What is CBD and what does ‘full spectrum’ mean?

Many of us remember learning about the major organ systems in school; the respiratory, endocrine, integumentary, circulatory, and nervous systems are to name a few. But what if we told you that in the last 25 years an essential system has been discovered – the endocannabinoid system. The ECS has been deemed as one of the most important physiologic systems involved in establishing and maintaining human health. It is involved in managing appetite, pain sensation, mood, memory and more. Discovered in the 1990’s, scientists were trying to understand how THC, the primary mind-altering cannabinoid in cannabis, affected the human body. In turn, a complex network of cannabinoid receptors was discovered. The question of why we have such receptors arose, and the hunt to figure out if there were naturally occurring cannabinoids that bind with these receptors began.

Fast forward to 2019, and we now know that there are over 100 identifiable cannabinoids and a general map of where our ECS receptors are in the human body that bind to these cannabinoids. Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, still remains as one of the most researched cannabinoid along with THC. CBD, however, is much different than THC in that it is non-psychoactive yet has outstanding health benefits when used internally as well as externally. From easing nausea, relieving anxiety, acting as an anticonvulsant, being used as an analgesic, increasing appetite, to reducing inflammation, CBD is an aid for many ailments. That’s where SAVVI comes into play. From tinctures, capsules, and topicals, our products go a long way when it comes to anything you may be attempting to manage on a day to day basis.

When browsing our products, you will notice that some are CBD isolate only and the others are full spectrum. Full spectrum, also known as ‘whole plant CBD,’ simply means that there are other cannabinoids contained within the product such as cannabinol (CBN), cannabigerol (CBG), and/or tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The cannabis plant typically works more efficiently as a whole, and each cannabinoid plays a specific role within the endocannabinoid system. This is why you will see full spectrum becoming more popular when shopping for CBD wellness products. If you have any questions in particular about our products and if they’re right for you, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are here for you!