To fully understand how CBD products can benefit your health concerns, you must first understand your body and it’s endocannabinoid system.
According to an article from UCLA Health, scientists first discovered the endocannabinoid system in the early 90’s and since then, have found that it runs through the entire body “…including our skin, immune cells, bone, fat tissue, liver, pancreas, skeletal muscle, heart, blood vessels, kidney, and gastrointestinal tract. We now know the endocannabinoid system is involved in a wide variety of processes, including pain, memory, mood, appetite, stress, sleep, metabolism, immune function, and reproductive function.”1
Understanding the receptive characteristics of your endocannabinoid system allows you to comprehend how CBD and its fellow compounds affect your health on a deeper level. At Thrive, we formulate our products to target specific regions in order to combine with the specific endocannabinoids and produce a desired outcome. For the sake of this article, we will talk about the products that target the regulation stress, anxiety and sleep.
CBG is currently considered a minor cannabinoid based on the low percentage found within individual plants, but it’s a powerhouse of a compound that shows promise in its characteristics. Amongst other benefits, CBG is a natural antibacterial agent which has proven effective against several microbial infection strains including MRSA.2 Beyond its antibacterial functionality, CBG also has fast acting benefits on mental health. The compound is known to target the endocannabinoid system in the brain that’s responsible for signaling anxiety and stress and has therefore been deemed as a beneficial substance in combating depression. As stated before, CBG is a minor compound but here at Thrive, we take the ‘minor’ compounds and make them ‘major’ by batching the extracts into larger quantities. The dosages we supply are calculated to maximize the results from the natural benefits of each compound.
CBN is another compound that is considered “minor” due to it’s small quantities within the cannabinoid spectrum but has the reputation of being the “sleep cannabinoid.” CBN targets the regions that signal the indication for rest. The Integration of CBD with CBN gives the user the combined benefits of an anti-inflammatory and a regulated sleep schedule.
Broad Spectrum CBD includes almost the entire spectrum of cannabinoids with the exception of THC (the psychoactive ingredient responsible for the ‘high’ associated with marijuana). This combination of compounds gives users the greatest “all around” benefits from the combination of cannabinoids present without the intoxicating effects from the THC. This potent mixture helps with chronic pain, psoriasis, stress, sleep and promotes overall brain health.
With the current state of our global society being in quarantine, now is a perfect time to implement proactive and preventative treatments with CBD and its counterparts.
1. Unknown. Learn About Cannabis: Therapeutic Potential. Uclahealth.org. Unknown. April 12, 2020. https://www.uclahealth.org/cannabis/therapeutic-potential
2. Jacqueline Havelka. What is CBG (cannabigerol) & what does this cannabinoid do? Leafly.com. March 22, 2017. April 12, 2020. https://www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/what-is-cbg-cannabinoid