Aging is a universal complaint, and as a result, treatments intended to fight skin aging make up an industry worth millions of dollars. If you’re tired of face creams with unreadable lists of ingredients, and no guarantee that a therapeutic dose of the active compounds are used, it may be time for a more natural approach. Fortunately, hemp oil may be an effective alternative. Read More
As the decriminalisation and legalisation of cannabis and hemp sweep across the USA, and the wider world, pet owners have begun to consider giving it to their “fur children”. Whether it’s for general health maintenance or to tackle specific health conditions, use of the herb is enjoying growing acceptance.
The lion’s share of research and anecdotal reports on the potential health benefits of CBD-rich hemp extracts involve or are aimed at humans, but did you know that dogs may benefit too? One recent report from Australia could bring yet more hope to those of us who want to keep our “fur kids” alive and healthy for as long as possible. Read More
Vaping, where water vapour containing a substance of the user’s choice is inhaled, has grown in popularity in recent years as it is considered to be a healthier alternative to smoking. Many cannabis users are also now starting to switch to vaping, for medicinal or recreational purposes. Most research into vaping cannabis is concerned with the psychoactive THC, which is responsible for the “high” that recreational users get. However, a study published in 2014 by the University of Wollongong in Australia shows that cannabidiol, or CBD, can be vaporised too1.
Vaping, oral sprays, skin cream, liposomes? If you’re new to the world of hemp, the variety of ways to take just one plant’s extract may be a little confusing. What method of dosage is best? And what do some of these terms, such as “liposome”, even mean? If you have noticed liposomal sprays in Elixinol’s product range and are interested in trying some, it’s worth knowing what you’re getting, and why it’s made that way. Read More
Hemp contains hundreds of different phytochemicals, with the most well-known being cannabinoids such as cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabigerol (CBG). Besides these, however, there are many phytochemicals of a class known as terpenoids1 present in hemp, which are responsible for the plant’s aroma. Over 200 of these have been found in hemp, with those in concentrations over 0.05% considered to be pharmacologically relevant. Terpenoids are pharmacologically versatile, able to travel through fatty tissue and interact with a variety of cell receptors and enzymes. In this article, we will focus on the terpenoid known as D-linalool, which is also common to lavender. Read More
Hemp contains over 200 terpenoids, which may enhance the efficacy of the cannabinoids. Terpenoids are an aromatic class of phytochemicals, i.e. chemicals naturally produced by plants1. Besides being largely responsible for a plant’s aroma, terpenoids are often able to interact with a range of cell receptors and enzymes, making many of them pharmacologically relevant, particularly at concentrations of over 0.05%. This article will focus on beta-myrcene. Read More
Hemp is well-known for containing a category of phytochemicals (chemicals naturally produced by plants) known as the cannabinoids, which are named for their presence in hemp plants. These have many potential therapeutic applications, due to their actions on the body’s own system of endocannabinoids and receptors that respond to them. However, cannabinoids do not work alone. Instead, there are many other phytochemicals in hemp that offer “supporting” roles to these, including the aromatic class known as terpenoids1. There are over 200 terpenoids in hemp, with a range of effects on the body; this includes the common monoterpene alpha-pinene. Read More
Hemp is widely known for its high content of cannabinoids, which may possess a wide range of therapeutic benefits by acting on the body’s endocannabinoid system – a system of naturally-produced chemicals and their receptors which regulates many essential processes. These are not the only substances in hemp, however, as it also contains many of a category known as terpenoids. Terpenoids are aromatic phytochemicals with a variety of reported pharmacological effects1, such as D-limonene, the focus of this article. Read More