The entourage effect is a so-called “synergistic effect” that can be expected of the full spectrum or broad spectrum. “Entourage” means “levy” in French.
The entourage effect of CBD is to “use the levy to more effectively take in CBD.”
Here, “surrounding” is a component other than CBD contained in the hemp. In addition to CBD, hemp has cannabinoids such as THC, CBC, CBG, CBN and CBV.
It also contains natural chemical ingredients called terpenes, active ingredients in plants, vitamins, minerals, proteins, vegetable oils, etc. The first thing to note here is the ingredient called terpene.
The main terpenes included in the hemp include:
Among them, myrcene is said to have the effect of make it easier for CBD and other cannabinoids to enter the body. It means that it will increase the absorption rate of CBD. In addition β cariophyrene is said to activate cannabinoid receptor CB2 in the body.
In fact, “inert” ingredients other than CBD and THC have not been considered important in mammals, as they are thought to have no effect on mammals. Terpenes, with their flavor and aroma, were also classified as inert and did not receive much attention.
However, as research progressed, it became clear that this inactive ingredient significantly activated the endogenous cannabinoids anandamide and 2-AG. This study revealed that CBD, when consumed with other hemp ingredients, provides an anthropogenic effect.
This means that the anthropogenic effect can be expected in products that are made in a process that also retains the non-CBD hemp ingredients, such as Broad Spectrum and Full Spectrum.
So you can’t expect the entourage effect in an isolate process that is 99% CBD. (Isolate has the advantage of being pure, free of impurities, and easy to drink.)