I am often asked about the differences between hemp and CBD products. I hope the following information helps to clear up some of the misinformation that is floating around out there. There are so many companies professing to have the end-all in CBD but it is important to understand how it’s processed so that you know you are getting a pure product.
I carry a complete line of CBD products for people and for pets that is made by R+R Medicinals. This company is well-established and of the highest integrity. I am always open to discuss what you might like to address with CBD and even if you don’t buy it from me, it is my hope that with practical insight, you can make an informed choice.
Our Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
· Is a collection of cell receptors and the corresponding molecules (agonists) in the human body.
· Is responsible for regulating and maintaining many key functionalities of the human body.
· When the ECS is in balance, one experiences homeostasis (balance within the body).
Ideally, your Endocannabinoid System would remain in balance. Unfortunately, under the assault of stress, illness or injury, your body may not produce enough endocannabinoids to fulfill communication requirements. The system then becomes unbalanced and communication deteriorates. Some scientists are leaning towards the belief that many diseases and medical conditions are potentially caused by endocannabinoid deficiencies. Ingesting or applying cannabinoids can help the system return to its natural, balanced state.
· Industrial hemp plants contain 113+ naturally occurring, active compounds called cannabinoids.
· CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the cannabinoids found in industrial hemp plants.
Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a cannabinoid found primarily in marijuana — CBD (cannabidiol) does not produce any intoxicating or “high” effects, meaning users can experience its benefits without disconcerting feelings of lethargy or dysphoria.
Hemp and marijuana are terms often used interchangeably to describe any cannabis plant or its derivatives. They are understood to be derived from the same species Cannabis Sativa. Here’s an easy way to differentiate between the two: hemp comes from cannabis, and marijuana comes from cannabis, but hemp is NOT marijuana. Just like Romaine is lettuce and Iceberg is lettuce, but Romaine is not Iceberg! The difference lies in the part of the plant that is used and how the hemp oil is extracted.
Hemp = high CBD and less than .3% THC (less than 3/10 of a percent)
Marijuana = High THC
Hemp Seed Oil is Slightly Different
· Hemp seed oil is a nutritious oil that is cold-pressed from the hemp plant. It is used in food products, cosmetics and fiber products.
· Hemp seed oil contains minimal amounts of CBD. Hemp oil used in this manner is extracted from the seeds and stalks, while CBD is extracted (usually using CO-2, or carbon dioxide extraction) from the flowers and leaves, which contain higher levels of CBD.
· When the CO-2 is subjected to extreme heat and pressure and is at a critical point between being gaseous, liquid and solid, it is a powerful solvent that is safe, efficient and cost eff