Whether you’re experiencing anxiety or recovering from surgery, the benefits from a 1:1 aka The Golden Ratio are undeniable. The mix of THC and CBD gives us what is called the entourage effect. Here we will explain how exactly this entourage effect works, and what are some of the best uses for the 1:1 ratio, along with some of our favorite products.
The Entourage Effect with THC and CBD
Combining THC and CBD is the ultimate way to relax your body using cannabinoids. THC binds to CB1 receptors and calms the nervous system, whereas CBD binds to CB2 receptors and calms the immune system (in addition to regulating serotonin levels). Both parts of your body act independently on a regular basis, and both carry out their biological “tasks”. When you consume a product with an equal THC:CBD ratio, your body experiences what we call the entourage effect.
The entourage effect happens when cannabinoids and terpenes other than THC work synergistically with THC. For the 1:1 ratio, our entourage effect is produced from THC and CBD working together.
The 1:1 ratio is the golden ratio for ensuring that you’re getting all the aiding benefits from both THC (nerve and deep muscle pain) and CBD (immuno-health and white blood cell inflammation).
Best Uses for 1:1 Golden Ratio Products
Before elaborating on the many benefits and uses of the ratio, it’s important to highlight that a high can be used and altered in many different ways to your advantage. For example, pairing coffee or an energizing tea with a 1:1 tincture would offer an energizing and productive high, giving the mind a chance to focus and accomplish tasks. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a much more relaxed feeling, you can pair your 1:1 product with chamomile tea.
Here are a few of our favorite activities that go well with a 1:1.
With your spirits fully relaxed, meditating becomes much more easy with a 1:1. Many find that it helps you focus more on your breath. Since the high isn’t as strong on your nervous system, your brain is in less of a free-floating state, and you are able to focus more on your breath and thoughts.
At a higher dose, the 1:1 ratio is very effective for fighting acute and chronic pain. Recall that THC calms your nervous system and CBD relaxes your immune system. Many patients with overall body aches or localized nerve pain have found the 1:1 ratio really helps them manage pain on a daily basis. CBD is also known to regulate serotonin levels, which is linked to anxiety, stress, and mood.
Of all soothing activities, reading is one of the best on a 1:1. The combination of cannabinoids at a low dose allows your mind to enjoy a long read and visualize what you’re skimming through. Such activity is spiritually and physically healing.
CBD induces sleep, whereas THC keeps you asleep. A 1:1 works great for inducing and falling asleep, but if you’d like to accelerate that process. Taking a 1:1 tincture or edible 30 minutes before bedtime is an ideal move to sleep well at night. You can always pair this with a cup of warm chamomile to be sure to fall asleep.
Our Favorite 1:1 Products
Here at The Foggy Forest, we offer 1:1 CBD THC in several forms. Our popular vapes are offered using specific strains like sativas, and indicas. For those who prefer to use their own vape device, our e-juice would be the perfect fit. If oral ingestion is preferred, Mountain Extracts makes a wonderful tincture, and of course, we have them as well in our house-made gummies, Fog Bons.