The Entourage Effect: A Must-Know About Full Spectrum CBD Oil

If you’ve bought CBD oils, you’ve probably encountered the terms full spectrum, broad spectrum and CBD isolates.

There can be various reasons for using one or the other, but, before you do, we think there’s something unique and worth knowing about if you’re interested in the hemp plant’s range of therapeutic potential: the entourage effect.

Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum & Isolates: What’s the Difference?

To understand how the entourage effect works, first, we need to understand what full spectrum CBD oil is and how it differs from other varieties.

The hemp plant contains many beneficial compounds including cannabinoids (e.g., CBD, THC, CBN, CBG), terpenes and flavonoids. When you buy full spectrum CBD oil, it simply means that the product contains the whole – or “full” – range of beneficial compounds.

Sometimes THC, the cannabinoid that can be psychoactive in high amounts, is preferred to be left out – which is when you’ll get broad spectrum CBD oil.

Finally, you can have CBD isolates, which means that you get CBD in an isolated form – no other cannabinoids, terpenes or flavonoids – just CBD.

If you’d like to learn more about the individual differences between full spectrum, broad spectrum, CBD isolates and which one is right for you, read our article here.

What’s Special About Full Spectrum Vs. Isolate CBD Oil?

Well, that would be the entourage effect.

The entourage effect is a scientific concept discovered in 1998 and explains that having as many cannabinoids and other naturally occurring compounds as possible – a so-called “entourage” – creates a synergetic effect amongst them, enhancing the activity of each. 

In other words, the beneficial compounds that naturally exist in the plant work better when they’re together.

Interestingly enough, although THC is usually avoided due to its psychoactive properties in high amounts, having trace amounts of it has been shown to have a positive effect via the entourage effect.

Another therapeutic compound of the hemp plant, terpenes, has also been shown to interact synergistically with cannabinoids, enhancing the effects even further.

It’s thanks to the entourage effect it’s been shown that whole-plant extracts may be more effective in managing pain, inflammation, anxiety and other conditions compared to products containing isolated compounds.

A Future “Entourage” of Therapeutic Possibilities

The world of cannabinoids has intrigued researchers and cannabis enthusiasts alike. Among the captivating phenomena surrounding these compounds, the entourage effect stands as one of the most fascinating. This concept is a true example of the intricate relationship between cannabinoids, terpenes and other compounds found in the hemp plant. 

An improved scientific understanding of the entourage effect has the potential to revolutionise the development of hemp-based therapies and products. We may unlock a new realm of therapeutic possibilities that caters to individual needs and offers a deeper appreciation of the hemp plant’s holistic nature.

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What LAYV® users say

Loes-chanLoes-chan
14:01 13 Mar 24
I bought the CBD oil on the recommendation of a friend who was very satisfied with it. I think it's a nice oil! I don't notice much of the effects, but I do sleep a little better since I started using it so I'm satisfied :)
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20:41 07 Feb 24
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16:28 15 Jan 24
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10:44 18 Dec 23
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