CBD Full Spectrum Oil

CBD Full Spectrum Oil (FSO) has grown in popularity due to the potential therapeutic properties of whole plant extracts.  Post-extraction, CBD Full Spectrum Oil retains all of the minor cannabinoids and terpenes found in the hemp plant.

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What Is CBD Full Spectrum Oil (FSO)?

CBD Full Spectrum Oil retains most terpenes and all minor cannabinoids from the hemp plant.  It is most commonly used in gel caps or softgels, but may also be used for tinctures, topicals, cosmetics, and vapes. It is generally not used in CBD edibles as the flavor profile tends to be quite strong. CBD Full Spectrum Oil (FSO) from Vantage Hemp is produced to cGMP (WHO GMP, ICH Q7, 21 CFR 210/211) pharmaceutical standards. It is hydrocarbon extracted and may be dissolved with inert edible oil like hemp seed oil, coconut oil, MCT Oil, or sunflower oil, among other carrier oils, to increase bioavailability.

Using tinctures with CBD Full Spectrum Oil is a popular method due to the wide variety of terpene formulations available on the market. CBD tinctures containing CBD Full Spectrum Oil may be flavored with lemon (limonene), lavender (linalool), or mango (myrcene) – to name just a few of the most popular terpene based formulations.

What are terpenes?


Terpenes are natural aromatic compounds found in plants. They provide most plants with their unique smell and flavor.  Lemons contain limonene. Peppers contain caryophyllene. So do hemp plants.  Some terpenes are clinically proven to have therapeutic properties and may be used to enhance the effects of CBD.

CBD Full Spectrum Oil by Vantage Hemp

Vantage offers world-class capabilities in the production of CBD extracts and the manufacturing of finished goods. As a white-label CBD contract manufacturer of pharmaceutical-grade CBD extracts, Vantage Hemp provides wholesalers and B2C brands with a variety of CBD products of the highest quality. All of our manufacturing solutions meet the highest industry standards in terms of quality, testing, and consistency, including ICH Q7, WHO GMP, and FDA 21 CFR 210/211.

Science-Based Approach

The CBD market is rapidly developing. The demand for a wide variety of products and innovations grows every day. Vantage Hemp has science-based and data-driven processes to ensure customers receive safe and consistent CBD oils, distillates, and isolates. Our team of professionals uses the latest technologies to consistently produce pharmaceutical-grade CBD oils and isolates.

Hydrocarbon Extraction

Hydrocarbon extraction is a complicated and highly flammable process. It is important to note that both the Falcon and Raven buildings were designed and built in full consultation with the City of Greeley and the Greeley Fire Department. 

The hydrocarbons, butane or propane, are used as a solvent to collect CBD. The solvent is then heated to evaporate the hydrocarbons and recover the CBD extracts. Solvents are essential in this process since temperature and pressure can effectively separate CBD molecules from other compounds found in the plant while allowing for in-process winterization.

Multi-Stage Processes

  1. Extraction begins with decarboxylation. Milled biomass is heated in a specialized oven to separate the acid molecule from CBDA, converting it to CBD
  2. Sub-zero hydrocarbon extraction under high pressure is highly efficient in separating the CBD oil from the milled plant material
  3. The extract is then winterized (frozen)  inline to remove fats, lipids, and waxes
  4. What remains is CBD Full-Spectrum Oil

The CBD Full Spectrum Oil may then be processed to produce CBD distillate, then further purified to create CBD isolate.  Laboratory-driven process improvement is central to Vantage Hemp’s innovation strategy.


In addition to Vantage Hemp’s globally recognized qualifications  ICH Q7, WHO GMP, and FDA 21 CFR 210/211, as a pharmaceutical-grade CBD manufacturer, Vantage has filed an FDA Drug Master File (DMF) for its CBD Distillate, and has three other DMFs in the queue.  Vantage also complies with the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 and all federal and state regulations governing hemp supply chain operations, materials handling, and food production.

What Products Can Be Made with CBD Full Spectrum Oil?

As public interest in the value of terpenes and minor cannabinoids grows, there is high demand for products containing CBD Full Spectrum Oil. 

CBD SoftGels: Preferred by consumers, softgels are the most convenient way to precisely dose CBD, resulting in better patient compliance and satisfaction. Because CBD Full Spectrum Oil is terpene-rich, many consumers prefer a capsulation format that is taste-free.

CBD Tinctures: Tinctures are a popular choice for many users as the products are often formulated with terpenes to provide enhanced flavour profiles. Tinctures are effortless to use, taking a few drops under the tongue that are also quickly absorbed. We use the term ‘tinctures’ to mean any CBD oil formulations delivered in drops – not just those dissolved in alcohol.

CBD Topicals: Topical products are administered to the skin. CBD Full Spectrum Oils may be integrated with more sophisticated products like skin creams, moisturizers, or serums to capture the “whole plant” experience including terpenes and minor cannabinoids. Fat solubility allows for many different cosmetics formulations.

What Are the Benefits of CBD Full Spectrum Oil?

Minor Cannabinoids and Terpenes – CBD Full Spectrum Oil is highly sought after for its variety of minor cannabinoids and terpene profiles.  Many product formulations on the market today require specific terpene profiles or minor cannabinoid combinations.

Versatility – CBD Full Spectrum Oil is an extract that can be converted to a variety of products, or further processed and refined into distillates and isolates.

Regulatory Safety – Our team of experienced specialists conducts tests that confirm the consistency of less than 0.3% of THC before submitting any batch to the client.  


What is the difference between full-spectrum CBD oils and CBD isolate?

Full-spectrum CBD products contain all of the cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, including CBD, CBG, CBC, and THC. Full-spectrum CBD products are oils and retain the plant’s terpenes. 

CBD isolate is a pure, powdered form of CBD that has been isolated from all other cannabinoids and retains zero terpenes or minor cannabinoids.

Is CBD Full Spectrum Oil legal in the US?

Hemp-derived CBD products containing < 0.3% THC are legal at the United States federal level. 

What are carrier oils?

Carrier oils are used to dilute CBD oil so that the cannabinoid molecules have better and faster absorption properties. Other reasons for adding a carrier oil include lowering CBD concentration and adding a pleasant flavor (and odor) to it. The example of carrier oils are:

  • Coconut oil
  • Hemp seed oil
  • Sunflower oil
  • Olive oil