When researching what CBD is or how it works, you’ve probably come across the term, the “Entourage Effect.”
If you’re not sure what the Entourage Effect is, you are definitely going to want to keep reading. Why? Because the Entourage Effect is the secret to unlocking the full potential of the cannabis plant.
Keep reading to find out what the Entourage Effect is and how you can utilize it to enhance your experience with CBD.
What is the Entourage Effect?
Within the cannabis plant, there are hundreds of different compounds. Cannabidiol, which is of course one of these compounds, belongs to a group of over a hundred other compounds known as cannabinoids.
Each cannabinoid features unique characteristics and benefits, and when multiple cannabis compounds are used together, they can enhance each other’s properties to deliver a stronger influence than any single cannabinoid could alone.
This is the entourage effect and with hundreds of different cannabis compounds, the variety of synergistic benefits the cannabis plant can deliver is amazing.
How to Achieve an Optimal Entourage Effect
Now that we understand what the Entourage Effect is and how it works, the next question you’re probably wondering is, “how can I achieve an optimal entourage effect” or “which products will deliver the best entourage effect.”
This is a great question. To answer this question, let’s explore the selection of different CBD products and what type of entourage effect if any, they can deliver.
One of the most popular and commercially available types of CBD products are CBD isolate products.
CBD Isolate is a pure CBD extract that is produced by separating the singular cannabinoid from all other compounds.
Because CBD isolate products only contain a single compound, CBD, they will not deliver the Entourage Effect.
While CBD isolate products are great for those who specifically and only need Cannabidiol, they greatly limit the potential of the cannabis plant.
Full Spectrum CBD
Full Spectrum CBD is a type of CBD that is created by extracting all-natural compounds from the cannabis plant.
Because Full Spectrum CBD contains a wide range of cannabinoids and terpenes, it can deliver a powerful entourage effect with benefits that will far exceed those delivered by CBD isolate.
While full spectrum CBD can deliver a powerful entourage effect, it may not be accessible to those who live in states with strict or unclear laws towards cannabis.
Broad Spectrum CBD
In many cases, broad-spectrum CBD is the ideal choice for achieving the optimal entourage effect while avoiding any legal issues.
Broad Spectrum CBD is produced in the same manner that full spectrum CBD is produced, and contains all compounds present in the cannabis plant; however, broad spectrum extracts undergo an additional filtration process that removes all traces of THC from the extract.
Absent of THC, a broad spectrum CBD product is completely legal and will deliver a powerful entourage effect.
In addition to the three primary types of CBD, there is one more form of cannabis extract that is often confused with full spectrum CBD. A Whole Plant extract is an extractor product that is made from the whole flower.
For instance, the Sour Space Candy prerolls from Timbr Organics use the entire flower as opposed to extracting any specific cannabinoid from the bud.
By using the plant in its most raw state, many experts believe this is the most effective way to harness the entourage effect.
Which Type of CBD Do You Prefer?
Now that you understand how the entourage effect compares in different types of CBD products, which type of CBD do you prefer? Share your thoughts with us in the comments and we’d love to have a conversation!