You may have heard the term “entourage effect” while shopping for CBD oil. Just what is the hemp entourage effect? Scientists call the synergy of the different cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids found in hemp working together the “entourage effect.” These components interact with the human body to produce a stronger therapeutic influence than any one of these components alone.
A large part of alternative medicine revolves around using the entire plant for medicinal purposes rather than isolating the main active ingredient. Cannabidiol (CBD) is believed to be the significant beneficial component of hemp, but it is thought that the use of full-spectrum CBD oil could be more effective.
Cannabinoids are the naturally occurring chemical compounds found in hemp. The efficient Supercritical CO2 extraction method used to refine the oil from industrial hemp preserves the full range of compounds found naturally in the hemp plant. Full-spectrum CBD oil contains less than 0.3% THC along with other cannabinoids and terpenes, which include CBD, CBG and CBC, and others.
These different compounds amplify each other’s chemistry, making the overall plant more effective. Cannabinoids interact with humans' physiology through the endocannabinoid system. Each cannabinoid holds unique characteristics of their own and can help maximize desired effects by using full-spectrum CBD oil. CBD oil isolate only contains the CBD compound and is THC free.
Cannabis includes Phytocannabinoids known as terpenes. Research indicates that cannabinoids and terpenes may combine to achieve greater therapeutic advantages. A report by Dr. Ethan Russo in the British Journal of Pharmacology discusses his investigation of the interactions between cannabinoids and terpenes and their wide-ranging therapeutic attributes. Terpenoids and cannabinoids can increase blood flow, enhance cortical activity and help kill respiratory pathogens. Dr. Russo’s article reports that cannabinoid-terpenoid interactions “could produce synergy with respect to treatment of pain, inflammation, depression, anxiety, addiction, epilepsy, cancer, fungal and bacterial infections”.
Studies indicate that certain terpenes may impact the blood-brain barrier, which may explain why certain cannabinoids have greater efficacy when they do not operate in isolation. Terpenes are found in many other plants including spices, herbs, tees, and fruits.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a phytocannabinoid found in industrial hemp that is safe, non-psychotic and offers a robust therapeutic profile. CBD oil is a safe alternative to pharmaceuticals that could have harsh side effects and has been studied for its potential in treating many common health issues. CBD is believed to help manage anxiety, depression, inflammation, insomnia, and chronic pain.
The cannabinoid CBG is the chemical parent of THC and CBD. Like CBD the cannabinoid CBG is non-psychotic. CBG has been found to act on very specific physiological systems and problems. It also holds promise as one of the most therapeutically applicable and diverse cannabinoids, offering a wide range of possible remedies.
CBG could offer potential health benefits which include working as a neuroprotectant, having antioxidant properties, aiding with skin ailments as an antibacterial and antifungal agent, appetite stimulation, treatment of gastrointestinal disorders, inflammation reduction, shows promise in fighting cancer, and lowering intraocular pressure, which may benefit glaucoma patients. Scientists are excited about the initial CBG study results and are promoting future research for the treatment of various maladies.
Cannabichromene (CBC) is another non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis. Researchers believe CBC may work most effectively when paired with other cannabinoids and terpenes to have far-reaching benefits. CBC could interact with the body’s natural endocannabinoid, anandamide, providing a powerful cancer fighter. So far, research has found CBC to be the second most potent cannabinoid at inhibiting the growth of new cancer cells (CBG was the most potent).
CBC has been shown to block pain and inflammation associated with collagen-induced osteoarthritis. Cannabinoids like CBC act on inflammation differently than non-steroidal inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). They do not have the undesirable side effects of these medications. The therapeutic promise of CBC is important and requires more research to determine its power by itself, as well as with other cannabinoids working together to bring out the full benefits of hemp.
Find the hemp “entourage effect” in Green Remedy’s Full-spectrum CBD oils. These all natural CBD oils are available in peppermint, berry, and all-natural flavors. They contain the vital cannabinoids and terpenes for maximum health benefits. 100% made in the USA, Green Remedy full-spectrum CBD oil is non-GMO, Vegan and gluten-free. Not all CBD oil is created equally, making it essential to always check the Certificate of Analysis (COA) for purity of the products.
Research on the potential health benefits of CBD oil is ongoing and should shed more light on how the hemp entourage effect might interact with the human body. Results from recent studies suggest that full-spectrum CBD may provide a safe, powerful and natural treatment for many health issues.
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