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CBD and Terpenes

CBD and Terpenes

Mother Nature's medicines?

Both Hemp and Cannabis have been cultivated for food, clothing, and medicine for well over 12,000 years. When ingested, the chemical compounds they contain, known as phyto-cannabinoids, interact with our own endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is involved with a variety of physiological processes including appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory, and has been shown to have primary involvement with our neurological and immunological systems. 

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is the second most common cannabinoid found in cannabis. Unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive, and studies have shown CBD to have a wide range of medicinal applications. The past decade has seen a vast expansion into the study of CBD and its effects. Cell studies have shown CBD to be effective in vitro against lines of human brain, breast, and other tumor cells, while simultaneously protecting normal cells (Backes, 2014). An effective anticonvulsant, CBD has also been shown to be effective in the treatment of strokes and seizures, and is also being studied for its properties that seem to modulate the immune system, help diminish pain, curb anxiety, and more. 

While cannabinoids are responsible for much of the plants medical applications, terpenes also play a highly significant role. Terpenes do not exist solely in hemp and cannabis, and have been used by herbalists as medicinal components for thousands of years all on their own. When you smell a flower or freshly cut grass, you are smelling terpenes. They are aromatic constituents of all essential plant oils and are found in all spices, fruits, and vegetables (Backes, 2014). Pharmacologically active and synergistic with cannabinoids, terpenes are a critical component of cannabinoid medicine and holistic synergy. While cannabinoids are quickly proving to be a significant medicine for many, terpenes are being shown to have a significant impact on the medicinal effects of the cannabinoids themselves, and indeed a huge part of the homeostatic process. 

Like cannabinoids, terpenes are lipophilic (fat-loving) and hydrophobic (water-hating), as well as being very susceptible to environmental conditions such as heat and light. When compounding terpenoid medicines, one must take great care with methodology and precision, and follow absolute best standards for preservation of these valuable compounds.  

The Science behind CBDiva Products

In the above "SCIENCE" tab, you will find some of the Science behind CBDiva products. Find out the reasoning behind our choice to pursue Nanoparticle CBD and  Liposomal Encapsulation for enhanced delivery of our CBD products, what it means, some of the conditions in which CBD can be effective... and the scientific evidence of how and why.

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