the science

aka everything you need to know
and some stuff you probably don't

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the science

aka everything you need to know
and some stuff you probably don't

so wtf is hemp?

hemp is actually cannabis.
no it's not 'marijuana'

‘hemp’ is a term used to classify cannabis that contains less than 0.3% thc content. hemp has been cultivated and used for a variety of cool stuff for thousands of years. in the early 1900’s, it was demonized by the american paper industry which halted cultivation and created a stigma that hurt hemp’s reputation for decades.

recently, we collectively realized how stupid we were for ever doing that and re-discovered the incredible potential that this plant has to offer -- not only from an industrial but also from a medicinal standpoint. seriously, we don’t even know how amazing it is, but here are some facts that we know for sure...

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so wtf is hemp?

hemp is actually cannabis.
no, it's not 'marijuana'.

'hemp' is a term used to classify cannabis that contains less than 0.3% thc content. hemp has been cultivated and used for a variety of cool stuff for thousands of years. in the early 1900's, it was demonized by the american paper industry which halted cultivation and created a stigma that hurt hemp's reputation for decades.

recently, we collectively realized how stupid we were for ever doing that and re-discovered the incredible potential that this plant has to offer -- not only from an industrial but also from a medicinal standpoint. seriously, we don't even know how amazing it is, but here are some facts that we know for sure...

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the wide world of hemp extracts

while cbd itself is a simple molecule, there is a major difference
between the types of hemp extracts you will find on the market.

full spectrum

cannabinoids and
terpenes with thc

broad spectrum

cannabinoids and
terpenes sans thc

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just cbd

while cbd itself is a simple molecule, there is a major difference
between the types of hemp extracts you will find on the market.

full spectrum

cannabinoids and
terpenes with thc

broad spectrum

cannabinoids and
terpenes sans thc

isolate

just cbd

hemp seed oil vs hemp flower extract

we’re here to set the record straight once and for all so you know what you’re buying.

hemp seed oil

hemp seed oil is made from cold pressed hemp seeds. hemp seed oil is rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants, but typically contains very little to no cbd content.

hemp flower extract

hemp flower extract is generally extracted via supercritical co2 or ethanol and -- differing from hemp seed oil -- is extracted from (you guessed it) the tops aka flowers of the hemp plants. usually, hemp flower extract is cbd-rich and also contains essential terpenes, fatty acids, and other cannabinoids such as cbg, cbc, cbn, and thc.

hemp seed oil vs hemp flower extract

we're here to set the record straight once and for all so you know what you're buying.

hemp seed oil

hemp seed oil is made from cold pressed hemp seeds. hemp seed oil is rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants, but typically contains very little to no cbd content.

hemp flower extract

hemp flower extract is generally extracted via supercritical co2 or ethanol and -- differing from hemp seed oil -- is extracted from (you guessed it) the tops aka flowers of the hemp plants. usually, hemp flower extract is cbd-rich and also contains essential terpenes, fatty acids, and other cannabinoids such as cbg, cbc, cbn, and thc.

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what do cannabinoids do?

antioxidant properties

antioxidant

defend against free radicals and
prevent (or slow) oxidative
damage throughout the body

anti inflammatory

anti-inflammatory

may help reduce inflammation
in the brain and nervous system

antioxidant properties

antioxidant

defend against free radicals and
prevent (or slow) oxidative
damage throughout the body

anti inflammatory

anti-inflammatory

may help reduce inflammation
in the brain and nervous system

neuroprotectant

promote proper brain function
and helps maintain healthy
blood flow to the brain

anti convulsant

anti-convulsant

act as a capable anti-convulsant
in both maximal electroshock
and audiogenic seizure tests

neuroprotectant

promote proper brain function
and helps maintain healthy
blood flow to the brain

anti convulsant

anti-convulsant

act as a capable anti-convulsant
in both maximal electroshock
and audiogenic seizure tests

analgesic cannabinoids

analgesic

combat pain-related conditions
by binding with pain receptors
to offer protection and relief

anxiolytic

reduce anxiety and depression
disorders by optimizing serotonin
production and availability

analgesic cannabinoids

analgesic

combat pain-related conditions
by binding with pain receptors
to offer protection and relief

anxiolytic

reduce anxiety and depression
disorders by optimizing serotonin
production and availability

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the entourage effect

the interactive synergy between cannabinoids and terpenes is referred to as the entourage effect. it has been shown that the pairing of cannabinoids and terpenes is far superior medicinally than simply ingesting cbd by itself. why you ask? because, well, you actually already have cannabinoid receptors inside you. which brings us to our next section...

the entourage effect

the interactive synergy between cannabinoids and terpenes is referred to as the entourage effect. it has been shown that the pairing of cannabinoids and terpenes is far superior medicinally than simply ingesting cbd by itself. why you ask? because, well, you actually already have cannabinoid receptors inside you. which brings us to our next section...

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the endocannabinoid system

discovered in the 90s, the ecs helps maintain homeostasis and regulate internal functions. if you’re unfamiliar, homeostasis is the ability to maintain stability in an organism to account for environmental changes. basically, think of homeostasis as your body’s equilibruim and endocannabinoids are the tiny chemical engineers keeping it running at 100%.

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discovered in the 90s, the ecs helps maintain homeostasis and regulate internal functions. if you’re unfamiliar, homeostasis is the ability to maintain stability in an organism to account for environmental changes. basically, think of homeostasis as your body’s equilibruim and endocannabinoids are the tiny chemical engineers keeping it running at 100%.

human body referencing the endocannabinoid system highlighting the CB1 and CB2 receptors

cb1 receptors

can be found primarily in the brain and central nervous system, but are also present in your lungs, liver, kidneys and reproductive organs. modern research has found that cb1 receptors play a part in memory retention, motor functions, appetite, pain sensation, mood, and sleep.

cb2 receptors

located predominantly in the immune system with the highest concentration located in the spleen. when activated, cb2 receptors can stimulate a response that helps fight inflammation and reduces damage to tissues.

human body referencing the endocannabinoid system highlighting the CB1 and CB2 receptors

cb1 receptors

can be found primarily in the brain and central nervous system, but are also present in your lungs, liver, kidneys and reproductive organs. modern research has found that cb1 receptors play a part in memory retention, motor functions, appetite, pain sensation, mood, and sleep.

cb2 receptors

located predominantly in the immune system with the highest concentration located in the spleen. when activated, cb2 receptors can stimulate a response that helps fight inflammation and reduces damage to tissues.

the ecs & your pets

did you know all mammals have an endocannabinoid system? that’s right, your fur-babies can benefit from cannabinoids as well. if your pets have bad separation anxiety or an illogical fear of cucumbers, cbd may help them keep their chill when you can’t be there.

the ecs & your pets

did you know all mammals have an endocannabinoid system? that's right, your fur-babies can benefit from cannabinoids as well. if your pets have bad separation anxiety or an illogical fear of cucumbers, cbd may help them keep their chill when you can't be there.

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think of cannabinoids as nutrients for your ecs. here are some things your ecs helps regulate:

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think of cannabinoids as nutrients for your ecs. here are some things your ecs helps regulate:

sleep

pain

memory

sleep

pain

memory

immunity

stress response

energy levels

immunity

stress response

energy levels

digestion

hormones

mood

digestion

hormones

mood