Phytocannabinoids are plant-derived compounds capable of directly interacting with cannabinoid receptors in the body. Cannabinoids, derived from the Cannabis plant, have been utilized the most for therapeutic purposes. Over 100 cannabinoids exist in various Cannabis species, but clinical research has focused primarily on the psychotropic cannabinoid, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and its non-psychotropic antagonist, cannabidiol (CBD). Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) is a tall, narrow plant rich in CBD, which is harvested from its seeds and stalk fibers. This species is relatively low in THC, containing less than 0.3%.*
The Importance of Full Spectrum Phytocannabinoids
Cannabinoids tend to work synergistically, in an ‘entourage effect.’ In this concept, multiple phytocannabinoids work in concert as a cannabinoid system modulator by increasing the receptors’ affinity to enhance endogenous anandamide activity or by reducing enzymatic anandamide degradation. A full spectrum extract of hemp delivers the naturally occurring phytocannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids as nature intended vs a single cannabinoid isolate.
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