Full spectrum extracts[fʊl-ˈspɛktrəm ˈɛkstrækts]
Full-spectrum extracts apply to cannabis products that contain the full cannabinoid and terpene substances of raw cannabis. Other chemical compounds such as flavonoids, proteins, phenols, sterols, and esters are even included.
A couple of reasons explain why these whole plant extracts have high demand from consumers.
Firstly, they recreate the plant’s flavor and fragrance profile providing the user with a unique experience.
Secondly, let’s consider the therapeutic effect. The patient will get the full benefits of the entourage effect—the hypothesis that the many plant components combine synergistically to boost the activity of the active compounds — THC and CBD.
Producing full-spectrum extracts is known to be an arduous process. Aside from extracting desirable compounds, ridding of unnecessary components should also be done.