What is Hemp Extract
Hemp Extract contains Cannabidiol is one of the 100-plus known cannabinoids found in the industrial hemp plant. Cannabidiol works by attaching to the receptors in our endocannabinoid system to create an environment of homeostasis within the body. Being a natural compound of the plant, it can comprise up to 40 percent of the hemp. Hemp Extract is non-intoxicating, which means it will not get you high. With on-going research, the list of uses continues to grow, giving more and more hope to those looking to enhance their overall quality of life. Cannabidiol is the main cannabinoid found in industrial hemp and the second most widely used cannabinoid for medicinal purposes. It acts upon our endocannabinoid system to promote homeostasis within the body or the ability or tendency to maintain internal stability in an organism to compensate for environmental changes. (An example of homeostasis is the human body keeping an average temperature of 98.6 degrees.)
How does Cannabidiol affect the body?
Cannabidiol acts upon CB1 and CBD2 receptors located throughout the body to produce a variety of potentially positive outcomes. By stimulating the endocannabinoid system, it promotes homeostasis.
What is the role of the endocannabinoid system?
We now know the endocannabinoid system is involved in a wide variety of processes, including pain, memory, mood, appetite, stress, sleep, metabolism, immune function, and reproductive function. Endocannabinoids are arguably one of the most widespread and versatile signaling molecules known to man.
What are the functions of the endocannabinoid system?
The ECS has been linked to the following processes: appetite and digestion, metabolism, chronic pain, inflammation and other immune system responses, mood, learning and memory, motor control, sleep, cardiovascular system function, muscle formation, bone remodeling and growth, liver function, reproductive system function, stress and skin and nerve function. These functions all contribute to homeostasis, which refers to stability of your internal environment. For example, if an outside force, such as pain from an injury or a fever, throws off your body’s homeostasis, your endocannabinoid system kicks in to help your body return to its healthy state. Experts believe that maintaining homeostasis if the primary role of the Endocannabinoid System.
Does Hemp Extract contain any psychoactive properties?
No. Hemp Extract does not contain any psychoactive properties. It is derived from hemp plants just the same, but contains only trace amounts (less than 0.3 %) of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC for short.
What Is The Difference Between Cannabidiol and THC?
Although Cannabidiol and THC have similar molecular structures, they produce very different effects inside the body. Cannabidiol is derived primarily from the fauna of the hemp plant, and is a non-psychoactive compound known for helping human bodies maintain health and overall wellness. THC or tetrahydrocannabinol contains psychoactive properties, primarily those responsible for creating the “high” most commonly associated with marijuana. By definition, hemp plants contain less than 0.3% THC.
Hemp Oil And Hemp Extract: How Are They Different?
To be more precise, hemp oil contains little to no cannabinoids at all. Hemp oil is simply the residue extracted from hemp seed oil – which is why hemp seed oil is referred to as hemp oil. Hemp seeds contain a high number of healthy fats, including Omega 3’s and 6’s. However, because the seeds do not contain a beneficial amount of cannabinoids, hemp seed or hemp oil is mainly used as a carrier oil for Hemp extract, just as in oil supplements and beauty products. The compounds found within Hemp extract/oil are naturally present in the leaves and flowers, also known as the aerial parts of the hemp plant. During the production process, we extract a wide spectrum of cannabinoids, which produces a full-spectrum CBD packed with phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. The extract is then added to a carrier oil (some common carrier oils used in CBD extracts and or oils are Hemp Seed Oil/Hemp Oil, Olive Oil and MCT/Coconut Oil to create the final product.
What is full spectrum?
Full spectrum products contain the most pure, unprocessed, and unfiltered hemp extract which contains all of the hemp plant's beneficial nutrients: cannabinoids, terpenes, and essential oils. This extract offers a holistic approach containing the full range of hemp's cannabinoids (among other nutrients), including minimal THC. However, the THC in full spectrum CBD will always be under .3%, too small of an amount to invoke a 'high' feeling. Full spectrum CBD's wide variety of naturally occurring cannabinoids and terpenes make it capable of the entourage effect; which describes the phenomenon of each element in the plant working together synergistically to provide maximum effect.
What is broad spectrum?
Broad spectrum products bridge the gap between full spectrum and isolate products: it's processed like isolate, yet offers a wide array cannabinoids like full spectrum. Broad spectrum CBD begins as a full spectrum extract with all of hemp's terpenes and cannabinoids intact, before it is sent through a refinement process to remove the THC compound. Put simply, broad spectrum is similar to full-spectrum, with the THC removed.
What is isolate?
Some would call Isolate the purest form of CBD, which is true; but conversely, it's the most processed form of hemp. Isolate CBD is CBD isolated from all other parts of the hemp plant including terpenes, cannabinoids, and essential oils until there it is the only cannabinoid. CBD devotees & experts alike agree that a CBD isolate will provide the benefits of CBD, but is missing the cannabinoids that make full spectrum & broad spectrum a potentially, more powerful approach.
Will CBD Show Up On A Drug Test?
Much like the consumption of poppy seeds may lead to a positive drug test for opioids, the ingestion of certain hemp products may lead to a positive drug test for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). As a full-spectrum cannabinoid extract, Military Grade CBD may contain a trace amount of the cannabinoid THC, specifically, less than .03%. Although only in trace amounts, THC is naturally occurring in hemp plants. Under federal law, hemp plants are classified as those with a THC concentration of 0.3% or less. If you are subjected to drug testing, consult your healthcare provider before consuming any hemp products. Individual biochemistry, the potential for the conversion of cannabinoids, and the possibility of trace amounts of inherent THC are all important factors to be considered before adding any supplement.
What Will It Feel Like When I Take CBD Oil?
Since no two people are alike, sensations can vary from person to person. Some users report a heightened sense of relaxation or calmness, while others note the Hemp Extract helps to keep them focused. The best way to understand the effects of Hemp extract is to try it for yourself!
Does Hemp Extract Have Any Side Effects?
Look for the grapefruit warning. Although studies are still ongoing to determine potential interactions between Hemp Extract and specific medications, there’s one rule of thumb that can help consumers in the meantime: Avoid Hemp Extract if your medications have a grapefruit warning on the label. This warning indicates that people taking the medication should avoid consuming grapefruit or grapefruit juice. According to the FDA, consuming grapefruit while on one of these medications can lead to a higher concentration of the medication in the bloodstream and adverse side effects. More than 85 drugs interact with grapefruit and some closely related citrus juices — like Seville oranges, pomelos, and tangelos. That’s because chemicals in grapefruit known as furanocoumarins inhibit CYP3A4, in a similar way that Hemp Extract does. The result is a slowed metabolization of medications. Grapefruit warnings are common in several types of medications, but not all medications within a category will require the avoidance of grapefruit. Check your medication’s insert information or ask your doctor. Hemp Extract is generally well tolerated, and therefore considered safe. As with any supplement, if you are pregnant, nursing, taking other medications, or suspect you have a medical condition that has yet to be diagnosed, please consult your physician before use.
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