It’s all in the ingredients — our organically-grown, full-spectrum CBD has been carefully sourced for its amazing terpene profile.
In addition to Cannabidiol (CBD) and Cannabigerol (CBG), the strain of CBD used in our “High Five” blend contains a powerful combination of terpenes. Terpenes are more than common compounds found in plants that are responsible for distinct aromas and flavors in your favorite essential oils. Terpenes work together with cannabinoids and play a big role in the healing power of the hemp plant.
Meet the terpenes in our Full-Spectrum CBD:
Due to its action as a CB2 agonist, Beta-Caryophyllene shows promise as a non-psychoactive therapeutic compound that may relieve pain(1), extend your lifespan(2), improve bone density(3), improve your mood(4), and protect against inflammation(5).
Caryophyllene oxide is an oxygenated terpenoid, usually a metabolic by-product of caryophyllene. Its use as an antifungal can be highly effective(6). In addition, caryophyllene oxide has also been indicated as an anticoagulant with platelets(7).
Cannabis strains that are rich in humulene produce a “hoppy” aroma that is similar to ginseng, basil clove, sage, and hops. The terpene humulene serves as both an effective analgesic and an anti-inflammatory(8). Scientifical research has shown humulene to be effective in treating systemic inflammation(9), while also performing the delivery of targeted use to specific regions of the body.
As a constituent of tea tree oil, α-terpinene possesses strong antioxidant properties(10). α-terpinene has also been researched as a potential cancer treatment. A study conducted by the Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research found α-terpinene contributed to the inhibition of breast cancer cell growth(11).
This terpene is found in hemp, but also most commonly in thyme and in cumin. You can also find Cymene in coriander, eucalyptus, and oregano. It is often used in topical creams and in essential oils because of the antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties it possesses(12). It is also known for its anti-inflammatory effects(13).
Alpha-bisabolol is a fragrant terpene that adds a sweet floral scent to chamomile tea, soaps, and a variety of cosmetic products for people with sensitive skin. But this little-known terpene with the strange name is also found in cannabis—and studies show it has powerful health benefits(14) that include: fighting infection, reducing inflammation throughout the body, and stopping the growth of cancer cells in a lab setting
Like many terpenes and cannabinoids, pinene is both an analgesic and anti-inflammatory, making it useful for a sufferer of chronic pain. Pinene helps fight cancer by encouraging apoptosis and being an anti-proliferative (15). Pinene is an antioxidant and even appears to aid in memory retention.
Usage recommendations for High-Five Full-Spectrum Oil
A good rule of thumb is to take 1-6mg for every 10 pounds of body weight. Everybody is different, so start small. Start with a quarter dropper under your tongue (that’s 4 drops, or 17mg). Hold the oil in your mouth for 30-60 seconds. Wait up to 30 minutes to see how it affects you before taking more. If you decide to take more, add one 1-2 drops every 30 minutes.
See how you feel
Really what you want to notice is what you don’t feel. Is your pain, nausea, anxiety, inflammation, or depression feeling better?
Take your oil at the same time everyday for a week.
Start when you have time to chill
A lower dose of CBD can keep you alert, while a larger dose can be calming or sedating. Until you know how High Five will work for you, take it in the morning or during the day — when you have time to chill.