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What Are the Benefits of Alternative Cannabinoid Blends?

Updated: Jan 4

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Cannabinoids have incredible medicinal and therapeutic benefits to the human body when used solely. However, combining cannabinoids with other chemicals such as terpenes increases pharmacological activity, widens clinical applications, and improves the range of therapeutic uses. This blog discusses some of the benefits of alternative cannabinoid blends.

1. Temporary Memory Loss

Some people experience short-term memory loss after consuming cannabis because of THC. It is known to cause loss of recent memories or cause your memory not to be as sharp as it usually is. One way to consume your favorite cannabis product without this side effect is to introduce limonene. It is a strong terpene that will help keep your short-term memories intact. Limonene comes in citrus fruits like lemons and some cannabis strains like Super Lemon Haze.

2. Manage Symptoms Of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

A research study shows how the interaction between cannabigerol (CBG) and terpenes is advantageous to patients. In the findings, limonene and linalool, two terpenes commonly found in citrus fruits, are showing signs of effectively managing MRSA.

3. Combat anxiety

CBD is commonly used when we want to relax and be free of the burdens of reality. It helps to relieve stress and anxiety and induces feelings of calmness. Terpenes such as linalool and limonene compliment CBD wonderfully. They improve the efficacy of CBD and will help you feel even less anxious than if you consumed CBD only.

4. Potential treatment for MRSA

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an infection resistant to numerous antibiotic medications. A yet-to-be finalized research shows that combining cannabigerol (CBG) and pinene, a terpene, may help inhibit MRSA and even treat it. Other research also indicates that a cocktail containing 34.8% of pinene effectively protects against MRSA and different antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains. However, these are not yet factual findings, so it's best to see our physician first.

5. Fight drug addiction with CBD

Habits are difficult to break, and addictions are even harder. Breaking drug addiction is a significant cause for concern in our society. This is where the combination of CBD and terpenes come in. Beta-caryophyllene interacts with the CB2 receptor to reduce cravings, while pinene boosts alertness and focus. Like Beta-caryophyllene, CBD reduces cravings. Being a non-addictive cannabinoid, it can help replace addictive recreational drugs and painkillers. It also reduces pain, anxiety, and depression, to make you feel better about yourself without addictive medications. Add myrcene to the mix, and your chances of sedation increase.

6. Reduce acne

The leading cause of acne is an increase in the skin's sebum production. Combining CBD and terpenes such as linalool, pinene or limonene can slow down sebum production. As a result, it can also reduce acne. This combination is excellent for topical use and can leave the body smooth and acne-free.

Bottom line

Alternative cannabinoid blends are here to stay. They are improving treatment options and offering patients relief from their conditions. Nonetheless, more research needs to be done to solidify these claims.


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