Hemp has a serious identity problem – one that’s kept it outlawed and in the dark ages for far too long...
Often confused with marijuana, hemp is a very different plant. Marijuana and hemp may share the same scientific name, Cannabis sativa, but that’s their only similarity.
Marijuana is cultivated for its primary psychoactive phytocannabinoid, tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, for recreational and medicinal value.
In contrast, hemp has been cultivated for thousands of years for food, clothing, fiber and fuel. It’s one of the world’s oldest domesticated crops.
Hemp was vital to the U.S. in its early days. Thomas Jefferson, who grew it on his plantation, wrote, “Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth and protection of the country.”
Colonial farmers were actually required to grow hemp, mainly for its strong fiber, during the 1700s.
Whereas hemp contains only a trace of THC (less than 0.3% compared to marijuana’s hefty 5 to 35%), that didn’t keep the U.S. government from becoming deeply confused about the two in more recent years..
How the Fraudulent 1937 Hemp Industry Crush Ushered in the Use of Polluting, Nonrenewable Petroleum Products
While there are many different theories surrounding the fall of the hemp industry, one of the most credible was an astonishing event in 1937 that brought hemp production to a screeching halt...
Disturbed by hemp’s “billion-dollar crop” success and its impact on their plastic market shares, American industrialists, led by William Randolph Hearst and DuPont executives, initiated a smear campaign to destroy the lucrative hemp market.
Painting hemp as the “evil weed” because it shared the same genus and species as marijuana, their conniving strategy worked.
Without warning, Congress announced a prohibitive tax on hemp, known as the Marijuana Tax Act that virtually ended the production and sale of the plant in the U.S.
That abrupt action was a dream come true for the industrialists. For hemp, it was a death sentence. Even though it didn’t contain marijuana’s abundant THC, hemp became classified as an illegal drug, just like marijuana.
The industry now had the green light to replace environmentally friendly hemp lubricants, paints and oils with polluting and nonrenewable petroleum products.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, President Nixon declared the “War on Drugs” in 1970 and signed into law the Controlled Substances Act. All Cannabis species, including hemp (with the exception of its sterilized seeds), were declared a Schedule 1 Drug and banned under the Act.
This action classified hemp as an illicit substance even though it didn’t include the substances that made marijuana a drug.
Out of the Dark Ages and Into Your Hands: The 2018 Farm Bill Federally Decriminalizes Hemp
With the passage of the Farm Bill at the end of 2018, hemp regained its legal status - finally, after 80 long years!
Farmers once again have the rights to grow hemp... Universities and hospitals can now study it... And you can now use it legally however you please as long as the state you live in permits it.
So does that make cannabidiol or CBD, one of the phytocannabinoids in hemp, legal as a supplement, too?
In short, no.
Even though CBD may still be widely available, its legality is on shaky ground.
CBD remains under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). And a pharmaceutical company now has an approved drug containing isolated purified CBD, which may deliver a fatal blow to CBD as a nutritional supplement.
But you know what? It doesn’t matter...
The real story – full spectrum hemp oil and hemp extracts – have the potential to be much bigger than CBD.
Hemp happens to be a food that contains CBD. However, it’s much more.
While CBD has grabbed most of the attention recently, hemp oil and hemp extracts really deserve the spotlight. CBD is just one of more than 100 different phytocannabinoids, or cannabinoid substances that occur naturally in the cannabis plant.
Let’s just say CBD is one player in a field of many...
Even Better Than CBD, Full Spectrum Hemp Oil and Hemp Extracts Contain a Diverse Array of Phytocannabinoids and Terpenes
Among herbalists, there’s a well-accepted truth about plants: The sum of all its parts is much greater than any single, isolated component.
In fact, Traditional Chinese and Ayurveda Medicine insists on using full spectrum herbal extracts in place of single, isolated components to take advantage of the whole plant’s synergistic properties.
Isolates from plants rarely have the same degree of activity as the whole plant.
While CBD may be the most recognized phytocannabinoid in hemp, the plant contains other vitally important cannabinoids as well, such as CBG, CBC, CBDV and CBN, which all offer exciting potential for health.
Hemp also contains nearly 200 terpenes, active compounds that give plants their taste and smell.
Herbalists believe the terpenes in hemp are thought to interact synergistically with its phytocannabinoids to create an “entourage effect” that enhances the healthful effects of each individual component.
Here’s why that matters: CBD alone cannot fully support your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS).
We believe your endocannabinoid system needs all of the phytocannabinoids and terpenes in hemp to function effectively, not just CBD.
Let’s take a look at one of the most exciting discoveries in recent times and how this new view of the human body can help support overall health and well-being.
The Discovery of Human Cannabinoid Receptors and How It’s Changing the Medical World
Researchers made an astonishing discovery in the 1990’s – one that would change the direction of medicine in previously unforeseen ways.
What may be the most important physiological system in your body, your endocannabinoid system appears to play a major role in your overall health. Your ECS maintains constant communication with every organ system in your body.
Think of your ECS as the conductor of an orchestra... Your organs are the orchestra.
This communication involves a two-part system. It takes place through messenger molecules – called endocannabinoids – that your body produces and the doorways, or receptors, on every cell that accepts them.
You have two main types of receptors, or doorways, within your endocannabinoid system: cannabinoid receptor type 1 (CB1) and cannabinoid receptor type 2 (CB2).
Researchers have mapped out the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the human body, as shown in the diagram below. As you can see, there are many – more than 1,000 in total! They’re located largely on nerve cells in your brain and spinal cord, but you can also find them in your organs and tissues, such as your spleen, blood cells, and gastrointestinal and urinary tracts.
You have cannabinoid receptors in your brain and spine, and throughout your body.
Photo courtesy of: Road to Ananda by Carl Germano, CNS, CDN
So what can you do to support your ECS and your body’s production of endocannabinoids?
A Runner’s High – From Endorphins or Your Body’s Endocannabinoids?
As part of your ECS, your body produces two types of endocannabinoids: anandamide and 2-AG. These endogenous cannabinoids are transported into your cells through the CB1 and CB2 receptors.
As you age, your body becomes less efficient at producing anandamide and 2-AG. The proper functioning of your ECS also depends on your omega-3 status, so it’s important to make sure your levels aren’t low.
One important way you can nourish and support your ECS is to exercise regularly. Moderate exercise not only helps keep your ECS in shape, it dramatically increases your levels of anandamide and 2-AG.
Have you ever experienced that ‘feel good’ sensation that can occur after strenuous exercise? Some people call it a “runner’s high.”
Most believe that lifted mood comes from a release of endorphins. Researchers now know it’s also from an increase in anandamide. Anandamide targets your CB1 receptors as well as your opioid and endorphin receptors.
The higher your anandamide levels, the better you feel.
Your other endocannabinoid, 2-AG, is another real workhorse in your body. Especially important for transmitting signals across your brain cells, levels of 2-AG run about 170 times higher than those of anandamide!
When 2-AG activates your CB1 and CB2 receptors, it influences many of the same functions as anandamide. In addition, 2-AG supports your immune health, brain health and insulin sensitivity.
There’s no question that both anandamide and 2-AG are essential for your physical, cognitive and emotional health. So how else can you help correct low levels and keep your levels of endocannabinoids high?
This is where hemp plays a role...
Don’t Cheat Your Body... Insist on Full Spectrum Hemp Oil and Hemp Extracts
Here’s the fascinating thing about hemp...
Your endogenous cannabinoids – 2-AG and anandamide – resemble the cannabinoids found in cannabis or hemp.
Because of the similarity, phytocannabinoids from hemp may help support proper ECS functioning and the balance of systems in your body.
CBD is the most dominant phytocannabinoid in hemp and offers many potential, valuable benefits. Among other things, CBD interferes with an enzyme in your body that breaks down anandamide to help keep your levels of endocannabinoids high.
However, there’s one major downside to CBD. CBD does not attach to your CB1 or CB2 receptors. That’s one of the reasons I don’t recommend taking just CBD.
Legal issues aside, by taking isolated CBD, you miss out on the other important phytocannabinoids in full spectrum hemp oil and hemp extract.
These other phytocannabinoids do attach to your cannabinoid receptors and are equal to or even more important than just CBD.
What to Look for When Buying Full Spectrum Hemp Oil and Hemp Extracts
The hemp plant has a unique soil-cleansing property that leads it to extracting heavy metals and chemicals from the soil.
This may not be an issue if the hemp is used for rope or fuel, but it is a significant problem if you’re ingesting oil made from its stalks, stems, leaves, buds or flowers.
For that reason, I recommend using only certified organic, non-GMO hemp oil and hemp extract products to ensure the least amount of contamination with pesticides and other harmful agricultural contaminants.
And because you have no way of knowing how clean the soil was where the hemp was grown you want to make sure it was tested for heavy metals as well as purity and quality.
The quality and source of the seeds used to grow the hemp is also important. You want to make sure the plants were grown from certified seeds and not hybrids with marijuana.
I also recommend looking for full spectrum hemp products made from the aerial parts of the plant that include the leaves, flowers and buds. These parts of the plant contain more of the beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes than just the stalks and stems.
Finally, you want to pay attention to how the hemp oil and hemp extract were extracted. Are harsh chemical solvents used? Make sure the manufacturer utilizes clean extraction methods.
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- Organic Full Spectrum Hemp Extract (200 mg) made from the aerial parts of the plant yielding 11 mg of phytocannabinoids per one capsule or one dropper serving.
- My special Terpene Blend (10 mg) with black pepper and clove extracts, supplying 4 mg of beta-caryophyllene per serving.
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Why is organic so important with hemp?
Because there are currently few controls for growing and processing hemp in the U.S., organic is your only assurance that traces of herbicides and pesticides won’t show up in the finished product.
Our Organic Full Spectrum Hemp Oil Advanced contains USDA Certified Organic hemp extract and hemp seed oil to ensure the product is free from potentially hazardous pesticides and herbicides.
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- Their hemp farms utilize only eco-farming practices.
- Plants are grown with unique genotyped seeds.
- The plants are cultivated, cared for and harvested under stringent eco-farming practices.
- Every plant is traceable to its seed stock, farm and facility where it was extracted.
- The proprietary CO2 extraction process uses a gentle, clean and scientifically designed process that doesn’t use organic solvents, ETO or gamma irradiation.
- An internationally recognized laboratory conducts rigorous environmental testing to verify purity.
- A pesticide-herbicide panel of 300-plus substances confirms the hemp is cleaner than many organic foods with results of “not detectable” for each substance.
- Documentation for identity and purity is verified through independent testing by third party laboratories.
- Products are imported safely and legally in full compliance of USDA and FDA standards.
Our finished Organic Full Spectrum Hemp Oil Advanced is allergen free (FALCPA) and non-GMO.
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