ECS Therapeutics

Exploring the ECS Connection of Sleep-Supporting Botanicals

It’s commonly known that certain botanicals can promote relaxation and transition into sleep as well as support sound, restorative sleep.  What’s new and intriguing is that we now understand previously unknown mechanisms of action — many of these sleep-supporting botanicals contain compounds that interact with cannabinoid receptors, or share chemical similarity with cannabinoids, or both. These phyto-cannabinoids can provide similar benefits to those provided by hemp cannabinoids through comparable mechanisms in the body.

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Bridging the Gap: How External Cannabinoids Support and Replenish the Endocannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is an intricate network within our bodies that regulates various physiological processes. While the body’s ECS naturally produces its own cannabinoids, known as endocannabinoids, external cannabinoids derived from the cannabis plant, such as CBD (cannabidiol), may also play a significant role in supporting the ECS. In this blog, we will explore how plant cannabinoids interact with the ECS, particularly beneficial when the body’s ECS tone is compromised, and explore some of the key therapeutic effects that these external cannabinoids have been shown to exhibit.

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The Endocannabinoid System: Your Body’s Internal Harmony Keeper

Have you ever wondered how your body maintains a delicate balance, ensuring that various processes function smoothly? It turns out that there’s a fascinating system within our bodies called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) that plays a crucial role in maintaining overall harmony. In this blog, we’ll explore the Endocannabinoid System in simple terms, so you can better understand this intricate internal mechanism.

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Exploring the Potential Health Benefits of CBG: How It Differs from CBD

The body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) regulates a wide range of physiological processes such as mood, appetite, pain sensation, and inflammation. Various cannabinoids found in the hemp plant interact with the ECS and offer both distinct and overlapping activities.

In this blog, we’ll explore similarities and differences between cannabigerol (CBG) and cannabidiol (CBD)—in their chemical structures, effects on the body, and potential health benefits.

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Powerful Properties of CBDa: An overlooked precursor to CBD

As formulas emerge that feature cannabinoids beyond CBD, it has become challenging to match up the different cannabinoid formulations with their potential indications. One such phytochemical, cannabidiolic acid (CBDa), is the focus of this blog. Read on to learn about CBDa — its relationship to CBD (cannabidiol) and the hemp plant, along with its most promising clinical applications.

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The “Skin-ny” on CBG’s Topical Benefits

Today, many topical products include cannabidiol (CBD) due to its diverse health benefits. Evidence shows that CBD can support many skin conditions by modulating inflammation and protecting the skin barrier, while also minimizing breakouts and easing discomfort from pain and itching.1  

As research around cannabis continues to advance, so does further exploration into other cannabinoids found in the plant. Research now supports the significant health benefits of cannabigerol (CBG).

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Decoding Topical CBD Products: The Bad, The Good and The Best!

No pain, no gain? To your patients, no pain is absolutely gain! Pain requires immediate attention … and relief. Topical hemp products are increasingly popular among patients to target localized aches and pains. But not just any topical hemp product will get the job done well. The CBD (cannabidiol) topical market is crowded with products, complicating the selection process.

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When Clean Isn’t So Clean: How Bodycare Ingredients May Impact Health

Isn’t it ironic that so many topical products your patients use every day for bodycare and cleansing aren’t “clean” in composition? Many contain the pernicious “Ps” – parabens and phthalates – which are highly regulated in the EU because research points toward negative health effects particularly from repeated, long-term exposure.

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How CBD Supports the Skin Endocannabinoid System

As the largest organ in the body, the skin is constantly being challenged by myriad environmental and cosmetic compounds, climate conditions, internal stress and diet. Most people tend to view their skin as a means of attraction; clean, youthful and hydrated skin is the goal to enhance visual appeal.

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