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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.
- 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.
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