When you start looking into full-spectrum, plant-based alternative medicines, you’ll quickly see that they work differently than pharmaceuticals. One major difference is that these medicines use the whole plant rather than isolating and producing a particular chemical in a laboratory. While it might seem old fashioned, there are many positive benefits to gain from returning to a more holistic plant-based medicine. One such outcome is the entourage effect. This is a phenomenon that occurs when the many components of a plant work together to provide results that can’t be fully mimicked in the lab.
The entourage effect greatly affects products made from the cannabis plant, such as CBD oil. While many companies sell isolated cannabidiol (CBD), you can reap greater benefits from full-spectrum products. House of Oilworx products all contain full-spectrum, phytocannabinoid-rich CBD. In fact, our CBD retains 112 cannabinoids, including CBD, CBDA, CBG, CBN, CBC, and THCA, as well as a variety of naturally occurring terpenes and flavonoids. These compounds work together when taken into your body in ways that improve the alleviating effects of the product. Below, House of Oilworx will take a closer look at the entourage effect and what it means for your health.
The Entourage Effect of CBD and THC
The most well known cannabinoids from the cannabis plant are CBD and THC. While both are used to relieve pain, anxiety, and other medical problems, these two compounds react very differently in the human body. THC is the active component of marijuana that gives people the psychoactive high associated with the drug. On the other hand, when a person uses CBD, they can enjoy the health benefits of the plant without the psychoactive effects. Both of these compounds benefit from the entourage effect.
The entourage effect happens when the whole plant is used, so isolated THC or CBD will not benefit from the interactions between the other cannabinoids and terpenes. When all of the cannabis components are used together, it multiplies the therapeutic effects. It also negates negative side effects. One of the most well known results of the entourage effect is CBD’s alteration of THC’s negative aspects, such as memory loss and the psychoactive component. When THC is taken on its own, these detriments are more pronounced than when taken alongside CBD.
In the 1970s and 1980s, researchers became interested in isolating THC for use as a pharmaceutical drug to be prescribed by doctors, in large part because AIDS and cancer patients found great relief from marijuana use. Over the next few decades, however, many patients found that using the entire plant rather than the singular compound treated their symptoms better. It turns out that there was more to cannabis therapy than just the THC. This makes a lot of sense, considering these hundreds of compounds developed together in the cannabis plant as it evolved into its current form.
The same effect applies to CBD, and fortunately there are now products that allow you to enjoy the benefits of the entire cannabis plant, but without the THC. With House of Oilworx’s full-spectrum CBD products, you can enjoy the relieving effects of CBD with all traces of the psychoactive THC compound removed. Now you can enjoy your relief without the side effects of marijuana!
Products become much more complex when they contain hundreds of compounds rather than a single isolate. As a result, most companies only offer products containing isolated CBD or THC. Others offer poorly regulated, mysterious combinations that aren’t properly tested. At House of Oilworx, all of our products come with quality control lab reports for each particular batch, so you can rest assured that you’re getting the highest quality in CBD treatments.
Since the CBD market is currently exploding with the expansion of legal cannabis use across the US, more companies are popping up every day. Be careful where you purchase your CBD products, and always buy from a source that’s completely honest with its testing practices and lab results.
If you want to use a holistic, plant-based approach to your medical treatment without the psychoactive component of THC, try out House of Oilworx‘s products. We’re sure you’ll notice the difference between our full-spectrum combination that utilizes the entourage effect and the isolated compounds sold by other companies!