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Cannabinoids explained

Hemp Oil May Be a Great Topical For Aging Skin!

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Aging is a universal complaint, and as a result, treatments intended to fight skin aging make up an industry worth millions of dollars. If you’re tired of face creams with unreadable lists of ingredients, and no guarantee that a therapeutic dose of the active compounds are used, it may be time for a more natural approach. Fortunately, hemp oil may be an effective alternative. Read More

Introducing CBD Rescue Balm & CBD Topical

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Global CBD leader Elixinol continues its product expansion to meet its customers diverse needs with Rescue Balm a naturally soothing CBD topical salve for targeted areas.  

Each pleasantly scented application, applied directly to the skin, muscles or joints delivers 125mg of full-spectrum CBD topical hemp oil, combined with key ingredients such as Virgin Ucuuba Butter, Virgin Andiroba Oil, and a key terpene Nerolidol. In addition to targeted-area relief, Rescue Balm  also promotes a healthy, youthful skin appearance. Read More

Can You Vape Cannabidiol-Rich Hemp Oil?

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Vaping, where water vapour containing a substance of the user’s choice is inhaled, has grown in popularity in recent years as it is considered to be a healthier alternative to smoking. Many cannabis users are also now starting to switch to vaping, for medicinal or recreational purposes. Most research into vaping cannabis is concerned with the psychoactive THC, which is responsible for the “high” that recreational users get. However, a study published in 2014 by the University of Wollongong in Australia shows that cannabidiol, or CBD, can be vaporised too1.

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Cannabidiol (CBD) Frequently Asked Questions

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There are a couple of questions about cannabidiol (CBD) that we get asked more frequently, so we decided to put together a list of CBD FAQs for those of you who are still new to this topic and want to learn more about this cannabinoid, its properties and effects.

1. Is CBD oil legal?

Yes, CBD oil obtained from hemp is legal, because the FDA considers hemp-derived cannabinoids to be food-based products, so their importation and consumption is not restricted. However, it is not legal to grow hemp in most of the US states, and for this reason a lot of companies producing CBD oil or other cannabidiol-rich supplements source their hemp from countries where it is legal to grow it. Industrial hemp can be legally grown in most European countries.

2. If CBD is obtained from hemp, does it mean I will get high from consuming it?

No. CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the two most prominent cannabinoids in the Cannabis plant, the other one being THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Both of them occur in this plant naturally, and can be found in higher or lower concentrations, depending on the part of the plant we refer to.

CBD is not psychoactive, which means you cannot get high from cannabidiol-rich products. On the other hand, THC is a strong psychoactive substance,  which gets you stoned. As long as you consume products made of specially bred hemp plants, you shouldn’t experience any unwanted effects. Hemp contains little to no THC, while recreational cannabis can contain between 5% and 20% tetrahydrocannabinol.

You can learn more about CBD and its properties here.

3. How is CBD oil obtained?

Cannabidiol oil is obtained from hemp through a technique called CO2 extraction. We use hemp because it doesn’t contain THC, and we opt for this technique because it enables us to produce oil that yields the full spectrum of cannabinoids in the Cannabis sativa plant. Our extracts contain a multitude of cannabinoids with positive effects, as well as terpenes, minerals, fatty acids and vitamins. All these substances make our products nourishing and recommend them as dietary supplements.

4. Can CBD oil cure any condition?

We produce CBD oil that is sold as a dietary supplement, so we’re not making any medical claims. However we do encourage you to research this topic yourself, as there are trustworthy websites where you’ll find studies on the effects and benefits of cannabidiol in various conditions. We may refer to such studies here, but only to inform you about them. Our CBD products are not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease.

5. Is your CBD oil synthetic or natural?

As said, we extract CBD oil from industrial hemp, so our products are all natural. Industrial hemp is naturally rich in CBD and low in THC so we use this plant to make sure the final product contains a multitude of useful compounds and no psychoactive substances.

6. Does CBD oil cause side effects?

Hemp is considered generally safe, so there shouldn’t be any significant side effects, but we can’t rule them out as it really depends on how your body tolerates and adapts to these dietary supplements. We recommend to consult your physician before using any dietary supplement, including our CBD oil.

7. Why should I used this oil instead of cannabinoids from marijuana?

Technically, cannabinoids from marijuana and cannabinoids from hemp are the same, meaning that they have the same properties, but as previously said, hemp contains little to no THC. Marijuana on the other hand is very high in THC and makes you high, so this is why you should opt for hemp CBD oil if you intend to use it as a food supplement.

8. How much CBD oil should I take?

This really depends on why you’re using the product, and on how your body adapts to it. We recommend to start with 1 drop per serving, once or twice a day, and see if this dosage works for you. If it’s the first time you’re using a supplement, we encourage you to discuss with your healthcare practitioner if you have specific questions.

What is a Liposome, and How Could it Improve CBD Absorption?

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Vaping, oral sprays, skin cream, liposomes? If you’re new to the world of hemp, the variety of ways to take just one plant’s extract may be a little confusing. What method of dosage is best? And what do some of these terms, such as “liposome”, even mean? If you have noticed liposomal sprays in Elixinol’s product range and are interested in trying some, it’s worth knowing what you’re getting, and why it’s made that way. Read More

See Paul Benhaim’s presentation at the Cannabis Entrepreneur Summit

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Are you curious about business opportunities in the hemp industry? Would you like to know more about how Elixinol has become a world leader in CBD oil production?

Thanks to our friends at Green Flower Media, you can hear the Elixinol story straight from our CEO Paul Benhaim in the video. This is from Paul’s presentation at the recent Cannabis Entrepreneur Summit, entitled “The Wide Open Business Opportunities in Hemp.”

Watch the video now to learn more about about:

  • Paul’s 20-year journey as a hemp entrepreneur
  • Why hemp has been the world’s most persecuted commodity for most of the last 100 years
  • The outlook for hemp products in nutrition and other fields
  • What you can do now to get involved in the fast-growing hemp industry

Terpenoids in Hemp: D-Linalool

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Hemp contains hundreds of different phytochemicals, with the most well-known being cannabinoids such as cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabigerol (CBG). Besides these, however, there are many phytochemicals of a class known as terpenoids1 present in hemp, which are responsible for the plant’s aroma. Over 200 of these have been found in hemp, with those in concentrations over 0.05% considered to be pharmacologically relevant. Terpenoids are pharmacologically versatile, able to travel through fatty tissue and interact with a variety of cell receptors and enzymes. In this article, we will focus on the terpenoid known as D-linalool, which is also common to lavender. Read More

Terpenoids in Hemp: Beta-Myrcene

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Hemp contains over 200 terpenoids, which may enhance the efficacy of the cannabinoids. Terpenoids are an aromatic class of phytochemicals, i.e. chemicals naturally produced by plants1. Besides being largely responsible for a plant’s aroma, terpenoids are often able to interact with a range of cell receptors and enzymes, making many of them pharmacologically relevant, particularly at concentrations of over 0.05%. This article will focus on beta-myrcene. Read More

Terpenoids in Hemp: Alpha-Pinene

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Hemp is well-known for containing a category of phytochemicals (chemicals naturally produced by plants) known as the cannabinoids, which are named for their presence in hemp plants. These have many potential therapeutic applications, due to their actions on the body’s own system of endocannabinoids and receptors that respond to them. However, cannabinoids do not work alone. Instead, there are many other phytochemicals in hemp that offer “supporting” roles to these, including the aromatic class known as terpenoids1. There are over 200 terpenoids in hemp, with a range of effects on the body; this includes the common monoterpene alpha-pinene. Read More