Hemp is best known for its content of over 60 cannabinoids, which includes cannabidiol (CBD), cannabigerol (CBG) and cannabichromene (CBC). When most people think of the number of reported health benefits from hemp extracts, they only consider these. However, hemp also contains more than 200 phytochemicals known as terpenes, or terpenoids. The number and composition of these vary by strain, and includes the terpene borneol. Read More
Terpenoids are a class of phytochemicals which are found in a wide variety of plants. These are often responsible for a plant’s aroma, and may have a range of uses in herbal medicine as they can interact with many types of cell receptors and enzymes. While hemp contains over 200 different terpenoids1, this article will focus on beta-caryophyllene. Read More
Cannabidiol (CBD) is probably the best known cannabinoid in the cannabis plant, along with THC. Although the two compounds share the same roots, they don’t carry the same traits, and their effects on the human body are very different.
THC is the compound that makes one high, and does this by binding to the CB1 receptor in the brain. It does provide some health benefits thanks to its analgesic, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties, but the side effects usually outweigh the benefits, and this is why THC isn’t regarded as a treatment solution. Read More
In a previous article we’ve mentioned that lab tests for hemp products analyze not only the content of cannabinoids, but also the amount of solvents and the presence of terpenes in the final products.
You’re probably familiar with solvents and cannabinoids at this point, but what about terpenes? What are these compounds and how do they influence the properties of hemp in general, and of hemp oil in particular? Read More
Among the several health benefits of CBD oil, the most important one seems to be the ability to protect against neurodegenerative diseases. As previously shown, cannabidiol-rich oil extracted from hemp exerts antioxidant effects and acts as a natural neuroprotective agent, minimizing the effects of oxidative stress. Read More
Often mistaken for each other, hemp and marijuana are different varieties of the Cannabis sativa L. plant, the former being cultivated for seeds, oil and fiber, while the latter is cultivated for its high content of THC, psychoactive compound.
The edible products obtained from industrial hemp, mainly the seeds and oil, are rich in protein, vitamins and fatty acids, so they’re an important source of nutrients that causes no side-effects. Read More