The Entourage Effect: Terpenes
PODCAST: UNDERSTANDING CANNABIS
A comprehensive guide to Cannabis, Hemp, Cannabinoids (CBD), Terpenes and the Endocannabinoid System.
Most people have recently become familiar with Cannabinoids, yet have little knowledge of Terpenes and their incredible synergistic affects. Terpenes are fragrant oils found in Cannabis and other plants, which also give aromatic diversity and act as a catalyst. Like cannabinoids, terpenes bind to receptors creating various effects and enhancing the cannabinoid response.
This means that while terpenes and cannabinoids are fantastic on their own, when combined, they significantly enhance the benefits - This is known as the Entourage Effect.
Terpenes are much smaller compounds and help the cannabinoids pass through the blood brain barrier, which is a highly selective semipermeable membrane that exists to filter out potentially toxic compounds. This aids in maximizing the amount of cannabinoids that enter into the central nervous system, directly increasing the number of signaling pathways that are induced when the cannabinoid binds to the receptor, and magnifying the effects.
These terpenes have both mental and physical benefits. They aid in memory retention, stress relief, fighting depression and anxiety, reduction in cravings, as well as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, analgesic, anti-microbial, anti-parasitic, anti-fungal, and even anti-tumor effects - making them amazing ingredients to encourage healing and prevention.
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