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. 

8 Facts About Proper Hemp Co. CBD

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As CBD continues to grow in mainstream popularity, the number of CBD companies–and products–continues to grow as well. So how does one choose? Who is Proper Hemp and what sets us apart from the rest? Below are eight things you should know about Proper Hemp Co CBD and why we offer premium products.

1. Proper Hemp CBD is broad spectrum

Proper Hemp CBD products are broad spectrum. This means they contain all the other natural compounds found in the hemp plant and thus produce the beneficial “entourage effect.” Our Broad Spectrum CBD Hemp extract is 85% Cannabinoids, in which Cannabidiol (CBD) makes up 90% of the Cannabinoids present. This includes cannabigerol (CBG), cannabinol (CBN), cannabichromene (CBC), and over 40 naturally preserved terpenes.

2. CBD with zero THC

We preserve the full spectrum of non-psychoactive phytocannabinoids in our products. So we’re THC-free around here. While many CBD products still contain the legally allowed 0.3% of THC content in their products, Proper Hemp Co. removes all traces of THC. Why? To provide CBD products to mainstream users without any risk of job loss. 

3. Performanced obsessed and high performing

At Proper, performance is of the utmost importance. This is why we spent all of 2018 researching and meeting with labs and manufacturing facilities to learn about the different production methods available. Today, we use cutting-edge nanoemulsion technology, meaning we break down and reduce oil particle size so your body can then absorb the CBD at higher rates and amounts. In fact, this increases absorption by roughly five times.

Proper Hemp's premium CBD products

4. Co2 Extraction Method

While there are a few means for extracting CBD oil from the hemp plant, Co2 extraction is the preferred method for producing pure, potent, safe CBD oil. This extraction method preserves the wide range of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids, resulting in the “entourage effect” experienced in Broad Spectrum and Full Spectrum products.

5. Natural, premium products

To ensure our products are exemplary, we are meticulous in selecting only the highest quality ingredients, using industrial hemp grown domestically in Colorado. Proper Hemp Co products are all-natural, formulated without mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, sulfate detergents, parabens, urea, DEA, TEA or phthalates. And the difference is in the taste. The Proper Hemp CBD Dietary Supplement tastes like triple-distilled peppermint, providing a mild and refreshing flavor in addition to relieving stress and anxiety.

6. We stand by our products

We believe firmly in the quality of our lab tested, cruelty-free products and stand behind them. Certificates of analysis are provided upon request.

7. Recycled hemp packaging

Proper Hemp is 100% hemp from the inside out! If you look closely at our packaging, you’ll notice small specks of tiny plant fibers. This is due to the recycled hemp we use to create our packaging. Since it only takes 100 days to grow hemp (versus the 100 years it can take to grow the timber to make cardboard), we knew from the beginning we wanted our packaging to be just as natural and eco-friendly as our products themselves.

Proper's recycled hemp packaging

8. Wholesale and affiliate options available

We’re always excited to work with other companies and individuals who are just as passionate about CBD, wellness, and personal health as we are. If you’re interested in becoming a Proper Hemp wholesale or affiliate partner, signing up is quick and easy. 

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