Including the likes of cannabinol (CBN), cannabigerol (CBG), and cannabichromene (CBC), these compounds are produced in much smaller amounts in the hemp plant than CBD — typically less than 1% of the total cannabinoid content.
Minor cannabinoids have beneficial effects of their own and work in synergy with CBD and terpenes to provide greater benefits than CBD on its lonesome.
The only problem is that standard full-spectrum products contain relatively low concentrations of these beneficial compounds. That’s where FAB CBD’s new multi-cannabinoid capsules come in.
The Entourage Effect: Why Whole-Plant CBD Is Better
First described by researchers in the 1990s, the entourage effect refers to the phenomenon where all of the cannabinoids and terpenes in cannabis produce stronger therapeutic effects together than in isolation.
For example, a study of patients with epilepsy found that full-spectrum CBD-rich extracts were four times more potent than pure CBD (isolate) formulations.
That’s why you’re better off taking a full-spectrum CBD product rich in all of hemp’s minor cannabinoids, terpenes, and other natural phytochemicals rather than pure CBD by itself.
Still, most full-spectrum products contain less than 10% minor cannabinoids, with the bulk being taken up by CBD. Fab CBD’s new capsules seek to change that, ramping up the minor cannabinoid content to over 75% to make the most of the entourage effect.
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A Cannabinoid Multivitamin
The minor cannabinoids CBG, CBN, and CBC have grown popular in the past two years, with many new products combining CBD with one of the three.
For example, CBN is often mixed with CBD in products designed to support sleep, whereas CBG-rich versions are marketed for daytime use. But you’ll be hard-pressed to find a formula that provides CBD and elevated amounts of all three of these minor cannabinoids.
The complete cannabinoid softgels from FAB CBD are one of the only products on the market to contain equal (1:1:1:1) concentrations of CBD, CBG, CBN, and CBC. They carry 3.75 mg of each cannabinoid, adding up to 15 mg per capsule.
The softgels also contain all the other minor cannabinoids and terpenes you’d find in a high-quality full-spectrum CBD product, so you’re essentially getting an enriched whole-plant hemp extract.
Just like you’d take a multivitamin to get all of your key vitamins and minerals in one convenient dose instead of a separate product for each one, these vegan capsules offer the same option for cannabinoids.
Another advantage is that capsules are easy to incorporate into your daily supplement regimen. They’re tasteless, can be used on the go, and don’t require measuring doses. You can start with one capsule a day, but we think most people will get the greatest benefits from two capsules. With 60 softgels per bottle, that adds up to a 1-month supply.
FAB’s capsules won’t break the bank either. At $79 or a little less than 9 cents per mg of cannabinoids, they’re priced affordably for such a unique, innovative formula. Besides, you can get 20% off by subscribing to scheduled deliveries every 2-10 weeks. The subscription can be canceled at any time and includes monthly giveaways and early access to new products.
Softgels vs. Other CBD Products
Capsules are the easiest way to add CBD to your life since you can take them daily alongside other supplements to get a consistent dose of CBD. But if you’re looking for optimal effects, it’s best to combine them with other types of CBD products.
For example, you can take softgels daily in the morning and evening but supplement them with tinctures on occasions where you need a stronger, faster-acting dose of CBD, like when you’re feeling anxious about an upcoming event or having trouble falling asleep.
Similarly, other products like topicals can be a good option for specific concerns, such as muscle soreness or skin inflammation.
Aside from its new softgels, FAB CBD also offers tinctures, gummies, and creams for a comprehensive self-care routine. All of its products are sourced from organic hemp cultivated in sunny Colorado and go through detailed third-party testing at a reputable lab.
Gleb Oleinik is a freelance CBD & cannabis writer from Vancouver, Canada. He’s read thousands of studies about cannabinoids and other beneficial natural compounds, helping him translate complex science into plain language. He’s also written third-party lab test reports of CBD products and knows the industry inside and out. When he’s not writing, Gleb likes to spend his time in the gym and out in nature.