SYNERGY OF HEMP BOOSTER – WHERE IS THE SECRET?
Welcome to another blog! As you probably noticed, we’re started to explore cannabis in our recent blogs. The reason for that would be the launch of our new product called Hemp Booster, which is a mix of chestnut honey, pure full-spectrum hemp resin, and our very own Mountaindrop Shilajit. If you read our last blog, you’ll remember that we wrote about cannabinoids. While they are very important and have many important pharmacological attributes they are not the only important compounds in our hemp resin. We produce hemp resin in an old natural way from trichomes. Because of this ancient natural way of production, we can ensure that we get the best results: a full spectrum of at least 148 cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. And not coincidentally, we’re exploring the last two today. Want to know more?
TERPENES – GREAT PARTNER TO CANNABINOIDS
Terpenes are naturally occurring chemical compounds found in plants and some animals. They’re responsible for the aromas, flavors, and even colors associated with various types of vegetation. In terms of cannabis, terpenes are what make certain strains smell (or even taste) different from others. Not unlike other strong-smelling plants and flowers, the development of terpenes in cannabis began for adaptive purposes: to repel predators and lure pollinators. There are many factors that influence a plant’s development of terpenes, including climate, weather, age and maturation, fertilizers, soil type, and even the time of day.
Over 100 different terpenes have been identified in the cannabis plant, and every strain tends toward a unique terpene type and composition. However, terpenes may also offer some health benefits to the human body. As regulations surrounding cannabis become less strict, scientists are carrying out more research into these possible benefits.
Many terpenes are bioactive, which means they may affect the body. This effect will vary based on the concentration of the terpene itself and how a person uses it. The properties of terpenes can range from anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, neuroprotective, antidepressant to anti-cancer and anti-anxiety. It must be noted that researchers must study its effects further to understand how people can use it to benefit their health.
Furthermore, there are several synergistic activities found between cannabinoids and terpenes. This means that cannabinoids together with terpenes can increase their overall effectiveness, which is a very interesting bit of information. For instance, a review in Frontiers in NeurologyTrusted Source found that people with epilepsy who took a CBD-rich extract (like our full spectrum hemp resin) had improved symptoms and fewer side effects than those who took purified CBD. This suggests that the other components in cannabis, such as terpenes, may affect how the body uses CBD. There is also plenty of medical research on isolated terpenes themselves, and some may even make their way into medical use. A particular study noted that many terpenes have demonstrated beneficial effects on the body and could serve as alternative medicine or therapies.
FLAVONOIDS – OVERLOOKED YET SO IMPORTANT
- As we mentioned before, terpenes and flavonoids are two of the most important groups when it comes to side products of this special hemp. Flavonoids are very special in many ways since they’re often overlooked yet they bring so many positive and beneficial effects to the table. In essence, there are about 20 known flavonoids produced in the cannabis plant. These phytonutrients lend the dark green color to cannabis. Flavonoids play an important role alongside other plant matter and terpenes in the “entourage effect.” The total content of flavonoids in the Cannabis’ leaves and flowers can reach 2,5% of its dry weight, while it is almost nonexistent in seeds and roots. Some studies suggest that the distribution and concentration of flavonoids in the Cannabis plant can be useful from a chemical and taxonomic point of view. In fact, flavonoids are among the most understudied compounds found within the plant. The word “flavonoid” actually stems from the Latin term flavus, referencing the color yellow as it appears in nature. This makes sense considering the primary function of flavonoids is to provide color pigmentation to plants, notably in flowers. If providing color pigmentation, odor, flavor, and protection weren’t enough, research has shown that flavonoids are also highly pharmacologically active, including preliminary research indicating the medicinal benefits of the cannaflavins found exclusively in cannabis. The flavonoids and flavonols found in cannabis have a very wide range of bioavailability as they act as anti-inflammatory, anticancer, and neuroprotective, and also show apigenin anxiotic and estrogenic properties. Specific canflavins A and B have a very strong anti-inflammatory effect. Flavonoids help regulate cellular activity and fight off free radicals that cause oxidative stress on your body. In simpler terms, they help your body function more efficiently while protecting it against everyday toxins and stressors. Flavonoids are also powerful antioxidant agents. In order to better understand the role that cannabis flavonoids play, it is extremely important that we continue the research. This complex mysteries of cannabis contain so much more and its potential is almost unlimited.
THE IMPORTANCE OF FULL-SPECTRUM HEMP RESIN
As you probably realized by now, both terpenes and flavonoids work best if they’re combined with cannabinoids. This is why it’s so important to use full-spectrum hemp resin. Most of the products on the market are sold as CBD oil and that can cause a lot of confusion with the buyers. Regular CBD oil is not that much cheaper yet you don’t get all the good stuff that comes with full-spectrum hemp resin. This way, CBD is just one of the hundreds of beneficial components that form a beautiful synergy when combined. We firmly believe this is the only right path to choose when buying supplements for our health.
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