Arguments Against the Entourage Effect and Synergy

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Some scientists claim that the entourage effect and synergy are not valid concepts, and have not been sufficiently proven to occur in a predictable manner, particularly not in cannabis. In this video, Russ Hudson presents the arguments against synergy and the entourage effect, reading directly from the Synergy chapter of The Big Book of Terps, which focuses on the evidence for synergy that exists between terpenes, flavonoids, and many other chemical compounds. Continue reading “Arguments Against the Entourage Effect and Synergy”

Cannabinoids in Plants Other than Cannabis

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This video discusses non-cannabis plants that produce cannabinoids. Nearly all of the classic and lesser cannabinoids are known to occur in other plants, with the exception of THC. Plants use cannabinoids – which belong to several different classes of terpenes – for a variety of different purposes. Russ Hudson discusses and reads directly from the Cannabinoids 101 chapter of The Big Book of Terps. Continue reading “Cannabinoids in Plants Other than Cannabis”

Synergy, Entourage Effect, and Polypharmacology Explained – Terp Talk

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In this video, Russ Hudson talks about synergy in cannabis, and how this concept differs from “the entourage effect,” and polypharmacology. Hudson reads directly from The Big Book of Terps, where the primary focus of this work is the synergistic effects observed and theorized between terpenes and terpenoids, flavonoids, and cannabinoids.

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What is the difference between flavonoids and terpenes? Terp Talk

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Russ Hudson describes the primary differences between flavonoids and terpenes – the differences we as humans can detect in the real world, not the chemical or molecular differences. Hudson reads directly from The Big Book of Terps, and can send you a signed hardcover copy of the book if you email him at russ@thebigbookofterps.com Continue reading “What is the difference between flavonoids and terpenes? Terp Talk”

How do Humans Perceive Terpenes? Terp Talk

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In this video, Russ Hudson reads a passage from The Big Book of Terps that describes exactly how humans perceive these volatile molecules through olfactory receptors. This passage describes this process using the monocyclic monoterpene, Limonene, as a precise example. A related quote from Dr. Ethan Russo – the world’s leading researcher on the Entourage Effect – is also read. Continue reading “How do Humans Perceive Terpenes? Terp Talk”