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Terpenes and The Entourage Effect

As you probably know by now, we here at Radio are wild about terpenes and their therapeutic benefits. You see them mentioned on our social media pages, throughout our website, and most notably on our packaging, but how much do you really know about them? Chances are you know very little, so let’s dive deeper so you can truly understand what makes our hemp extract oils reign supreme over our competition.

Terpenes are highly aromatic compounds that determine the smell of plants and herbs found throughout the plant kingdom. They play a vital role in plants as they act to attract pollinators or repel predators, depending on the species of plant. Many of these terpenes are bioactive, meaning they affect the human body in a myriad of ways. Cannabis is known to be rich in terpenes, with over 200 different terpenes being present across the many different strains. These terpenes enhance or alter the effects of CBD when used in different combinations, which is why we’ve created unique terpene profile combinations for each of our cutting-edge, hemp extract oil products for rest, stress, discomfort, and focus.

This leads us to the “The Entourage Effect”. This is the idea that no singular chemical compound (like an isolated CBD molecule) can provide therapeutic benefits the way a multitude of compounds can when they work together. The combination of cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes working together synergistically and create an amplified health benefit that reaches all corners of our bodies. 

Here's another way to look at it.

Think about consuming a Vitamin C supplement versus eating a fresh orange. With the Vitamin C supplement, you get your daily dose of Vitamin C which is excellent for keeping your immune system strong. But if you consume an entire orange, your body is not only getting the Vitamin C it needs, but it also receives:

1. Anti-oxidants that protect your skin
2. Vitamin B6 that helps support the production of hemoglobin and keeps blood pressure in check
3. A class of compounds called PMF’s that lower cholesterol
4. Alkaline Minerals from the acid that plays a role in improving digestion
5. Vitamin A that plays a key role in keeping your eyes healthy
6. Soluble and insoluble fiber that helps your intestines and stomach function smoothly
7. And lastly, D-Limonene, a terpene that is touted to prevent multiple types of cancer.

Think of all the health benefits you forfeit when taking that Vitamin C supplement compared to eating a fresh orange. The orange provides health benefits in many areas which then has a domino effect throughout your entire body. Now think of all of the health benefits you forfeit when consuming a basic hemp CBD oil vs a RADIO “full plant hemp extract oil” with added botanical terpenes. You see, the vast majority of CBD oils on the market have stripped away almost everything but the cannabidiol (CBD). When looking at other company’s lab reports, you’ll notice the CBD content, but the other minor cannabinoids and terpenes are labeled as “non-detectable” or less than some minute amount. Sometimes they’ll show you a lab report on their raw oil, but by the time it’s diluted for the final product, all of the healthy goodness is once again lost.

Now take a look at Radio’s “Lazer Focus” lab report. Here you will find an oil rich in cannabinoids like CBD, CBDv, CBC, & CBG. But on top of that, we’ve boosted our oils with a botanical terpene blend that consists of 8 different and very powerful terpenes: 

1. δ-Limonene
2. β-Myrcene
3. δ-Carene
4. α-Pinene
5. β-Caryophyllene
6. trans-Ocimene
7. β-Pinene
8. α-Humulene

These terpenes independently are believed to have anti-inflammatory effects, improve respiratory function, have analgesic and anti-anxiety properties, reduce chronic pain, improve mood and reduce stress, and stimulate memory and help memory retention. But when consumed at these specific levels and in combination with the abundance of cannabinoids, an “entourage effect” begins to take place and the efficacy of the product soars and has incredibly positive health benefits throughout your body.

We have painstakingly crafted each of our four, full-plant hemp extract oils with the right combination of cannabinoids and terpenes to create an entourage effect that targets the relief people so desperately desire. Hemp oils for improved rest, alleviating stress, reducing discomfort and improved focus and retention are the most sought after benefits of CBD oils which is why we started there.

We challenge you to find another hemp oil product on the market that delivers better results. With the addition of our botanical terpenes, we’ve leapfrogged the CBD industry and delivered an entourage effect that you can no longer deny.