Key Ingredients – Terpenes and Extracts
The minuscule glands of the hemp plant that excrete cannabinoids also produce terpenes, which are what gives both hemp and marijuana their distinct aromas. Terpenes are not exclusive to the cannabis sativa plant, and can be found throughout nature. For example, the terpenes, alpha-pinene and beta-pinene, both smell of pine, and can be found in pine needles, rosemary, and basil. The terpene limonene offers a citrus scent, and can be found in lemon rinds, juniper, and peppermint.
We add specific terpenes and plant extracts to our various product lines because CBD and terpenes work synergistically together, creating an “entourage effect”. Independently, both terpenes and CBD work well, but together, they are far more potent and effective. Listed below are a few of plant extracts, and terpenes included in our proprietary blends, as well as their associated therapeutic benefits.
All ingredients are added with precision and intention.
Beta Caryophyllene (BCP)
BCP is a dietary cannabinoid that binds with the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), yet it presents itself as a terpene. We use BCP in all of our products, as it works synergistically with CBD to enhance its effects within the human body. CBD barely binds with the CB2 receptors, and not at all with CB1, however it does facilitate the binding of other molecules, such as THC (CB1) or Beta Caryophyllene (CB2).
One of the two isomers of pinene, alpha-pinene can be found in a myriad of plants, such as rosemary, basil, but most notably pine trees. This highly beneficial, and pivotal terpene is included in nearly all of our proprietary terpene blends.
MCT (medium-chain triglycerides) oil is a form of saturated fatty acid that has been associated with various health benefits, such as long-lasting, improved cognition, increased energy metabolism, weight management, and increased satiety. It is used in several of our products to include our addCBD, rolCBD, and petCBD.
Valerian root is a perennial flowering plant, and has been used as a medicinal herb since ancient Greece and Rome. . Valerian root is used in our petCBD – Calm and Composed.
Valerian root is a perennial flowering plant, and has been used as a medicinal herb since ancient Greece and Rome. Studies have shown it increases he amount of gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain, which helps regulate nerve cells, resulting in a calming effect. Valerian root is used in our pufCBD – CALM, our capCBD – Calm, and our petCBD – Calm and Composed to help reduce stress levels and anxiety, and assist with insomnia.