CBD interacts with the naturally occurring receptors in our bodies to regulate and maintain an astonishingly wide range of body functions from our pain, immune, and emotional responses to our digestive patterns. Why, because CBD has near-identical chemical structure as the human compound that governs the endocannabinoid system – specifically anandamide and 2‑AG. Cannabinoid receptors are found throughout our nervous system glands, organs, immune system, and reproductive system. If there is a deficiency the receptor is unable to be stimulated therefore cells and organs are not able to function properly or maintain a “balance” throughout the body.
In the event of a deficiency of 2‑AG cannabinoids can effectively “take their place” and stimulate the cannabinoid receptors to allow cells to carry out their specific functions and return the body to a healthy state.
Even more incredible, cannabinoids have the “instruct” to carry out a number of different functions depending on what exactly the body needs to return to a state of balance.
Lastly, the antioxidative properties of cannabinoids can provide a crucial levy of protection against disease for our cells, tissues, and organ systems. (Fact: the US Government holds a patent on cannabinoids for their anti-oxidative properties.)
Multiple studies have shown that terpenes, in combination with CBD, work together towards the same goal and have a stronger effect than just CBD alone. This is called the “Entourage Effect.”
The Entourage is NOT present in a CBD isolate. Simply put; true full-spectrum CBD oils that are rich in cannabinoids multiply the effects of CBD thru the “Entourage Effect”.
Here are some important terpenes found in Full-Spectrum Essential Oils:
Myrcene: This is thought to be one of the most abundant terpenes in cannabis. It’s useful as an anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxer, and a sedative.
Limonene: Limonene is known to relieve stress, elevate mood, and it also has antifungal and antibacterial properties. It also improves absorption through the skin.
Linalool: Widely known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, and stress-relieving effects, making it useful for treating anxiety and psychosis.
Humulene: Best known for its anti-inflammatory properties and ability to suppress appetite.
* Article — The Endocannabinoid System: A Molecular Bridge Between Body and Mind