What are Flavonoids?

Monday, Oct 26, 2020

Flavonoids are phytonutrients that are found in nearly all fruits and vegetables – of the twelve total types of flavonoids, experts suggest six are important in the human diet: anthocyanins, flavones, flavanones, isoflavanones, flavonols, and flavan-3-ols.

These flavonoids are responsible for giving fruits and vegetables their color. Flavonoids like terpenes, help flowers attract pollinators or protect plants from potential external threats such as the sun’s damaging UV rays, pests, and diseases.

Cannabis plants contain several flavonoids that are found nowhere else in nature, known as Cannaflavins. – For example, the deep purple color of certain strains is attributed to the flavonoids anthoxanthins and anthocyanins. Studies shown that certain flavonoids (including cannaflavins) may also have a variety of effects on your personal well-being.

At Dialed In, most importantly we believe that flavonoids harmonize with other terpenes and cannabinoids creating the “entourage effect.” First discovered in 1980, the “entourage effect” proposes that terpenes, flavonoids, and cannabinoids work together to produce greater therapeutic and psychoactive effect than they could on their own.

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