What Is The Entourage Effect?

Lets take a moment to think about the whole cannabis plant, if you have ever seen cannabis bud then you will know that it is really sticky during harvest time. It is this sticky resin that is produced by trichome glands where the most concentration of cannabinoids can be found. However cannabinoids and terpenes can be found throughout the whole plant and it is important to understand the interactions between these compounds, known as the “entourage effect” and why this matters when selecting a CBD hemp extract oil.

When are Isolate CBD Extracts Used?

Hemp isolate extracts were introduced to the prescription market through pharma companies to create medicines for specific illness conditions. In a lab a hemp oil or application could be created with the exact amount of CBD or THC under controlled environments as per pharmaceutical quality guidelines. Under these circumstances the manufacturing process can accurately control dosage and the expected interaction of these medicines with patients. However research has shown that the effects of CBD and THC can be amplified with the presence of other cannabinoids and terpenes which can be found in full spectrum hemp oils.

Types of Full Spectrum CBD Hemp Oils

As in the pharmaceutically produced example of isolate hemp extracts, full spectrum hemp oils come in two forms, these are lab engineered extracts and natural organically occurring extracts. In a lab a manufacturer can produce a extract profile specifying the amounts of each of the cannabinoids to produce a high quality product repeatedly. With a natural organic form of the extract, hemp farmers grow crop from a specific strain and then during the extraction process do not alter the profile as it will be specific to the plant genetics used. This form does not guarantee consistency in every batch as it is a natural product!

What to Expect From a Full Spectrum CBD Hemp Oil?

There are over 100 cannabinoids in a cannabis hemp plant and over 200 terpenes, with so many compound research is still ongoing to fully understand all the interactions.

Here are a few examples of known cannabinoid and terpene synergy interactions:

Depending on the THC:CBD ratio the effects in humans can range from euphoria to relaxation which helps to treat many conditions. Different ratios of these compounds have different effects due to the property of CBD that dulls the effects of CBD therefore giving rise to different applications.

When it comes to terpenes which are responsible for the smell of cannabis hemp, different profiles can have different effects on the mind in the same way as aromatherapy. When it comes to interactions with other cannabinoids then a hemp extract oil profile rich in pinene, myrcene, and caryophyllene can help improve the anxiety reduction qualities of hemp.

With so many possibilities, we will keep you up-to-date with the latest findings to help you on your quest with natural health and wellness.

Please note this information is only for entertainment purposes only and not to be used to prevent or cure any disease.


Please note that this article was written by a 3rd-party author who is a specialist on the topic of CBD, hemp and cannabis.  Any information or recommendations contained within this article, are independent to the opinion of RUDERALEX CBD and our employees.  We make no claims for any of our products, please read our disclaimer for additional information.