November 19, 2020 4 min read
Many people use the phrase 'out of sorts' to mean that they don't feel well. Turns out that it's not just a metaphor - it's real. Our health largely depends on a state of internal balance, or homeostasis, which should remain constant regardless of changes outside the body. When this balance is disrupted, illness can occur. After years of research on this, Primal Organix was founded to promote the use of naturally-occurring terpenes to restore this balance and restore you to health.
Terpenes are a group of aromatic compounds that give plants and herbs their distinctive aromas. The most commonly known terpenes (and the most popular!) are those found in the cannabis plant. Terpenes are actually found in many plants, which need them for a variety of functions:
Homeostasis in the body is largely maintained by the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). This is a large network of transmitters and receptors in the nervous system. It monitors the state of the body and detects any disruption of internal balance that may have been caused by external factors like burnout or stress. When internal balance is disrupted, it could lead to health problems such as anxiety, insomnia, and depression.
Different terpenes work with the ECS to restore that balance in different ways, leading to calmness, pain relief, improved mood, and other benefits.
Lots of terpenes are found in nature, and only a few of them have been studied for their benefits to human health and used in medicine. Here are some of the main beneficial terpenes found in Primal Organix products.
Myrcene is found in plants like lemongrass, thyme, hops, and mango, and has a citrus smell. It has exhibited strong antioxidant properties in animal studies, such as reducing inflammation and acting as a pain reliever. It has also been found to prevent the breakdown of cartilage cells, which would make it useful as part of treatment for osteoarthritis.
Myrcene also has sedative effects and is one of the main ingredients of Primal Organix Anti-Anxiety Blend 30ml. It helps to relieve pain, improve mood, improve sleep, and reduce anxiety.
Linalool is what gives lavender its unique scent. Just the smell of it produces a calming effect, and as a result, lavender is commonly used in aromatherapy. Linalool has a number of properties that make it useful as a relaxant such as:
When taken in high doses, linalool is highly sedative, so it has to be taken with care. For example, Primal Organix Be Calm 30ml, which has linalool, has a maximum recommended dosage of 1ml per day. It helps with insomnia, anxiety, relieves pain, reduces feelings of anger, and raises the spirits.
Pinene is responsible for the tingling, refreshing scent of pine needles, basil, and rosemary. What if you could just inhale a scent and kill the germs in your windpipe?
Well, pinene is thought to kill some types of germs when inhaled. It's a great bronchodilator- it expands the air passages- allowing more air into the lungs and relieving chest congestion. It also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Recent studies have found pinene to help to prevent short-term memory loss and prevent the spread of malignant cells in the body. So next time you go into a pine forest, take a deep breath.
Lemon and orange have a strong citrus smell. This is due to the presence of limonene. Limonene helps with depression and anxiety by elevating the mood and calming you down. It is also a strong antioxidant and can help to slow down the growth of malignant cells. Limonene also helps the immune system function better.
Humulene is found naturally in the hop plant, ginger, and clove as well. Studies have shown humulene to be effective against asthma and other inflammatory and allergic reactions. It could be potentially used as a natural remedy for asthma.
It has antibacterial properties, and, like pinene, it is also being studied for its ability to inhibit the growth of malignant cells.
Caryophyllene has a similar chemical structure to humulene and a similar earthy scent. It is found in black pepper and cloves. Animal studies have shown that it can be used to treat intestinal ulcers.
Like other terpenes, Caryophyllene has strong anti-inflammatory properties and can be used for pain relief. Many anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving drugs have unpleasant side effects and the possibility of developing tolerance. Research has shown that caryophyllene could be used for pain relief without bringing on the unwanted side effects.
Lecithin is a fatty substance found naturally in the body. It can also be obtained from sunflower seeds, eggs, and soybeans. It is useful as an emulsifier, which means it suspends oils and fats. It's an important component in Primal Organix products, as some of them usually contain a blend of different terpenes.
For example, Primal Organix Engage 30ml contains no less than four different compounds from different sources:
This powerful combination of ingredients helps to fight depression, anxiety, ADHD, improves mood, confidence, and balance.
Medium Chain Triglyceride (MCT) oils are a kind of fats found in certain oils. A lot of the fats in our diet contain Long Chain Triglycerides (LCTs) which are longer, of course and take more time to digest. MCT oils, on the other hand, are shorter, and hence more easily digested. This means that they produce more energy, and are less likely to be stored as fats.
MCT oils have a number of benefits, including:
More and more benefits of terpenes are being discovered. Primal Organix productskeep up with the research to provide you with the best blends of natural terpenes to restore your balance.