CBD SUPPLEMENT OR ENTOURAGE OIL? A debate worth having BE CRITICAL OF WHAT YOU READ. . .
So if you are here reading this you must be wondering – what is the difference between CBD (cannabidiol) Oil and this Entourage Oil?
A Google search will easily show you that CBD oil is great – there are many benefits that can be found in a number of articles, we don’t dispute this. But if you read through many of these articles carefully, and are still confused by what you read, we understand...
We understand if you read in many places that CBD is the hero, and THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the "undesirable", since this makes you high, because that is what the media and trend continues to tell us.
You might also become confused because some people who write these articles, well intended as they are in their efforts to educate, don’t know the difference between Hemp and Cannabis? Hemp they say contains no THC, but does have CBD. So Hemp extractions appear to be the ones that have the new buzz word "CBD", and this will not get you "high". They do not consider micro dosage of THC and the many benefits thereof.
Our point – you need the THC and all the other Cannabinoids and Terpenes found in full plant extractions! One drop of Entourage Oil, which is within the legal limit of THC & CBD in South Africa , and this dosage will not make you feel "high" or out of control. Instead your Endocannabinoid System will enjoy full activation for maximum wellness benefit.
An example of how the media are in part responsible for this confusion is shown in the following example. healthline.com ran an article entitled 7 Benefits and Uses of CBD Oil (Plus Side Effects). They state the following, in the very informative article:
“Better known as CBD, it is one of over 100 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis or marijuana plant, Cannabis sativa (1Trusted Source). Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, and causes the sensation of getting “high” that’s often associated with marijuana. However, unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive*. *An example of an incorrect statement - CBD is active in both the brain and nervous system and is therefore psychotropic.
They explain the history of Cannabis and refer to many benefits that the article implies are as a result of using CBD products including how it can relive pain and reduce inflammation, but are confusing in their implication that CBD alone, with no other terpenes or cannabinoids found naturally in cannabis, do this work: CBD an appealing option for those who are looking for relief from pain and other symptoms without the mind-altering effects of marijuana
Then later in the articles summary, they contradict themselves when they state:
SUMMARY - CBD, especially in combination with THC, may be effective in reducing pain associated with diseases like multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. Which is different to saying that CBD alone is responsible for all the benefits that are listed in the article. For further education view Ethan Russo and Mara Gordon on YouTube - they have both done much scientific research into, and in support of the Entourage Effect and expand on the way the plant compounds work in synergy with one another in any number of the bodies internal processes...
What kinds of Cannabis Sativa are there?
Cannabis Sativa is the plant Cultivar / genus that includes hundreds of chemovers (Chemovar, sometimes referred to as chemotype, is a chemically distinct element within a plant that occurs in such a way that makes that plant different to another) that include Hemp, which is also known as Industrial Hemp, and many of other sub-strains, which are differentiated into types of Domesticated Cannabis. In the 60ies you might have found people calling Cannabis either Indica or Sativa, and that distinction then, was probably due to the Indica been shorter and more bushy as an adult plant with a smaller leaf, while the Sativa presented as a taller, large leaf circumference and more spread-out plant. That distinction no longer applies due to the extraordinary amount of cross breading and mixing of chemovers that has taken place over the last 30 to 40 years.
According to Dr Ethan Russo : “One cannot in any way currently guess the biochemical content of a given Cannabis plant based on its height, branching, or leaf morphology. The degree of interbreeding/hybridisation is such that only a biochemical assay (Lab Test) tells a potential consumer or scientist what is really in the plant. It is essential that future commerce allows complete and accurate cannabinoid and terpenoid profiles to be available.”