Delta 8 THC News and Testing for Delta 10 THC

New test developed to Identify Delta-8 and Delta-10 THC Extracts. To provide the most precise potency results, ACS Laboratory, the largest hemp and cannabis testing facility in the eastern U.S., has developed the "Potency 12" test to identify
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CBD vs CBDA which Cannabinoid is Better?

While CBD and CBDA are chemically similar, they are not interchangeable.

CBDA doesn’t act directly on the endocannabinoid system. Instead, by inhibiting COX-2 activity, it has an indirect effect. It also acts on 5-HT receptors, which influence serotonin production. Serotonin production is essential to overall health, including reduced anxiety and general well-being.

When considering your cannabinoid options, it’s not quite fair to say that one cannabinoid is superior to the other, they each have unique potential. Each of the many plant elements in our products works together synergistically to enhance the effects of the other.

Compatibility: CBD has the potential to boost CBDA's potential benefits!

Taste: Concentrated CBDA tastes a little bitter. When blended with CBD it tends to mitigate the taste of CBDA.

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Minor Cannabinoids - CBN (Cannabinol)

While whole plant medicine certainly provides the benefits of the Entourage Effect, isolated cannabinoids may lead to what we at Cleveland Botanical Destination refer to as personalized cannabinoid medicine. Cannabinoid isolation and reformulation for individual patient needs may be the path to the future. Much or current research is working diligently to uncover these minor cannabinoids for what is likely to be the next big movement in cannabinoid supplements and medicines.

 

CBN is one of the minors we are focusing on to supplement alongside CBD products. The reason why CBN is gaining momentum is because it works well with CBD for sleep formulations.

 

CBN, or cannabinol, is one of the many cannabinoids that science is beginning to illuminate the potential. A report from the cannabis testing facility Steep Hill Labs claims that 2.5-5 milligrams of CBN are as effective as 5-10 milligrams of Valium or diazepam. They purport it is the most effective cannabinoid as a sleep aid. To further CBN as a top Thanksgiving herb, a study conducted on lab rats published in 2012 found that CBN acted as an appetite stimulant while CBD acted as an appetite suppressant.

 

The process of creating CBN can be simple…wait. THC naturally found in cannabis degrades into CBN. This fact makes it relatively unique, as the basis for all known cannabinoids is CBGa or cannabigerolic acid. CBGa then is further produced into the acid forms of the other cannabinoids, namely THCa, CBDa, and CBCa.

 

WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT CBN

CBNa, which is the acidic form of CBN, is a byproduct of the aging of THCa. It is also produced when cannabis is exposed to heat, oxygen, or UV lighting. CBN is naturally found with about 1% concentration in various strains, which means it’s not the most abundantly available cannabinoid, although levels do change with heat and light exposure.

 

Although THC and CBD are much more popular, CBN was first successfully isolated in the 1930s. While CBD is a non-psychoactive substance, CBN is a slightly psychoactive substance. Although CBN was initially thought to be the cannabinoid responsible for the psychoactive effects of cannabis, it is estimated to be only about 10% as powerful as THC.

 

CBN has occasionally been painted as a black sheep cannabinoid, as it is most densely located in aged cannabis. Although CBN is degraded THC, it is not necessarily an inferior THC. It is a unique cannabinoid, more similar in potency to CBD than THC. Although the earliest discovered cannabinoid, research available on CBN, is disappointingly lacking. Still, with the research available, CBN has shown great medical potential as a:

 

Potent Sedative – Sleeping issues can be associated with several ailments, such as PTSD, eating disorders, or mood-affective disorders. A study from 1995 conducted on mice found that CBN worked to increase sleep time. Likewise, a more recent study published in early 2019 by Kanabo Research shows CBN works very well when combined with a formulation of other cannabinoids.

Anti-Glaucoma - Similar to ?-9-THC, CBN reduces intraocular pressure in the eye so it can be used to treat Glaucoma for the same reason ?-9-THC can be used, although CBN has very mild to no psychoactive effects. This was found by a 1984 study on cats with glaucoma, revealing that chronic use caused a reduction in intraocular tension.

Appetite-Stimulant - A 2012 study suggests that CBN had a stimulating influence on the appetite of lab rats, while CBD has the opposite effect. Loss of appetite affects thousands of people yearly, whether as a symptom of a physical or psychic condition.

Anti-Bacterial - CBN has shown the potential to be effective in fighting against MRSA bacteria, an antibiotic-resistant strain.

Pain-Relief - Research has revealed that the way CBN interacts with the pain signals sent in the brain can help with pain mana THC-Free CBN Isolate Health and Wellness Benefits

Increasing interest in CBN isolate that is hemp-derived has steadily grown as demonstrated by the rapidly expanding number of publications and patent disclosures.

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USING CBD TO BOOST ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

Being an athlete is a full-time, whole-body job. From regular training to carefully controlled diets, athletes bodies work like well-oiled machines.

As well as diet, many sportspeople take advantage of the vast range of supplements available; from simple vitamins to complex amino acids, everyone’s looking for that extra something.

CBD can be used to boost performance and aid recovery. And now that it is no longer prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency, its use is coming in for increased interest.

Here are some of the ways CBD can boost athletic performance.

Faster recovery

While CBD is more often known for being a mental relaxant, it can also work on muscles too.

Physical stress on muscles, caused by exercise, can result in increased oxidative damage, which may harm performance and slow recovery, leading to mental and physical fatigue.

By reducing this damage, CBD can help athletes recover faster and perform better, thus improving mental and physical health along the way.

Pain relief

As anyone who has ever overdone it at the gym can attest, exercise, particularly strenuous, can cause pain. This is partly due to inflammation, which leads to prolonged soreness and delayed recovery.

One of the most well-known and widely researched uses of CBD oil is for pain relief and muscular recovery.

This is due to the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which helps the human body maintain a state of balance and stability known as homeostasis.

The body produces endocannabinoids, which are neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors in the nervous system. Studies have shown that CBD may help reduce chronic pain by impacting endocannabinoid receptor activity, reducing inflammation, and interacting with neurotransmitters.

Mood booster

The last thing any athlete needs is stage fright. CBD is proven to help with anxiety and low mood, boosting levels of serotonin in the brain.

Being at the top of your game isn’t just about physical fitness; being mentally healthy is important too, so anything that boosts mood can also boost performance.

Sleep it off

It’s well known that sleep aids recovery, whether that’s from a common cold or tired muscles. Studies have shown that there are CBD receptors in the part of the brain responsible for maintaining sleep cycles, and research has found that activating those receptors with the use of CBD can help induce sleep.

However, in certain quantities, it can also promote mental alertness, so it’s always worth further research before adding any supplements.

Keep it lean

While cannabis has long had a reputation for provoking ‘the munchies’, CBD alone can help with weight loss. Put simply, it can help turn bad fat, which is stored by the body and leads to weight gain, into good fat, which isn’t.

So, simply adding CBD to the diet can boost metabolism and lower BMI – ideal for anyone looking to improve their sporting prowess.

And there we have it. Far from the image of a spaced-out stoner, CBD can actually be used by athletes at all levels to boost performance, aid recovery and lose weight.

No wonder so many elite athletes are getting in on the act…

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