There will be hardly any person who does not have heard about the two most important compounds of the cannabis plants; CBD and THC. However, do you know that there are more than 200 different compounds in these plants that contribute to the resulting effect of a particular strain? It is worth noting that this theory on which a number of different therapeutic compounds in the cannabis plants come together to create particular benefits and effects are defined as the entourage effect.
The Entourage Effect
Do you know that your body tends to consume hundreds of different compounds as you consume or smoke cannabis? Note that each cannabis compound tends to boast different characteristics and effects. Plus, their benefits and effects might change in the presence of certain other compounds. This state of creating a therapeutic effect by combining multiple cannabis compounds is known as the entourage effect.
Simply put, this is similar to human emotions or moods. That is, the behavior or mood of a person would be different when he/she is alone, partying with friends, hanging out with strangers, etc. In short, you are likely to behave based on the people who are with you in the room. When it comes to CBD oils, one of the popular examples is the medication for relieving pain.
The use of CBD for cancer is also popular. It is to be noted that usually, people suffering from intense pain such as cancer patients are often given pure THC extract or an extract that boasts almost equal amounts of CBD and THC compounds. Similarly, people who are suffering from mild pain are given CBD extract. Certain compounds in cannabis can also be used to produce terpenes that can be seen in aromatic oils. Unfortunately, there is no scientific evidence to prove the entourage effect to date.
In fact, you will be amazed to know that CBD and terpenes tend to work together to create varying results. Undoubtedly, the combined effect of cannabidiol and other compounds are sure to make your head spin out of excitement. For instance, a combination of myrcene, THC, and caryophyllene is used to address sleep issues while simultaneously providing relief from pain and inflammation. This is one of the main reasons why people prefer having a bud or flower rather than a particular extract. Some of the other common perks of consuming CBD and THC along with other compounds are listed below.
- A combination of caryophyllene and THC can be used to address the issue of addiction
- CBD and limonene can be used together to get relief from anxiety and related issues
- THC and CBN can offer sedative effects promoting good sleep