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A user-friendly guide to CBD for wellness

Updated: Oct 27, 2022

Cannabidiol (CBD) is being studied for its potential medicinal properties, including the prevention and treatment of psychiatric disorders, neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, and various cancers.

All of these studies into the various applications of CBD as a therapy contribute to bettering our understanding of cannabinoid effects overall. But there’s still much to learn about these effects and how they’re achieved on a molecular level.

In particular, researchers are interested in the entourage effect delivered by active phytochemicals metabolized together in whole-plant formats. This includes both cannabinoids, like CBD, and terpenes, which provide the flavour and aroma of plants. Terpenes are believed to deliver their own set of therapeutic benefits, which researchers have also long studied outside the context of cannabis.

What is CBD good for?

So far, scientists know that the active ingredients of cannabis interact with processes throughout the human endocannabinoid system, which is made up of chemical receptors all over the body.

Cannabinoid receptors found in the brain, central nervous system and peripheral organs all play a role in regulating executive functioning, immune response, sleep, metabolic processes and more.

CBD has been found to act on specific cannabinoid receptors, but there’s little clinical data currently available to help users understand how it may work for their wellness and self care.

Research suggests CBD has promising therapeutic effects for the treatment of pain, anxiety, addiction, and psychosis, based on lab studies and animal models that measure its effects on the specific receptors known to manage our health in these areas. How CBD affects the average wellness-minded user has yet to be studied.

Oils, gummies, capsules… which CBD is the best for me?

Kinloch Wellness offers our hemp-derived CBD formulas with blends of rare cannabinoids and terpenes for a broad-spectrum experience in familiar formats to suit every user. Whether you’re looking for pre-rolls, tinctures, capsules or gummies, Kinloch offers award-winning formulas across each product type for a cannabis experience tailored to your preferences.

To help new and experienced users alike, Kinloch Wellness designed the Effects Wheel, backed by consumer reported data and analytics from the experts at Strainprint®.

Minor cannabinoids like cannabigerol (CBG) and cannabinol (CBN), along with natural botanically-derived terpenes, are infused throughout the Kinloch line to provide a refreshing entourage effect in formulations targeting users’ desired mood states.

Worried about cannabinoid side effects?

Map your experience, and day, based on your desired effects. Kinloch Wellness has a formula for every situation.

How to use the Effects Wheel

Let’s say you’d like to target your rest and relaxation using CBD.

To use the wheel, begin on the outside and work your way towards the centre.

At the very edges, you’ll find the terpenes used to address the desired mood states of Kinloch’s formulas. These terpene profiles deliver the delicious flavours and aromas of each product. Along with these terpenes, you’ll find a summary of the reported side effects from consumers, as collected by Strainprint®

If you’re looking for restful evening, you might focus on the areas highlighted in blue. Here, you’ll find goals like falling into rest, staying resting, and getting more rest. Each terpene delivered to address these issues is carefully selected in the formulation process, based on research into their uses in aromatherapy, holistic wellness and clinical settings.

Terpenes targeting rest are offered in three delicious blends:

  • linalool (found in bergamont and lavender) + myrcene (found in tropical fruits) + humulene (found in hops) = smooth and herbaceous with floral and fruity sweetness

  • beta-caryophyllene (found in pepper and cinnamon) + bisabolol (found in chamomile) = mellow sweetness with a bite of spice

  • nerolidol (found in tea tree and jasmine) + ocimene (found in parsley and mint) + geraniol (found in rose and citronella) = woody and sweet with a citrus punch

The middle of the Effects Wheel lets you know which product line is formulated for your concerns. Kinloch’s CBZ line includes CBD and CBN in a 2:1 blend, along with natural terpenes for a soothing entourage effect.

The Effects Wheel also offers a guide for incorporating CBD into your routine. Think of each quadrant as a slice of your day. Plan around work, leisure, exercise and finally bedtime.

Serene is great for settling you into your day, while Elevate is great for working hours, and Refresh can support your afternoon slump, with the CBZ appropriate for beginning to shift to down time and rest.

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