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Cannabidiol has been the focus of many medical cannabis studies, and continues to prove itself as a powerful anti-inflammatory drug. What makes CBD even more desirable for some patients is that it does not cause the psychoactive effects associated with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
An extremely interesting study was just published out of the Lautenberg Center for General and Tumor Immunology in Jerusalem. The study examines the effectiveness of administering isolated cannabinoid extracts (a CBD-only formula) versus whole plant extracts (which contain the full range of the plant’s cannabinoid content).
The Hadassah Medical School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, compared as well the effectiveness of a completely purified CBD extract versus a full-spectrum extract. The conclusion of the study was that the whole plant extract, proved far more effective than CBD-only solutions in alleviating inflammation and pain sensation. The study demonstrated that a whole plant extract, is more desirable for medical treatments, due to CBD isolated extracts lose effectiveness with time. However, the whole plant extractions with the full range of cannabinoids will continue providing relief.
CBD vs. Full-Spectrum on Inflammation and Pain
On the following graphs, we can see the different responses published about the study. Pure CBD against full spectrum from a strain rich on CBD. We can clearly see how the effectiveness of isolated CBD decreases with every dosage while the full extraction continue being useful. The results all indicate that CBD is only effective against swelling and pain at a certain dose, afterwards, our bodies build a tolerance, and the effectiveness decrease. Therefore, cannabis solutions containing a full range of cannabinoids will provide better effects in our organism. This indicates details about how cannabis should be used in order to get the best out of it. Maybe, is not a matter of quantity and more about quality and variety which we must incorporate slowly to our needs.
This study shows the importance of treating ailments using the full range of cannabinoids available. Gallily, Yekhtim, and Hanus, the authors of this study from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, conclude that cannabis extracts, specifically cannabidiol, can be more effective for anti-inflammation treatment than the familiar commercial drugs on pharmacy shelves.
This case is important because it confirms the importance of cannabis as both medication and a natural plant. Many pharmaceutical companies have been trying to create synthetic derivatives of the different cannabinoids, but it turns out that the entirety of the raw cannabis plant is more beneficial than a single isolated cannabinoid. Let’s Keep it simple, and naturally effective.