There is no getting away from it, cannabis is one of the most unique plants worldwide.
Cannabinoids range in the 100 mark and are found on the cannabis plant, but it has also been known to exceed over 400. Cannabinoids work together to bring you the effect known as the Entourage Effect. The plant itself is known for maximizing the possibilities by the interaction between its chemical components. It goes without saying that the cannabis plant is the most popular natural plant on earth and is used in so many versatile situations.
As previously mentioned, the Entourage Effect was first discovered by a gentleman named Raphael Mechoulam whos occupancy was an Israeli scientist who studied cannabis plants and the effects. Not only did he research the properties of THC and CBD, but it is believed he discovered the components to.
The Entourage Effect is basically growing different kinds of cannabis from different climates to give you the Effect.
What is Terpenes?
To grasp a relatively good idea of the Entourage Effect it is highly important to research the different roles of certain compounds. Terpenes is a chemical that is found in many if not most naturally occurring plants, one of them being cannabis. Terpenes contribute to the oroma and scents of the different strands of the cannabis plant. Roughly there is around 200 terpenes in the cannabis plant.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol ( CBD) both have connections with Terpenes to maximize the potential of cannabis.
Terpenes not only contributes to the aroma of the cannabis plant but it also aids in the protection to.
What is Decarboxylation?
Decarboxylation is activating the dormant chemicals that lay in cannabis. The more common on in these is the THC, The chemical that produces the high efficiency in female cannabis plants. THC can only be absorbed into the body by Decarboxylation or by heating the chemicals. Decarboxylation has many processes, heat being one of them. Heat transforms cannabinoids into hydrocarbons, This process makes it easier for the body to consume. Decarboxylation removes a group of atoms from cannabinoids allowing them to combine with CB1 and CB2 receptors that would prove to be impossible without the involvement of carboxyl groups.
The Entourage Effect and CDB.
CBD goes through a very similar process when it comes to decarboxylation. The process is to maximise the chemical properties via the Entourage Effect. Even though CBD is a non-psychoactive, but just like the THC it is an acid form when raw.
When cannabis is mentioned in a ‘Raw’ form simply means that it has not been dried out or treated.
Decarboxylation can be done in many forms of temperatures, doing so at a lower temperature will have less effects on the terpenes. 210 degrees is the highest temperature you can go for the terpenes to survive, anything higher will kill it off.
Once CBD has undertaken the drying process it can then be passed on to cannabis oils to produce food supplements to entice the Entourage Effect.
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