*This article is purely informational and does not constitute medical advice. Consult your healthcare provider about CBD and THC.
Cannabis Compound Combinations
Cannabis compound combinations are rarely discussed in detail when talking about the effects of cannabis on the body. More often than not, it is dissected and separated into the effects of cannabidiol (CBD) and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
The rise of different cannabis hybrid strains stems from the positive reception of the synergistic interaction between different cannabinoids.
With the help of research results, this article aims to discuss the most effective cannabis compound combinations.
What are Cannabis Compounds?
The studies presented do not imply that CBD, THC, nor cannabis can treat the condition mentioned. Moreover, the information presented here is not meant as a substitute or alternative to information from healthcare professionals. Consult your healthcare provider about CBD before use.
Understanding cannabis starts by knowing the chemical compounds found in it.
Two cannabinoids many are familiar with are CBD and THC. That comes as no surprise though, as they are the two most common cannabinoids that can be found in cannabis.
But contrary to popular belief, there are more cannabinoids found in the plant. These are minor cannabinoids, some of which are:
– Cannabigerol (CBG)
– Cannabinol (CBN)
– Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV)
– Tetrahydrocannabinol Acid (THCA)
Scientists and experts believe that there are more than 100 cannabinoids found in cannabis and have yet to be fully understood. Either way, experts believe that a proper ratio of these cannabinoids together can create effective cannabis compound combinations.
The Purpose of Cannabis Compound Combinations
Understanding the Negative Effects of Cannabis
One of the reasons why effective cannabis combinations are thought of to develop hybrid strains is due to the side effects of cannabis.
For example, THC is known as the main proponent of intoxication or high when using cannabis. And remember, THC is one of the major cannabinoids found in cannabis. However, that is not the only side effect. Others include:
CBD is known to be non-intoxicating. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that CBD is “generally well tolerated with a good safety profile.” But of course, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows for CBD. Doctors have stated that CBD may cause side effects too.
By and large, the many different cannabinoids found in cannabis have yet to be fully understood. But the good thing is that experts do recognize the adverse effects of cannabis compounds. This means that by knowing what the side effects are, the easier it is to address and fix.
Understanding the Positive Effects of Cannabis
There is a wealth of research material explaining the many benefits related to cannabis. What is described here will only barely scratch the surface but is instrumental to paint the picture.
Effective Cannabis Compound Combinations
From the get-go, the above information would indicate that CBD and THC would work well together. As one might think, experts believe that is the case. Some experts also believe that the combination of CBD with THC can significantly reduce the side effects while increasing the effectiveness of their benefits.
In this study from 2010, researchers compared a THC: CBD combination, they discovered that the combined extract of THC: CBD was more effective than the pure THC extract.
Another study from 2018 looked at different doses of THC with CBD.
On the other hand, researchers discovered that cannabis strains rich in THC, terpenes, and low levels of CBD were effective in different types of conditions.
In one study, researchers compared 42 different cannabis strains. These strains had varied ratios of CBD to THC.
The researchers concluded that high THC/THCA, low CBD/CBDA strains with terpenes caryophyllene and myrcene were the most effective combinations.
Takeaways and Wrap
It would seem that the most effective cannabis combinations varied depending on the need of the person. In any case, the presence of CBD with THC would prove to be the most optimal start for exploring which could be effective for your condition.
Likewise, terpenes were also shown to play a vital and assistive role that may enhance the overall effect of THC and CBD.
But, as mentioned, there are over 100 cannabinoids found in cannabis. Present here are studies that barely scratch the surface on what seems to be a field where different combinations of THC, CBD, terpenes, and other cannabinoids can yield effects that are overall more effective.
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