CBC and Terpenes for Happiness and Focus
Feeling down or having a hard time focusing? Specific cannabinoids and terpenes may be able to help. Here, we’ll be taking a closer look at CBC (cannabichromene), which has been found to raise levels of the brain’s “bliss” chemical anandamide, and three terpenes believed to boost energy levels and help you concentrate.
Lift your mood with CBC
Some people really are born happier than others. It’s unfair but true. Scientists have found that people produce different levels of a fatty acid neurotransmitter called anandamide. It was named after the Sanskrit word “ananda” which means “bliss, happiness or contentment.” People with more anandamide feel more pleasure and less anxiety or fear. When our levels of anandamide are too low, we can experience low moods and depression.
Thankfully, anandamide is a type of cannabinoid that our bodies naturally produce (called an endocannabinoid.) When our ECS (endocannabinoid system) is out of balance, and our anandamide levels are too low, we can take cannabinoids found in hemp, cannabis and other plants (exocannabinoids) to boost anandamide and restore homeostasis.
This study examined the effects of different cannabinoids on anandamide levels and depression. It found that CBC (cannabichromene) was the best non-psychoactive cannabinoid for depression. THC was also very effective, but is psychoactive, and CBD came in second.
You can learn more about CBC for depression in our blog, which sites multiple human and preclinical studies. If you’re interested in trying these cannabinoids, Rare Cannabinoid Company offers: a purified CBC oil, Delta-8-THC (the hemp-derived cousin of “regular” Delta-9-THC), Hawaiian CBD oils and a 1:1 CBC CBD blend. Sister brand Hawaiian Choice offers broad spectrum CBD oils with added organic terpenes.
Terpenes for Focus
Terpenes are other naturally occurring compounds found in cannabis, hemp and other plants that, in addition to having different aromas and tastes, also offer unique treatment properties.
Hawaiian Choice Focus CBD contains 750mg broad spectrum Hawaiian CBD and three added organic terpenes designed to boost energy levels and promote focus, helping you attain that mental edge. The terpenes are:
Alpha Pinene: is believed to improve clarity, focus, memory, and may help with pain and inflammation.
Beta Pinene: may improve alertness, increase focus and energy.
Could assist with pain relief and reducing inflammation.
Limonene: may elevate mood, offer stress relief and improve energy levels and focus.
Learn more about all the natural, organic terpenes added to Hawaiian Choice CBD oil tinctures.
All Hawaiian Choice tinctures are infused with real Hawaiian pineapple, passion fruit, hibiscus, noni and honey for a wonderful, tropical taste.
Mix and match! Delta-8-THC and CBD
Delta-8-THC can also be very effective at elevating mood. It offers a euphoric, smooth high that is about half to two-thirds as intoxicating as “regular” Delta-9-THC. Learn about Delta-8-THC in this article on Leafly, the world’s largest cannabis information website or on our “What is Delta-8-THC?” blog.
Meanwhile, CBD may also lift your mood. In this study on people with SAD (social anxiety disorder), “CBD significantly reduced anxiety, cognitive impairment and discomfort.” Rare Cannabinoid Company offers 500mg and 1000mg full spectrum Hawaiian CBD oils and as well as a 3000mg extra strength CBD booster. All Hawaiian Choice products contain broad spectrum CBD, which means THC is below lab detectable levels and it is therefore legal in countries that do not allow any THC, including Japan. (Full spectrum products must contain less than 0.3% THC to be sold in the U.S.)
Rare Cannabinoid Company’s rare or minor cannabinoids are intended to be combined with each other or your own full or broad spectrum CBD or THC products. This way, you can customize your own unique cannabinoid blend for your specific needs. Taking our apothecary approach a step further, we recommend combining rare cannabinoid single extracts with Hawaiian Choice’s terpene-rich tinctures. Please see our recommended combinations here:
-Rare Cannabinoid Company 500mg THCV Single Extract
– Hawaiian Choice Active 750mg CBD with terpenes Delta 3 Carene, Humulene, and Limonene
– Rare Cannabinoid Company 500mg CBC Single Extracts
– Hawaiian Choice Focus 750mg CBD with terpenes Alpha Pinene, Beta Pinene, and Limonene
– Rare Cannabinoid Company 500mg CBN Single Extracts
– Hawaiian Choice Relax 750mg CBD with terpenes Linalool, Myrcene and Terpinolene
– Rare Cannabinoid Company 500mg CBG Single Extracts
– Hawaiian Choice Relief 750mg CBD with terpenes Eucalyptol, Humulene, and Gama Terpinene
Learn more in our blog: What are rare cannabinoids?