What is the entourage effect and why is it so important when talking about CBD? A great place for a deeper dive into this topic can be found here. Below, we pick out some of the key areas and explain why we believe in its merits.
The entourage effect is when you consume a combination of cannabinoids and terpenes rather than an isolate product (such as CBD isolate/Pure CBD).
It is believed that these compounds work together to produce a combined effect that's significantly more effective than a single active ingredient.
In the research, here, the analysis revealed that pure CBD extracts were far less effective in reducing the occurrence of seizures in epilepsy patients than extracts that included a mixture of cannabinoids and terpenes. 71% of those who took this specific medicine had fewer seizures, with only 46% of those treated with pure CBD experiencing the same result. There is also lots of anecdotal evidence and we expect to see this area further explored with many research projects in the pipeline.
It's no surprise that the natural plant in its entirety, is more useful than a lab-isolated product.