The CBD industry has broken out of its shell. It took quite a while; roughly 80 years, which is not a short while. Finally out if the continuous legal bindings, the CBD industry is all set to take on the world. The rise of the industry was anything but expected. We now see CBD products lining up on shelves; the sheer volume of choice that is available to one, on ecommerce CBD websites are even more. This is truly an amazing time to be a CBD user and open yourself to the wonders of the CBD experience.
Unlocking The Potential With Entourage Effect
CBD is not just a one-off substance that is extracted from the parent hemp plant. As a matter of fact, there are a hundred others, similar to CBD in one form or the other. All these are grouped in what is called cannabinoids. Some of the names that you will come across belonging to this bunch include THC, Terpene, flavonoids, chromenes, etc. But what is surprising, as we will learn in a while, is how much of an influence these other cannabinoids have on helping each other to exert its holistic and therapeutic effects on the user.
Based on the presence of these cannabinoids, CBD extracts are given different names: CBD isolates, CBD full spectrum, and CBD broad spectrum.
Isolates, as the name suggests, includes the isolated CBD. CBD full spectrum, on the other hand, includes every single cannabinoid. CBD broad spectrum includes all except THC. But we are not here to talk about any one particular cannabinoid, but the whole lot of them together!
Endocannabinoid System: Working The Magic
CBD exerts its effects through the endocannabinoid system- a system that is common to all mammals and ties in various systems from the cardiovascular, endocrine and immune among many others. The CBD and the various cannabinoids react with various receptors or target sites on the endocrine system, and that is how many of the effects of pain relief, anti-inflammation, stress relief and so on, are experienced.
The cannabinoids however act very differently when they are in the midst of one another and the effect called the Entourage effect takes place. The various cannabinoids work in tandem, and create a synergy that further accentuates the properties of each individual cannabinoid and subsequently the whole extract. You will feel much more potent therapeutic effects and the effects will be more holistic as a result.
The next time you are in store, try giving full spectrum CBD a shot. You’ll be surprised!