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How Specific Terpenes Work on Pain, Inflammation, Anxiety and More

How Specific Terpenes Work on Pain, Inflammation, Anxiety and More
AUTHORED BY: GENESTER WILSON-KING, MD FACOG & SARAH RUSSO

How Specific Terpenes Work on Pain, Inflammation, Anxiety, and More

Scent is a strong sense which also evokes powerful abilities to help us heal. We’ve given an overview of terpenes and what they can do (LINK). Now we can delve into details on how they may work in specific situations. In general, terpenes serve three primary benefits: 

  1. Fight pain
  2. Reduce systemic inflammation
  3. Lower anxiety
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Parts of the Cannabis Plant: Unique Attributes and Uses Abound

Parts of the Cannabis Plant: Unique Attributes and Uses Abound
AUTHORED BY: GENESTER WILSON-KING, MD FACOG & SARAH RUSSO

Parts of the Cannabis Plant: Unique Attributes and Uses Abound 

When people talk about cannabis they are generally referring to the flowers (buds) of Cannabis spp. These special buds get a lot of the publicity, and rightfully so. But what about other parts of the plant? The leaves, stalks, seeds, roots of cannabis have their own unique properties and offer the potential of botanical synergy. 

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Terpene Extraction: A General Overview

Terpene Extraction: A General Overview
AUTHORED BY: GENESTER WILSON-KING, MD FACOG & SARAH RUSSO

Terpene Extraction: A General Overview

Terpenes are extracted from cannabis in two main ways. They can be carbon dioxide (CO2) extracted or steam distilled (hydrosols). Both methods capture volatile oils (i.e. essential oils) which are a complicated mixture of compounds with a low boiling point and primarily composed of low molecular weight terpenes. Here’s a breakdown of the different methods.

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Terpenes: Exploration of Scent and Medicinal Attributes

Terpenes: Exploration of Scent and Medicinal Attributes
AUTHORED BY: GENESTER WILSON-KING, MD FACOG & SARAH RUSSO

Terpenes: Exploration of Scent and Medicinal Attributes

Any cannabis user is well aware of the plant’s iconic scent. Often revered and sought after (and sometimes vilified by naysayers) the aroma of cannabis undoubtedly makes an impression. It’s smell comes from terpenes, which are fragrant oils that give all botanicals their unique aromatic signature. The age old practice of aromatherapy uses scent to evoke various healing benefits with a wide array of applications. Each cannabis variety has a unique blend of terpenes which is responsible for its distinct therapeutic effects. 

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Weighing the Cost of CBD Products

Weighing the Cost of CBD Products
AUTHORED BY: GENESTER WILSON-KING, MD FACOG & SARAH RUSSO

Weighing the Cost of CBD Products

A final, but certainly important part of the process, is to consider a cost/benefit comparison of CBD products. Let’s look at the amount of CBD in the bottle, and then the cost of each mg of CBD to determine the value. 

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CBD Blueberry Lemonade Sorbet Recipe

CBD Blueberry Lemonade Sorbet Recipe

CBD Blueberry Lemonade Sorbet

Looking for a new recipe to try as we head into a warm summer? Try out this simple recipe with our Essential Blend tincture. One of our team members tested out this blend of blueberries, lemon, some hemp extract, and honey. These blueberries came from our friends down the road at Sunsational Farms. Check out their website for store hours and you can pick up some fresh Florida grown produce for yourself!

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Whole Plant versus CBD Isolate

Whole Plant versus CBD Isolate
AUTHORED BY: GENESTER WILSON-KING, MD FACOG & SARAH RUSSO

Whole Plant versus CBD Isolates

Whole plant (or broad spectrum) CBD is cannabidiol that is naturally extracted from the entire cannabis plant. This means it not only contains CBD (if it is a CBD dominant plant) and other cannabinoids, but also terpenes, flavonoids, and additional botanical compounds. The end product is minimally refined, leaving most of the cannabinoids and terpenes intact. 

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How to Read a Certificate of Analysis (COA)

How to Read a Certificate of Analysis (COA)
AUTHORED BY: GENESTER WILSON-KING, MD FACOG & SARAH RUSSO

With almost anything we buy, there are certain parameters in place to ensure product safety and quality. CBD offerings are unique because people who use them cannot assume they are safe. The good news is that consumers can find high-quality CBD products if they do their research. This is why we are going to explain the importance of requesting and reviewing a Certificate of Analysis (COA), which should be available for any cannabis product that you use. 

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How to Choose a CBD Product

How to Choose a CBD Product
AUTHORED BY: GENESTER WILSON-KING, MD FACOG & SARAH RUSSO

Why do you wish to use CBD?

CBD has quite the reputation. While ongoing research and direct human experience is reporting a wide variety of benefits, there is also a significant amount of hype and misinformation surrounding CBD. While cannabis products may offer a grand variety of healing potential, it is important to consider the reason you are drawn to it. Is it for something physical, emotional, or spiritual? All of the above? What are the goals of using the product? Are you currently working with a chronic illness or condition? Or are you looking to use CBD for general wellbeing?

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