Wellness & Balance with CBD-Rich Hemp Extract
Every Foria Wellness formula starts with a foundation of CBD-rich hemp extract, and the different effects are tailored with complementary blends of botanical extracts & essential oils.
These rich, aromatic formulas aren't just a delight for your nose & taste buds — they provide natural compounds often missing from our modern diets & lifestyles.
Humanity evolved in the garden, immersed in a symphony of highly-active plant compounds — all advertising their beneficial content via rich aromas and flavors. Even today, our bodies still crave this ancient melody.
Why Supplement with Botanicals & CBD-Rich Hemp?
A new wave of health research has begun revealing why the human body responds so well to various healthy foods, herbs, spices and botanicals.
Turns out that many of these common plants contain natural compounds that influence the body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS).
More and more scientific research is revealing that the ECS is a major regulator of balance in nearly every system of the body — affecting appetite, sleep, mood, immunity and inflammation.
Fortunately, by re-introducing these active plant essences into our lives, we can help support optimal function in the body's Endocannabinoid System (ECS).
Discovering the ECS
How have we come to know about the ECS? It all began with a plant that humans have cultivated & revered for thousands of years: cannabis sativa. (Archaeologists have found hemp seeds in ancient human settlements and burial sites, dating the cultivation of cannabis for food, fiber and medicine as far back as 8,000 years.)
In the 1960s, scientists studying the medicinal & euphoric effects of cannabis began identifying the source — cannabinoids like THC, CBD, and others, that triggered receptors throughout the body. They reasoned that these receptors existed because the body could produce its own THC & CBD equivalents: endocannabinoids.
In just the last few decades, these endocannabinoids were uncovered — including anandamide, 2-AG, and others — and with these elements identified, the rough outlines of the endocannabinoid system began to emerge, and scientists started mapping the role of cannabinoids & endocannabinoids in human health. New ECS research continues, and new connections and new therapeutic approaches emerge every year.
Diet & Supplements for the ECS
These discoveries have begun shedding light on the ECS effects of common herbs, spices, foods and aromatic botanicals. Some stimulate the ECS directly, while others support or modulate processes involving the ECS.
For example, β-caryophylene (the aroma molecule found in cardamom, lemon balm and clove) directly activates CB2 receptors for soothing, anti-inflammatory effects without any psychoactivity.
Meanwhile, foods like cacao, maca, and nutmeg prevent the breakdown of endocannabinoids, helping to extend or increase their effects. Omega 3 & 6 oils are also important building blocks for the anti-inflammatory transmitters that the ECS needs to properly regulate the body.
CBD Wellness Key?
Perhaps the most exciting cannabinoid studied so far is cannabidiol (CBD). CBD offers a tremendous range of potential health benefits, including antioxidant & anti-inflammatory effects, significant pain modulation, and mood-boosting, stress-soothing effects.
As it undergoes further research, CBD promises to reveal even more about human health, and the complex interplay of diet, environment and genetics.
CBD's remarkable effects are particularly exciting because they come without the psychoactive effects of THC.
CBD is also remarkable because it has very few side effects compared to similar prescription medications & over-the-counter remedies.
Comparing CBD Sources
Because CBD’s beneficial effects are so profound and wide-ranging, CBD products have become incredibly popular over the course of just a few years. Many people are now using CBD for a wide variety of wellness benefits, often reducing their dependence on over-the-counter drugs & medications (and the nasty side-effects that often come with those drugs).
CBD's much-deserved reputation has also spawned a flood of copycat products, including many with little or no actual CBD in them. Some products use a synthetic "CBD isolate" that lacks the natural co-factors found in hemp & cannabis. Other sources sell "natural CBD" from questionable-quality hemp grown in eastern Europe or China.
In this market, consumers are advised to be cautious & informed — to educate themselves about where their CBD comes from, what form it's in, and how it interacts with any medications they're already taking.
Foria's Innovation: Pure Botanicals + CBD-Rich Hemp
From the start, Foria has been an innovator in non-psychoactive cannabinoid products, promoting the benefits of cannabis-infused massage oils & suppositories for menstrual relief & sexual healing. Due to the intimate nature of those products, purity has always been our number one concern.
As our first zero-THC product, we formulated Foria Awaken with synergistic botanicals as well as CBD-rich hemp extract. We also included a variety of essential oils & botanical extracts — not only for their aroma & flavor, but for their synergy with cannabinoids. (Scientists call that synergy "the entourage effect.")
Get Involved with the Future of Foria
All Foria products begin with tremendous respect for the power and wisdom of plants.
This respect includes our patients, customers, fans and friends. From the beginning, Foria has listened closely to our community, incorporating requests and suggestions into our R&D process.
This close connection and feedback continues today, via social media & our newsletter, where we share the latest insights from our community and insider previews of new products we have in development.
We'd love for you to be part of this ongoing conversation!