The Entourage Effect when referring to Full Spectrum CBD, means that the CBD contains all of the compounds, terpenes, and cannabinoids found in the hemp plant (these products may contain trace amounts of THC, less than 0.3%). What these compounds do is help to send signals to activate these receptors in your body, allowing them to produce a stronger influence than any one of those components alone.
Everyone’s body naturally produces their own cannabinoids, but your body also has two receptors for cannabinoids. These receptors are called CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are found throughout the body, but are typically found in the brain. These receptors deal with coordination and movement, pain, emotions, and mood, thinking, appetite, and memories, as well as other functions. When there is THC present in CBD oil, even at trace amounts, it helps to activate these receptors, helping to aid in greater and more broad pain relief.
CB2 receptors are typically found in the immune system. CB2 receptors affect inflammation and pain. It was thought that CBD directly attached to these receptors, but it now appears that CBD does not in fact attach directly to either receptor. Instead, they help direct the body to use more of its own cannabinoids.
One must be careful when using Full Spectrum CBD because as stated above, they may contain trace amounts of THC, and when taken in large doses, may show up on a drug screen. However, you will find that there is not enough THC in a Full Spectrum product to produce any kind of “high”. When president Obama passed the Farm Bill of 2014, it legalized the use of hemp cultivated CBD because the plants have been bread and grown for their high amounts of CBD, and low amounts of THC.
If you are looking to purchase Full Spectrum CBD products to allow for The Entourage Effect to take place you can do so with confidence that they will contain 0.3% or less of THC, but that you will still get all of the amazing benefits from Full Spectrum CBD products.
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