There are over 100 phytocannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Each of these special compounds interacts differently within the endocannabinoid system in the body and each carries its own unique benefits.
The most well known and thoroughly researched cannabinoids are CBD and THC.
Cannabidiol (CBD) has become increasingly popular in recent years for its ability to help consumers manage stress and support muscles and joints.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the compound responsible for marijuana’s high, but outside of its intoxicating effects, it carries a variety of benefits for both the mind and body.
It’s common for both of these compounds, and other hemp-derived cannabinoids like CBN, to be sold as isolates in gummies, vapes, and tinctures.
But when all the hemp-derived goodness is left intact, it can result in some pretty amazing benefits—thanks to what is now known as the entourage effect.
Cannabis has been used for thousands of years for the benefits that it can provide the mind and body, dating all the way back to ancient China—as many as 12,000 years ago—and even across the Arabic world during Roman times.
Up until recently, we didn’t really know how it worked. And we didn’t know what compounds were doing the “heavy lifting” when it came to the plant’s benefits.
In most strains of marijuana, the two most abundant compounds are CBD and THC, and these were among the first to be isolated and researched.
CBD was isolated in 1940 for the first time by Roger Adams, and its structure was first determined by Israeli chemist Raphael Mechoulam. Because CBD didn’t have the intoxicating effects of its cousin THC, it didn’t immediately attract the attention of researchers and was put on the back burner for a few decades.
THC experienced similar beginnings, but because of its more obvious effects on the human body and the brain, it immediately drew the attention of researchers across the world. While THC’s benefits were obvious, its reputation, especially in the United States, was still influenced by the 1930’s anti-cannabis propaganda known as “reefer madness.” Its health benefits, therefore, were not taken seriously in the mainstream for quite some time after it was initially researched.
The Entourage Effect
When it comes to both the CBD and the THC industry, isolated products are popular, primarily because they’re the most cost effective.
But a growing body of research shows that when a variety of hemp’s compounds can be combined—this includes terpenes, CBD, THC, and other minor cannabinoids—consumers often experienced even greater benefits.
This is because each cannabinoid interacts with the body differently and supports the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in its own unique way. When the ECS is properly supported, the variety of systems in the body which are influenced by it can function at their best.
CBD supports the ECS by indirectly promoting healthy amounts of the body’s two endocannabinoids: anandamide and 2ag.
THC supports the ECS by directly binding with CB1 receptors and by promoting a balanced and natural inflammatory response.
Various terpenes and minor cannabinoids like CBG and CBN also have their own independent role to play in an individual’s health, and when combined with THC and CBD, have profound benefits.
The Perfect Ratio
We’ve combined 25mg of CBD with either 5mg or 2.5mg of Delta-9 THC in our gummies to promote a sense of bliss, while also supporting the body in a variety of ways.
Because of our special and proprietary extraction methods, we’re able to keep an array of beneficial hemp-derived compounds intact so that you’re not only getting the benefits of the two most abundant cannabinoids, but also the full entourage effect.
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