CBD and The Entourage Effect

Every star needs an entourage. While Cannabidiol (CBD) often plays the leading role due to its therapeutic benefits, it isn’t the only beneficial part of the hemp plant.

CBD and the Entourage Effect

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts

Industrial hemp contains many different elements–terpenes, flavonoids, fatty acids, and, of course, cannabinoids. While individually beneficial, they are especially powerful when working together synergistically. This creates what’s often referred to as the “entourage effect.”

Holistic health has long touted the benefits of “whole plant medicine,” believing that rather than isolate specific ingredients or single parts of a plant, you use the plant in its entirety. By combining compounds in their natural state we get a multiplying effect. The elements work to amplify one another, resulting in a more effective product.

Breaking it all down

Cannabinoids are like the key to unlocking the receptors of the body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS). These chemical compounds are key players in normal immune and central nervous system functioning and trigger various physiological actions. Currently, there are over 85 cannabinoids identified, with CBD and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) being the most widely known. Though heavily stigmatized with the United States and other countries, THC does have an abundance of medicinal benefits. It’s been has shown to be a supreme pain reliever, to dramatically reduce symptoms that accompany chemotherapy and radiation, to improve sleep, and more.

Flavonoids are found in plants and are present in many foods we consume daily. These compounds give plants (including cannabis), fruits, and vegetables their color. They also work with Terpenes to produce the odor and flavor of hemp. Approximately 20 flavonoids are found in cannabis. They have been shown to have several health benefits due to their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Terpenes are another group of natural chemicals and are what give plants and fruits their distinct smell. With over 100 different terpenes found in cannabis, these aromatic oils have been shown to aid the cannabinoids (like CBD) pass through the bloodstream easier. And while they do play supporting roles to the other elements of the plant, terpenes have their own therapeutic effects, including the calming effect they have on the body.

How this affects CBD products

To enjoy the benefits of the entourage effect, you’ll want to look for Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum CBD products rather than CBD Isolates. These two types undergo fewer processes in the extraction process and all the natural compounds found in the cannabis plant (cannabinoids, flavonoids, oils, and terpenes) are included in the extract. The difference between the two lies in the cannabinoid THC. Full Spectrum includes trace amounts of THC, while Broad Spectrum–like those offered by Proper Hemp–have removed the THC completely.

Use Proper Full Spectrum CBD to enjoy the Entourage Effect

Proper Hemp’s Broad Spectrum CBD extract is 85% cannabinoids, in which CBD makes up 90% of the cannabinoids present. We preserve the full spectrum of non-intoxicating phytocannabinoids and synergistic compounds. This includes cannabigerol (CBG), cannabinol (CBN), cannabichromene (CBC), and over 40 naturally preserved terpenes. 

What is Proper Hemp Co.?

Proper Hemp Co. was established in 2018 by a group of passionate CBD advocates. We’re on a mission to help individuals improve their health and overall wellbeing through the use of CBD.

Proper Hemp all started when we began using CBD to treat pain, inflammation, anxiety, and other chronic conditions. After experiencing relief for a number of conditions with CBD alone, we told our friends and family about it. We watched as they got the same relief we were experiencing to a host of different conditions. If you’re like us and have seen a loved one suffer from a chronic condition, or experienced it yourself, you know how important it is to find an effective way to treat it. THIS was a turning point for us. Since then we’ve embarked on a mission to deliver high performing CBD products that will help you experience the same relief we have without the nasty side effects.

So what makes Proper Hemp Co. different from other CBD products on the market? Picking the best thing about Proper Hemp CBD is like trying to pick a favorite child. Our products are Broad Spectrum, Nanoemulsified, and 89% all active CBD content. This means the milligrams you’re getting are full, active, and not reduced with hemp extract fillers.

Proper Hemp’s Broad Spectrum CBD Products

To ensure the highest quality products to our users, after extraction from the cannabis plant, we take our process a step further and remove any residual THC from the extract before formulating it into our broad spectrum products. While many CBD companies may leave the legally allowed 0.3% of THC content in their products, Proper Hemp Co. extracts this THC out to provide CBD products to mainstream users to ensure no risk of job loss. We even provide Certificates of Analysis upon request.

With Broad Spectrum CBD products, users can still enjoy the therapeutic benefits of the “entourage effect” without the psychoactive effects of THC or concern for the drug showing up on drug tests.

Nanoemulsification Technology

We spent all of 2018 researching and meeting with labs and manufacturing facilities to learn about the different production methods available. In the end, we found a production method that breaks the CBD molecules down to a nano-size. This increases bioavailability, or the degree and rate at which CBD is absorbed. In fact, it allows your body to absorb up to 5 times more efficiently than the industry’s standard production methods. Called Nanoemulsification, the process is totally nerdy sounding but we couldn’t love it more. We’re committed to continued research and seeking out the most effective production methods so that you can experience the best of CBD.

Why else should you care about nanoemulsification? The increased effectiveness of Proper Hemp Co. products also means money back in your pocket. Using an inferior product will cost a lot more long term. With nanoemulsified Proper Hemp CBD, the body is able to absorb the product more efficiently. Less is needed to acquire the desired optimum results.

At Proper Hemp Co. we believe in transparency, sustainability, and quality. We guarantee the grade and quality of our products, and also provide certificates of analysis upon request. Proper Hemp Full Spectrum CBD products are designed to balance, aid and boost multiple molecular pathways throughout the body. So what does this mean? CBD is a powerful yet natural way to relieve pain, inflammation, anxiety, and return the body to homeostasis. Our selection of Full Spectrum CBD products blend natural remedies to provide relief for various conditions, including pain, anxiety, energy, or overall health and wellness.

The Basics of Broad Spectrum CBD

Full Spectrum CBD, Broad Spectrum CBD, and CBD Isolate are terms referring to the type of cannabinoids (or naturally occurring chemicals) found in a CBD product. Knowing the differences and unique characteristics between the three types are important for every CBD user. This will help in making the most informed decisions on which product is best for you.

CBD Isolate

CBD Isolates are just as the name suggests–CBD that is isolated from all other cannabinoids. During the extraction process from the cannabis plant, all cannabinoids and additional plant compounds (oils, flavonoids, terpenes) are removed leaving the purest forms of CBD. These products are free of THC, meaning there’s no risk of psychoactive effects with their use.

Full Spectrum

Full Spectrum CBD products undergo fewer processes and all the natural compounds found in the cannabis plant (cannabinoids, flavonoids, oils, and terpenes) are included in the extract. This includes trace amounts of THC, which may potentially show up on drug tests. While the benefits of cannabinoids can be experienced individually, the effect of all the elements found in the plant working together in synergy enhances their therapeutic benefits, creating what’s referred to as the “entourage effect”.

Broad Spectrum

Broad Spectrum is sort of a middle ground between the other two spectrums. Similar to Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum CBD preserves the other natural compounds found in the cannabis plant. This results in the beneficial entourage effect. However, like the Isolate forms, THC is removed completely. In other words, think of Broad Spectrum as Full Spectrum without the of THC.

The Entourage Effect

As noted above, Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum CBD products include a range of additional cannabinoids (CBG, CBN, CBC, CBDA, and other minor cannabinoids) that are found in the plant. While individually beneficial, they are especially powerful when working together synergistically.

Due to the entourage effect, Broad Spectrum and Full Spectrum cannabinoid profile products are far more popular and often deemed more beneficial than just Isolate CBD. Broad Spectrum utilizes all of the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids with exception to THC. This provides superior health benefits that overcome the limitations of isolate CBD.

Though heavily stigmatized with the United States and other countries, THC does have an abundance of medicinal benefits. It’s been shown to be a supreme pain reliever, to dramatically reduce symptoms that accompany chemotherapy and radiation, to improve sleep, and more.

Proper Hemp Co. Broad Spectrum CBD Products

To ensure the highest quality products to our users, Proper Hemp takes the extraction process a step further. We remove any residual THC from the hemp extract before formulating it into our CBD products. While many CBD companies may leave the legally allowed 0.3% of THC content in their products, Proper Hemp Co. extracts this THC out to provide CBD products to mainstream users without risk of job loss. Certificates of Analysis are provided upon request.

Proper Hemp Co Broad Spectrum CBD extract is 85% Cannabinoids, in which Cannabidiol (CBD) makes up 90% of the Cannabinoids present. We preserve the full spectrum of non-psychoactive phytocannabinoids and synergistic compounds. Our broad spectrum CBD includes still includes cannabigerol (CBG), cannabinol (CBN), cannabichromene (CBC), and over 40 naturally preserved terpenes.

Broad Spectrum CBD is not currently associated with any extreme side effects. Some people report digestive upsets or mild mood changes. However, current research suggests that negative side effects from CBD are rare. It’s unlikely that you will experience any serious harm by taking this substance. CBD also does not lead to severe negative health effects, abuse, or dependence like many pharmaceutical drugs. Nonetheless, Proper Hemp always recommends discussing with a physician prior to adding new dietary supplements to one’s routine.