What are Hemp Extracts? And what can they do for ME?
Hemp Extracts contain a wide variety of substances. Many compounds are found in Cannabis/Hemp plants. Research has shown many potential therapeutic uses for Hemp Extracts in its different forms.
Cannabis plants produce more than 400 different compounds. Many of these compounds appear in many other species of plants. But of those 400 compounds, more than 60 of them are specific to the plant genus Cannabis.
However, not all extracts are created equal. One of them, holds the key to the wide variety of medicinal and therapeutic effects marijuana offers.
We are learning more and more about these amazing extracts. Here at Headway Bio-Sciences we believe it will positively impact medicine as we know it.
WILL I GET HIGH?
Unlike other cannabinoids — such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — HEMP DOES NOT produce a euphoric “high” or psychoactive effect. This is because HEMP Extracts don’t affect the same receptors as THC. The human body has its own endocannabinoid system (ECS) that receives and translates signals from the plant cannabinoids.
So when taken on its own, users experience none of the sensations of being high. This is the single most important property of the cannabinoid medically and legally.
Hemp Extracts are safe to use by members of your entire family including your pets!
Hemp Compounds supports us physically, medically, and emotionally | Hemp Compounds have no side effects | Hemp Compounds in oil form is completely natural | There are no contraindications | Hemp is anti-psychotic | Hemp is non-psychoactive | Hemp can be used to break addictions
MORE ABOUT ENDOCANNABINOIDS
Inside of the human body, you have the Endocannabinoid system with many receptors spread around. These are activated by Endocannabinoids – produced by body – as well as plant compounds (as found in Hemp or Cannabis). Hemp Compounds play a role in the mediation of body temperature, pain perception, and inflammation.
Cannabis and hemp are two different varieties of the same species. Hemp is completely different in its function, cultivation, and application.
The flower or bud of the Cannabis plant contains THC (delta-9 tetrahydro-cannabinol) which produces a euphoric or high feeling.
Industrial hemp (which is what our farmers cultivate) has no flower which means there is a negligible amount of THC (less than 0.3%) and therefore no psychoactive effect.
HOW DO I TAKE IT?
The best way to consume hemp compound is as an oil. Remember, though, that hemp oil can come from hemp or from marijuana plants, and quality can vary dramatically. You’re in the right place to purchase the HIGHEST QUALITY HEMP OIL on the market.
Endo Scientific provides products the the highest bioavailability because they utilize full plant extraction including: all of the lipids, compounds, and terpenes (more on that below).
There are many other products including, sprays, skin balm, lotions, bath bombs, and even food items. People have even extracted their own using coconut oil and other cooking oils. We do not recommend extracting your own.
IS THIS LEGAL?
As of April 2018, Hemp products (Our products are all Hemp based) are legal in all 50 US states. Many in the cannabis industry claim that as long as the Hemp product contains less than 0.3% THC, it is classified as hemp under federal law and is therefore legal to possess and distribute.
HELPING HEMP COMPOUNDS FROM A-Z
Below is a current (2018) list of ailments, issues and diagnoses for which medical cannabis is proving effective.
- Appetite Issues
- AutoImmune Disorders
- Cancer (anti-tumor)
- Central Nervous System
- Chronic Pain
- Lou Gehrig’s Disease
- CTE (traumatic brain injury)
- Dravet’s Syndrome
- Eating Disorders (anorexia, bulimia)
- Hepatitis C
- Osteoporosis / Bone Density
Hemp isolate vs. full-spectrum oil
To get the most out of your Hemp products you must understand the difference between ISO (Isolate) and FSO (Full Spectrum Oil) so let’s dive in!
A Hemp isolate (ISO) is the pure, isolated Hemp compound. It exists by itself as a white-ish powder and contains no other active compounds.
It was initially believed that pure Hemp when definitive in non-psychoactive cannabis therapy, but recently we have discovered that this is not the case.
Full-spectrum oil (FSO), on the other hand, contains other active plant compounds in addition to Hemp’s core compounds. This includes other cannabinoids such as CBN, CBL, and CBCVA, as well as aromatic cannabis terpenes like pinene and limonene (pine and citrus).
When you have the full plant extraction (with all of the cannabinoids), you get all that the plant has to offer. Endo Scientific uses FSO and always has.
In 2015 researchers out of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Lautenberg Center for General and Tumor Immunology (Some consider this the Epicenter of Hemp Compounds research) discovered what’s now called the “entourage effect.” This refers to the functioning of Hemp along with other cannabis plant compounds, rather than just by itself.
The research showed that in mice, Hemp was much more effective when used along with other compounds of the cannabis plant, than in isolate form. Because of this study, it’s now generally accepted that full-spectrum Hemp Extract oil is more effective at treating the majority of medical conditions, than is Hemp Compound isolate.
For the large majority of average users though, a high-quality full-spectrum hemp oil will be the better, more efficient option. These concentrated oils have delivered incredible results so far and have been observed to effectively treat everything from anxiety, to diabetes, to severe chronic pain.
In a nutshell, make sure to purchase high quality full spectrum Hemp oils from a manufacturer you can trust such as ENDO SCIENTIFIC.
Let’s Talk About Color
If manufacturers don\’t disclose whether their product is ISO or FSO, the best way to tell is by the color. ISO Hemp products will have a clear, white or very light yellow hue. FSO Hemp products will have a rich golden color. That beautiful golden hue comes from the terpenes
What the heck are terpenes?
Terpenes give cannabis its flavor and aroma. Terpenes are essential oils that exist in the same glands as the cannabinoids called trichomes. Terpenes are not exclusive to cannabis; they exist in every plant on earth.
Terpenes are healthy for people as well as plants. Terpenoids and cannabinoids both increase blood flow, enhance cortical activity, and kill respiratory pathogens, including MRSA (Staph) infection.
Cannabis terpenes interact synergistically to create what scientists refer to as an “entourage effect”. This magnifies the therapeutic benefits of the plant’s individual components—so that the medicinal impact of the whole plant is greater than the sum of its parts.
IN SHORT: High quantities of terpenes connect the cannabinoids with their targets and our bodies receive a much higher nutrient dense full spectrum oil (FSO)
Cannabinoid-terpenoid interactions amplify the beneficial effects of cannabis while mitigating THC-induced anxiety that can accompany the “high”.
The terpenes in marijuana have given the plant an enduring, evolutionary advantage. Pungent terpenoid oils repel insects, animal grazers, and even prevent fungus.