Using the entire hemp plant for medicinal purposes rather than using an isolate provides a larger benefit.
We live in a world of pills and quick fixes; but there is change in the air and the isolated chemicals so many of us are consuming may be going out of style.
Mounting evidence suggests that natural CBD oils may be an effective alternative.
The entourage effect (this does not mean psychoactive or getting high), results when the many components within the cannabis plant interact with the human body to produce a stronger influence than any one of those components alone – it’s a synergistic effect.
When multiple compounds are combined in their natural state, you don’t end up with the sum of each part; instead, you get a multiplying effect. The different compounds can amplify each other’s chemistry, making the overall plant more effective in addressing unwanted symptoms.
The entourage effect becomes especially evident when comparing the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) (the psychoactive component of the cannabis plant) with the effects of using the whole plant. 100% legal Industrial Hemp CBD with less than .3% THC can provide these benefits without the “high”.
When pure, synthetic THC became available (as the drug Marinol) in the mid-1980s, scientists expected it to work just as well as using the entire cannabis plant. However, they quickly discovered that patients preferred to use the whole plant instead of Marinol.
As it turns out, cannabis contains more active compounds than just THC. Over 85 cannabinoids have been found to work in conjunction with THC to produce the relief that is often reported by CBD users.
In particular, the compound known as Cannabidiol (CBD) modulates the effect of THC on the human body.
Scientific and clinical experimentation has revealed that a cannabis plant which contains far more THC than CBD makes the user feel intoxicated or “high.” Hemp, which contains the inverse ratio (more CBD than THC) can relieve symptoms without the psychoactive effect of marijuana.