Full-Spectrum Synergy -- The Entourage Effect
Synergy is the short answer to "Why is a full spectrum hemp tincture better?" For those of you who don't know what synergy is, it is the interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual element.
There is a lot more to it though. Full-spectrum hemp has the potential to positively affect and support our bodies holistically through the endocannabinoid system.
Science, Lots of Science
Pardon us while we geek out a little, but the human body is really cool.
The endocannabinoid system is the new frontier. Little is known about it, but what is known points to it affecting your whole body and your health.
It is hard to talk about the endocannabinoid system without using tongue-twisting words (Right? The word"endocannabinoid" doesn't even have an acronym. How about for this post we call them ECBD?)
In short, ECBD are molecules made by your body that are similar to cannabinoids. Two main ECBD receptors are known, ones that are in the central nervous system and ones that are in your immune system.
Your body makes ECBD and they move throughout the ECS to go where they are needed. The mind-blowing thing about all this is that your body produces them as needed. The other amazing thing is that ECBD receptors also accept CBD and other cannabinoids found in hemp oil.
What Do Cannabinoids Affect?
While research on ECS and ECBDs role in it is just beginning, the US Center of Biotechnology has found that they affect:
Appetite and digestion
Learning and memory
The Cardiovascular system
Bone remodeling and growth
Reproductive system function
Skin and liver function
Our lives are constantly changing and sometimes our bodies cannot keep up with the changes. That is when things start to go wrong. One or more of the maladies listed above start to show up. This is what signals that your ECS may need some support. CBD and other cannabinoids that are found in hemp oil are what will help out the ECS and provide relief to you.
The Full-Spectrum Advantage
Since full-spectrum hemp tinctures include all of the cannabinoids found in the plant, the chances are the one your body needs is there. It is like taking a multivitamin. Why take vitamin C, when at the moment your body needs a boost of beta-Carotene?
The Entourage Effect, Because Everyone Needs Groupies
While CBD and THC provide the most well-known benefits of hemp oil, the hemp plant itself provides some pretty awesome extras. In addition to cannabinoids, hemp oil contains the following:
Vitamins A, B, C, and E
Separating out just the CBD and THC is like having a concert with Mick Jagger and leaving out Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ron Wood.
Coconut and the Bees
No, this is not the name of the band that headlined for the Rolling Stones in 1968. They are important ingredients in Apis Mercantile's Hemp Tincture.
Tinctures are made of liquid extracts from herbs so that they can be taken sublingually. That is a fancy word for "under the tongue." More on that later.
The extract can be used on its own or combined with other things. Apis Mercantile's Hemp Tinctures include coconut oil and propolis. The coconut oil evens out the tincture, while the propolis provides more good, healthy things.
Propolis is resin bees make from local plants to use as a sealant on their hives. As unusual as it sounds, this sealant is full of antioxidants. While full-spectrum hemp oil helps with the ECS, the propolis can help with stress-related diseases.
Why a Tincture?
Because you take tinctures sublingually, they go directly to your bloodstream without having the time delay that would occur if you took it orally (by mouth). Things taken orally need to go through the digestive system and therefore a delay occurs before your body can start processing them.