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Full-spectrum and the entourage effect explained

You’ve probably heard about the purportedly powerful potential of “the entourage effect,” – but exactly what is the full entourage effect, and what does it mean for you? There’s a lot of mystery surrounding the entourage effect and full-spectrum products, but we’re clearing those CBD-infused clouds right now and explaining everything you need to know on the topic.

What is the entourage effect?

The entourage effect is a theory that suggests that consuming CBD with other cannabinoids and terpenes (at the same time) can enhance the overall effectiveness. Think of them as a team – or better yet, an entourage – all working towards the same goal. Together, they’re much more effective than they are alone.

You can find a broad range of research covering the entourage effect, and the majority of it is pretty promising.

So, what does the entourage effect mean for CBD oil? When you see a product labeled as a “full-spectrum CBD oil,” you’re investing in something that features all of the naturally occurring cannabinoids, terpenes, and other molecules found within the cannabis plant. Unlike standard CBD oils, which are generally made from an isolated form of CBD, full-spectrum oils are exactly the kind of cannabinoid-rich product that the entourage effect is referring to. 

Finally, the million-dollar question: Can full-spectrum CBD oil make you feel high? While it’s true that full-spectrum CBD products can contain trace amounts of THC, don’t expect to experience any psychoactive effects. The THC content is so small, and it’s unlikely to have any discernable effect on how you feel. That being said, if you want something a little higher in THC, a 1:1 CBD:THC option could be an ideal route.

One of the best ways to understand the entourage effect is to experience it for yourself and do it with top-quality, full-spectrum oil. Come by the Giving Tree dispensary in Phoenix and let our team help you choose your best-fit product today.

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