Adaptogens are tonics/herbs that can be taken daily for overall health. Many of the adaptogens that are commonly used today have a history of use that goes back thousands of years in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. Adaptogens are used to support one's energy and better handle stress through the adrenal support system. Some adaptogens carry anti-inflammatory properties and can help with a number of conditions.
Extensive research has been done on the health benefits of adaptogens supporting the broad influence they have on the entire body. We, at hustle + flo™ formulated our CBD softgels with specific adaptogens to support the desired effect of each formula.
α-Pinene is an organic compound of the terpene class. According to research readily available, it can act as an anti-inflammatory, promotes pain relief and relaxation.
Ashwagandha is an adaptogen grown in India, the Middle East, and parts of Africa. Ashwagandha is known for its wide ranging health benefits. Research concludes, it enhances the function of the brain and nervous system and improves memory. It improves the function of the reproductive system promoting a healthy sexual and reproductive balance. Being a powerful adaptogen, it enhances the body's resilience to stress.
α-terpineol is known for its many therapeutic benefits, especially providing relief to those suffering from stress and sleep disorders according to research readily available. It naturally occurs in over 150 plants, including lilacs, lime blossoms, pine and the cannabis family.
β-caryophyllene terpene acts as a cannabinoid. Due to its unique ability to bind with CB2 receptors, Beta-caryophyllene has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties. According to research readily available, it is known to help relieve stress and pain.
According to research β-Eudesmol, an oxygenized sesquiterpene that stimulates the autonomic nervous system
Bisabolol is a natural monocyclic sesquiterpene alcohol. According to research, it is known to have anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial properties.
Bovine gelatin is made from the bones and skins of animals which is considered an animal by-product.
Both α-pinene and β-pinene are noted in the scientific community for their ability to increase mental alertness, clarity, and overall cognitive functions. They also have been researched for their applications in pain relief and neuroprotection. Pinene has also been studied for its potential anti-anxiety benefits
Camphor is a terpenoid. The terpene's documented therapeutic benefits are its anti-inflammation and anti- infection properties along with its ability to improve circulation
Cannabinoids are a group of chemical compounds that are naturally found in the cannabis plant. They interact with receptors in the human body's endocannabinoid system, which helps to regulate various physiological processes, including mood, appetite, pain, and sleep. The two most well-known cannabinoids are THC and CBD, which have different effects on the body. THC is the psychoactive compound that produces a "high" sensation, while CBD is non-psychoactive and is often used for its potential therapeutic benefits.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is the most prevalent of cannabinoids found in hemp and cannabis plants. Hemp and cannabis have a record of use dating back to prehistory. CBD is known for its anti-inflammatory, anxiety reliever, antipsy-chotic, antispasmodic and analgesic effects. CBD enables the body to heal itself through balancing the endocannabinoid system.
Although Chamazulene does not belong to the sesquiterpenes, it is historically included with them. It is considered to have anti-allergy and anti-inflammatory properties and to be beneficial to cells.
Cineole is known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.
Cis-ocimene is in the terpene family known for its medicinal and therapeutic properties, some of which include uplifting effects, anti-convulsant, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-fungal.
The endocannabinoid system is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are considered neuro-chemicals that are found throughout the nervous system and are connected to our immune response and reproductive system.
Geraniol is a monoterpenoid that has been studied for its antimicrobial, antibacterial, and pain-relieving properties.
The cannabidiol contained in hemp can affect the human body in many positive ways, notably by impacting cortisol (the chemical that causes stress) to produce calming, relaxing effects. hustle + flo™ CBD products are extracted from hemp.
Humulene is a terpene known for its relaxing, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial benefits
Lavandulyl acetate is a component of lavender oil. It may help alleviate respiratory problems and reduce pain.
Limonene is in the terpene family. Research suggests Limone can promote wound healing and anabolism, it can also ameliorate stress, inflammation, oxidative stress, spasms and viral infections. Limonene has also been studied for forits potential anti-anxiety benefits.
Linalool is a terpene present in plants such as lavender, laurel, birch, cinnamon, cannabis, rosewood. Research suggests linalool can help relieve anxiety and depression, and combat insomnia. Therefore, it is known for its calming effects promoting sleep and relaxation. . Linalool has also been studied for its potential anti-anxiety benefits.
Linalyl acetate is one of the principal components of many essential oils and it’s best known for playing a role in anti-inflammatory activity.
MCT oil is a dietary supplement that is made up of MCT fats (medium-chain triglycerides), which are fats that can be found in coconut oil, palm kernel oil, and dairy products.
hustle + flo™ products use coconut-derived MCT oil.
Sometimes referred to as “nature’s chill pill”, Mucuna Pruriens is a master adaptogen. Adaptogenic herbs contain a unique set of phytonutrients that feed the adrenals, balance hormones and significantly reduce stress levels by lowering cortisol.
Mucuna Pruriens is also especially beneficial to brain health, its primary compound “levadopa (L-dopa)” is a precursor to dopamine, adrenaline and noradrenaline. By raising low dopamine levels, this herb can have a positive effect on motivation by elevating mood and energy levels, attention span, the ability to relax and general mental well-being.
The herb is also known for its libido enhancing effects.
Myrcene, a terpene present in the cannabis family, is known for anti-inflammatory qualities while also helping to bring on a sense of calm and relaxation that can help promote sleep. . Myrcene has also been studied for its potential anti-anxiety benefits.
Sabinene is considered a monoterpene and has been studied for its implications in relieving arthritis pain, and aiding digestion. Sabinene has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties.
Research surrounding Schisandra concludes that it is a powerful anti-anxiety herb. It has been found that Schisandra reduces cortisol levels in the body (the stress hormone) and is effective in controlling changes in serotonin and adrenaline caused by stress. Therefore, it is known to boost one's mood through lowering stress levels and enhancing mental performance. High in powerful antioxidants, Schisandra helps to fight against free radical damage, thus lowering inflammatory responses.
Terpenes, or terpenoids, are the compounds in cannabis that give the plant its unique smell. THC and the other cannabinoids like CBD have no odor, so cannabis' compelling fragrance depends on which terpenes predominate.
Most importantly, terpenes have direct interactions with the human body when consumed or inhaled. They support medicinal molecules of cannabinoids amplifying their therapeutic value.
Terpinen-4-ol is a component of essential oil derived from several aromatic plants. It is used as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agent
Terpinolene is, you guessed it - a terpene. It plays a key role in defining the taste and smell in cannabis strains. Research suggests that as an essential oil, terpinolene may have antibacterial and antifungal qualities.