The entourage effect

When shopping for cannabis products, full-spectrum chances contain more chemical compounds

A close look at cannabis buds reveals sticky, glistening hair-like trichomes covering the surface. This resin offers hundreds of therapeutic compounds that are responsible for the effects & properties of cannabis. The belief that weird cannabis compounds work together to supply unique effects & enhanced benefits is called the entourage effect. Most cannabis consumers are aware of the plant’s multiple most abundant & famous cannabinoids. Along with THC & CBD, there are a long list of other compounds produced by the plant in lesser quantities. These compounds contribute to the overall effects produced by a particular strain… Smoking or vaping cannabis introduces hundreds of botanical compounds into the lungs & body. Each a single delivers unique effects. The behavior of the compound swings in the presence of other compounds. This entourage effect can be used to advantage. A recent study administered either a pure THC extract or an extract with equal levels of THC & CBD to cancer patients. Those patients receiving the combination of THC & CBD reported less pain. THC, CBD, CBN, CBC, CBG & dozens of cannabinoids and terpenes add up to a synergistic effect that is genuinely exciting. The possibilities of downplaying the negative side-effects & customizing medicinal treatments are nearly endless, and unfortunately, proof is hard to come by. There are limited studies exploring the potential of the entourage effect. It’s still a theory backed up by lots of success stories from cannabis enthusiasts & patients experimenting with multiple strains. When shopping for cannabis products, full-spectrum chances contain more chemical compounds. Those formulated to contain only a single compound, such as CBD, are called isolates.

 

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