Cannabis plants contain more than 120 different phytocannabinoids. These phytocannabinoids act on your endocannabinoid system, which works to keep your body in homeostasis, or balance.
Cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are two of the more well-researched and popular phytocannabinoids. People take CBD and THC in a variety of ways, and they can be consumed separately or together.
CBD is a non-psychotropic cannabinoid that is found in the hemp plant. That means it does not cause the high feeling that is associated with cannabis.
Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, on the other hand, is a psychotropic cannabinoid. That means it is responsible for the high feeling that is associated with cannabis. When ingested, THC stimulates the brain, leading to dopamine release. Once released, dopamine creates a sense of wellbeing and euphoria. It also creates a relaxed feeling in the user.
However, some research suggests that taking them together — along with smaller organic compounds in the cannabis plant, known as terpenes or terpenoids — is more effective than taking CBD or THC alone.
This is due to an interaction between phytocannabinoids and terpenes called “the entourage effect.”
BENEFITS OF USING CBD AND THC TOGETHER
Studies have shown that CBD and THC have a synergistic effect. That means when a person has both in the body at therapeutic levels, their effects are more than when each is used alone. For instance, when CBD and THC are present in the body, the THC-therapy effect is prolonged by the inhibition of the breakdown of THC by the liver. Thus, CBD inhibits the breakdown of THC by the liver enabling THC effects to persist longer. When CBD’s applicable amounts of more than 4% are ingested with THC, CBD reduces psycho activity that is normally experienced by many patients due to THC.
Currently, studies are being conducted at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco and they are showing that when both CBD and THC are injected into the brain and breast tumors, they can eliminate them completely within 30 days.
The Entourage Effect
When CBD and THC are used together, they create the entourage effect. That means they play off each other while improving the desirable effects of each.
For instance, studies have shown that using both CBD and THC improves the therapeutic aid of multiple ailments such as cancer. More implications of both CBD and THC have shown that the two cannabinoids work better when used together as medicine.
Today, the entourage effect of THC and CBD has significant and real implications for people that want to use the cannabinoids as medicine. That’s because using THC alone induces paranoid and uncomfortable effects when a person feels high. But, when THC is used together with CBD, CBD regulates THC effects. Thus, it protects the brain against the adverse effects of THC. Nevertheless, you must find the right ratio of THC/CBD to benefit from their entourage effect.
How CBD and THC Work
THC and CBD have many benefits to the human body due to the fact that they are active pharmacological compounds that mimic the natural endocannabinoids that are produced by the body.
These endocannabinoids maintain a critical balance in the biological functions such as appetite, the immune system, sleep, and pain among others. When this balance is disrupted, the body gets into a stressed state.
Endocannabinoids move in to fix this problem. CBD and THC mimic the natural endocannabinoids. Therefore, they are effective in enabling the body to manage a crisis while restoring balance after trauma if the natural endocannabinoids can’t restore it alone. THC and CBD work with the endocannabinoid system to control inflammation, pain, and many other conditions.
Therefore, Gramina makes the perfect formula for our body to be in the balance. We have decided to not follow a trend, but to follow what is the best for our customers to feel the real effect of CBD on their body.
Gramina offers a Full Spectrum CBD oil, that means more than 5 different cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and everything that whole plant hemp contains.