Enhanced Effect™ is Cannanda's first product launched and developed to help cannabis users overcome the negative effects of tolerance. It's a proprietary blend of four pure terpenes in a base of Cannabis sativa seed oil that helps users experience cannabis like they used to.
By helping patients reduce tolerance to cannabis, they can maximize its medicinal benefits. They can also use cannabis continuously, without the need to take "tolerance breaks"--which was previously the only way to reduce tolerance. A proper tolerance break lasts 2-4 weeks--that's a long time to go without medicine when you depend on it daily.
What is Cannabis Tolerance?
In simple terms, tolerance is essentially an adaptation by the body that results in a reduction in the effects of cannabis. It develops in all regular cannabis users, and can start to set in after only a few days of consecutive use. Within our bodies, tolerance develops through two physiological pathways. The first develops at the cellular level, where a couple things can happen: 1) down-regulation of CB1 receptors in the brain (body makes less cannabinoid receptors), and/or 2) uncoupling of the biological pathway (so even if THC binds to CB1, the signal is not transmitted any further). These mechanisms are tightly controlled by the body and will require a tolerance break to "reset."
The secondary pathway occurs at the organ level (absorption/elimination). This is where a product like Enhanced Effect™ can be of benefit. In this way, we can help regular users go longer periods of time before a needing tolerance break. So in any person who's developed tolerance mainly through this secondary pathway, Enhanced Effect™ will provide some wonderful experiences.
Pure Terpenes, Not Essential Oils
In order to adhere to the desires of cannabis purists, we've chosen to use pure terpenes that are found in fresh cannabis. [Some history: version 1.2 of this formula used essential oils of various plants, but because essential oils contain many other terpenes (many not found in cannabis) feedback from our user panel felt it deviated too far from what a true terpene experience for cannabis users should be.] Our base of hemp seed oil also ensures only those compounds you'd expect to find in cannabis are used in this formulation.
Cannabis sativa seed oil, Cannanda’s proprietary EE terpene blend.
Terpenes on the Go
Our individual packets offer an industry first--the use of an environmentally-friendly, biodegradable, and compostable (in any municiple compost program) gel-packs to create convenient, portable, and discreet individual packs providing you with fresh terpenes on-the-go (click HERE for our other sustainability initiatives). Each pack was designed to approximately contain the amount of terpenes in 1 g of dried cannabis.
These individual packs also ensure the rest of the unused terpenes in the jar are not exposed to oxygen--one of the most damaging factors to terpene stability. This is particularly important when dealing with unstable terpenes like beta-myrcene.
Directions for Use
Cut/twist off tip of 1-2 gel packs and squeeze contents into a clean tissue, hold close to nose and inhale the vapours prior to (and during) cannabis use. Some get great results with just one gel pack, others find two at a time works best. Experiment to find the "dose" that's best for your body.
If using an aromatherapy diffuser, squeeze 5 or more full gel packs--depending on room size--onto diffuser (Enhanced Effect™ is NOT for use in electric diffusers, like ultrasonic or nebulizing diffusers).
Caution: Small pieces are a choking hazard. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding. Use at your own risk. Combustion not recommended.