What is Hemp?
There are many different varieties of the cannabis plant. “Hemp” refers to the non-psychoactive varieties of the Cannabis Sativa L plant. Both hemp and marijuana come from the same cannabis species, but are genetically different and can be further differentiated by cultivation methods, intended use and chemical makeup.
Hemp oil is retrieved from the stalk, seed, and flowers of hemp plants. Hemp oil is a natural concentrate extracted from cannabis plants that are high in cannabidiol (CBD) and low in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Because CBD, unlike THC, is non-psychoactive, hemp does not cause a euphoric high.
In addition to its main cannabinoid, CBD, hemp oil contains trace amounts of over 100 other phytocannabinoids, including cannabichromene (CBC), cannabigerol (CBG), cannabinol (CBN) and cannabidivarian (CBDV). Hemp oil also contains nutritious material such as omega-3 fatty acids, terpenes, vitamins, chlorophyll, and amino acids.
The synergistic blend of ingredients found in this nutritional supplement work with the body’s own endocannabinoid system, which manages a variety of biological processes like appetite, sleep, relaxation, and inflammation responses.
By communicating with CB1 and CB2, endocannabinoid receptors which are found throughout the brain and body, hemp oil assists the endocannabinoid system in the regulation of homeostasis, the body’s natural state of balance.