CBD Effects Combined with Cannabis Compounds

*This article is purely informational and does not constitute medical advice. Consult your healthcare provider about CBD.

 CBD effects combined
 CBD effects combined

CBD Effects Combined

CBD effects combined with terpenes and other cannabinoids yield different results compared to isolated CBD. Let’s see what they are. 

Major cannabis compounds like cannabidiol (CBD) have recently broken new ground in the health industry. 

Reports have been showing a significant enhancement of CBD effects combined with terpenes.

Terpenes and Cannabinoids: What are these?

Recent media have touted significantly the effects of cannabinoids for various uses. But some may be confused when reading the mishmash of heavy details contained in these various media.

Cannabinoids are naturally occurring chemical compounds that can be extracted from cannabis or hemp plants. Two commonly found cannabinoids are CBD and THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol).

CBD and THC aren’t the only existing cannabinoids. There are other cannabinoids as well such as:

–       Cannabichromene (CBC)

–       Cannabinol (CBN)

–       Cannabigerol (CBG)

–       Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV)

–       Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid (THCA)

The list doesn’t end here as experts believe that there are at least 120 cannabinoids found in cannabis.

Terpenes are naturally occurring as well and can be found in different animals and plants including cannabis and hemp. 

Terpenes are responsible for the colors, aromas, and even flavors that you will associate with different plants. For example, the orange citrusy smell is due to the terpene d-limonene.

Terpenes and Cannabinoids: How Do They Work?

Cannabinoids work in the human body thanks to a regulatory system known as the endocannabinoid system (ECS).

Simply put, cannabinoids are similar to the endocannabinoids (endo mean “internal”) found in the body which allows them to attach to the ECS receptors found in different organs.

Some terpenes, on the other hand, work similarly like cannabinoids. However, not all terpenes influence the ECS with many terpenes having effects on other systems of the human body.

Do cannabinoids and terpenes make you high?

THC is currently the only known cannabinoid that causes intoxication. CBD, other cannabinoids, and terpenes do not make you high.

CBD Effects Combined with Other Cannabinoids

One of the staples of cannabis research is the “Entourage Effect.” Researchers theorized that the entourage effect is a synergistic interaction between cannabinoids, where different cannabinoids exert an enhanced effect when working in the presence of each other.

In essence, the entourage effect theorizes that CBD effects combined with other cannabinoids and terpenes may increase its overall effectiveness.

CBD Effects Combined with THC

CBD and THC is probably the most common combination among the different cannabinoids and terpenes – seeing as they are the two most common and abundant cannabinoids.

As mentioned previously, THC can cause intoxication when consumed. However, it also cannot be denied that using THC can cause potential benefits.

In a review of studies published by the British Journal of Pharmacology, it was noted that CBD can lessen the side effects of THC. It was also stated in the study that CBD may also increase the “therapeutic index” of THC.

CBD Effects Combined with CBG

Cannabigerol or CBG is often described as the ‘mother of all cannabinoids’ due to its acidic state (CBGA) being the precursor to all cannabinoids. More than that, research of CBD effects combined with CBG is interesting.

CBD Combined with Terpenes

CBD and terpene-rich hemp oil are staple products.

From the same review of studies mentioned, it was noted that terpenes have “pharmacological interest” due to their effects similar to CBD and THC. Likewise, it was reported that terpenes may assist CBD in lessening the intoxicating effects of THC.

How to Get the Combined CBD Effects

The primary way to get the combined CBD effects mentioned is through the different CBD extracts that comprise many products. There are currently three types of CBD extracts that can be purchased. These are:

  • Full-spectrum – CBD found here come with other cannabinoids such as CBG, CBN, CBC, and more including some THC. Terpenes and other essential oils are also abundant here.
  • Broad-spectrum – CBD found here is still similar to full-spectrum, however, it differs such that THC is not found in significant amounts here.
  • Isolate – This extract contains only CBD and a carrier oil such as MCT.

The Wrap

CBD with other cannabinoids and terpenes, there is potentially more benefit to be had. 

With the difficulty in maintaining health in today’s society, any help is a boon that keeps lives healthier for longer.

“These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.”

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