Calm and Chill CBD Tinctures with Terpenes can be a tremendous sleep aid.
Let’s face it, we could all use a little more “chill” in our lives. Stress is widely recognized as the leading cause of disease, and has even been called the health epidemic of the 21st century. Not all stress is bad, but a whole host of negative symptoms can arise when you suffer from stress too frequently or it becomes chronic.
Stress can manifest as sleep issues, high blood pressure, a suppressed immune system, chronic inflammation, digestive symptoms, hormonal imbalances, headaches, mental health issues, and more. Our Calm & Chill Terpene Formulation is designed to combat the symptoms of stress by promoting relaxation and tranquility.
Below, we break down the major components of our Calm & Chill Terpene Formulation:
Found in mango, hops, lemongrass, and many other plants, myrcene is one of the most abundant terpenes found in cannabis. Its earthy, spicy aroma is reminiscent of cardamom and cloves.
Known for its sedative, ‘couch-lock’ effects, myrcene helps calm the mind and body by boosting the production of mood-regulating neurotransmitters dopamine and GABA. It can also help relieve pain and relax muscles, which helps ease the bodily discomfort that often accompanies stress.
Beta-caryophyllene, or B-caryophyllene, has a rich, earthy aroma of pepper and spice, and is found in black pepper, cloves, cinnamon, rosemary, oregano, basil, and hops.
B-caryophyllene is the only terpene that binds directly to the CB2 receptors in the endocannabinoid system, which helps regulate mood and emotional behavior. Acting on the CB2 receptors, B-caryophyllene helps to reduce the chronic inflammation that comes along with chronic stress.
Linalool has a distinct and soothing floral aroma. It is the primary constituent of lavender oil, and is also found in cinnamon, jasmine, rosewood, and coriander. Known for its calming and sedating effects, linalool has been used for thousands of years in alternative medicine and aromatherapy. It’s one of the substances most widely used to relieve stress and pacify the nervous system.
Nerolidol is a terpene found in many flowers and aromatic plants, including tea tree, jasmine, lemongrass, neroli, and citronella. Its scent is typically described as sweet, floral, and woodsy with notes of rose and citrus.
Nerolidol is believed to have sedative effects, and can be used as a natural sleep aid. In animal studies, researchers found that nerolidol reduces oxidative stress and provides sedative and anxiolytic benefits without altering motor coordination.
Limonene is another one of the most abundant cannabis terpenes, and is recognized by its strong, sweet citrus aroma. Not surprisingly, limonene is found in the rinds of lemons, oranges, and other citrus fruits, as well as juniper, rosemary, and palo santo.
In case you missed it, check out our Intro to Terpenes article to learn the basics about terpenes and their role in cannabis and hemp.
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