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Ok...Since Hemp is the cool kid on the block right now, let's briefly discuss some quick, uber-interesting talking points about this cannabinoid :

Number 1: Understanding THC and Hemp:

Marijuana includes a couple dozen cannabinoids. By definition, a Cannabinoid is any of the chemical compounds that are the active principles of marijuana.

  • The most well-known cannabinoid in marijuana is THC. (Ya know, that stuff none of us ever smoked...or inhaled...or had relations with.)
  • The second most popular cannabinoid in marijuana is Hemp. That's the stuff we use in our products.

Number 2: Understanding the Difference Between the Two:

  • We humans (that means you!) have cannabinoid receptors in our body and brain. These receptors are what THC and Hemp interact with so effortlessly. However, Hemp and THC activate different areas and serve different purposes.
  • THC activates the (cannabinoid) CB1 receptors in the Central Nervous System, which can serve the purpose of dealing with nerve-related pain. But as a topical ingredient, THC provides very little in terms of efficacy, which is one reason why we don’t use it in our formulations.
  • Hemp, however, activates the CB2 Receptors in your body (not brain) which may help in regulating pain, body temperature, and inflammation.
  • THC and Hemp both have similar chemical makeup, but at the same time, they have opposite effects. Hemp can actually inhibit THC in some cases. Recently, we heard Hemp referred to as "THC's responsible older brother," because it doesn't get you high. This made us laugh.

    But...

    • There is still a boatload of research to be done. The FDA did recently approve the first marijuana-based drug to treat epilepsy, but we are all just beginning to discover Hemp's benefits. Luckily, we got a head start.

    GENERAL INFO

    U.S. Senate Votes To Legalize Hemp (06.28.18)

    Discover The Medicinal Benefits of Hemp Oil

    How Can You Tell if Hemp Products are Good or Bad?

    WHO Report Finds No Public Health Risks Or Abuse Potential For Hemp

    SKIN CARE

    Hemp Has Antioxidant and Neuroprotective Properties. What Does That Mean?

    Why Cannabis Creams Could Save Your Skin—And Your Sex Life –

    Is Vitamin D the Next Anti-Aging Breakthrough? - Vogue

    THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM

    The Endocannabinoid System: A Beginner's Guide - Leaf Science

    Understanding Cannabinoid Receptors: Why Cannabis Affects Humans – MassRoots

    Hemp vs. THC: Why Is Hemp Non-Intoxicating?

    Hemp & FITNESS

    Hemp & Fitness: Can it help?

    Hemp For Athletes: An Interview with Dr. Joanna Zeiger, MS, PhD 

    Why Athletes Are Ditching Ibuprofen for Hemp

    Can Pot Make You a Better Athlete

     

    Ready to try Hemp for yourself? Here are all of our products containing full spectrum, hemp-derived Hemp is organically grown in the U.S.