The Science

Hemp Oil produces

Therapeutic Effects
  • What are Cannabinoids?

    Cannabinoids are the naturally-occurring compounds found in the Cannabis Sativa plant. Out of the 113 cannabinoids discovered and isolated, the three best known are THC, CBD, and CBN.

    THC is the cannabinoid responsible for the ‘high’ one experiences when smoking or ingesting marijuana. It activates the CB1 receptor in the brain which produces the intoxicating feeling. It also has many known therapeutic benefits.

    Cannabidiol has a direct effect on the brain as well, however, it’s not intoxicating like THC because it doesn’t activate the CB1 receptor but instead inhibits it. CBD helps to activate the CB2 receptors located throughout the body.

  • Hemp vs Marijuana

    Both Hemp and Marijuana come from the Cannabis Sativa plant. Their main difference is the amount of THC and CBD found in each plant.

    Hemp has more phyto cannabinoids and very little THC and the opposite holds true for Marijuana. Unlike Marijuana, Hemp is legal all around the world. The entire hemp plant has long been used industrially and now is being touted for its health benefits as well.

    Hemp oil that interacts with our Endocannabinoid System comes from the whole hemp plant – primarily the flower and not just the seeds.

The CB1 and CB2 Receptors

The CB1 and CB2 Receptors determine how the intake of cannabis affects the body.

CB1 is located in the brain and throughout the body while CB2 are mostly not expressed in the brain but are found in the peripheral nervous system and concentrated in immune cells.