The Entourage Effect
How cannabinoids and terpenes reinforce each other
In addition to CBD, the medicinal plant Cannabis Sativa L. (hemp) contains over 100 cannabinoids, 200 terpenes, 50 hydrocarbons, flavonoids and a further 200 compounds such as phytocannabinoids. In combination, these compounds can lead to increased biological activity and have a positive influence on a living organism. This procedure is called the entourage effect and was developed in 1998 by Dr. Ben-Shabat first mentioned.
The use of medicinal plants in medicine
The cannabis plant has a broad spectrum of effects and found its way into medicine a few hundred years ago. Cannabis and cannabis-like active substances (cannabinoids) are usually used in isolation or synthetically produced. The abbess Hildegard von Bingen (1098 - 1179) tested the use of the medicinal plant at an early stage. She used them almost 900 years ago to treat complaints such as stomach pain or nausea. In 1998, the term "entourage effect" was first coined by Dr. Ben Shabat used. Based on the concept of Dr. Etahan Russo tells Ben-Shabat about cannabinoids and terpenes, which can both reinforce and weaken each other. Depending on which plant mixture comes into contact with each other, interactions or the entourage effect arise.
The right combination
The cannabinoid CBD (cannabidiol) has moved into the focus of science. In the right combination, CBD can have a higher biological activity, triggering the so-called entourage effect. To understand the entourage effect of CBD oil, you should first know the individual components that produce this effect.
Over 100 cannabinoids such as CBD or CBG occur as chemical compounds in the hemp plant (Cannabis Sativa L.). In the human body, they dock with cannabinoid receptors and influence them in such a way that the release of neurotransmitters in the brain is triggered. Humans have a certain number of endogenous cannabinoids that can be increased by taking CBD. According to this, various biological processes can be optimized by taking CBD oil with an entourage effect.
Myrcene, pinene and limonene are terpenes or organic compounds found in plants and animals. The cell messengers are considered bioactive substances. Around 10,000 terpenoids are valuable for the human body – including the hormone estrogen.
Flavonoids are secondary plant substances and are responsible for the coloring of plants and protection against harmful environmental influences. The term is based on the Latin word flavus = yellow. About 6,500 different flavonoids are known. A high percentage of flavonoids can be found, for example, in red grapes, apples, red cabbage or beetroot.
In combination, terpenoids, flavonoids and cannabinoids (such as CBD) have an improved effect on the endocannabinoid system (ECS for short). This process is called the entourage effect. The endocannabinoid system is largely responsible for controlling all biological processes in the body, including tiredness, mood, appetite and the perception of pain. Due to the possible combinations of the different substances, an increased performance is assumed. The entourage effect occurs with CBD products that have retained all of the botanicals and compounds—but not with synthetically produced CBD.
CBD oil with the entourage effect: a large number of field reports drive research forward
Due to the large number of reports from patients about the improvement in their symptoms of permanent pain, depression, sleep disorders, muscle cramps or multiple sclerosis, the number of studies on the effectiveness of CBD and the entourage effect is increasing stringently increased CBD can help increase the quality of life and help the body with various processes and ailments.
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