Hemp and cannabis plants have several kinds of compounds including, flavonoids, phytochemicals, and terpenes. Terpenes are the aromatic, essential oil part of these plants. There are over 100 different kinds of terpenes and each one has its own particular qualities and benefits. However, all terpenes appear to have the following properties in common.
- Anti-Oxidant effects.
- Add to the aroma and taste of the flower, tincture, and gummies.
- May increase the efficacy of a particular strain or product as they work synergistically with cannabinoids.
- Interact with your CB1 and CB2 receptors to help activate your Endocannabinoid System.
Most of us know which cannabinoids are present in the products we use. For example, if you are seeking help with insomnia, you would want to have a product that has both CBD and CBN (cannabinol). Adding terpenes that have more sedative properties will also assist those cannabinoids in working to help you get a great night’s sleep. Some terpenes give energy and are combined in a formula that helps keep you uplifted.
Are there Terpenes in my product?
When you buy Isolate CBD there are no other cannabinoids or terpenes. When you have Broad-Spectrum CBD there are at least two different cannabinoids and several terpenes. Or, when you take Full-Spectrum CBD you are getting the total plant experience. Terpenes do not have psychoactive properties whether they come from cannabis or hemp. Truly, terpenes are simply a valuable part of the plant and bring extra benefits to all formulations.
Certain plants are grown to have specific terpene profiles giving them a particular flavor. Many times it is how the plant is named depending on the smell and taste it offers. Indica and Sativa strains are describing the cannabinoids that are present but terpenes do not fall under those two categories.
Some of the more widely found terpenes are Pinene, Humulene, Caryophyllene, Limonene, Myrcene, and Linalool. There are numerous others that are either not as common or even quite rare in hemp. Like a Vitamin B supplement, the whole complex of possible ingredients works best when they are present together. The wide variety of cannabinoids and terpenes means that there are endless combinations of the two. The world of both hemp and cannabis is greatly enriched by all the possible options for consumers.
Lucky us to have so many wonderful choices.
The beauty of the hemp plant has multiple cannabinoids and terpenes that are a combination of all kinds of interesting formulations and delivery systems. The two major cannabinoids are CBD and THC — and then there are numerous cannabinoids such as CBG, CBDa, CBN, Delta-8 THC, CBC and so many more. Each of these cannabinoids is working on your Endocannabinoid System (ECS) however, each one may have different healing properties. Depending on the cannabinoid you take, whether it is CBD, CBN, or another one, the effects can be different during the daytime or the nighttime.
CBG for Daytime:
For example, CBG/cannabigerol is my true favorite cannabinoid. It is excellent for helping to clear out one’s head and find a place of calm. When it is needed, it can also help to reduce one’s level of pain. The beauty of CBG is that it does not tend to make people sleepy. Therefore, it is great for daytime use. In combination with CBD — it may also be taken during the day or night.
CBN for Nighttime:
Then there is CBN/cannabinol which seems to have more sedative properties. Thus, it is a great cannabinoid to help one get to sleep and stay asleep through the night. It can be ingested by itself or in combination with CBD or herbs that also assist in getting a good night’s rest. It is not something you would want to use in the daytime.
All of these cannabinoids may be taken as a tincture, a gummy, a vape, a capsule, or in a beverage. That is what makes the world of CBD/hemp so interesting as there is such a wide variety of options. Vaping acts very fast but does not have as much of a long-lasting positive impact as a tincture or an edible. Each person has to figure out what delivery system works best for them. Some people will take a tincture in the morning and an edible at night.
CBD helps in all sorts of situations during the daytime and nighttime. Working with someone who is knowledgeable about the many different kinds of hemp products is key. We want you to feel more than fine — maybe even fabulous!
Can you determine what the best CBD product is for you? I have said it before and I will say it again, “There is no single product that works for all people.” That is impossible whether you are talking about over-the-counter medications, prescription drugs, or any kind of supplement including CBD. Each manufacturer formulates its hemp-derived CBD differently. Some process plants by heating and some process using an ethanol wash while other companies infuse a carrier oil. With isolate, broad-spectrum, and full spectrum options as well as the many different terpenes — what you buy is unique to that brand.
So how does one decide on the best CBD product for them? First, look at the reviews for each company and see how they create their products. Then, you need to read the ingredients to be certain that there are no fillers, additives, unneeded chemicals, etc. We want you to put healthy products into your body because CBD works on your Endocannabinoid System to create balance. There is no need for ingredients that do not serve your body well.
Next, one needs to decide which delivery system is best for you: liquid, capsule, gummy, or topical. Some people have no interest in gummies or have difficulty taking pills. It is very important to choose products that you are comfortable with and that you will consistently take daily. There is no point in purchasing a product that you do not really like. It is a waste of money and will not do you any good sitting unopened or unused on your counter.
Your health is priority number one and working with individuals and stores that offer you a wide variety of high-quality CBD products is imperative. We all want products that make a positive impact on our health but deciding what is the best CBD product for you, is difficult. If you try something for a few weeks and do not notice any positive benefits then you may want to try something different. Sometimes the potency is too low or you are not taking the product often enough. Sometimes you simply have not taken the product long enough. All of these are possibilities. However, starting with an excellent product or two makes all the difference in the world. Check out our website and see a wonderful array of impactful CBD products to meet everyone’s needs.
To say that the hemp plant is amazing would be an understatement. The many cannabinoids that are in the hemp plant, as well as the terpenes, have such great healing properties. Most importantly, the safety profile of hemp CBD/THC supplements is excellent. You cannot overdose on CBD. It is non-addictive, works on systemic inflammation, and may calm both your body and mind. So what is Delta 8 and how does that fit in?
Delta 8 vs. Delta 9
Most people are familiar with Delta-9 THC because it has strong psychotropic effects and that is why when hemp was legalized nationally — Delta 9 was limited to less than .3% of the total ingredients in any CBD tincture, edible, beverage, capsule, or topical. Delta 8 is not as powerful as Delta 9 but it has the ability to give you a lovely feeling of happiness, lightness, and stimulates those CB1 and CB2 receptors to fire up and make more of your own cannabinoids. That’s what it’s all about, too. Stimulating your Endocannabinoid System to get you in balance. All across the U.S., people are exploring Delta 8 products and getting great results.
Delta 8 Benefits
Some people like to start their day with just enough Delta 8 so that they breeze through any stressful situation. Many people use it as a sleep aid to get that really deep, restorative sleep that they need. You can find this amazing cannabinoid in tinctures, vape cartridges, gummies, and more. Just a little bit can go a really long way so start small and see how you do.
More cannabis and hemp consumers are discovering the subtle, yet substantial differences between Delta 9 and Delta 8. Learn more on this from either Rolling Stone or Discover Magazine.
The whole topic of CBD is overwhelming for most people. How do I choose a product, how much should I take, how often should I take it, and when will it start helping me? All great questions that need to be answered. That’s what our new YouTube Channel is all about. Helping answer those burning questions you may have about the wide, wide world of hemp and CBD.
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Sometimes it is just easier to watch a brief video to take in the information you want to know. Then, you can watch the next video to learn even more. Each week, CBD Jubilee will post a new video that will help you on your CBD journey that will get your body and mind in balance. Alix is all about having a good time and getting healthy. Our YouTube Channel is the perfect place to start.