Tangerine Extract and CBD Absorption
We asked Jason Miller, DACM, chief formulator of Green Earth Medicinals, to explain why he includes tangerine extract (Citrus tangerina) in his CBD Botanical formulations.
You may have read about the naturally-occurring compounds in hemp called terpenes in your CBD research lately. Terpenes lend unique flavor profiles to different hemp cultivars, and also help modulate their medicinal effects.
Terpenes occur in many plants throughout nature, not just hemp. For example, citrus fruits contain a terpene called limonene. Limonene imparts a characteristic citrus flavor and aroma, and it also possesses many beneficial properties when ingested or applied to the skin.
The tangerine extract that we include in our CBD Lemon-Ginger Sublingual Drops is rich in limonene. When taken internally, limonene works in concert with CBD to calm digestion, ease tension, and elevate mood.
Our CBD Muscle Relief Spray and CBD Relief Cream also contain limonene in the form of tangerine extract. When applied to the skin, limonene enhances absorption of CBD and other botanicals, facilitating deep penetration to affected areas.
At Green Earth Medicinals, we combine full-spectrum CBD with other botanicals to create uniquely effective products. To learn more about why we do this, please watch this educational video from our Understanding CBD video series:
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