The Entourage Effect is the benefit you get from ingesting multiple components of the cannabis plant together instead of ingesting one component at-a-time.
The cannabis genus of plants contains approximately 500 compounds. This includes about 100 phytocannabinoids (THC and CBD are phytocannabinoids, cannabinoids which occur naturally in plants). Other significant compounds found in cannabis plants are terpenoids, flavonoids, and fatty acids. Flavonoids are phytonutrients which are responsible for the vivid non-green colors we see in plants. Flavonoids are known to have antiviral, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory effects (especially the ones found in cannabis). Terpenes are the aromatic compounds found in all plants. Common terpenes are limonene (found in citrus fruits) and linalool (found in lavender). Terpenes have therapeutic effects on the human body. The practice of aromatherapy is based on terpenes.
People seem to respond better to products which contain multiple cannabinoids as opposed to single cannabinoids in isolation. This finding is in line with how cannabinoids are found in nature as opposed to being produced synthetically in a lab. This is why KARMAQUEEN® focus on a “full plant extract” or “whole plant extract” profile for all of our CBD hemp oil products.
This is because full plant extracts contain, in addition to CBD, beneficial terpenes, fatty acids, enzymes, and other phytocannabinoids naturally found in cannabis plants.