The past year has taken a toll on us all, and wellness is on everyone’s mind — physical, mental and emotional wellness. Have you wondered what exactly a CBD wellness tincture is, how it works, and why it might just be a healthy solution to your wellness problems?
Wellness takes many forms, from taking the time for self-care, meditation and exercise to engaging in smart nutrition and healthcare practices. As we slowly exit a global health crisis, our minds are on our wellness perhaps more than ever before.
Products like tinctures are a convenient way to access ingredients that people have used to promote wellness for thousands of years. A CBD wellness tincture is designed to capitalize on the therapeutic benefits of cannabinoids, while incorporating antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredients for a formula that can promote both mental and physical wellness.
Hold On, What Are Cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are molecular compounds found in the hemp plant. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is the one we hear the most about. It’s known to have a wide range of therapeutic effects without inducing the “high” of the psychoactive cannabinoid THC.
We all have an endocannabinoid system — a cell-signaling system in our bodies that is closely integrated with our central and peripheral nervous systems. There are two types of receptors that respond to cannabinoids. CB1 receptors are usually found in the central nervous system, and CB2 receptors typically appear in the peripheral nervous system. Cannabinoids interact with both.
Aside from CBD, there’s another therapeutic compound we’ll look at today. It’s called cannabigerol (CBG) and, while it’s often considered a minor compound, it has major potential.
What Do We Mean by Wellness?
The World Health Organization defines wellness as “the optimal state of health of individuals and groups,” and the Global Wellness Institute says wellness is “the active pursuit of activities, choices and lifestyles that lead to a state of holistic health.”
In other words, it’s the health of your whole being — body, mind and emotions. It’s something pursued and cared for actively through diet, exercise, sleep, and preventative and holistic care.
When you’re well, your not just surviving — you’re thriving.
What’s in a Wellness Tincture?
Each bottle of our Wellness 2:1 Tincture contains a 2:1 ratio of CBD to CGB. In other words, our regular strength 500mg tincture is formulated with 500mg of CBD and 250 of CBG.
People have long relied on CBD as a supplement to their lifestyle and wellness needs, using it for its soothing effects. CBD interacts with those endocannabinoid receptors, kicking off chemical reactions that science is just beginning to understand.
CBG is less popularly known, but highly valued. It interacts with the brain on a different level from CBD, which enhances the “entourage effect” we’ll talk about later. People who use CBG for its therapeutic effects find it to be energizing. Like CBD, it’s not psychoactive, meaning it doesn’t create a “high.”
We’ll discuss the combined power of CBD and CBG in a bit, but first let’s look at the other wellness tincture ingredients.
Two powerful ingredients, curcumin and coenzyme Q10, provide an enormous wellness boost to our tincture.
Curcumin is found in turmeric, and it’s a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It’s the compound that gives turmeric its distinctive color, and it has long been used in dietary supplements in the belief that it addresses a host of issues, from cholesterol and osteoarthritis to antibacterial and antifungal applications. While curcumin was “discovered” by scientists in 1842, the use of turmeric to treat ailments goes back thousands of years.
Coenzyme Q10 is an antioxidant our bodies produce naturally to promote cell growth, maintenance, and energy. As we age, we produce less and less, meaning that we have to look to other sources, including fish, nuts and supplements, to maintain our supply. Scientists have researched the use of coenzyme Q10 to treat migraines, heart disease, diabetes, and Parkinson’s disease.
We also incorporate a proprietary blend of 18 terpenes into our wellness tincture. Terpenes are aromatic molecular compounds — they make cedar smell like cedar and lemons smell like lemons. There are around 20,000 known terpenes in existence, and they’re often used for a wide spectrum of holistic aromatherapy, antibacterial and skin applications. There are more than 200 of them in the cannabis plant, and when terpenes are combined with CBD, they enhance the “entourage effect.”
Why Do We Combine CBD and CBG?
When CBD and CBG are combined, they provide a unique balance. The calming properties people find in CBD work in concert with the energizing effects people use CBG for, resulting in what people describe as a focusing effect that works any time of the day.
We also incorporate another type of CBD, known as CBD-V (cannabidivarin) in this tincture. Combining CBD, CBG and CBD-V is a method of achieving the “entourage effect.”
While individual compounds are effective on their own, they’re even more effective when combined. They work together synergistically, making an overall effect greater than the sum of its parts. It’s like the Avengers of chemical compounds.
What Does a Wellness Tincture Do?
One of the most attractive features of our wellness tincture is that it provides the effects you’ve come to love from CBD products, with additional effective antioxidant and inflammatory ingredients. It’s mental and physical self-care all in one.
Combining the therapeutic power of CBD, CBG, CBD-V, and terpenes creates a robust “entourage effect,” cultivating and reinforcing their therapeutic properties.
In addition, the proven antioxidants and anti-inflammatories curcumin and coenzyme Q10 protect cells from free radicals, fight inflammation, and shield your cells.
Choose Your Own Adventure
We offer our wellness tincture in five different potencies so you can find the one that works best for you. Choose from regular strength (500mg), extra strength (1000mg), maximum strength (2000mg), maximum strength plus (4000mg), and ultra strength (6000mg).
It might take a little experimenting to find the right strength for your needs, but that’s okay. It’s all a process of getting in tune with your own body and mind.
Whether your wellness priority is holistic or dedicated to physical fitness, mental health or simple self-care, the combined power of therapeutic CBD and CBG, along with terpenes, antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, makes the 2:1 Wellness Tincture a complete CBD wellness choice.
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