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The Endocannabinoid system

Terpenes - What are they? How do they work?

Why we use Raw Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil for our balms

About our Hemp seed carrier oil

The Endocannabinoid System

All mammals have an endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a self regulating system made up of receptors which are located throughout the body.

These receptors are called CB1 and CB2. 

CB1 receptors are located in the Brain, Central Nervous System and other areas in our body.

CB2 receptors are located in the Immune System, Digestive System and other major organs.

The ECS is linked with many functions of the human body.

CB1 receptors target:

CB2 receptors target:

These functions all contribute to homeostasis which is the body’s inner state of equilibrium. It has the ability to maintain your inner environment in a stable and optimal state no matter what is happening in the environment around you.

There is still a huge amount of research happening every day on cannabinoids, terpenes and the ECS.

Terpenes - What are they? How do they work?

Terpenes are the organic compounds found in many plants and even insects. Terpenes do more than determine the scent, they also provide therapeutic benefits like their cannabinoid partner CBD. Formed from the same shiny, resinous trichomes as cannabinoids, cannabis terpenes also bind to the same endocannabinoid receptors located throughout the brain and body. For example, depending upon which receptors they react with, different terpenes may help to induce sleep and relax muscles while others reduce stress and elevate mood, or reduce inflammation and increase energy.

When terpenes work together with cannabinoids, in a process known as the entourage effect, the therapeutic potentials are increased dramatically.

Terpenes appear to increase the absorption of any cannabinoids taken. but they also impact the cannabinoids naturally occurring in the body by reducing the barriers which impede blood flow to the brain. Terpenes have been used for thousands of years in many cultures for their healing properties. There is much more to hemp than CBD and this is why our oils are packed with potent terpenes and we have created our own unique blend.

These are the top terpenes in our oil:

Why we use Raw Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil for our balms

Organic Coconut Oil is raw, virgin and cold pressed - just how nature intended. Although it is high in fat, it is a healthy fat (medium chain fatty acids) which is easily digested and converted by the liver into energy, rather than stored as fat. It can actually help to promote weight loss as it can promote a healthy metabolism. 

The 12-carbon lauric acid makes up about 50% of the fatty acids in Coconut Oil. When lauric acid is digested, it also forms a substance called monolaurin. Both lauric acid and monolaurin can kill harmful pathogens like bacteria, viruses and fungi e.g. Staphylococcus aureus.

Coconut Oil is a great emollient if the barrier function of your skin is disturbed. It's great at repairing and restoring this quickly as it is rapidly absorbed into the epidermis.

Coconut Oil contains Vitamin E, essential amino acids and lauric and caprylic acid which form part of the barrier function of your skin and help maintain your skin's natural flora - AKA the good bugs!

Five great points about Coconut Oil

About our Hemp Seed carrier oil

We use Organic, cold pressed non-GMO Hemp seed oil as a carrier for our active ingredients. It is grown under organic farming methods in Europe.

Hemp, with its vital nutrients, supports the healthy metabolism of all cells and strengthens the immune system. This pure, unrefined cold pressed Hemp Seed Oil has a delicious nutty flavour, and is rich in Vitamin E and Omega 3, 6 and 9, which is easily digested by the body than any other plant oils. Omega 3 and 6 are beneficial for lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, supporting a healthy heart and improving joint health. The Hemp Seed Oil is made from Raw ingredients to ensure the health-giving nutrients and enzymes stay alive and well thus making it super healthy. All of this with no cholesterol and no dangerous trans-fatty acids. Plus it's free from gluten, dairy and lactose, sugar, GMO, Hexane, pesticides and herbicides, additives or preservatives.

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