Written by April Morris, Co-Founder of Health Naturally.
It is not uncommon to hear someone say they tried CBD, but it didn’t make any difference. It’s unfortunate because while it’s true that many CBD products are not effective, all CBD products get a negative reputation. The truth is that all CBD products aren’t created equal! Many products list CBD as the main ingredient, but the ineffective products usually contain isolated or synthetic versions of CBD.
Aristotle said, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Research and clinical studies show that using the whole hemp plant is much more effective than modified, isolated, or engineered versions. True full-spectrum hemp oil contains CBD and many other cannabinoids and varins. Products and supplements made with true full-spectrum hemp oil are efficacious in helping with many health conditions.
Of course, products made with modified, isolated, or engineered CBD are less expensive and much easier to make. In the U.S., companies alter, synthesize, extract, or isolate the active ingredient to create a bio-identical ingredient. Research shows that an isolated CBD needs 500 milligrams to have a positive effect in an 8-year-old child. Studies conducted on true full-spectrum hemp oil show that 50 milligrams can provide relief from chronic pain, sleep problems, anxiety, weight gain, weak immunity, cholesterol issues, and other conditions that plague people as they age. Reaching homeostasis is how true full-spectrum hemp oil works.
CBD can only affect the receptors in the C2 nervous system, while true full-spectrum hemp oil affects the C2 nervous system receptors AND the C1 nervous system receptors, and possibly a third, newly discovered receptor system. This multiple activation of different receptors is caused by the Entourage Effect, due to the high amount of important cannabinoids, varins, and terpenes found in the true full-spectrum hemp oil.
THCv, tetrahydrocannabivarin, is a rare potent cannabinoid that holds great promise for improving a variety of human health conditions. It is an important component that explains why true full-spectrum oil is much more effective than just CBD alone. Isolated CBD cannot contain other cannabinoids like THCv, which has been effect in weight loss, inflammation, anxiety, nausea, and several other issues.
Human double-blind clinical studies accomplished with full-spectrum hemp oil containing high amounts of CBD, CBDv, THCv, CBDA, and CBN naturally, as well as an abundance of terpenes and flavonoids showed amazing results. Most of the testing was performed repeatedly on groups of 150 people or more, 100 in the control group and 50 in the placebo group. Highlights of the studies include:
Sleep Issues – Fitbits were used to measure an increase of 2.9 hours of deep sleep, compared to the placebo group; and participants fell asleep 22 minutes sooner.
Weight Loss – Participants showed an average loss of 10.2 pounds, and some subjects lost up to 20.5 pounds in 90 days.
Anxiety – Participants reported a 69% decrease in anxiety after 90 days.
Pain – Using a pain scale, participated reported relief of their pain by an average of 65%.
The answer to the complaint that CBD doesn’t work is that some people are using the wrong CBD products. Isolated, engineered, and synthetic CBD products are often ineffective. But true full-spectrum hemp oil, which contains CBD and other important cannabinoids and varins has been proven to be efficacious in improving many health conditions.