What is a terpene?
What are Terpenes? Terpenes are the aromatic and flavorful component of plant essential oils. A well-known Cannabis terpene is a limonene. Limonene is used to promote weight loss, prevent cancer, treat cancer, and treat bronchitis. In foods, beverages, and chewing gum, limonene is used as a flavoring. 9 Not only is this found in varieties of hemp, but it is also found in citrus peels! Terpenes (and terpenoids) are aromatic organic compounds found in many plants and even some
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month.
Let’s work together to stop skin cancer in it’s tracks. Recently I discovered another questionable lesion on my nose. So I scheduled an appointment with the dermatologist. Here’s the outcome: Dr: “What brings you here today, I see you were just here in December?” Me: “Yes, Dr. that is correct, but I detected a change in the tissue on the bridge of my nose and wanted to be checked again for precaution.” Dr: “No worries, let’s have a look. You know most people don’t feel any ch
What is a phytocannabinoid?
Today we’ll focus on a specific class of cannabinoids known as phytocannabinoids. Phytocannabinoids are produced naturally in plants and are what you get when you smoke, dab, eat, or in all other ways consume cannibis. CBD is a phytocannabinoid. Other classifications of cannabinoids include endocannabinoids (produced in your body), and synthetic cannabinoids (manufactured in a lab). The cannabinoids that your body produce naturally are primarily responsible for keeping your b
Are CBD and THC the same?
Pretty much everything that happens in the cannabis plant occurs because of biosynthesis. Biosynthesis is the combination of chemical compounds to form new chemical compounds. In the case of the cannabis plant, the important chemicals to remember are: • Geranyl pyrophosphate (GPP or sometimes GDP). • Olivetolic acid (OLA). These two chemicals are the building blocks—the parent molecules, if you will—of all 113 cannabinoids. 1 When they combine, it’s pretty cool! A cannabinoid
What is the difference between Hemp oil and CBD?
Hemp oil and CBD oil differ in what part of the plant they come from and how they are used. Hemp oil is from seeds and is used as a protein supplement and in lotions and soap. CBD oil is from plant flowers and leaves. It is used primarily for medicinal purposes, such as treating inflammation. Hemp oil is extracted from hemp seeds. Typically, it is taken from industrial hemp plants and contains very small amounts of THC, the chemical in the marijuana plant that causes the high