Terpenes and cannabinoids work in sync to produce an entourage effect – all the naturally occurring plant components functioning together as nature intended.
This action has everything to do with the beneficial qualities of modern CBD products; because of this hemp has been used as a wellness supplement for centuries due to these amazing compounds our body’s endocannabinoid system responds to.
Cannabis and its cousin hemp can produce up to 200 terpenes in varying combinations. These molecules are responsible for the smells and tastes of the plant and are currently being studied for their beneficial interactions with other compounds.
The distinct balance of terpenes is based on the particular cultivar of hemp used to create a CBD product.
Cannabinoids are naturally occurring metabolites produced by plants, some commonly known ones are CBD, CBC, CBG, CBN, and THC. They can also be referred to as phytocannabinoids. These molecules naturally work with each other creating optimal whole-body assistance.
The innate compounds found in cannabis and hemp plants bind to our cells and receptors throughout the body (known as the endocannabinoid system.)
There are direct interactions and influence of these receptors in regulating hormones, mood, energy, metabolism, immune function, and much more.
Researchers are continuously looking into the combinations of individual components of hemp and cannabis plants to figure out exactly how it all works.
Studies have shown the activity of cannabinoids and terpenes found in hemp are promising… for example, there is potential in supporting human brain health and memory longevity. These molecules seem to interact with our brain cells, supporting healthy function.
At Pure Hemp Botanicals, our tinctures are available in broad-spectrum and full-spectrum and are created using all the parts of the hemp plant. We believe the tremendous health benefits of hemp are in all the compounds working collectively.