It can be easy to believe that we are just here on earth rather than a part of it. When you begin down the path of holistic medicine and begin to look at your life’s similarities to other living things, your understanding and connection grows as well. Makes most of us feel understood when we aren’t the only one going through something.
Disclaimer: because science does not R&D into any promising studies when it comes to holistic medicines, all this information may be true.
Going to give you some descriptions of some plants and their matter that can be found in CBD products. CBD and other cannabinoids have the potential to do great things for our wellness and it will be in here as well, but we all know, “we are greater than me.” One of the best things about CBD products is that most are loaded with other cannabinoids, terpenes, or other other potential plant benefits.
Not from Cannabis but common in CBD products
The base for a majority of our oil based products is going to be MCT oil. It’s sourced from either palm oil or, primarily, coconut oil, which has about 54% of MCT. MCT oil can be recommended into one’s diet as a source of energy if following a ketogenic diet. This base is used because both MCT oil and CBD are fatty acids and are easily mixed together.
Melatonin is still found in many CBD products to promote good sleep, even though CBN is quickly taking over the realm of sleep aid. Originally, and still, melatonin is a neurotransmitter produced in the pineal gland of the brain and is used to promote sleep. Even though melatonin is found in many plants, the main production of melatonin is fabricated synthetically. Another sleep aid is valerian root and is commonly used in CBD products.
Popular in a majority of the CBD topical is menthol. Menthol is very popular and is often made synthetically, but this is found in nature and is considered a terpene. The menthol terepen is derived from Peppermint and other mint plants. Menthol creates a sensation of cooling heat that is great relief when applied directly to a sore area. Menthol can also block voltage-sensitive sodium channels, reducing neural activity that may stimulate muscle. For some association to CBD talk, which can be overwhelming for some people, how cannabinoids react with our CB receptors, well, menthol reacts with our GABAA receptors.
Chamomile is found in many different CBD products. It is thought that chamomile is beneficial as a sleep aid because of its reaction to muscles and easing tension. It is not recommended to take blood thinners while ingesting chamomile.
You have probably heard of this flower known as ashwagandha. This is used in many CBD products as well as a powerful supplement on its own. This plant has been used in many cultures for thousands of years for numerous benefits to improve your body and brain function. These are some of the things that have been mostly proven; improve concentration, increase energy levels, lower blood sugar levels, induces apoptosis (might be anticancer), reduces cortisol, reduces stress and anxiety, may reduce depression, increase testosterone and male reproductive health, may increase muscle mass, reduce inflammation, decrease cholesterol, brain function, improve memory, and increase one’s reaction time.
To boost some of the potential benefits of cannabinoids, Stinging Nettle is often added. The research is limited when it comes to stinging nettle, but it may reduce inflammation, aid blood sugar control, treat enlarged prostate symptoms,and lower blood pressure.
What else is in CBD Products that come from Industrial Hemp
Many things that come from the hemp plant can be beneficial for our bodies including the vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. The hemp plant contains large amounts of vitamin E, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron and zinc.
The big time player in CBD products are the other cannabinoids. There are about 120 cannabinoids in the industrial hemp plant and if you would like to learn more click here. The other big time player in CBD are the terpenes that are found in the industrial hemp plant. There are over 200 terpenes that are associated with the plant and if you would like to learn more about them click here.
In short none of them have been proven to have any effects, but these are prominent cannabinoids research will be investigating first.
THC- gets you high
CBD- repairs imbalance
CBG- is the “Mother cannabinoid”
CBN- is a sedative
CBC- brain food