Is CBD more effective with THC?
As controversial as it sounds, CBD is actually better with a little bit of THC.
Now you might be asking, “Doesn’t THC get you high?”... “And isn’t it considered a controlled substance which is federally illegal ?”... “And doesn’t it cause you to fail a drug test?”
These are all valid questions. But what if we told you that most of what you’ve heard about THC, especially the negative stuff, isn’t entirely true?
Why CBD is better with THC
Here’s the thing… According to scientific data, consuming whole-plant extracts or full spectrum CBD products is actually far superior than isolating and consuming a single cannabinoid.
And the reason behind this is synergy, which means: “the interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual elements.”
In other words, CBD is far more effective when it’s combined with THC and all the other cannabinoids and phytonutrients found in the hemp plant.
Likewise, consuming CBD isolate (CBD on its own) is fine. But you may find that it isn’t as effective as consuming full-spectrum CBD (which contains the other cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and nutrients in the hemp plant).
How CBD and THC work together
According to one study, researchers compared full-spectrum CBD to CBD isolate for treating pain and inflammation. And can you guess which one was more effective? Drumroll please… Full-spectrum CBD.
Other studies confirm that both CBD and THC work together in reducing free radicals and even producing anti-tumor effects. But more studies are needed.
What’s more, higher ratios of CBD-to-THC can actually prevent the “high” effect from THC. That’s why the tiny trace amount of THC (0.3%) found in hemp isn’t going to get you high.
The legality of hemp-derived full spectrum CBD
Hemp derived full-spectrum CBD is not only non-intoxicating, but it’s also federally legal.
Unfortunately there is a downside: Drug testing. Those who are randomly drug tested for THC will have to steer clear from full-spectrum hemp products.
However, if you speak to your doctor and your employer about taking CBD, you may get an exemption from such tests. But it’s important you consult with them first before you take our word for it.
The truth is, CBD needs a little THC to help improve its efficacy and therapeutic value. After all, THC is a pretty powerful therapeutic cannabinoid as well.
As always, feel free to reach out to us for any questions or concerns you might have.