The 'Deep Calm' anxiety relief blend interacts with the endocannabinoid system to increase serotonin availability, facilitate the release of dopamine and allow the neurotransmitter serotonin to cross the blood-brain barrier. Our specially formulated blend of CB2 and neurotransmitter activators work together to create the ‘entourage effect’, a phenomenon characterised by increased potency when particular compounds are mixed together.
Linalool: linalool is one of the most effective anxiety-busters known to man. Lavender has been used for centuries to combat insomnia, stress, anxiety, pain and convulsions, but only recently have scientists discovered why. Linalool produces anxiolytic effects via inhibition of voltage-gated calcium channels, reduction of 5HT1A receptor activity, and increased parasympathetic tone.
In a randomised, double-blind study, linalool produced more anxiolytic effects than paroxetine, supporting its potential as a non-addictive alternative to benzodiazepines.
Myrcene: In small doses, myrcene acts as a stimulant. In larger doses, myrcene has powerful sedative and relaxant effects, suppressing locomotor activity and reducing muscular tension via interaction with TRPV1 receptors. Myrcene is known to enhance the psychoactive effects of cannabis.
D-Limonene:Limonene has been found to not only increase the availability of serotonin (stopping it from getting broken down too quickly), but also to act as a powerful anxiolytic (anti-anxiety). Limonene has also demonstrated a powerful ability to act upon our adenosine receptors; triggering the release of dopamine.
Limonene stimulates the immune system, and has neuroprotective qualities that aid in memory retention and focus. Cannabis strains such as ‘Lemon-Diesel’ and ‘White Fire’ are rich in limonene, which are known for their unique euphoric and creative effects.
Beta-Caryophyllene: B-Caryophyllene is one of the only cannabinoids found outside of cannabis. Like CBD, BCP activates CB2 receptors in our endocannabinoid system to trigger physiological responses that include anti-inflammation, pain relief, anti-spasmodic and insomnia relief rolled into one. When paired with other terpenes, it enhances and strengthens their effects.
A-Pinene: Pinene is a neuroprotective agent that increase alertness, aids memory retention, and has anti-depressant and anxiolytic qualities. A combination of pinene, linalool and limonene provide the synergistic anti-anxiety effects characterised by the 'entourage effect'.