What is Hemp Extract?

Common hemp misconceptions

It’s no secret that hemp, a plant that has been grown for over five thousand years, holds incredible power. We can’t make health claims, but we can tell you…

Hemp can not get you “high.” It’s simply impossible because hemp does not contain the same chemicals as it’s infamous cousin plant.

Hemp foods in the grocery store are not the same. You can buy hemp seeds and hemp seed oil in stores, but it’s not the same as the products we sell here. Oil extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant are extremely nutritious but do not contain phytocannabinoids (which we’ll talk about later).

Properly sourced hemp oil can be sold in all 50 U.S. states. Our hemp supplements are available for everyone!

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A look inside hemp extract

Hemp extract naturally contains compounds called phytocannabinoids, which are part of a class of diverse chemical compounds. They interact with receptors in our bodies for various effects still being studied. We can not make medical claims, but you can still arm yourself with this knowledge by researching phytocannabinoids on your own.

A little history…

Dr. Mechoulam, an organic chemist and professor of Medicinal Chemistry, discovered the first phytocannabinoids. Later on, it was discovered that our bodies naturally produce similar compounds, called endocannabinoids.

fouth-section-imgWhy do our bodies make these compounds? To support our Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which is a series of receptors located on cells all throughout the body. All mammals have it.

The ECS helps regulate various biological processes, including homeostatic functions. In some cases, it could use a little assistance. That’s where hemp extract comes in. Phytocannabinoids are very similar to endocannabinoids. They interact with the same receptors for an incredible, non-toxic way to support the ECS.

Glossary of Hemp Terms

Hemp Extract – oil extracted from hemp’s aerial plant parts, containing a natural blend of phytocannabinoids
Hemp Oil – We use this in the same way as hemp extract, but be cautious, some companies use this term when they really mean “hemp seed oil.”
Hemp Seed Oil – oil extracted from hemp seeds (it’s nutritious but doesn’t contain phytocannabinoids)
Phytocannabinoids – natural chemical compounds found in hemp extract that have been studied for various potential effects
Endocannabinoids – natural chemical compounds, similar to phytocannabinoids, that are produced within our own bodies
Endocannabinoid System (ECS) – series of receptors that interact with phytocannabinoids and endocannabinoids to maintain homeostatic functions

 

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We are not doctors, so we can’t diagnose, treat or prescribe for any ailment. There is so much information at your fingertips; we encourage you to take advantage of this to help you make the best decision for your wellbeing.

 

Which product should I choose?

Head over to our best hemp oil product page for more information.