The Role of the Entourage Effect

What Is The Entourage Effect?

Jan 10, 2017

Peace Naturals approach to growing medical Cannabis compliments our belief that the Entourage Effect is important to our clients overall well being. Whole plant medicine recognizes there is much more to medicinal Cannabis than just high THC or CBD percentages and the Cannabis plant has over 400 natural compounds.

To recognize the role these compounds perform, the term Entourage Effect was coined by S. Ben-Shabat in July 1998 Journal of European Pharmacology pages 23 – 31 An entourage effect: inactive endogenous fatty acid glycerol esters enhance 2-arachidonoly-glycerol cannabinoid activity suggests terpenes and other compounds act as a modulator to allow our brains to absorb THC and CBD.  

What is the Entourage Effect?

In short, the Entourage Effect is the theory that the Cannabis plant as a whole works together to create a desired therapeutic effect. This includes not only the cannabinoids such as THC and CBD, but also includes plant type (Sativa, Indica, Hybrid) as well as terpenes and other compounds and how they react when used together.  

When people focus on Cannabis varieties solely by their THC percentage levels, they’re not taking into account the important role terpenes play in whole health. Terpenes are much more than just the taste and flavour of our different Peace Naturals products, they’re working with Cannabinoids to create a desired effect.

Investigation and research into other compounds such as fatty acids, ketones and ester and the roles that they play in the Entourage Effect has only just begun. Cannabis is a complex plant in which new compounds are being discovered and researched as the stigma continues to lift. 

At Peace Naturals we offer a variety of different types of Cannabis because we believe the different terpene profiles play a tremendous role in our clients’ therapy. Our manufacturing team works diligently at bringing out the very best flavours and aromas from our varieties.

A minimum two week cold pure water flush ensures our Cannabis is free from residual plant food, which may impact terpene development. The flushing phase creates a smooth flavourful inhale to bring out the Cannabis plants natural flavours and aromas.

Peace Naturals dried Cannabis is never irradiated because the irradiation process may deteriorate delicate trichomes and possibly erode terpenes and other natural compounds full impact.

Access to medicinal Cannabis isn’t challenging. Peace Naturals is here to assist you in becoming a legal medical Cannabis client. Start the registration process.


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