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The Entourage Effect

Did you know the hemp plant contains hundreds of cannabinoids? While Cannabidiol (CBD) is the most known cannabinoid, it isn’t the only beneficial part of the hemp plant.

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts

The hemp plant contains many different elements–terpenes, flavonoids, fatty acids, and, of course, cannabinoids. While each cannabinoid has its own unique benefits, 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”. This concept encourages the use of all the ingredients found in plants rather than isolating specific ingredients or parts of a plant to create products. By retaining the 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 functions and trigger various physiological actions. 

Flavonoids are found in plants and are present in many foods we consume daily. These compounds give plants (including hemp), fruits, and vegetables their color. They also work with Terpenes to produce flavor in plants (like hemp), fruits and vegetables. There are approximately 20 flavonoids found in hemp. They’ve 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 hemp, these aromatic oils have been shown to aid cannabinoids (like CBD) in passing through the bloodstream easier. And while they play an important supporting role 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 and broad-spectrum CBD products. These two types undergo fewer processes in the extraction process and retain all the natural compounds found in the hemp plant (cannabinoids, flavonoids, oils, and terpenes). The difference between the two lies in the cannabinoid THC. Full-spectrum CBD products contain trace amounts of THC, while broad-spectrum CBD products–like those offered by Proper Hemp–contain zero THC in their formulas.

Proper Hemp Co.’s broad-spectrum CBD extract is made up of 85% cannabinoids. Of this 85% cannabinoid content, CBD makes up 90% of the cannabinoids present. We preserve all of the non-intoxicating phytocannabinoids and synergistic compounds. This includes cannabigerol (CBG), cannabinol (CBN), cannabichromene (CBC), and over 40 naturally preserved terpenes. 

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7 Facts About Proper Hemp Co.

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? Below are seven facts you should know about Proper Hemp Co.’s CBD and why we’re a safe and great choice for you.

1. Proper Hemp CBD is made with broad-spectrum CBD

Proper Hemp CBD products are broad-spectrum. This means we retain all the natural compounds found in the hemp plant that create the beneficial “entourage effect’ when consumed.

Our broad-spectrum hemp extract has 85% Cannabinoids, of this, Cannabidiol (CBD) makes up 90% of the Cannabinoids present and includes cannabigerol (CBG), cannabinol (CBN), cannabichromene (CBC), as well as 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% THC content in their products, we remove all traces of THC. Although 0.3% is a trace amount, when consumed daily, this trace amount can build up and potentially show up on drug tests. For that reason, our products are a great option for anyone that has concerns around this. 

3. We make products that work!

At Proper, effectiveness is of the utmost importance. This is why we spend the bulk of our time researching and meeting with labs and manufacturing facilities to learn about the safest and most effective production methods available. Today, we use cutting-edge nanoemulsion technology, that allows us to reduce the size of the CBD particle to a nano-size which is easier for your body to absorb. In fact, this increases absorption by roughly five times than formulas that are not nano-emulsified.

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 hundreds of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids found in the hemp plant, which creates the most complete form of CBD extract.

5. Natural + effective products

To ensure our products are exemplary, we are meticulous in selecting only the highest quality ingredients, using organic hemp US grown. Proper Hemp Co. products are all-natural, formulated without mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, sulfate detergents, parabens, urea, DEA, TEA, or phthalates.

6. We stand by our products

We believe firmly in the quality of our lab-tested, cruelty-free products, and stand behind them. You can access our certificates of analysis here >

7. Sustainability

We’re committed to reducing our carbon footprint as much as possible. We do this by using glass bottles that can be recycled, metal lids for our bottles, vegetable ink for our boxes, and our product boxes are made with hemp cardstock. If you look closely at our packaging, you’ll notice the small specks of tiny hemp fibers. 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