The surge of cannabis compounds in the market has made many people rely on CBD products. This has made people question what they are. This article focuses on one type of CBD, the full-spectrum CBD oil, and its benefits, such as treating insomnia, relieving pain, and how it minimizes high blood pressure.

Several cannabis products have become a topic in the market. Their demand has risen and even started competing with prescription drugs because of the benefits they are acclaimed to have. Most manufacturers have started coming up with different and various brands. Some of these brands are made from full-spectrum CBD oil. Most manufacturers prefer using the full-spectrum CBD oil because it has the presence of all the compounds found in the cannabis plant and is all active. This means that the full-spectrum CBD oil is the most efficient of the three types of CBD. 


Full-spectrum CBD is one of the three CBD types extracted from the cannabis plant. It has all the compounds present in the cannabis plant. This means that it also has the presence of THC compound in them, though in small amounts. It also has the presence of other cannabinoids that are very active. It can produce the entourage effect. This is because all the compounds are active and work together. Some of the compounds that the full-spectrum CBD oil has included;

  • Cannabinoids

Full-spectrum has the presence of almost all the cannabinoids that are found in the cannabis plant. This is one of the reasons why it is often referred to as whole-plant cannabis. Some of the most active cannabinoids in full-spectrum CBD oil include CBD and THC. They are the most significant compounds. They are mostly known for their psychoactive and therapeutic effects. The presence of THC can cause an intoxicating effect.  


Terpenes are the organic compounds responsible for plants’ distinct smell. There are many types of terpenes, each with its smell. They are the ones that determine the type of flavor and fragrance that a substance will have. They also have healing properties and help in complementing the THC and CBD in their healing properties as well.


Several flavonoids are found in full-spectrum CBD oil. Some of them can be found in vegetables, grains, and fruits. Like the other compounds, they are also known to give therapeutic effects. They also have anti-inflammatory properties.   



According to Kogan et al. (2020), full-spectrum CBD oil has some analgesic properties that help relieve pain in individuals. The pain felt may be brought about by inflammation in the body. Once the inflammation is reduced, the pain cannot be felt anymore. Inflammation in the body is caused when a harmful substance gets into contact with the healthy cells inside the body, thus causing damage to it. Some of the pain that full-spectrum CBD oil can reduce are back pain, arthritis, and muscle pain.


Anxiety can be caused by several factors, such as stress and depression. It may seem normal, but when it becomes frequent, it becomes a problem and may interfere with the body’s normal functioning. Most individuals use full-spectrum CBD to help them in relieving anxiety. CBD helps in relieving the symptoms that cause anxiety and thus balances the body’s functions. Larsen et al. (2020) stated that full-spectrum CBD oil could also be used to treat social anxiety conditions.  


Insomnia refers to the long hours one cannot get some sleep even after a long day at work. The daily stress of life may make one find it hard to get some sleep. Liu (2019) suggested that full-spectrum CBD oil is known to have the properties to improve the quality of sleep of an individual. It assists in reducing sleeplessness in individuals, especially those with such issues due to their age or medical conditions. It has some calming properties that help relax the body and the mind, thus relieving stress and thus giving the feeling of tranquility.


According to Gomolin et al. (2020), full-spectrum assists in treating skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and acne. The great thing about using the full-spectrum CBD oil in treating skin conditions is that all the compounds present in it are active, thus meaning that effects will be fast and quick. Some compounds like vitamins and fatty acids help individuals maintain and build themselves to have healthy skin. It also helps the skin resist fungal, viral, and bacterial infections. This means that the skin is protected, and one gets to have nourished and glowing skin.      


High blood pressure can be caused by many factors, such as anxiety and stress. Full-spectrum CBD oil helps deal with the factors that cause high blood pressure; when they are minimized, they help reduce or bring it back to normal.



Full-spectrum CBD oil can be taken sublingually. They are placed under the tongue, and one waits for some time so that the mucous membrane can absorb them. It is then taken into the bloodstream, where its effects are felt. The effects do not take time to feel, but they are long-lasting.


Most people who love using the full-spectrum CBD oil topically do not want to feel the taste of the oil in their mouth. They apply it to their skin, and the endocannabinoid receptors interact with the CBD. The downside of using this method is that the effects will only be felt in the locally applied area.


Full-spectrum CBD oil can be used through swallowing. Once they are ingested through swallowing, they must go through digestion to take them straight into the bloodstream and feel the effect. Their effects may take some time to be felt as the full-spectrum CBD oil will be introduced into the bloodstream into bits. However, they are long-lasting.   


  • Nausea
  • Dry mouth
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Drowsiness


This article shows that full-spectrum CBD oil is one of the three types of CBD oil. It has all the compounds present in the cannabis plant. The eating thing about the full-spectrum CBD oil is that all the compounds in the compound work together to give the entourage effect. It is also effective on the benefits that they have. However, for the effects to be fast, the method one uses to consume them should be preferred. If you plan on getting the immediate effects, the best method would be sublingual and vaping. If you want long-lasting effects, the best one would be to swallow full-spectrum CBD oil and use capsules. 


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Elena Ognivtseva
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Nutritionist, Cornell University, MS

I believe that nutrition science is a wonderful helper both for the preventive improvement of health and adjunctive therapy in treatment. My goal is to help people improve their health and well-being without torturing themselves with unnecessary dietary restrictions. I am a supporter of a healthy lifestyle – I play sports, cycle, and swim in the lake all year round. With my work, I have been featured in Vice, Country Living, Harrods magazine, Daily Telegraph, Grazia, Women's Health, and other media outlets.

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