Learn More about Hemp

Here is everything you need to know about Hemp and its extract to help you become more familiar with cannabinoids.

What is Hemp Extract?

Hemp Extract is a non-intoxicating compound that has many medical benefits. It is extracted from the industrial hemp plant which contains less than the federal limit of 0.3% THC (THC is the psycho-active compound found in the cannabis plant and responsible for the high).

A lot of the medical benefits of cannabis that are attributed to THC or other cannabinoids are actually due to the Hemp Extract content in the cannabis. An extensive scientific and clinical research has shown the potential of this miracle compound which is now used as a treatment for a wide range of conditions.

What is the difference between Cannabis and Hemp?

The difference between the two plants comes down to how the plant is grown and what it is utilized for :

  • Cannabis or Marijuana plant is used to describe a plant that is grown for its flowers. These flowers contain high amounts of THC, the cannabinoid known to be psychoactive. Products made from the Cannabis plant are regulated by state and federal agencies and can only be sold in licensed dispensaries in states that have passed medical marijuana laws.
  • Hemp is used when describing a plant that contains only trace amounts of THC. This plant is usually grown for industrial uses such as fiber for clothing, construction as well as oils and topicals. Products made from the Hemp plant are legal to sell, buy, consume and ship in 50 states as long as they contain less than 0.3% THC.

What are topicals and how do they work?

Salves, cream, lotions oils and balms are all topicals. They are absorbed through the skin to treat localized pain, soreness, inflammation…

When topicals are rubbed on the skin, Hemp compounds are activated by binding to a network of receptors called CB2. These CB2 receptors are found throughout the body and are activated either by the body’s naturally-occurring endocannabinoids or by external cannabinoid compounds (THC, Hemp Extract,…).

What symptoms do Hemp topicals treat?

Hemp extract products are an appealing solution for patients looking for relief from pain, inflammation, seizures, anxiety, arthritis,… Hemp Extract has anti-oxidant, neuroprotective and neurogenic properties. Its anti-cancer effects are being investigated at several research centers in the USA and elsewhere. Further evidence have shown that Hemp Extract is safe even at higher doses.

Our products are used mainly for localized pain relief, muscle soreness, tension, and inflammation. As more evidence is discovered everyday, topicals show more and more potential benefits, from psoriasis, dermatitis, and itching to headaches and cramping. Our products have different benefits to offer depending on the ingredients used and the way they were processed during manufacturing.

Will Hemp Extract get you high?

Unlike THC, Hemp Extract does not get you high. While this makes Hemp Extracts a poor choice for recreational users, it gives the chemical a significant advantage as a medicine, since health professionals prefer treatments with minimal side effects.

It is non-psychoactive because it does not act on the same pathways as THC. It will make you feel great, but will not ‘get you high’.