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Entourage Effect CBD, Terpenes and THC

Updated: Oct 8

It is said that cannabinoids work synergistically with each other, maintaining a balance and working with the endocannabinoid system in your body. However, it is not necessary for THC to be present to experience the benefits of CBD. Many people prefer using a Broad Spectrum CBD product rather than a low THC or high THC product.

At GoGreen Hemp we offer broad-spectrum CBD products. You get the many benefits of CBD with no (0.0%) THC. You can refer to our third-party laboratory results. A broad-spectrum CBD product will have a combination of CBD and all of the other non-psychoactive cannabinoids (THC), plus other compounds like terpenes, found naturally in the hemp plant.


The confusion about CBD and THC, and how they work, usually comes about when the question about "the entourage effect" is raised. The entourage effect is when all compounds and cannabinoids found in the hemp plant work together to offer more benefits than anyone of them could alone. However, you don't need either to enjoy the other.


People seem to think that the magic to the "entourage effect" is THC. Here is a fact that can possibly help with that myth. Again, it is not CBD and THC alone, which contribute to the magic of the hemp plant. There is a myriad of various compounds in the hemp plant and ones that have attracted lots of attention, and rightfully so, are terpenes.


Yes, terpenes matter. Terpenes are aromatic organic hydrocarbon, found mostly in plants. Their function is to deter enemies or attract potential pollinators. Terpenes affect you. They are the reason why we find some strains of hemp appealing, while others not so appealing.

Terpenes are not only responsible for the taste and smell of the hemp plant. They become very interesting when you look into their healing properties as well. There are some terpenes that have been confirmed to result in a more relaxed effect (myrcene, terpinolene, linalool), others make you more alert (eucalyptol, pinene), while some are known for their anti-inflammatory properties (humulene, caryophyllene, limonene). The terpene profile of OG Kush for example, is high in caryophyllene, limonene, and myrcene, so the strain is believed to promote relaxation and relieve stress.


So let's talk a little more about the entourage effect and how it is achieved. We want to acknowledge that cannabinoids work together and create exponential experiences. However, the question is "is THC the determining factor of the entourage effect?"


It is the terpenes that heighten the effects of CBD and THC, not THC. So this "entourage effect" is a result of terpenes and maybe should be called "the terpene effect".

This terpene effect is powerful. Pinene is a terpene that releases a pine scent. It pairs well with THC and stands alongside CBD to diminish the memory impairment effect of THC. This happens as pinene preserves the molecule used for memory formation, thus preventing short term impairment. Some of the products we use here have been infused with extra terpenes for even more medicinal value. Our Calming Purple CBD balm salve has "granddaddy purple" terpenes infused which are prominent in Myrcene, Linalool, and Humulene. This leads to a product that is even more efficient in providing anti-inflammatory and calming effects.


Putting these facts into play, you can manipulate what effects you want to experience based on terpenes, not THC. If you take THC out of the mix altogether, the only effect you will be missing is the psychoactive effect. Whether it is a pure indulgence you seek, or you are recovering from an illness, the exact strain of terpene for that purpose, in conjunction with CBD or THC, is key. But the "star" here in the "entourage effect" is clearly the terpenes.


Unfortunately, the message that has floated around about the "entourage effect" is that THC has to be in the mix to experience potential benefits. For you, today is a new day. You see, "the entourage effect" is simply the benefit you get when you ingest multiple compounds of the hemp plant together instead of just one compound at a time. This effect is the result produced from the synergistic interaction of the cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes, and fatty acids naturally found in the hemp plant. So you see, you can experience the "entourage effect" without the intoxicating side effects or any levels of THC. CBD does not need THC "to activate it" These are two different compounds and CBD can stand alone. However, THC needs CBD to manage its negative side effects. Compounds do not activate each other. They work together or alone to activate cannabinoids receptors throughout your body. And more importantly, they need other compounds of the plant to bring forth the full "entourage effect".


We hope this article has been useful, but if you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out as our team will be more than happy to respond. You can reach us via phone at 954-533-0089 or via email at info@gogreenhemp.com


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