Research

CBD medications and beta-caryophyllene

Beta-caryophyllene (BCP) is a sesquiterpene widely distributed in essential oils of various plants. It’s unique for being both a terpene and a “dietary cannabinoid”, a food-stuff which acts as a cannabinoid and has an affinity for the CB2 endocannabinoid receptor. Several biological activities are attributed to BCP, such as antiinflammatory, antibiotic, antiproliferative, antioxidant, anticarcinogenic and local anesthetic activities.

We’ve added beta-caryophyllene to Moxie Meds in order to increase the efficacy of these medications. Your tincture contains 3 sources of BCP – directly from the cannabis itself of course, as well as the basil in our flavoring and a natural, lab grade, US made beta-caryophyllene extract.

But…don’t stop there! The following is a list of foods containing beta-caryophyllene, which also may help absorb or uptake CBD, for those who want to maximize the potential of their medications. Eating more leafy greens and cooking with the listed produce and herbs is a easy way to start that most can do without much effort.

  • Basil
  • Kale
  • Collards
  • Chard
  • Arugula
  • Rosemary
  • Hops
  • Clove
  • Oregano
  • Black pepper
  • Celery seed
  • Copaiba