Understanding of the function of terpenes for stress and anxiety is increasing. The belief is they work on the body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS).
The ECS is the body’s master regulator of homeostasis (balance). Where there is a dysfunction or deficiency in this system the body becomes unbalanced and this contributes to illness and degenerative disease.
Like CBD oil, terpenes can activate receptors of the ECS. Once activated, these receptors start a cascade of reactions that lead to a rebalancing of the ECS. This may assist with stress or anxiety.
What are terpenes?
Terpenes are the natural compounds that give plants and flowers their odours and aromas.
Terpenes have a similar structure to CBD oil, which is why they can stimulate similar responses in our bodies.
The wonderful thing about terpenes is they occur in all plants, not just cannabis. This means they are cheaper to extract and contain no THC. They are also perfectly legal to use.
Scientific studies on terpenes for stress
Whilst we still don’t know everything about terpenes, enough scientific research has occurred to demonstrate that they can be effective in treating stress and anxiety. Read the following studies if you’d like to learn more.
What is the benefit of hemp oil?
Hemp seed oil contains the correct balance of omega 3:6 for the human body. Omega 3s have been scientifically proven to have numerous health benefits and treat a range of conditions, depression and anxiety (Grosso et al 2014).
Australian hemp seed oil, Beta-Caryophyllene, Myrcene, Limonene, Ocimene, Humulene, β-Pinene, Linalool, Alpha pinene, Terpineol, Ocimene, Bomeol, Camphene, Caryophyllene Oxide, Terpinolene, Phellandrene.
May assist with:
Relaxation, stress, anxiety, mood, immunity.
Results differ person-to-person.
Instructions for use:
Using the pipette dropper, place 3-5 drops under the tongue and hold for 30-60 seconds before swallowing.
Repeat every 4-6 hours.
Expect to see results after 14-30 days of regular use.
Consult your doctor before use if on prescription medication, or are pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you’d like to learn more about how terpenes work we invite you to read the following blogs:
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