CBD is a type of compound called Cannabinoid. Cannabinoids works with a series of receptors in your body known as the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS is involved in a lot of important jobs. These jobs include regulating your anti-inflammatory response, immune system, appetite, mood, anxiety, sleep schedule and more. Basically, the ECS system helps keep your body in Homeostasis.
Homeostasis is a biological balance in your body’s natural rhythms. Sometimes its described as equilibrium in your system. Homeostasis has a big impact on your overall well-being. New research is always emerging exploring the link between homeostasis and physical, mental and even emotional health. People take CBD because they want to support their ECS and all it does.
Your body makes its own cannabinoids. They are called endocannabinoids. If you’ve ever experienced a “runner’s high” or the thrill of singing along to your favorite song, you’ve experienced the work of endocannabinoids. When plants make this compound they are called Phytocannabinoids. CBD is one of over a hundred types of phytocannabinoids found in the hemp plant. It is non-intoxicating which means you will NOT get the “high” associated with marijuana.
There many forms of CBD products but we found the topical lotions to be most effective in the treatment of localized pain areas and the Sublingual oil drops or gummies to be more effective with systemic problems such as sleep, depression or anxiety.
"Dr. Donna helped me with my ongoing headaches using laser therapy and CBD oil. She also know the right treatments. Her adjustments helped relieve my whiplash."
Terpenes vs CBD
You already know what terpenes are because you’ve experienced them all your life. Simply put, terpenes are what gives an orange its citrusy smell. They give pine trees their unique aroma. They’re even responsible for the relaxing effects in lavender. They are chemicals that determine how things smell.
But wait. You thought that cannabinoids were the compounds in the cannabis plant that caused healing, right? Yes, but it’s been discovered that terpenes can play a big role in that as well. In fact, cannabinoids and terpenes work together in something called the entourage effect.
The entourage effect simply means that cannabinoids such as THC and CBD, along with the hundreds of other compounds, along with the terpenes, are meant to work together. It’s the whole plant that does the best job, not just a single compound. While relief does come from using a CBS oil, whole plant therapy has been the most common use. Utilizing all the compounds and terpenes in the plant may just be the best way after all.
Terpenes can be helpful in the treatment of anxiety, sleep disorders, inflammatory conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Digestive disorders, Attention deficit and more.