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the cbd connection

CBD has high anecdotal benefits

Cannabidiol (CBD)

CBD has been overshadowed by its sister “THC” which has a somewhat tainted name, CBD is at the opposite end of that spectrum with major health benefits.
CBD stands for cannabidiol and has a variety of anecdotal benefits. CBD is the second most commonly found cannabinoid found in cannabis, but unlike its euphoric sister, THC, it offers a non-intoxicating effect and instead has many medicinal uses. CBD is a highly potent anti-inflammatory.
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Endocannabinoid system

There are over 100 chemical compounds found in our Cbd oils known as cannabinoids, they are all natural and have been chosen for medicinal benefits. Cbd helps keep the body in a state of balanced homeostasis through the “endocannabinoid system”.

The endocannabinoid system is a molecular system responsible for regulating and balancing many processes within the body, including immune response, communication between cells, appetite and metabolism, memory, and many more. It is through this system of receptors and metabolic enzymes that cannabinoids interact with the human body function. The human body is full of these receptors and they are spread throughout the body. There is no THC in our oils so they do not produce any psychoactive effects!1

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Basic treatments; for the treatment of depression or anxiety, relief from chronic pain, reduces inflammation, reduces oxidative stress, promotes healthy weight, improves heart health, improves skin condition, promotes feelings of wellbeing, nausea relief, headache relief, epilepsy, gastrointestinal disorder and much more. For external use creams help with psoriasis, acne and eczema and keratosis, those findings are in accordance to a study found on the Dermatology Times CBD. CBD contains powerful antioxidants which also improves sleep.
The first documented use of cannabis-derived medicine dates back to 2737 BC when Chinese Emperor Sheng Neng used a cannabis infused tea to aid with various ailments including memory, malaria, rheumatism and gout. Queen Victoria is believed to have used CBD for menstrual cramps.

the benefits of CBD

CBD and homeostasis

Scientific research has found that CBD helps to promote homeostasis which is crucial for great health. CBD is a unique cannabinoid since it interacts with many other receptors aside from cannabinoid receptors to produce various effects in the body. Cannabidiol helps to promote homeostasis in a number of different ways, in our central nervous system there are cells that are covered with cannabinoid receptors and when Cbd binds to these receptors it has an ability to communicate with the cells journeying down into the neculeus and into the chromosomes. 

Chromosomes carry genetic information about everything that our body does. Genes are the codes for every protein that we make in our body, which includes all of the signalling molecules that are in charge of our physiology. From the cytokines that run our immune system to the neurotransmitters that run our nervous system. Throughout our physiology, we have receptors that are specifically designed to bind with CBD.

These cannabinoid receptors enable CBD to have a profound effect on the nucleus of our cells. In fact, CBD can modulate the transcription of over 1,100 genes that produce signalling molecules to naturally reduce inflammation in our central nervous system and immune system. As a result, CBD has the potential to promote homeostasis across a range of different systems in our body.

In a recent study, it was found that CBD can have the ability to promote anti-inflammatory biochemicals and regulate inflammatory biochemicals, creating a carefully controlled balance. It’s important to note that the way in which CBD interacts with cells in these systems to cause regulation is far more complex than we have described, but for ease of reading, we believe that this is the best way to describe the nature of what is occurring in these systems.

Our immune system alone has up to 350 different signalling elements which could potentially offer an explanation as to why there can be so many unintentional pharmaceutical drug interactions. When CBD is introduced to the overwhelmingly complex human physiology, in the context of our immune system, the effects of homeostasis can trickle down all of 350 different signalling elements.

The cherry strain
Indica dominant

The strain selected is called Cherry which is the finest Afghani breed on the market. It has one of the highest CBD counts available at around 15%. Containing high concentrates of Terpenes and cannabinoids.  The strain is sweet and floral, indica-dominant, nighttime strain. It has a blissful and calming effect with high pain relief. It is best taken at night and can help relieve pain and can aid with sleep .

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The Tsunami strain
Sativa dominant

The strain selected is a African/ Indian hybrid and is a Sativa dominant strain. The strain is very high in terpenes and cannabinoids. Tsunami sativa is best taken in the morning as a sensory stimulant and can highten productivity and creativity.

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What are terpenes?

Terpenes are unsaturated hydrocarbons which are found in the essential oils of plants, they play a vital role in a plants well-being and they are what makes some plants special. They therefore can have major benefits for humans as a bioactive. There are over 100 terpenes found in Cbd, we have listed the most relevant:

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Myrcene:

Myrcene terpenes are some of the most common terpenoids associated with hemp. They have a wonderfully rich, earthy, herbal scent – just like you’d expect from a freshly-cultivated hemp plant. Despite being the smallest terpene in a structural chemical sense, myrcene appears to boast a range of unique benefits.ext and edit me. It's easy.

Limonene:
The name alone gives this one away immediately. The limonene terpene is commonly found in the rinds of citrus fruits, especially lemons. It’s also a crucial terpene in many hemp extract products, and adds a wonderful boost in terms of a CBD oil’s flavour and aroma profile.

Humulene:

Another common compound in hemp, the humulene terpene is best described as ‘hoppy.’ Perhaps not surprisingly, this compound is found abundantly in various brews around the world – responsible for giving beer its rich, distinctly hoppy taste and aroma.

Caryophyllene:

One of the most abundant terpenes of all, caryophyllene is found in cloves, cinnamon, and black pepper, as well as hemp. It offers a brilliantly spicy, woody aroma. Not much research has been done on caryophyllene benefits, but we’re hoping this is an area of study wherein increased attention is given in the years to come.

Linalool:

Another very common terpene in hemp is linalool. This is a compound that many are probably already familiar with, as it boasts a floral, delicate aroma that’s common in many plant species (most notably lavender). As far as linalool terpene effects, some brands add linalool to their range of topical products for its lovely scent, which is commonly used in aromatherapy.

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