For the most part, we attribute the health benefits of cannabis to THC and CBD content, but did you know that flavonoids play an essential role in boosting health too?
Flavonoids are not just found in cannabis plants; researchers have found these chemical compounds in a wide range of plant species.
These plant metabolites are vital in fighting away free radicals and boosting overall health. The cannabis plant contains a diverse range of flavonoids.
Like terpenes, flavonoids also help give cannabis a distinct character, which makes it more enjoyable to consume cannabis products.
Flavonoids are grossly understudied, but as more people wake up to their benefits, there’s going to be heavy research on these plant metabolites.
Flavonoids Enhance Cannabis Taste, Aroma, and Color
Terpenes are very well primary drivers of the flavor and aroma of cannabis, but flavonoids also improve the taste and aroma of cannabis.
Flavonoids also influence plant pigmentation. Cannabis strains with a large percentage of flavonoids typically have a purplish hue.
Cannabis users are always searching for the best quality strains, for these strains have a unique taste to them and a fantastic odor.
With artificial flavonoids, manufacturers can now prepare cannabis products with varying levels of flavonoids.
Health Benefits of Flavonoids
- Excellent at fighting off free radicals. Having an excessive amount of free radicals in your body can lead to cell mutation and the occurrence of health problems like cancer. But regular cannabis consumption promotes the elimination of free radicals.
- Boosting physiological processes. Your physiological functions are the backbone of your wellness. Flavonoids improve your physiological processes and enable you to lead a healthy existence.
- Eliminating toxins. We are surrounded by pathogens at every turn. These pathogens can cause us to experience severe illnesses. But flavonoids help eliminate toxins. Thus, consuming cannabis on the regular helps kick out toxins.
Flavonoids Promote the Entourage Effect
Cannabis has numerous health benefits including fighting nausea, depression, epilepsy, and managing chronic pain and cancers.
But the reason why cannabis is so effective at managing these health problems is down to its synergistic powers AKA the entourage effect.
When different cannabinoids combine, the fusion gives birth to high-level therapeutic benefits, which is why cannabis is such an effective remedy against numerous health issues.
Flavonoids play a key role in boosting cannabis synergistic potency. Some of the other vital chemical compounds include terpenes, essential oils, and enzymes.
Due to limited research, we are perhaps not aware of the full extent of flavonoids’ benefits.
Is there anything Like Excessive Flavonoids?
I mean, with cannabinoids, especially THC and CBD, we can say that it’s beneficial to you up to a certain limit, and then it’s not.
Flavonoids in cannabis are ridiculously minuscule, and you’d have to first consume a hefty dose before there were excessive flavonoids in your system.
But what about artificial flavonoids? Is it practical to ingest cannabis products that contain excessive artificial flavonoids?
Flavonoids have numerous health benefits, but as with anything else, consuming too much of them can be problematic.
Not Enough Research into Flavonoids
Hemp-derived CBD was decriminalized in the US in 2018 via the passing of the Farmers Bill, but marijuana was legalized in several US states as recently as 2020.
The cannabis industry is young, and any research getting carried out isn’t deep. Most research items in the cannabis sector touch on CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids.
There isn’t too much focus on flavonoids at the moment. However, as the cannabis industry grows, and as the government removes restrictions around cannabis-related research, there’s going to be extensive funding and interest in cannabis research, specifically, flavonoids.
Are you interested in finding out whether flavonoids have a long list of therapeutic benefits? Well, tomorrow holds the answer!