What Is the CBD Entourage Effect?

What is “the entourage effect”? This refers to what happens when CBD interacts with other cannabinoids and terpenes within hemp. What exactly is the benefit of the entourage effect? And how do you get it? 


The Entourage Effect is a benefit of taking certain cannabinoids together all at once.

The “More than the sum of its’ parts” principle. A reference to the phenomena when biologically active compounds can have enhanced biological activity when administered in combination with other compounds. This is an advantage of a full-spectrum CBD which contains multiple cannabinoids.


Why consume CBD full-spectrum products? CBD, also known as  cannabidiol, is a molecule that has in itself recognized therapeutic virtues because it has relaxing, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory properties. But several scientific studies show that CBD is much more effective when it is accompanied by other compounds (cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids) from hemp.

These different molecules interact with each other and create what is called the entourage effect.

To illustrate this effect, for example, the anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects of CBD are amplified by the presence of THC, even in very small quantities. Full-Spectrum CBD also contains rare cannabinoids such as CBC, CBG, and CBN. These cannabinoids all enhance each others’ benefits.

How to Get the CBD Entourage Effect

To get this CBD benefit,  look for a CBD product made of optimal quality hemp.  Organic farming methods retain the most cannabinoid benefits.

Most importantly is the CBD must come with a complete Cannabinoid spectrum. These CBD products are labeled Full-Spectrum CBD.

When to Choose Broad-Spectrum

Full-spectrum CBD products contain low levels of THC. Some people may be sensitive to this cannabinoid, which has a psychotropic effect. In this case, they will have to turn to broad-spectrum CBD products. Broad Spectrum contain many beneficial cannabinoids but no to little THC.


To get the entourage effect benefit, choose a Full-spectrum CBD from a reputable CBD Vendor. If you want the Entourage Effect but wish to completely avoid THC, consider Broad-Spectrum CBD.

Was What Is the CBD Entourage Effect useful? Read the CBD Guides on how to identify a quality CBD Vendor who sells both Broad Spectrum and Full Spectrum CBD.

Also see How to Read a CBD Ingredient Label and about Certificate of Analysis lab reports to know which Cannabinoids are in your full-spectrum CBD.


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