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So What is CBD, Exactly?

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cbd oilCBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of many medicinally valuable compounds found in cannabis plants. Unlike THC, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, CBD is not psychoactive. This means it produces no “high” when taken. It does, however, have a variety of medicinally useful effects. CBD has been shown to have the following effects: pain relief, reduced inflammation, seizure preve ntion, cancer cell death, nausea relief, anxiety reduction and reduced incidences of diabetes. CBD has a wide array of applications and is non-habit forming.


It is an excellent alternative for those using conventional pain killers who want a clear head and consistent pain relief. In the instance of inflammation, CBD can be used as a preventative and can be taken before high stress situations, like an intense workout, to prevent a buildup of inflammatory proteins called cytokines. In terms of pain relief, some studies have shown that CBD can modulate the pain neural pathways without building a tolerance which is great for chronic pain sufferers.


Cannabidiol has also had a lot of promising work done in the field of epilepsy. Some studies have reported that CBD use can reduce seizure occurrences greatly if not prevent them all together. In some documented cases a seizure has been stopped midway by taking CBD. In addition to the reduction of seizure occurrences some users experience improved mood, sleep and overall alertness.


CBD also has a reputation as being a novel tool against cancer cells. Studies have shown cannabidiol to have the ability to not only inhibit the growth of cancerous tumors but also instigate apoptosis, cell death, of the tumor. It is able to do all this without negatively affecting any of the cells surrounding the tumor. CBD has been used to treat breast cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer and even leukimia. Most oncologists that recommend CBD are typically in tandem with normal chemotherapy regimens. Cannabidiol is also very adept at helping with some of the more harsh side effects of chemotherapy like nausea.


In addition to helping physical ailments it is also very helpful in handling nervous disorders related to anxiety. It has been shown to be effective with obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Several studies in both animals and humans have shown a large degree of anxiety reduction in subjects that were administered CBD over a placebo.


Cannabidiol can also assist in preventing the onset of diabetes. In a 2006 study with mice it was shown that CBD can reduce the incidence of diabetes by approximately 65 percent. Similarly in a survey of adults, those who use cannabis, were shown to have 16 percent lower fasting insulin levels than non-cannabis using adults.


CBD has many helpful medicinal uses from mental to physical and can be taken in several ways. It can be ingested orally with products like our CBD Oil tincture. It can be taken transdermally through the skin, with the assistance of terpenes, in products like our CBD Lotion or our CBD Bath Bombs. It can also be taken in a traditional sense of the cannabis plant and be smoked or vaporized and inhaled. Try CBD for yourself and check out our many CBD infused products!

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It’s Time to Upgrade Your Bath with CBD and Terps

There is nothing better after a hard workout, a long day of work, or a serious spar session, than a relaxing soak in the bath. Hot water on its own has been shown to be an excellent tool to help soothe sore and tense muscles. In addition to hot water, certain salts and essential oil mixtures have been known to increase the soothing properties of a hot bath. The practice of soaking in sea water or mineral rich hot springs, for their healing effects, has been a staple practice in many cultures for centuries. In recent times, it has become common place to be able to purchase salts and oil mixtures as a bath additive. Bath bombs are the latest evolution in the bath salt product category and they add a fizzing action on contact with the hot bath to help distribute and mix the salts and essential oils.

Luckily, TerpHouse now offers CBD bath bombs, which are an excellent alternative to the average bath bomb. TerpHouse bath bombs provide deeply soothing effects by way of the CBD and terpene mixture, which helps to relieve muscle pain and relax the body. To gain further insight into the TerpHouse CBD bath bombs, we asked the founder of The TerpHouse a few questions:


Where did the idea for adding bath bombs to your product lineup come from?

“The Idea for TerpHouse Bath Bombs came from a few fighters asking about bath solutions for soaking. They were looking for help with aching muscles from training. So, to help our athletes, we formulated the 50mg CBD Bath Bomb.”  


Why Bath Bombs?

“CBD Bath Bombs give you the benefits of regular bath bombs (smoothing and exfoliating the skin), but with the added CBD, now you can target full body aches and problem areas of pain.  Soaking in the hot bath allows your body to open up the capillaries in your system to absorb the CBD more efficiently.”


What can customers expect from this product?

“Customers can expect a few different things from using TerpHouse CBD Bath Bombs. On top of smooth, silky skin and great aromatherapy, they will also get the relaxation from the CBD that works on tired muscles and allows for proper blood flow to avoid inflammation.”


What sets your Bath Bombs apart from others?

“What sets our Bath Bombs apart from others, just like our other products, are our terpenes.  We use natural terpenes to open up the CB1 and CB2 receptors to allow the absorption and effectiveness of the CBD to me maximized.”


In conclusion, TerpHouse bath bombs are made by athletes for athletes but can be used by everyone looking to enjoy the soothing and pain relieving benefits of CBD paired with the luxury of bath salts. TerpHouse Bath Bombs come in two different varieties: the energizing variety, which comes with an invigorating mint fragrance, and the relaxation variety, which comes with a spiced aroma. Both Bath Bomb varieties come packed with 50mg of CBD, 

paired with TerpHouse natural terpenes to help with aches and pains. Try some for yourself and experience the next level in ultimate bath relaxation!