What To Look for In Your Cannabis Products

When choosing a cannabis medicine, look for:

  • CBD-Rich Products: CBD Rich Hemp Oil is an oil extracted from Industrial Hemp plants (stalks and seeds) with a High Grade of Cannabidiol (CBD). The plants used are specifically and uniquely bred to comprise high concentrations of the naturally occurring Cannabinoid Cannabidiol (CBD). It’s a wholesome extract, not synthetic and not an isolate. It contains all the synergistic Cannabinoids, Essential Oils, Terpenoids and other compounds found in the original Hemp plant. For maximum therapeutic impact, choose products that include both CBD, a non-intoxicating compound, and THC 0.3%, the main psychoactive component of cannabis. CBD and THC work best together, enhancing each other’s therapeutic benefits.

Studies have shown that CBD and THC have a synergistic effect. That means when taking both at therapeutic levels, their effects are more than when each is used alone. For instance, when CBD and THC are present in the body, the THC-therapy effect is prolonged by the inhibition of the breakdown of THC by the liver. Thus, CBD inhibits the breakdown of THC by the liver enabling THC effects to persist longer. When CBD’s applicable amounts of more than 4% are ingested with THC, CBD reduces psycho activity that is normally experienced by many patients due to THC.

Currently, studies are being conducted at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco and they are showing that when both CBD and THC are injected into the brain and breast tumors, they can eliminate them completely within 30 days.

The Entourage Effect

When CBD and THC are used together, they create the entourage effect. That means they play off each other while improving the desirable effects of each. For instance, studies have shown that using both CBD and THC improves the therapeutic aid of multiple ailments such as cancer. More implications of both CBD and THC have shown that the two cannabinoids work better when used together as medicine.

Today, the entourage effect of THC and CBD has significant and real implications for people that want to use the cannabinoids as medicine. That’s because using THC alone induces paranoid and uncomfortable effects when a person feels high. But, when THC is used together with CBD, CBD regulates THC effects. Thus, it protects the brain against the adverse effects of THC. Nevertheless, you must find the right ratio of THC/CBD to benefit from their entourage effect.

How CBD and THC Work

THC and CBD have many benefits to the human body due to the fact that they are active pharmacological compounds that mimic the natural endocannabinoids that are produced by the body. These endocannabinoids maintain a critical balance in the biological functions such as appetite, the immune system, sleep, and pain among others. When this balance is disrupted, the body gets into a stressed state. Endocannabinoids move in to fix this problem. CBD and THC mimic the natural endocannabinoids. Therefore, they are effective in enabling the body to manage a crisis while restoring balance after trauma if the natural endocannabinoids can’t restore it alone. THC and CBD work with the endocannabinoid system to control inflammation, pain, and many other conditions.

  • Clear Labels: Look for labels showing the quantity and ratio of CBD and THC per dose, a manufacturing date and batch number (for quality control).
  • Lab Testing: Look for products that are tested for consistency, and verified as free of mold, bacteria, pesticides, solvent residues, and other contaminants.
  • Quality Ingredients: Select products with quality ingredients. No corn syrup, GMOs, transfats, and artificial additives.
  • Safe Extraction: Avoid products extracted with toxic solvents like BHO, propane, hexane or other hydrocarbons. Solvent residues are especially dangerous for immune-compromised patients. Look for products that entail a safer method of extraction like supercritical CO2. This methode is a much healthier choice than other potential solvents and is “generally regarded as safe” (GRAS) by the FDA.
  • Cannabis Not Industrial Hemp: Compared to whole plant cannabis, hemp is typically low in cannabinoid content. A huge amount of hemp is required to extract a small amount of CBD, raising the risk of contaminants because hemp, a bioaccumulator, draws toxins from the soil. The robust terpene profile of whole plant cannabis enhances the therapeutic benefits of CBD and THC. But don’t get confused.

Scientifically, industrial Hemp and Marijuana are the exact same plant, with a genus and species name of Cannabis Sativa. They have a drastically various hereditary profile though. Industrial Hemp is constantly a stress of Cannabis sativa, while marijuana can be Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, or Cannabis ruderalis. The significant distinction is how commercial hemp has actually been reproduced compared with a marijuana form of Cannabis sativa. Generally speaking, industrial hemp is really fibrous, with long strong stalks, and hardly has any flowering buds, while a marijuana pressure of Cannabis sativa will be smaller sized, bushier, and filled with blooming buds. However, more recent industrial hemp ranges in the USA are being bred to have more flowers and greater yields of cannabinoids and terpenes, such as Kentucky hemp. 99% of the time marijuana has a high amount of THC and just a really low quantity of CBD. Hemp, on the other hand, naturally has a really high quantity of CBD in many circumstances, and only a trace amount of THC. Thankfully, the cannabinoid profile of hemp is ideal for people trying to find take advantage of cannabis without the ‘high.’ Hemp is utilized for making organic supplements, food, fiber, rope, paper, bricks, oil, natural plastic, and so a lot more, whereas cannabis is generally used simply recreationally, spiritually, and medicinally. The term marijuana oil can describe either a marijuana or hemp obtained oil, because marijuana and hemp are 2 various kinds of marijuana. In the USA the legal definition of “commercial hemp,” per Section 7606 of the Agricultural Appropriations Act of 2014, is “INDUSTRIAL HEMP– The term “industrial hemp” indicates the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.

Organic and Non GMO hemp farms produce a high quality Industrial Hemp. CBD is CBD, whether from marijuana or hemp. The majority of marijuana has an extremely low non-psychoactive cannabinoid profile (like CBD, CBC, CBG), so the majority of the time hemp would be far more preferable for anything besides THC. Cannabis is usually extremely high in THC (provides individuals the high) but typically very low in other non-psychoactive cannabinoids. Nowadays in the USA, lots of farmers are growing industrial hemp flowers that are just as beautiful, odor-producing, and terpene rich as the very best marijuana pressures, such as our partnered farmers in Colorado/Kentucky.

These farm’s hemp crops are grown free of chemical fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides, so a great quality hemp plants is produced. From the time the hemp oil is harvested to the manufacturing and shipping of the products, test are multiple times to ensure accuracy in potency information and to check for contaminants like pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, and mold, as well as cannabinoid content.

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It is important to compare different brands. There are a range of different CBD oils available to purchase online, with different benefits and applications.

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