Originally, the entourage effect came from the medical field, which was concerned with the study of the hemp plant. In a nutshell, the entourage effect is about the following: The interaction of the cannabinoids, terpenes and other components in the hemp plant, i.e. the so-called environment, is supposed to have an effect on the intensity of the effect.
A study from 1998 by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Lautenberg Center for General and Tumour Immunology states that the isolated components of the hemp plant, especially isolated CBD, are not said to have the same effect as all cannabinoids and terpenes together.
However, this is only a very small proportion of studies, so that no conclusive statement can yet be made about the entourage effect.
So far, little research has been done on other terpenes and cannabinoids that are thought to lead to the entourage effect. So little is known about the organic compounds found in the hemp plant. Recently, there has been more and more about terpenes, the small chemical compounds responsible for smell and taste. They are thought to cause a Tterpene entourage effect.
How does the entourage effect work?
The best known cannabinoids of the hemp plant are CBD and THC. Their properties are the focus of hemp research. However, more and more studies show that all components of the hemp plant could be important for the entourage effect.
The effects of cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on the endocannabinoid system of the body are already being researched. While THC has psychoactive properties, it has been found that CBD has no psychoactive properties and can even attenuate the docking of THC to the endocannabinoid receptors. The other components are now also coming more and more to the forefront of hemp research. The interaction of cannabinoids and terpenes is said to have an entourage effect.
Science is in the process of finding out how exactly this entourage effect can affect the body. What is certain, however, is that it requires different cannabinoids and terpenes that react differently with the body's endocannabinoid system.
So far, more than 600 constituents of the hemp plant are known, of which 200 alone are classified as terpenes and 100 as cannabinoids. While cannabinoids can interact with endocannabinoid receptors, it is becoming increasingly clear that terpenes can also have an influence on the endocannabinoid system and are thought to lead to a terpene entourage effect.
The Entourage Effect at ALPINOLS
In order to achieve a possible entourage effect, CBD oils should contain the full spectrum of the hemp plant. Full spectrum organic CBD oils are so well suited because they contain not only isolated CBD but also other important terpenes. terpenes and cannabinoids.
At ALPINOLS, we draw the full power from the hemp plant for our organic CBD oils. The natural terpene profile and other cannabinoids create an CBD oil with an entourage effect. Through a gentle CO2 extraction, all components of the hemp plant end up in the final product and can thus form the natural environment for the CBD .
With this special extraction method and through our hemp cultivation according to Bio-Suisse guidelines, we can offer a pure and natural organic CBD oil, in which the important and fragile terpenes are also preserved! The basis for a terpene entourage effect is thus made possible.