Some of the more popular reasons people seem to use CBD is for sleep, anxiety, and pain. In this mini-series, we will discuss each of these topics, in regard to how terpenes work alongside CBD to help in each area. The combination of these terpenes and cannabinoids is what’s known as the Entourage Effect. In short, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) explains, “In 1998, Professors Raphael Mechoulam and Shimon Ben-Shabat posited that the endocannabinoid system demonstrated an “entourage effect” in which a variety of “inactive” metabolites and closely related molecules markedly increased the activity of the primary endogenous cannabinoids, anandamide and 2-arachidonoylglycerol.”
In regards to sleep, there is a wide array of reasons people struggle with it. Whether it be anxiety, pain, tension, nerves, etc… there is likely a terpene or cannabinoid to help with that. As this study explains, Beta-Caryophyllene can help with almost all those issues. “these results suggest that the essential oil derived from S. odoratissima produces an anxiolytic-like effect without altering motor performance and that this effect is mediated by 5-HT(1A) but not via benzodiazepine receptors. In addition, the major component, β-caryophyllene, also has an anxiolytic-like effect that may contribute to the effects of EO, but this effect does not seem to be mediated via 5-HT(1A) or benzodiazepine receptors.”
Myrcene and Limonene also appear to have relaxing, or even sedative type of effects. As the NIH says:
“Limonene was also effective at the highest dose, and although citral did not increase the onset of sleep, it increased the duration of sleep, which is indicative of a potentiation of sleeping time. Citral increased 2.3 and 3.5 times, respectively, the barbiturate sleeping time in mice. Similar effects were observed for myrcene and limonene at the highest dose which increased the sleeping time around 2.6 times.”
As mentioned earlier, CBD is commonly used for sleep – especially full-spectrum products that utilize all of these terpenes and cannabinoids to most efficiently fight insomnia. Our recommendation for finding a quality CBD company is to find one with lab tests from a third party, with a product that is grown in the United States (or Colorado), and that is full-spectrum so that you receive the full benefit of the plant, and not just a very small portion of its potential.
That’s Natural hemp-derived CBD products – legal in all 50 States! At That’s Natural, we make sure that we bring our customers a pure, potent, and effective product. We do this through having complete control of our supply chain! We know our Colorado hemp farmers, we only use supercritical CO2 extraction and steam distillation – NEVER using chemical solvents or isolate, and we make sure that the products’s other ingredients are the highest quality possible! Our process ensures a product that is full of NATURALLY occurring cannabinoids and terpenes – ensuring that our customers can experience the Entourage Effect! Our products have life force – because at That’s Natural we truly care about helping our customers experience better well-being and an improved quality of life! We hope you will try us out and experience a truly natural CBD Oil! That’s Natural!