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The Entourage Effect

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When you think of an entourage, you probably think of a single person surrounded by a number of their supporters. The group is there to attend to the VIP and lend a hand whenever they're needed. So if you hear the term in reference to CBD oil , it may give you some pause. To cut through some of the confusion, we'll tell you a little more about the mechanisms behind hemp, how they work, and why the entourage effect is definitely something you want in your life.

The Complexity of Cannabis

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Cannabis has gotten a lot of press over the past few years as more and more states relax their laws on who can use it and how it can be sold. However, there are still a lot of questions about how best to use cannabis and which plants are the most effective for different types of people.

The number of strains of cannabis is your first clue that it's not a simple plant by any means. There's a reason why there's so much variation when it comes to price, and that's because there's so much variation when it comes to quality. Some plants are loaded with all the compounds you could ever want, while some lack the potency or effectiveness that you'd want when you buy CBD oil.

It's also the reason why cannabis affects people differently — your body chemistry may react to certain components in different ways. If you want to understand why this is so, you first have to learn the three major ingredients to cannabis before you can understand how the entourage effect works.

The Cannabinoids

Cannabinoids refer to anything in the plant that affects your endocannabinoid system (ECS). What's your ECS, you ask? This system refers to the parts of your cells that react when you take cannabis. You already have one, whether you take cannabis or not, and it helps in the regulation of nearly every one of your major systems.

There are more than 100 different kinds but the two major ones are THC and CBD. (THC is the psychoactive component of cannabis while CBD is non-intoxicating). So why would you need cannabinoids if you already have an ECS? The reason is because your body starts to break down over time. Cannabis is thought to stimulate your system a little, so it can do what it was intended to do in the first place.

The Terpenes

A terpene is the part of the plant that gives it its unique characteristics. While you may hear it most commonly referred to with cannabis, they're in every plant in the known universe. In fact, you can find a variety of cannabis terpenes in other types of plants. The difference is that cannabis tends to offer unique concentrations and combinations that other plants can't match. Terpenes can affect your body in any number of ways, and interact with many of the same receptors as cannabinoids.

The Flavonoids

This compound sounds like flavor, but it's more related to color than anything else. These signal certain stages of the growth cycle, giving producers the chance to harvest at certain times for best results. This helps them market the plant more effectively, so you have a better idea of what you're signing up for before you actually buy.

So How Does the Entourage Effect Work?

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This is a tricky question. There's not a lot of research on CBD oil, which means we're working off a somewhat limited body of research. However, the general idea is that when all the stars align, your CBD oil will work the way it's supposed to due to the entourage effect. This means that the terpenes, flavonoids, and cannabinoids will all come together, much like a football team might coordinate the perfect play or a choir might sing a pitch-perfect round.

When it comes to CBD oil, there's been a lot of talk about separating the plant for maximum effect. In other words, people have posed the question that maybe the plant would work better if you took only THC or just CBD. But from what we've seen, this is not the case. The plant works better when you take it the way it's found in nature.

You may wonder why then CBD oil has grown in such popularity. The reason why CBD oil has become so popular is because it's more practical than THC. You can take CBD oil if you need to go to work or drive the kids to class, but that's not the case with THC.

How to Get the Best CBD Oil

One of the ways you can get around the separation of the plant is to look for a product that's packed with all the good stuff. While CBD and THC are the most famous cannabinoids, there are plenty of other cannabinoids that can improve the quality of oil. The same goes with the number of terpenes in any given product. The general rule is: the more terpenes there are, the more effective it's likely to be.

It's highly recommended that you look for broad or full spectrum CBD oil when you're choosing a product. A CBD isolate, by definition, can't give you the entourage effect because there's nothing backing it up. It's the bottling of all the natural goodness that will give you the results you're looking for. If you're looking for a product that takes quality seriously, we have the goods for you. Our plants are loaded with everything the entourage effect needs to thrive.

 

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