The phrase ‘united we stand, divided we fall’ finds its place in many areas, viz. mottos of various countries, motivational speeches and school textbooks. However, one particular aspect where this phrase is clearly evident, and yet no one talks about it, is marijuana!
As you may already know, the cannabis plant houses literally over 100 compounds – each with its own set of benefits, most of which are still yet to be explored on a large scale.
There are over 80 confirmed cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. Out of the lot, the two most researched on and widely in use are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC); the latter being psychoactive forms the primary compound in recreational weed.
Besides cannabinoids, there are other aromatic compounds – better known by the name terpenes – that offer unique smell and taste to each marijuana strain. The research so far has shown that each terpene boasts a number of medicinal benefits.
The Entourage Effect
According to Dr. Ethan Russo, a neurologist with an extensive background on the effects of cannabis compounds on the human body, cannabis and terpenes, when used in conjunction, deliver a synergistic phenomenon known as the Entourage Effect.
Thus, the medicinal benefits of each compound magnify and the mixture is able to achieve better results in a relatively short span of time than with a single cannabinoid (like CBD).
How you can witness the wonders of the entourage effect?
Since CBD Isolate doesn’t contain any other cannabinoid besides CBD, you cannot experience any entourage effect through it. Thus, in order to experience the same, you should choose from a full-spectrum CBD product (all cannabinoids + terpenes), a broad spectrum CBD product (all cannabinoids – THC + terpenes) or the whole plant extract (all cannabinoids + terpenes + vitamins + fibers + other nutrients).
If your state doesn’t have strict marijuana laws, whole plant extracts should be your ideal choice to enjoy the maximum entourage effect.