Since legalization in Canada, there is growing interest in cannabis as medicine and how it can play a positive role in one’s natural health lifestyle. However, many of those who would love to take advantage of its health benefits often look for alternatives since they associate cannabis with the high often sought out by recreational users.
The great news is, there are many other compounds in cannabis that can bring about those same health benefits without the high. While much of the focus has been on cannabinoids (THC, CBD, CBG, etc.), another class of compounds called terpenes are gaining attention, with numerous publications considering it equally important, if not more important, than the cannabinoids.
In fact, terpenes from the essential oil component of cannabis are the reason for the differing effect between cannabis strains—why some strains are better for sleep, while others are better for pain relief. Those same terpenes found in cannabis are also found in a number of other plants, and the reason why the essential oils of plants can offer such a wide range of health benefits.
Cannanda, a multi-award-winning brand, now makes it easy for consumers and patients to leverage the power of terpenes in a manner that’s completely legal for sale in any store, including health food stores. Think of these blends as super-potent essential oils that are highly targeted to specific biological processes. For example, the award-winning CB2TM products (CB2 Wellness blend, CB2 Hemp Seed Oil, and the new CB2 Salve) effectively target your endocannabinoid system (ECS) in a manner similar to THC and CBD, but without the high.
The Endocannabinoid System
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) functions as the master regulator of homeostasis—balance within the body—and is found within every tissue and organ. It’s made up of two main cannabinoid receptors (called CB1 and CB2) and “endocannabinoids”, which are produced by the body and mimic compounds from cannabis. When the normal function of our tissues or organs is disrupted, that specific area of the body produces more cannabinoid receptors, which are then activated by our endocannabinoids or products like CB2TM to bring things back into balance.
For Pain, Anxiety, and So Much More
Since Cannanda’s CB2TM products effectively target CB2 receptors, they can have a wide assortment of benefits. While most will use these products for either pain or anxiety, some other examples include:
- heart disease and cardiovascular health
- insulin sensitivity, obesity, and other metabolic conditions
- dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurodegenerative conditions
- multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other autoimmune conditions
- osteoarthritis and joint pain
- migraines and headaches
- and the list goes on.
All Without the High
Many will be wondering if it’s possible to get a “high” from CB2TM or Cannanda’s other terpene blends, and the answer is absolutely not. With respect to the ECS, the “high” is associated with the activation of CB1 receptors.
Activating just the CB2 receptors, without activating CB1 receptors can offer many of the benefits of cannabis, without the high, and this is exactly how the CB2TM products work.
The amazing thing with Cannanda’s CB2TM is that it benefits your body wherever it’s out of balance.
This is because CB2 receptors are increased in those areas needing balance, essentially making these products similar to personalized therapy, but without any complicated tests or procedures. Your body tells these terpenes where to take effect. This is also the reason why many times people use these products for one reason, but find other aspects of their body or health are improved.
Small Investment for Fast Results
While many products on the market can take months to notice a benefit (and in that time cost a considerable amount on a monthly basis), Cannanda CB2TM products often work within the first week or two—with many users reporting it works from the very first use, almost instantly! Whether these products work with your body or not will only require an investment of one bottle. You won’t need to buy many bottles over months to finally determine whether it’s a product you want to continue with or not, so give these award-winning products a try—your health and wallet will thank you.
Lee Know is a licensed naturopathic doctor, recipient of several awards, and has held positions as medical advisor, scientific evaluator and director of R&D for major organizations. He’s the author of “Mitochondria and the Future of Medicine” (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2018) and the VP of Scientific Affairs
This article was written by: Lee Know