Bend Botanicals products contain all of the compounds and terpenes found in the hemp strains we extract.
In addition to CBD, other cannabinoid compounds including THC, CBN, CBG, and CBC are retained in our extracting process. Most CBD products contain isolates or distillates, which are produced by chemically eliminating other compounds. Although these products may promote themselves as “whole herb” or “full spectrum”, it is important to check the label.
Some useful tips for buying CBD are found here: https://www.projectcbd.org/guidance/10-tips-buying-hemp-derived-cbd-products
Our products also contain small amounts of THC, so if you are subject to regular drug testing you should use isolate or distillate products.
For the most therapeutic benefits, however, studies suggest that the “entourage effect” is important. This is “an understanding that compounds derived from cannabis are often more effective when used synergistically and that they, in fact, can amplify one another’s effects.”
For more information, see this page: http://www.cbdmovement.org/science/the-entourage-effect/