Why Full-Spectrum Cannabis Products Might Be More Effective Than THC or CBD

Why Full-Spectrum Cannabis Products Might Be More Effective Than THC or CBD

As global interest in the medicinal properties of cannabis continues to skyrocket, THC and CBD have become household names. Yet these two headline-grabbers are far from the only ingredients present in cannabis, which happens to be loaded with several other cannabinoids as well as more than 200 terpenes. Choosing a product with the most effective combination of these ingredients isn’t always a straightforward task, and internet forums are bulging with conflicting opinions regarding which components of cannabis are most suitable for certain medical conditions. Yet a new study in the scientific journal Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) – Molecular Basis of Disease[i] may help to settle some these disputes by suggesting that full-spectrum cannabis extracts are more effective than isolated cannabinoids at treating most illnesses. This idea is certainly nothing new, and researchers have been aware of the so-called ‘entourage effect’ for many years. This term refers to the idea that the efficacy of cannabis is derived from the full combination of its constituents, and that the interaction between these various ingredients somehow potentiates each of them. It’s an example of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. Among the proponents of full-spectrum cannabinoids is Sarah Godfrey, who survived a terminal Crohn’s disease diagnosis by devising her own medicinal cannabis regimen. She told Seedsman that she likes to use cannabis oil that contains “as many different cannabinoids as possible, as this seems to have a more rounded effect and treats more problems” than using an isolate such…

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