- Understanding Hemp
WHAT IS HEMP EXTRACT?
Hemp extract is also known as cannabidiol. It’s a compound naturally found in cannabis plants. Recently, hemp extract has become popular for its many health benefits. The extract is a very effective pain reliever – many people suffering from cancer, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, and other kinds of chronic pain have found it to be a great natural treatment, without the side effects of other traditional pain relievers. It is also effective in treating anxiety and can be taken as needed or as a regular way to treat chronic anxiety. Other studies suggest that hemp extract can help to treat epilepsy, inflammation, insomnia, and acne.
HEMP EXTRACT vs HEMP SEED OIL
As cannabidiol oil has become increasingly popular, you may see a wave of green labels in your local grocery or health store. Not all of these products contain hemp extract – but some might be trying to make you think they do. One product that’s easy to confuse with hemp extract is hemp seed oil. Unlike hemp extract, which is processed from the plant’s leaves, hemp seed oil is extracted (as the name suggests) from the seeds. It’s an oil with plenty of healthy uses in cooking and skincare, similar to sunflower seed oil. However, it does not contain cannabidiol and therefore doesn’t have any significant health benefits. When you’re shopping, check the list of ingredients for cannabidiol – that’s how you’ll know you’re getting true hemp extract.
HEMP EXTRACT vs MARIJUANA
Some people may be wary of hemp extract because they associate it with marijuana. Over time, farmers have bred varieties of cannabis plants that contain less THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the active ingredient in marijuana that gives it psychoactive effects. Plants with less than 0.3 percent THC are classified as hemp, and these plants are where hemp extract comes from. This is how hemp extract delivers the health and mood benefits without creating the “high” that marijuana does.
WHAT IS CANNABIDIOL?
It is the single most prominent, naturally-occurring cannabinoid component found in industrial hemp plants and is “a cannabinoid devoid of psychoactive effect,” meaning that you will not become intoxicated if you consume Hemp Extract. After THC (Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol), cannabidiol is by far the most studied natural cannabinoid. According to many researchers, cannabidiol may be the single most important cannabinoid ever discovered.
IS HEMP / CANNABIDIOL LEGAL?
All products at Well Care Botanicals are legal because they are derived explicitly from hemp, and no prescription is required. We have 100% THC free option as well. Our products are legal for air transport and we ship to all 50 states.
BENEFICIAL COMPOUNDS & CANNABINOIDS
Our products contain a broad Terpene profile with other naturally occurring compounds within hemp
Cannabidiol is the most well known cannabinoid found in hemp oil. But did you know there are over 80 other healthy cannabinoids found in hemp extract? Cannabinoids are fatty compounds found in other plants, your body and abundant in hemp. Over the last century humans have denied our bodies of these compounds that are essential for immune system, hormonal balance and nervous system functionality. We literally have these cannabinoids in our make up.
Flavonoids & Terpenes - Hemp flavonoids are the cellular messengers and terpenes are the fragrant oils delivered to the senses. Terpene oils are found in plants of all kinds, we are particularly partial to hemp derived terpenes and the benefits we receive when they bind to our bodies receptors. For example, you may have experienced a sense of calmness, open airways, relaxation and alertness while going on a hike. This could be because you are breathing in Pinene, the terpene found in pine needles.
A TRUSTED BRAND
Most importantly, we recommend purchasing from a brand you trust. At Well Care Botanicals, we’re dedicated to creating healthy products that benefit you in many ways. We’d love to earn your business through our excellent customer service and high-quality hemp extract.