The Endocannabinoid System
The Endocannabinoid System was first discovered in 1992 as the mechanism through which THC, CBD, and all cannabinoids are absorbed into the body. This launched decades of scientific research and clinical studies into the therapeutic uses of the cannabis plant.
The ECS is a regulatory system consisting of cannabinoid receptors, mainly CB1 and CB2. Cannabinoids help naturally restore balance to your body’s ECS.
CB1 Receptors are present in the central nervous system, our brain, connective tissues, glands, gonads, organs, and spinal cord. They help provide powerful pain relief, regulate appetite and nausea, and include calming and euphoric effect in the brain.
CB2 Receptors are mainly found in the immune system, gastrointestinal system, spleen, tonsils, thymus gland, bon marrow, and the reproductive organs. CB2 receptors are involved in the regulation of all our immune responses and modulate the intestinal inflammatory response.
Cannabis for Wellness
Studies show that regular romance can promote better sleep, reduce stress and improve mood by pumping the body with more happy-hormones and pleasure-producing chemicals. Cannabis can relax the body, soothe soreness, and allow the brain to tune into the present moment. Indica-dominant strains are preferred for a more relaxed experience, while sativas are best for a more energetic experience.
Optimized Formula-Entourage Effect
Optimized Formula – Designer Cannabis
For centuries humans have been consuming cannabis for mental health. Our full spectrum formula consists ONLY of natural plant cannabinoids and terpenes.
THC is only one of 85+ cannabinoids found in cannabis and is the primary psychoactive ingredient – it takes almost all the credit for creating your cerebral high.
Why also CBD?
CBD is the main non-psychoactive cannabinoid in the cannabis plant. CBD with THC helps minimize the possible side effects that come with getting too high such as paranoia, anxiety, and racing heart – helping you comfortably medicate.
The pharmaceutical drug Marinol, a synthetic form of THC available since the 1980s, showed to be a good appetite stimulant and also good at getting patients high and paranoid. When you just stimulate the CB1 receptor with this pure molecule, it’s intoxicating and patients don’t tolerate it very well. Another pharmaceutical drug Sativex – which combines THC and CBD – is tolerated much better.
Evidence contributed by Adie Wilson-Poe Ph.D., cannabis researcher at Legacy Research Institute.
Here are links to the clinical trials
In creating our end product we use distillation to separate cannabinoids from terpenes and less desirable residuals such as chlorophyll and lipids. We add back terpenes for the flavor profile, about 3% of the total formula. Terpenes are found across the plant kingdom and are what gives plants their characteristic smell.