At this point you may have heard the term “Entourage Effect” but what really is it?
Entourage is used to describe the benefits associated with utilizing the full-spectrum of compounds found in the plant. This includes THC, CBD, CBN, CBG, CBC as well as terpenes and many others. There are CBD-only products which utilize CBD itself without the other compounds and many times termed as a “CBD isolate” (or can be made synthetically) . Likewise there are THC-only products such as Marinol which is a prescribed pharmaceutical.
Researchers are finding many synergies from using the whole plant as both cannabinoids and terpenes work together to provide the best results. If you are looking for a “full-spectrum” solution make sure the company makes this clear and can back it up with Certificates of Analysis. This is not to say that CBD-only products can’t help but we are finding clear evidence that product from full plant can be more effective.