When researching the benefits of cannabidiol, or CBD, and whole-plant hemp extracts, you may have seen mention of the “Entourage Effect.” But what does that mean, and why is it important?
The Entourage Effect is a term coined by Israeli scientists to describe the way hemp’s cannabinoids, nutrients, and compounds work together within the human body. They found that while one cannabinoid from hemp can be good, these phytocompounds work together and by doing so, they support good health even further. So while CBD gets a lot of attention, an extract that includes other precious phytocompounds can help CBD do its job.
This is why Charlotte’s Web CBD oils and capsules are more than just CBD. We don’t want to leave any health benefits behind. Our full-spectrum hemp extract comes from the whole plant and includes more than 80 phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids in every serving.
If you’re wondering what those terms mean; phytocannabinoids are cannabinoids produced by hemp and other plants (as opposed to endocannabinoids that are produced within the human body). This includes Cannabidiol (CBD), Cannabigerol (CBG), Cannabichromene (CBC), and more. Terpenes are fragrant oils found in hemp and other plants. They bind to receptors in the human body and carry a variety of health benefits.* And finally, flavonoids are a group of phytonutrients that serve as cell messengers with their own health-promoting benefits.
First published July 18, 2018, by Charlotte’s Web CBD products https://www.charlottesweb.com/blog/entourage-effect