The interactive synergy between Cannabinoids and Terpenes is referred to as the “entourage effect”. Every living mammal has an endocannabinoid system, which plays a crucial role in regulating our physiology, mood, and everyday experience.
With that being said, the pairing of Cannabinoids and Terpenes is far superior than just ingesting Cannabinoids by themselves. That is not to say that synthetic, hemp-based, and CBD-only medicines aren’t effective options for many patients. These types of products have served a huge role in pushing forward positive legislature, globally.
Whole Plant Extract is a term used to describe extracts containing the full spectrum of therapeutic compounds cannabis has to offer. The extract includes the full range of Cannabinoids and Terpenes found within the specific plant. For example: The terpene myrcene, can reduce resistance in the blood-brain barrier, acting as a lubricant for THC and other beneficial chemicals. Pinene helps counteract compromised cognition and memory caused by THC.
There are over 100+ Cannabinoids and 100+ Terpenes, the possible combinations and blends are potentially endless, as scientists are discovering more and more every year. Just imagine how many possible beneficial medicines can be created from these agents. We’re just scratching the surface with the cannabis plant and all it has to offer.