The Entourage Effect
The “Entourage Effect” is when the full spectrum hemp oil extract contains all the cannabinoids, terpenes, fatty acids, amino acids and vitamins. The benefit is greater than what you would receive from each individual component; including isolated CBD oil. The full spectrum provides a synergistic effect where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. There are over 80 ‘identified’ compounds in the cannabis plant. While most of these compounds have their own therapeutic benefits, they combine synergistically* to provide far better results. This symbiosis between cannabinoids and terpenes is what gives hemp its medicinal benefits, as it improves the absorption of cannabinoids, overcomes bacterial defense mechanisms, and minimizes any side effects.
*Br J Parmacol. 2011 Aug; 163(7): 1344-1364. Taming THC: potential cannabis synergy and phytocannabinoid-terpenoid entourage effects. E B Russo.