Learn about Cannabinoids
Cannabinoids, of which CBD (cannabidiol) is but one specific cannabinoid, are compounds that are produced naturally by the hemp plant that can have potent antioxidant and neuroprotective functions. These compounds can assist your body's healthy regulation of the central nervous, immune, and endocannabinoid systems.
Cannabinoids contain adaptogens (natural substances considered to help the body adapt to stress and to exert a normalizing effect upon bodily processes). They can help calm worriment, support mental balance, modulate inflammation, have stress-coping benefits, are a memory booster, offer cognitive support, promote healthy blood flow and healthy cell growth, and support healthy prostate function. These are but a few of the whole-body benefits that our hemp extract offers.
Cannabinoids resemble endocannabinoids, which are compounds our bodies produce naturally to control cell communication. Research has shown that when the endocannabinoid system is deficient, unpleasant symptoms and diseases may occur. When cannabis is administered, cannabinoids bind to receptor sites in the brain and body. This can have different effects depending on which receptors the cannabinoids bind to. As research on these compounds grows, so does our understanding of the effects of these cannabinoids and the types of relief they can provide.
Neuroprotectants help maintain healthy blood flow by counteracting factors that can decrease blood flow to the brain. Cognitive function may be impaired if blood flow to the brain is restricted.
Terpenes and terpenoids make up the essential oils of hemp, and give it its distinctive smell and flavor. During the process of extracting essential oils from cannabis, terpenes are often lost. Our cold-boil extraction process maintains these terpenes. This full profile of terpenes and terpinoids is one of the many reasons our extracts are superior to others on the market today.
Researchers estimate that there are 80 or more cannabinoids and dozens of terpenes found in cannabis, each creating unique effects.
Cannabinoids - Chemical compounds that act on cannabinoid receptors in the brain. The most well-known cannabinoids include THC, CBD, CBN, and THCa.
Terpenes - Common constituents of essential oils. Terpenes are responsible for the distinct aroma and taste of hemp.
Extraction - The process used to separate cannabinoids, terpenes, bioflavonoids, and essential oils from the plant matter.
Entourage Effect - The interactive synergy between compounds found in hemp. One of the reasons our whole hemp extract is superior to other extracts.
Bioavailability - The fraction of an administered dose of unchanged drug that reaches the systemic circulation after administration. For example, medication taken intravenously is 100% bioavailable. When a substance is administered other ways, bioavailability may be reduced.