All varieties of cannabis and hemp have terpenes and cannabinoids, which make up the plant’s therapeutic functions. Understanding the role of terpenes and cannabinoids can help you make sense of how the plant’s compounds help improve health and wellbeing.
Strainz formulas provide a wide array of benefits delivered through cannabinoids and terpenes.
What are Terpenes?
Terpenes give a plant its distinct scent and flavor. These lovely molecules are what make roses smell like roses. Terpenes are why essential oils have soothing therapeutic effects for our body and mind. Different types have varying results, some promoting a calming feeling and others uplifting and energizing. Hemp and cannabis can produce up to 200 terpenes in varying combinations.
A gift from mother nature, terpenes are responsible for some of the relaxing effects you experience when consuming Strainz full spectrum CBD oils. Research has found consistent and common benefits of these terpenes, which contribute to an individual’s experience when utilizing whole hemp formulas for wellness support.
What are Cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are naturally occurring metabolites produced by hemp and cannabis plants; some commonly known are CBD, CBC, CBG, CBN, and THC. Cannabinoids such as THC are psychoactive, yet others do not have any psychoactive effects. All cannabinoids have beneficial properties for mind and body wellness.
These naturally occurring components have a harmonious relationship with terpenes, working together to produce the entourage effect. The entourage effect is the result of all the plant components interacting with each other. This is why full spectrum extracts are more effective for supporting various issues and imbalances.
Each cannabinoid has its own unique characteristics, some target pain receptors, some can make your feel sleepy, others can help improve your mood. Isolating a cannabinoid, means filtering out all the other plant parts and only utilizing one specific cannabinoid. Cannabidiol or CBD alone has some benefits, but the combination of all the naturally occurring cannabinoids from the plant working together has far better results.
The Endocannabinoid Systems Relationship to Terpenes and Cannabinoids
So how exactly are cannabinoids and terpenes supporting your health?
Terpenes and cannabinoids have an interconnected relationship with the human body. All mammals have an endocannabinoid system consisting of cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2 receptors present throughout the human body. Hemp and cannabis extracts act on these CB receptors to regulate several functions from pain, immune response to motor function, sleep, and even memory.
Our endocannabinoid system helps us maintain biological harmony and promotes homeostasis for many of the body’s primary functions. When a full spectrum hemp or cannabis extract is ingested these CB receptors are called to action to bring balance to areas in need. The cannabinoids and terpenes in the plant extract can relax the body, relieve pain, promote appetite, regulate sleep, calm anxiousness, and help with inflammatory conditions.
Strainz CBD supports your endocannabinoid system to naturally supply endocannabinoids when the body is in demand of them. This ensures balance in the immune system, nervous system, cells, tissues, and organs so your body can perform its functions as nature intended it to.
Thanks to all the research happening around the globe, scientists have been able to map the endocannabinoid system’s activity to discover more about how it functions and supports our health as a whole.
Discoveries are showing us that the endocannabinoid system targets a wide range of diseases and conditions, ranging from movement disorders such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, neuropathic pain, spinal cord injury, cancers, atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, stroke, hypertension, glaucoma, obesity/metabolic syndrome, and osteoporosis. That’s only mentioning a few!
Still, we only have a small glimpse into the brilliance of the endocannabinoid system. New research is revealing more ways terpenes and cannabinoids can support our health.