The Entourage Effect

“The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.”

It’s a phrase, often attributed to Aristotle, that encapsulates the entourage effect. The basic idea is that when cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids are present together, they have a synergistic effect within your body.

Let’s look at the three main elements…

Cannabinoids

Cannabinoids are chemical compounds found in cannabis. Studies have shown that the various cannabinoids can help with more restful sleep, stress management, healthy blood pressure, and heart health. They can also offer relief from aches and pains, and overall are good for general wellness, health, and vitality. While CBD is the most prevalent cannabinoid in hemp-derived CBD, other notable cannabinoids often found in full spectrum CBD include CBG (cannabigerol), CBN (cannabinol), THC (Δ9–tetrahydrocannabinol), CBC (cannabichromene), CBDV (cannabidivarin), CBDA (cannabidiolic acid) and CBCV (cannabichromevarin)—all of which are thought to benefit your wellness in some way.

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Terpenes

Cannabinoids are chemical compounds found in cannabis. Studies have shown that the various cannabinoids can help with more restful sleep, stress management, healthy blood pressure, and heart health. They can also offer relief from aches and pains, and overall are good for general wellness, health, and vitality. While CBD is the most prevalent cannabinoid in hemp-derived CBD, other notable cannabinoids often found in full spectrum CBD include CBG (cannabigerol), CBN (cannabinol), THC (Δ9–tetrahydrocannabinol), CBC (cannabichromene), CBDV (cannabidivarin), CBDA (cannabidiolic acid) and CBCV (cannabichromevarin)—all of which are thought to benefit your wellness in some way.

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Flavinoids

Flavonoids are compounds that are also found in many fruits and vegetables. It’s estimated that up to 10% of the various cannabis compounds are flavonoids. More than twenty flavonoids have been identified as existing in cannabis (over 6,000 flavonoids have been identified). As well as contributing to the smell of cannabis, flavonoids are known to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Summary

When all three of the above are present, they have a synergistic effect within your body where they work together to increase the overall wellness potential. The entourage effect is why full spectrum CBD (which contains various phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids) and broad spectrum CBD, (full-spectrum with all the THC removed) are often preferred by people over CBD isolate, which contains strictly CBD.