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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Before gummies were used in the hemp industry, they were not only a candy, but they were used as a delivery system for vitamins and minerals. This came about since we use the mouth to not only swallow pills but also for the absorption of medicines if they are held in the mouth for a period of time.
The therapeutic potential for CBD and other cannabinoids found in the hemp plant is undeniable. Consumer demand for and usage of CBD products to support a variety of health concerns is skyrocketing.