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?

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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  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.

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  2. 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.

    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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Can You Use Shilajit as Part of an Addiction Recovery Program?

*Note: This is a contributing author article. More about him below*

Drug addiction recovery often takes on many different forms and provides a wide range of care options. For example, many types of supplements may be used to support a person’s health.

Some addiction rehab centers are trying out Shilajit, a treatment mainly used for high-altitude sickness that may provide unique advantages. However, some concerns must be addressed before trying it out.

What is Shilajit?

shilajitis a that has been used for centuries in India and other Middle Asian countries, particularly in mountainous regions such as the Himalayas. The exact origin of Shilajit is actually unknown because its creation started millions of years ago. If you want to learn more about the origins of shilajit click here.

Shilajit is a blackish-brown powder that—once it has been purified—can be mixed into drinks, cooked with food, taken in pill form, or ingested as is.

Raw Shilajit should never be consumed before purification because it is heavy in various types of metals that may be harmful to the body. When correctly prepared, Shilajit is known as a phytocomplex or a substance that is rich in various types of chemicals and nutrients.

For example, Shilajit contains:

  • Fulvic acid, which aids in the absorption of iron, the formation of blood, and the production of energy.
  • Selenium, which may help prevent or treat cognitive decline.
  • Nutraceutical substances, food products that claim or demonstrate medical or other health benefits in addition to their nutritional value.
  • Antioxidants, in even greater quantities than super antioxidants such as blueberries.

Research has found that Shilajit can be produced from many types of plants—including the moss Barbula, the alga Minium, and the liverwort Asterella—and even molds.

While Shilajit has been used for hundreds if not thousands of years in Asian countries, it has only recently made its way west. Now scientists and doctors here have been analyzing its properties to determine what kind of benefits, if any, it may have on health.

Among its powerful pharmaceutical effects, some may be useful for addiction rehab and recovery.

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What are the Benefits of Shilajit?

Multiple studies have found that Shilajit may have a variety of unique benefits. For example, it has been shown to help with some Alzheimer’s symptoms and manage some age-related signs, such as wrinkles. As for benefits related to rehab, further research is needed. A handful may improve recovery.

Among Shilajit’s possible rehab benefits are:

  • To increase testosterone levels in men.  Drug abuse may decrease men’s testosterone levels and leave them with a low sex drive, a high level of fatigue, anxiety, and emotional confusion. More testosterone may decrease these symptoms, helping a man in rehab feel stronger and more capable of recovery.
  • To help with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). This disease may make addiction recovery more difficult by robbing a person of vital energy. By increasing energy production on a cellular level, Shilajit may help decrease these symptoms and make it easier for a person of any gender to focus on their recovery with the proper attention.
  • To improve heart health. At least, it did in some rat-based trials. If it does the same for humans, it could help those in rehab who have suffered from cardiac issues related to their former substance abuse.

However, it is essential to note that the FDA does not monitor Shilajit as a drug. It is regulated as with other dietary supplements and they have yet to approve it for drug addiction treatment, meaning it is critical to examine whether this option is right for you.

Should I Use Shilajit for Drug Addiction?

Deciding to use a supplemental treatment option, like Shilajit, for drug addiction therapy is often complex.

Though its side effects are relatively minor, some may experience confusion, anxiety, or other emotional effects when taking Shilajit. This anxiety may complicate addiction recovery and make it hard for a person to remain sober.

If a person uses Shilajit that hasn’t been carefully purified by the manufacturer, it may cause damage to their physical health. This type of damage to the body may contribute to other addiction-related health issues and cause serious complications. Though rare, it is possible.

And some treatment facilities may also balk at using this substance because they

  • Have no experience with it.
  • Do not believe that is useful.
  • Don’t want to cause harm.

Though rehab centers tailor their treatment to the needs of an individual, they also don’t do anything likely to cause harm. If they don’t feel comfortable providing a treatment option like Shilajit, they may refuse to do so.

Some facilities that focus on holistic care may be more interested in including this compound as a supplemental care option, alongside more traditional rehab treatments. They carefully research the types available on the market to ensure that the manufacturers purify Shilajit properly.

If Shilajit has benefits for individuals with addictions and mental health disorders such as anxiety, it may also have benefits for when the two conditions co-occur, also known as dual diagnosis.

The benefits of Shilajit for dual diagnosis rehab treatment have not been confirmed by studies, but the unique care method may make treatment more comfortable for some individuals.

Author Bio: Patrick Bailey is a professional writer mainly in the fields of mental health, addiction, and living in recovery. He attempts to stay on top of the latest news in the addiction and the mental health world and enjoy writing about these topics to break the stigma associated with them.

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