Learn more about the benefits cannabis has to offer and how it works within the body. From cannabinoids, to terpenes, to the wide array of cannabis products on the market, we’re excited to further your cannabis experience by providing educational information based on the latest cannabis research happening worldwide as well as our teams decades of time and experience working with this incredible plant.
How does cannabis work in the body? Cannabinoids are naturally occurring chemical compounds that interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) to maintain homeostasis. This system is comprised of cannabinoid receptors, CB1 (primarily found in the brain and central nervous system), and CB2 (found in the peripheral organs, bones, and immune system), endocannabinoids (cannabinoids produced by your body), and their metabolic enzymes. Cannabinoids and Terpenes come together in the “Entourage Effect”, and bind with the ECS receptors to unlock their benefits.
With over 113 identified cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, the following are found in higher concentrations:
The well known cannabinoid, THC is famous for that classic “high” feeling that people experience with cannabis. It can be a great pain reliever, appetite stimulant, muscle spasm suppressant, and reduce feelings of nausea.
Known for its benefits in reducing seizures and convulsions, as well as stimulating bone growth. THCV can also reduce blood sugar levels and work as an appetite suppressant.
Pain relief and sleep are two major benefits of CBN, along with its ability to suppress muscle spasms.
With its ability to inhibit cell growth in cancerous tumors, slow bacterial growth, treat fungal infections, and stimulate bone growth, CBG is quite the cannabinoid. It’s also known to be a pain reliever and reduce inflammation.
An excellent cannabinoid for reducing inflammation, seizures, convulsions, and inhibiting cellular growth in cancerous tumors.
With an extensive list of beneficial qualities, CBD is known to have anti-anxiety and anti-psychotic benefits, along with reducing inflammation, seizures, convulsions, and muscle spasms. It’s also been known to inhibit cellular growth in cancerous tumors, protect against neurodegeneration, and relieve pain. Topically, CBD can also be a useful treatment for psoriasis.
What’s That Smell? Terpenes are organic compounds found in cannabis and other plants, that give them their distinctive aroma. Known as the “Entourage Effect”, research shows that terpenes and cannabinoids work synergistically to enhance the effects and benefits of cannabis.
Like taking an exciting walk through the woods, this terpene has a strong piney aroma that may aid in feelings of alertness. It has anti-inflammatory benefits and can act as a bronchodilator.
Feel like you’re relaxing on a tropical vacation with the sweet, musky aroma of this terpene. Commonly found in mangos, hops, thyme, and cannabis, it’s known for its sedative qualities and ability to enhance the effects of THC.
Reminiscent of a summer day and recognizable by its bright, citrusy lemon fragrance, this is a great terpene to elevate your mood, and reduce feelings of stress or anxiety. It’s also known for its anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-carcinogenic properties.
Spice up your day with this terpene. It’s most commonly found in black pepper, cloves, and cinnamon, and is known for its strong analgesic and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Step into the lavender fields and relax with the floral aromas of this terpene. It can be calming and may reduce feelings of stress.
A true earthy experience, this terpene is recognizable by it’s woodsy, hop fragrance, and can have beneficial anti-inflammatory properties.
If you’re looking for a sweeter experience, this is the terpene for you. It’s frequently used in perfumes for it’s pleasantly sweet, herbal aroma, and can be found in plants such as mint, and orchids. Research suggests it may be a natural plant defense against predators, and is known to have antifungal properties.
Relax with the balanced aromas of fuelly, sweet, citrusy pine. This terpene is known for its anti-insomnia, anti-bacterial, and antifungal benefits.
Welcome to the world of cannabis extracts! Here at Creme De Canna we produce a variety of extract consistencies to fit our desired experience.
Medium / Large hard faceted crystal structure with virtually no terpenes. Provides extremely strong effect with minimal flavor.
Sauce On The Rocks
Medium / Large diamonds in a pool of terpenes. Provides a strong effect with maximum flavor.
Small diamonds that have soaked up some terpenes. Provides a strong effect with a good amount of flavor.
Loose crunched up Micro diamonds with soaked up terpenes (similar to fresh brown sugar). Provides a high effect with strong flavor.
A range of Medium / Small / Micro non-uniformed diamonds in a pool of terpenes (similar to applesauce). Provides a strong effect and flavor.
Creamy malleable texture similar to cake frosting, due to it being rich in terpenes. Provides a strong effect with maximum flavor.
Malleable texture that falls apart when handled. May resemble honeycomb or Swiss cheese. Provides a high effect with medium flavor.
Brittle texture like a hard crumble consistency. High effect with medium flavor.
Extremely brittle and glass like to snap-n-pull texture. Provides a high effect with medium flavor.
High Terpene Extract (H.T.E.)
Thick liquid, rich in terpenes with a moderate amount of cannabinoids. Strong effect with maximum flavor.
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