Entourage Effect and Full Spectrum CBD
If you have done your research in full spectrum CBD then chances are high that you have come across the term "entourage effect". What exactly is it?
Entourage effect is the theory when the full spectrum of cannabis plant works best together. In simple terms when all the chemical compounds from the cannabis plant or cannabinoid and terpenes work together producing maximum benefit.
There are three types of CBD you can find in the market. Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum and CBD Isolate. Can you find entourage effect in all three? Not all. The most effective type of CBD that can produce the most entourage effect is Full Spectrum as it contains all the cannabinoids like CBD and THC, the terpenes and flavonoids. Broad Spectrum too can produce an entoruage effect, but not as much as full spectrum since broad spectrum does not include THC. THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol is the main psychoactive component of the cannabinoids. CBD isolate is only made from pure CBD and no other cannabinoids therefore the entourage effect is not present.
In Mellow Full Spectrum CBD Oil you will find cannabinoids like CBD, d9-THC, CBG, CBC, CBN, CBDA, THCV, CBD, CBGA, d8-THC and THCA.
Cannabis sativa is found to have medicinal and therapeutic benefits. They can stimulate an entourage effect bringing pain-relieving effects.
Entourage effect is a union between the psychoactive effects of THC and healing properties from other cannabinoids and terpenes.
Researchers have found that taking CBD and THC along with other cannabinoids including cannabis terpenes can create a better medicinal and therapeutic effect than any of these compounds alone.
A study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology showed that combining phytocannabinoids and terpenese may be beneficial for pain, inflammation, stress, anxiety, tension, epilepsy, cancer symptoms, bacterial infections, allergies, sleep and insomnia.
Entourage effect can help reduce side effects from any of the cannabinoids. For example, THC may make you feel hungry, but as long as there are CBD in the CBD product then it could help counter craving for food. THC may make you feel high while CBD o CBG can bring down or cancel the feeling of "high."
A recent study in 2018 found that terpenes and flavonoids may have beneficial effect to the brain as they appear to have neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory effects which can help protect and are advantageous to brain health.
We still need more information about cannabis. Researchers can come up with new knowledge about what this natural holistic plant can do for us.
Whether how much you need to take or what is the right ratio of CBD and THC will work for you is a tough question and there is no right answer. Some may need more THC than CBD while others may do better with CBD and not THC. It is best to consult a medical provider for their expert guidance on how to use CBD or cannabis in general for medicinal purposes.
Please take note that both THC and CBD do have their side effects. Even though they may seem to be minor and it may not affect everyone, but it's good to prepared. For THC it may cause fatigue, dry mouth, slow reaction time, anxiety for some people and short memory loss. For CBD the possible side effects are nausea, dry mouth, diarrhea or changes in appetite.
Go slow is the best advice when starting CBD. Start with a low dosage and let your body get used to the CBD in your system. After a few days you can increase the amount if needed. Experimenting with dosage is recommended to find what works for you. Make CBD part of your daily routine. Using it regularly will do wonders for you. Also, allow time for it work for you. CBD takes time so be patient!
If you want that entourage effect in your CBD we highly recommend you try Mellow Full Spectrum CBD Oil by Mellow Organic. Mellow Full Spectrum CBD Oil comes with 1,800 mg of CBD plus all the cannabinoids including THC. It also includes the terpenes, flavonoids and beneficial healthy fatty acids. Mellow Full Spectrum CBD Oil is available in 30 ml bottles. But if you like your CBD products to include only CBD then we have just the thing for you. Mellow CBD Oil 900 mg CBD is made from CBD Isolate and mixed with MCT oil carrier. We have two flavor options: Natural and Orange and come in 30 ml bottles. Don't forget we also have Mellow CBD Soothing Balm Vanilla Scented. Our CBD-infused topicals are mixed with selected high quality ingredients to help you release tension and relieve pain.
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