The Entourage Effect: Past the Concept of Synergy

It may surprise you to learn that CBD derived from industrial hemp contains more than 400 compounds, and while many of the individual components of CBD can have an effect on your body, the potential benefits are multiplied and intensified when the plant compounds work together.  This is just one of the many reasons Pure Science Lab enthusiasts prefer to use our full-spectrum CBD products.  Our clients want to take advantage of a phenomenon known as the entourage effect.

…“the whole is greater than the sum of its parts”

The concept of one component adding to the benefit of another is nothing new.  Philosopher Aristotle was the first to proclaim, “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”  Each component contributes, but together they are stronger.  Today we call it synergy, and when a compound is synergistic, each active element produces an effect… however the combination of these elements intensifies or enhances the individual effects.  So, the total impact of the combined effect is greater than the sum of the active components.  While synergy enhances the impact of active compounds, the discovery of the entourage effect takes the concept of synergy to an entirely new level.

The CBD Discovery

In the 1960s, Israeli researcher Raphael Mechoulam identified the structure of CBD (cannabidiol), one of the many compounds found in cannabis plants.  Just one year later Mechoulam became the first researcher to isolate delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC.  This renowned researcher identified multiple cannabinoids and plant compounds found in cannabis.  He also identified the first cannabinoid produced by the brain, anandamide.

It was clear to Mechoulam and his teams that many elements in cannabis work together synergistically, that the combined effects had more impact than the effect of individual elements.  The team also found that cannabis contained many inert components, identifying many cannabinoids and other plant components that appeared to have no effect on their own, but created an effect when combined with other inactive compounds.

In combination, the once inert compounds worked together to intensify the synergistic effects of cannabis compounds… the impact we now know as the entourage effect.  First publicized in 1998, the entourage effect enhances synergy.

Full-Spectrum CBD & The Entourage Effect

CBD is only one of many cannabinoids found in cannabis extract.  There are more than 113 cannabinoids in industrial hemp oil, as well as hundreds of vitamins, minerals, plant terpenes, and essential fatty acids.  In fact, industrial hemp oil contains 480 natural plant compounds.

To experience the full potential of industrial hemp derived CBD and to take advantage of the entourage effect, a product containing all of the vital components of the original plant source must be obtained.  Investing in a full-spectrum CBD product from Pure Science Lab is essential to any daily health regime.

Due to the entourage effect, each element in full-spectrum CBD hemp oil is magnified and multiplied by the effect of the other compounds.  Here are just a few of the many beneficial components you can find in Pure Science Lab full-spectrum CBD hemp oil:

  • Additional Cannabinoids – such as CBDA, CBDV, CBG, CBC, for endocannabinoid system support
  • Flavonoids – antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, phytonutrients that give plants color
  • Plant Terpenes – aromatic compounds known to have therapeutic effects
  • Amino Acids – building blocks of muscles, tissue, and cells fulfilling a variety of roles
  • Potassium – regulates blood pressure and fluid balance
  • Calcium – promotes healthy nerve function and prevents bone loss
  • Vitamin A – essential for kidney, heart, and lung function
  • Vitamin C – promotes tissue regeneration and iron absorption
  • Iron – affects brain function, blood cell formation, and immune system function
  • B Vitamins – deficiencies can cause depression, confusion, and impaired immune function
  • Vitamin E – essential for cardiovascular, eye, and skin health
  • Zinc – provides immune support fighting viruses and bacteria

To magnify and multiply the potential health benefits of industrial hemp derived CBD, or if you have any questions about selecting the best full-spectrum CBD product to fit your lifestyle… visit Pure Science Lab and contact us, our experts are here to support you on your health and wellness journey.


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