WHAT IS HEMP EXTRACT
Hemp extract is specifically elicited from those parts of the hemp plant known to have high levels of cannabidiol, which provides all the anti-inflammatory and analgesic benefits. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-intoxicating component of the cannabis plant with enormous therapeutic potential. Researchers are currently studying the effects of CBD on a wide range of conditions including chronic pain, insomnia, PTSD, anxiety, epilepsy, dementia and more.
Extensive preclinical research and some clinical studies have shown that CBD has strong anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, anti-depressant, anti-psychotic, anti-tumoral, and neuroprotective qualities.
HOW MUCH SHOULD I TAKE
A typical dose is one small pea size drop, this can be taken directly into the mouth, no need to hold under the tongue for 30 seconds. It can also be added to any beverage such as coffee or tea, or just add to water. Our whole plant extract can also be added to food such as a pasta sauce, without any loss of effect.
HOW LONG WILL A BOTTLE LAST.
If you stick to the guidelines of the recommended dosage as stated above, a 5ml bottle will last approximately 28 days.
WILL HEMP MAKE ME FEEL HIGH?
Hemp extract has many health benefits, without producing the psychoactive, “euphoric” effects of THC. “Relaxing but not intoxicating” is how some of my patients have described the effect. That said, I did have one patient that felt that a low dose of CBD did make her feel high. This is why I recommend starting with very low dosages.
IS IT SAFE?
– Hemp extract exhibits no effects on humans indicative of any abuse or dependence potential.
– To date, there is no evidence of recreational use of Hemp Extract or any public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.
– Chronic use and high doses up to 1,500 mg/day of CBD are reportedly well tolerated in humans.
WHAT ARE CANNABINOIDS?
Cannabinoids (e.g., THC and CBD) are the chemical compounds secreted by cannabis flowers that can affect the human body. They work by imitating compounds our bodies naturally produce, called endocannabinoids, that affect nerve, brain and immune cell activity.
Currently, there are two known primary cannabinoid receptors: CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are located in the central nervous system, and in some peripheral tissues. They affect appetite, muscle control, pain, cognition, thermoregulation, and our stress response. CB2 receptors are primarily found in immune cells, and at a lower density in the central nervous system. CB2 activation is associated with immune function and immune cell proliferation, inflammation, and pain. Although these two cannabinoid receptors have been studied relatively extensively, there are more cannabinoid receptors being examined.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEMP AND MARIJUANA?
Although both hemp and “marijuana” are technically variants of the Cannabis sativa plant, there are significant differences between them. Hemp is considered “industrial” under current regulations, and is defined as having less than 0.3% THC
In the US, the legal definition of “industrial hemp,” (as defined in Section 7606 of the Agricultural Appropriations Act of 2014), is “the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.”
Marijuana generally refers to Cannabis sativa plants that have a high concentration of THC, and the word stems from the recreational use of THC rich cannabis for the purpose of getting “high.” Hemp plants possess a high concentration of CBD, with only traces of THC, and hemp extracts are associated with medicinal use.
DOES HEMP AFFECT APPETITE?
Unlike THC, Hemp extract has negligible effects on appetite and satiety.
DOES HEMP CAUSE SIDE EFFECTS?
Typically Hemp extract is not associated with many side effects but these have all been reported:
– Dry mouth
– Rarely can cause feelings of mild intoxication
We hope that this answers your questions