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Facts About The Entourage Effect

Let's separate the facts from fiction about “Entourage Effects." It does not matter if you are a marijuana flower smoker, CBD oil user or edibles consumer–everyone is looking to experience the full effects from the entourage effect that is only available with cannabis plants.  

The entourage effect is the theory that the full spectrum of the cannabis plant works best together – the interaction between all of the compounds from a cannabis plant, such as phytocannabinoids and terpenes, come together to enhance their effects.  So in basic terms terpenes plus cannabinoids like CBD and THC work together to create the positive effect in helping to promote sleep, treat insomnia, relieve pain, treat inflammation and manage mood.  

There are three main factors that cause the entourage effect:  terpenes, major and minor cannabinoids.

Two major cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant and the most well known of them all are Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD).  

THC is the main psychoactive component of the cannabis plant that is responsible for the “high" sensation or euphoria.  THC interacts with the brain and nervous system that affects the mood, perception and cognition.  THC also has pain relieving effects and promotes sleep.  People that seek high amounts of THC will prefer smoking or vaping marijuana.  

CBD is a major non-psychoactive cannabinoid that interacts with the same CB1 and CB2 receptors in the brain just like THC.  CBD is known to possess anti-inflammatory, analgesic,  antineuralgic and antioxidant properties.  Combining CBD and THC can produce a greater effect for the body.

Most research focuses on THC and CBD, but scientists believe that in the future we will obtain more data on the therapeutic properties of these cannabinoids.  As a matter of fact some of these cannabinoids are now being singularly extracted and already available in the market such as Cannabigerol (CBG), Cannabinol (CBN) and Cannabichromene (CBC).  Other lesson known cannabinoids, but growing in popularity are Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) and Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid (THCa) which can be a substitute for THC in case you would like the benefits of THC without much of the psychoactive effects.

There are over a 100 cannabinoids that have already been identified and we already know that each of them contains anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antioxidant properties.  In the future, we hope more research can be focused on these lesser known cannabinoids and how to best utilize them.

To find these cannabinoids in your CBD product you will need to search for CBD products made from broad spectrum CBD which includes CBD, terpenes and various cannabinoids but no THC.  But if you want all of that and THC too then look for CBD products made from full spectrum like Mellow Full Spectrum CBD Oil.  If you only want CBD and no THC or other components then look for CBD isolate like Mellow CBD Oil available in Natural and Orange flavors.  

Terpenes are aromatic compounds that are found in plants, vegetables, fruits, flowers and cannabis plants.  They are responsible for creating flavors and aromatic scents that are present in plants and vegetations providing a sensory experience.  Terpenes are known to create a positive effect and we call the collective effect from cannabinoids and terpenes as, entourage effect.  

Myrcene, eucalyptol, borneol, valencene, linalool, terpinolene, pinene and caryophyllene are some of the common terpenes found not only in cannabis plants but also in other plants. These terpenes are known to have pain relieving, relaxing , mood enhancing and sedative properties.

Even though there may be many theories on how to achieve the entourage effect, scientists believe it's the combination of terpenes, CBD, THC and other cannabinoids.  Together your body will enjoy the fullest effects of cannabis rather than just any one individual component alone. 

And now it's time for you to obtain your own entourage effect with Mellow Organic’s high quality and lab tested CBD products.  To order your next CBD product, click here

Written by Vivek Roachthavilit

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