The entourage effect is the mechanism by which cannabis compounds other than tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) act synergistically with it to modulate the overall psychoactive effects of the plant, helping bring the body back to homeostasis.
Cannabinoids and terpenoids in cannabis are thought to interact with each other as well as the brain’s receptors. This interaction has been labeled “the entourage effect.” There’s some evidence that the entourage effect makes taking THC and CBD together more effective than either alone.
The Entourage Effect and Whole Plant Extracts: A Patient’s Guide
You’ve more than likely heard of THC and CBD – tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol, respectively. Maybe you’ve heard them discussed on the news, seen them listed as ingredients in cannabis oils or discussed them yourself.
The Entourage Effect: Cannabis Flower Vs. Extract, Why The Whole Plant Is Better
Whether you smoke it, eat it, vaporize it, or ingest it as an oil, the medicinal cannabis you put in your body contains many chemicals that work together to make you feel better.
Terpenes, Tinctures and the Entourage Effect
Essential oils contain terpenes which all plants create. They are a highly aromatic and diverse class of organic hydrocarbon compounds which determine many different factors in plants and even some insects and animals.
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