The Entourage Effect
What is the Entourage Effect?
By definition, the Entourage Effect shows how multiple compounds contained in cannabis work together as a whole to provide a bigger effect than if they worked separately to produce separate effects.
Terpenes and cannabinoids play a key role in enhancing the entourage effect and amplifying therapeutic advantages. CBD and THC work in tandem to trigger the entourage effect. This can result in helping the body read a state of homeostasis and reduce the negative effects of THC euphoria. .
The Impact of Terpenes
Terpenes are found in practically every plant on the planet, and whatever you can sense or smell from a plant is due to terpenes. Terpenes are key aromatic molecules found in hemp that can enhance CBD’s effectiveness.
Terpenes are responsible for more than just flavor and scent. They also aid in the physiological and cerebral impacts of other cannabis chemicals. Cannabinoids and terpenes, as well as other secondary metabolites and phytochemicals, have synergistic effects. This is the essence of the entourage effect, and it's why terpenes have become such an important component of the cannabis genome.
The cannabis plant can create up to 200 different terpenes in various quantities and combinations, while the total number is unknown. Terpenes are the major class of phytochemicals found in marijuana. Each cannabis cultivar has its own distinct aroma due to the unique balance of terpenes created by the plant's breeding.
How do Terpenes Impact the Relief I get?
There is considerable evidence that the terpene profile of a plant has a lot to do with the subtleties of a strain's effects, much beyond the more known sativa or indica signs. Knowing the exact cannabis flowers and concentrates that will be most useful to your needs will help you understand the unique combination of marijuana and hemp terpenes produced by your favored varieties.
Terpenes have direct interactions with the human body in addition to their fragrances. When alpha- and beta-pinene are ingested together, for example, they have synergistic anti-tumor effects on cancer cells in the lab.
Another reason terpenes may contribute to the entourage effect is that cannabinoids and terpenes interact with different receptors in the Endocannabinoid System, The combined activity at those targets leads to a better outcome than each on their own. Multiple cannabis cannabinoids and terpenes, for example, target inflammation from a variety of sources. Terpenes may also improve our bodies' ability to absorb or process cannabis.
What are Flavonoids?
As cannabis and CBD products have become more extensively used, cannabinoids and terpenes have taken center stage. Flavonoids, on the other hand, have an important role in the entourage effect .Flavonoids are phytonutrients present in a wide range of foods, including fruits, flowers, vegetables, and, of course, cannabis and hemp. Flavonoids' principal role is to act as cell messengers, but they are also responsible for the pigmentation of plants and are why colorful plants such as sunflowers have their unique coloring.
Research has revealed that these cannabis compounds have numerous health benefits. Thousands have been discovered by scientists throughout nature, with some known to only be present in cannabis and hemp. Cannaflavins are a type of flavonoid found in hemp and marijuana.