Endocannabinoid systems are a complex and integral part of every mammal's wellbeing. Cannabinoids are organic chemical compounds that work with other modulatory systems to interact with and activate certain receptors and regulate various systems in humans and other mammals such as appetite, mood, pain perception, memory and concentration.
The cannabis plant contains more than 120 terpenes, and the most common are:
- Myrcene, which increases cell permeability.
- Limonene, which increases serotonin levels in our body.
- Linalool, which has powerful sedative and relaxing effects.
- Caryophyllene, which has anti-inflammatory properties.
It has been shown since 1998 by scientists S. Ben-Shabat and Raphael Mechoulam that consuming various types of cannabinoids together with a variety of terpenes potentiate the beneficial effects due to the synergy generated by the compounds when interacting with each other. This interaction is known as the entourage effect, and it helps improve the absorption of cannabinoids, promotes the elimination of bacteria, and minimizes side effects.