Entourage Effect through Terpenes
Though often overshadowed by the widely known cannabinoids, the star compounds in cannabis, terpenes are becoming a well-known term in the industry.
What are terpenes?
Terpenes are aromatic organic hydrocarbons often found in the essential oils of plants. This is the essential ingredient that provides the fragrance profiles sought after by medicinal cannabis users. Terpene-specific research has pointed to the therapeutic benefits in addition to the fragrance of these aromatic compounds. This research shows that these molecules are active in the synergistic effects of whole-plant cannabis consumption, commonly known as the ‘entourage effect’.
Fine wine of CBD
Like most people that enjoy fine wine you can now enjoy fine CBD terpene infusion providing you an aromatic taste and letting you enjoy the organic compounds of the hemp plant. The combination of CBD oil derived through CO2 extraction and the natural terpenes can range in flavors like pineapple, blueberry, strawberry, tangerine and many more flavors that are constantly being released on the market. More and more companies are focusing on providing full-spectrum CBD products that are rich in naturally extracted or added terpenes.
Terpenes vs. Terpenoids
These terms are often used interchangeably.The only difference between terpenes and terpenoids is that terpenes are considered organic hydrocarbons. Terpenoids have additional atoms that have experienced oxidation. This happens when cannabis has been cured and dried. You can think of terpenes as “wet”, while terpenoids are “dried out”.
The “entourage effect” was introduced in 1998. Researchers by the names Raphael Mechoulam and Shimon Ben-Shabat both adamantly maintain that compounds naturally found in the cannabis plant somehow work together better to amplify and magnify their advantageous properties. It is theorized that these compounds are not as effective when isolated by themselves. This effect is now being utilized by various manufacturers to translate into CBD products as well.
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