The hemp plant contains hundreds of natural compounds called cannabinoids. Cannabidiol (CBD) is just one of these compounds and it has many beneficial properties for physical and mental health. It has clear effects on the body, from pain, anxiety and stress relief to clear skin and better sleep. However, researchers have noticed that these effects are more prominent when other cannabinoid compounds are present in a product.
Pure, isolated CBD products have some benefits, but full-spectrum CBD products are more beneficial due to the many other natural compounds that work together for maximum effect. This is what is called the “Entourage Effect”. The reason for this is a complex interaction between all of the cannabinoids, terpenes and other phytochemicals in the hemp plant.
The Entourage Effect explained
The Entourage Effect is the term used to describe the positive interactions between all the chemical compounds of the hemp plant, including all 113 cannabinoids, hundreds of terpenes, flavonoids and other natural chemicals. Each of these compounds has unique effects on the body, but when ingested or used together, they can enhance the effectiveness of the product and promote better well-being.
These phytochemicals work in synergy with one another to maximize the benefits for the human body. By removing some of the compounds in isolated CBD products, it can reduce the effectiveness of the oils and lotions to ease pain, reduce stress and minimize inflammation. Certain compounds work to reduce the negative side effects of other compounds, such as the psychoactive effects of THC on the brain.
The concept of the Entourage Effect is not unique to CBD – it is found in all aspects of herbal medicine and plant-based remedies. The synergy between natural compounds, when taken together, can enhance the effects of many herbal remedies, such as ginger tea, aloe lotions and Artemisia cough remedies.
How synergy works in plant-based products
There are many ways in which natural compounds can work together to produce the desired effects of plant-based products. These include:
- Increasing the bioavailability (or absorption) of compounds through the stomach and intestines.
- Aiding in cellular transport processes by improving the passage of compounds through cell walls.
- Activating dormant compounds in various organs, such as the liver.
- Slowing the deactivation of certain compounds through metabolic processes.
- Reducing the binding of compounds to cell receptors and blocking negative side effects.
- Improving the efficacy of certain cell receptors to maximize the effectiveness of the compounds.
Hemp is a unique plant with multiple health benefits, however, it is still misunderstood. It contains hundreds of compounds and other beneficial phytochemical structures, which makes it difficult to determine exactly which ones are responsible for specific effects. It is also difficult to establish which compounds act synergistically to enhance the effects of hemp-based products.
This is why Soji Health has opted to manufacture full-spectrum CBD products that contain a range of hemp compounds. We do not isolate CBD from other beneficial compounds, however, our products do not contain any THC. Our sublingual oils, gummies and skin lotions are non-addictive and do not contain any traces of pesticides, fungicides or herbicides. All of our products undergo triple testing by independent laboratories in the United States.
To learn more about Soji Health products, please do not hesitate to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org. Soji Health is a manufacturer of a range of CBD products, from scented creams and cleansers to delicious gummies and oil drops. We are the European distributor that aims to deliver the life-changing benefits of full-spectrum CBD to people with various needs.
Soji Health products can be used to improve your overall health and quality of living. Our gummies, oils and lotions meet the highest international standards for quality and safety. Full copies of our certifications of analysis are available on our website.
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