinoids, potentially boosting their effects, while offering their own distinctive properties that are also highly worthwhile to the body.  Specific terpenes are associated with anti-inflammatory effects, relaxing properties and more.

How Can I Find a Full Spectrum Delta 8 THC Formula?

Now that you know what full spectrum delta 8 can offer, it’s important to know where to find it.  Not all companies use full spectrum delta 8, but at Seventh Hill CBD, it is a priority.  You will find a variety of quality delta-8 formulas made with a full spectrum type of hemp extract, so that each dose gives your body the complete array of quality compounds that naturally exist in the flowering buds of the plant material.

Full Spectrum is Where It’s At When It Comes to Delta 8 THC

Delta 8 THC is an exciting cannabinoid all on its own, but it’s when we combine delta 8 with all of the other compounds in hemp that we get a truly synergistic and bioavailable hemp experience.  At Seventh Hill CBD, we offer a rich array of full spectrum delta-8 goods that provide you with the entourage effect while giving you the delta8 experience that you’re looking for.

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