the cannabis terpene Phytol

phytol: Where does it come from and how do we use it?

Phytol is used to help synthesize vitamins E and K. It is grassy smelling, with an earthiness. Phytol is known as an antioxidant and research is beginning to lead us to believe that it is effective against tumors, as well as convulsions and seizures. It is also an anti-inflammatory. That’s a lot of reasons to fall in love with Phytol, isn’t it?

You can already get phytol by drinking green tea, especially in Matcha. We’ve heard for hundreds of years how great green tea is for us and this is likely why. It’s full of phytol. You can already buy vitamin E lotions at your pharmacy with phytol on the label or in the ingredient list.

Phytol has so far shown itself, as many terpenes and cannabinoids have, to be an antitumor agent. It was shown in a research study to be very effective in treating liver cancer. It has the ability to fight other types of cancers as well, including breast cancer.

What are the Health Benefits of Phytol?

Phytol is an antioxidant, powerful in giving the body immune system boosting. It can help prevent diseases and conditions that are a result of oxidative stress in the body. These include cancer, heart disease and neurodegenerative disorders.

Animals in severe pain have been studied when given phytol and it is has been found to give them much pain relief. Further research needs to be done in the form of clinical trials to test the effects in humans before this can be substantiated and found to be fact.

Phytol has so far shown itself, as many terpenes and cannabinoids have, to be an antitumor agent. It was shown in a research study to be very effective in treating liver cancer. It has the ability to fight other types of cancers as well, including breast cancer.

Phytol has been used in many forms. In cannabis, it simply combines with other terpenes and cannabinoids for a synergistic effect that has even more potential for goodness. Phytol is also in shampoos, skin creams, household cleaners, detergents, and in cosmetics too.

For inflammation, Phytol helps fight pain and the inflammation at the source. Several studies have proven it has analgesic effects.

Phytol is showing that it can work in the brain with GABA neurotransmitters to reduce anxiety and also work as an anti-convulsant. Again, this research has been done only with animals so far and needs to make it to clinical trials so that the impact on humans can be analyzed and the data can be made public. This helps scientists to share information worldwide.

Phytol, like so many of the roughly 200 terpenes in cannabis, is proving its usefulness and as we learn more, there will undoubtedly be new uses found. Research is happening at lightning speed now, with the legalization of CBD products nationwide and medical marijuana being accepted more and legal in 8 states and growing fast.

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