As a CBD consumer, do you know and understand the entourage effect? This might be the perfect scientific theory you need to consider when picking the next CBD product to add to your daily routine.
The Entourage effect is often overlooked, but we have noticed an increase in questions surrounding this subject. In this blog, we would love to share a general understanding of what the entourage effect is and why it is important.
CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the many cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. CBD and THC are the most widely recognized cannabinoids of all. Although these two have the same molecular structure, they are far from the same in terms of how they interact and affect cannabinoid receptors in the body.
CBD is non-psychoactive, and will not result in a “high” sensation, no matter how much you consume. THC is a psychoactive component and it is directly responsible for the “high” sensation people experience after smoking cannabis.
Over the last 2 years, CBD products have taken the wellness community by storm. CBD has been included in a full range of products that can be used for everyday wellness. This wide variety of products include everything from oils, topicals, edibles, and beverages, even skincare products.
CBD oil is one of the most popular products on the market. It is important to remember that CBD is not to be used for medicinal purposes. It has not been approved by the FDA, although it holds many therapeutic benefits. Research with full-spectrum CBD oil and the entourage effect has shown that it has the potential to reduce inflammation in the body. The way full spectrum CBD reacts with the cannabinoid receptors in the body can help regulate things such as sleep, appetite, and mood, along with giving you a relaxed and calm feeling.
There are so many more components to the cannabis plant than just CBD and THC. The entourage effect is a theory that proposes the idea that CBD is more effective when it is ingested with all other cannabinoids and terpenes at the same time. Full Spectrum CBD uses the whole hemp plant. Full Spectrum CBD contains all naturally occurring cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. Therefore it also contains trace amounts of THC. The THC content is less than .3%.
CBD oil is to be taken sublingually. This is where you place a few drops under your tongue, hold it there for around 30 seconds, then swallow. This allows the CBD oil to diffuse through the tissue of your tongue and enter your bloodstream. The more CBD enters your bloodstream the more effective the CBD is.
The 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp from Schedule 1 controlled substances. This bill states that CBD derived from hemp is legal, but must contain less than .3% CBD.
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