So far, over 120 cannabinoids have been identified in cannabis plants. The most well known are THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) - a psychoactive cannabinoid of the cannabis plant, and CBD (cannabidiol) - a non psychoactive cannabinoid of the cannabis plant. THC, CBD and the hundred or so other cannabinoids can benefit us in many ways.
The diagram to the right shows some of the more commonly studied cannabinoids and their medicinal properties.
Performance enhancement - According to U.S. News and World Report, 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.
According to Harvard University, 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.
The National Institute of Health has published studies confirming that CBD is an anti-inflammatory and an osteoblast stimulator for enhanced bone growth to combat osteoporosis. Capsules can be used 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 for synthetic pharmaceutical drugs, improves 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 - ½ dropper (1/2ml) sublingually or one capsule taken with water in the morning before eating.
Terpenes are organic compounds produced by many different plants (and even some animals). There are thousands of different terpenes, around 150 have been identified in cannabis.
Terpenes determine the smell, taste, and effects of cannabis.
Below is a diagram of some of the many terpenes that are found in cannabis. The aromatic and medicinal properties are listed.
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