What is The Entourage Effect?

by | Dec 24, 2020 | CBD Education

People are constantly looking for new, creative ways to get the most from their products, including their products containing CBD. CBD, short for cannabidiol, is known to offer several benefits including pain relief, improved sleep, improved appetite, reduction of symptoms associated with anxiety and depression, and even an increase in athletic agility. It is by far one of the most widely sought-after products on the market today. 

For many people, it is important to spend time researching CBD and how it works, as well as what types of CBD products are best for the condition they are looking to address. Many of those individuals find themselves learning about the differences between products and how they are sourced. Depending on how it is extracted and from which plant, CBD falls into one of three categories:

  • Full spectrum hemp extract (FSE) – Full spectrum hemp extract contains all the chemicals that come from the hemp plant including trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. THC is the psychoactive element found in hemp and marijuana plants, however the levels of THC in hemp are so minimal that it is not possible to get high.


  • Broad spectrum — Broad spectrum products are almost completely the same as full spectrum hemp extract products, only they do not contain any THC. The THC is sourced out of broad spectrum products even if there are only small, non-harmful amounts of it present.


  • CBD isolate — CBD isolate products are those products that contain CBD and absolutely nothing else. 

This information is key when a person looks to determine which type of CBD product they want to take. Everyone has their own unique needs, meaning that some consumers may not want THC in their CBD, while others may want CBD and nothing else. Those who lean more towards full spectrum hemp extract, however, can benefit from what is known as the entourage effect. 

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The water-soluble quality of this product makes it simple for the body to quickly absorb the CBD, allowing for benefits to occur right away. This product is ideal for those who want to incorporate CBD into their routine while at work or in social settings, as it can be taken discreetly.

What is the Entourage Effect?

The entourage effect is a term used to describe the beneficial effects of a conglomerate of chemicals working in concert with one another via a full spectrum CBD product. The reason why the entourage effect is only possible with a full spectrum product is because full spectrum products do not have any of the naturally-occurring chemicals extracted from them, allowing for all chemicals to work side-by-side. These chemicals include cannabinoids such as:

  • Cannabidiol (CBD)
  • Cannabichromene  (CBC)
  • Cannabigerol (CBG)
  • Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV)

Those who use full spectrum products can benefit from the entourage effect as it is believed that when each of these cannabinoids are present at the same time within a product, the effects the product produces are significantly greater than those produced by broad spectrum or CBD isolate products. Those consuming full spectrum products and who are achieving the entourage effect CBD are not only going to benefit from the CBD, but also the other cannabinoids in the product. This is not possible to do with other products sourced differently, as they do not contain the same chemicals. 

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Kyle Turley


Kyle Turley is a former NFL football offensive tackle. Outspoken with his use of Cannabis and CBD, he credits Cannabis for saving his life and continues to help create policy change around marijuana use in the NFL. He is a member of the Doctors for Cannabis Regulation NFL steering committee and is passionate about helping professional athletes suffering from physical and psychological issues recover with the help of CBD. Learn more about Kyle Turley

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