Cannabinoids 101

So far, over 110 cannabinoids have been identified in cannabis plants. The most well known are THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) - a psychoactive cannabinoid component of the cannabis plant, and CBD (cannabidiol) - a non psychoactive cannabinoid component of the cannabis plant. THC, CDB and the hundred or so other cannabinoids can benefit us in many ways.


Performance enhancement - There are many benefits to using CBD - as a recovery aid after training: anti-inflammatory, relieves pain, regulates blood sugar, reduces muscle spasms, promotes bone growth and reduces anxiety. CBD with THC in small doses of <1mg has been shown to enhance mental focus during physical training. CBD / THC can be used after training sessions to reduce pain, reduce muscle spasms, aid in sleep, promote bone growth, and is an anti-oxidant.

Men’s Health

CBD is effective as a general anti-inflammatory and can aid in reducing inflammation of the prostate gland.  (use as a suppository for maximum effect.) 

Women’s Health

CBD is an anti-inflammatory, an Osteoblast stimulator for enhanced bone growth to combat Osteoporosis, and as a vaginal suppository in a CBD/THC blend to reduce menstrual cramping and initiate relaxation.


(yes, this includes your dog)

CBD as a daily supplement for pain relief, an oral rinse for dental health, reduces the need of synthetic pharmaceutical drugs, improves the quality of sleep and as a topical anti-anaerobic bacterial for minor burns, scrapes, acne and hemorrhoids.

The typical starting dose for Island Farms CBD as a health supplement is 8mg per day - one capsule taken with water in the morning before eating, or ½ dropper  (1/2ml) sublingually.