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What is hemp flower extract?
When the hemp flower is cold-pressed molecules called cannabinoids are extracted. Researchers have identified 113 different cannabinoid molecules in hemp with more still being discovered. For thousands of years, dating back to ancient China, the hemp plant has been used for medicinal applications. With the advent of modern medicine, hemp fell by the wayside. Now hemp is gaining attention for its possible health benefits.
What are cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are molecules found in the hemp plant. They are thought to be similar to cannabinoids made in the body. Cannabinoids made in the body are called endocannabinoids. Plant-based cannabinoids are called phytocannabinoids. Endogenous cannabinoids act as chemical messengers. When they bind to receptors in the body, they transmit messages to other parts of the body providing vital to our health and daily functioning. Together the cannabinoids and receptors make up the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). For an easier understanding, think of receptors as the lock and cannabinoids as the key.
What is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)?
Just like the body has an immune system, digestive system, and nervous system, the body has an ECS consisting of cannabinoids and receptors. Cannabinoids act as chemical messengers. When cannabinoids bind to receptors they transmit messages to other parts of the body providing instructions vital to our health and daily functioning.
Why should I buy hemp from a pharmacy?
Ananda Professional chooses select pharmacies to sell their hemp products. Nowhere else can you buy these fully-certified and third-party lab tested hemp products. All Ananda professional products are backed with a certificate of analysis (COA) and are produced under the strict rules of the US Department of Agriculture. Safety and certification ensure that you are getting exactly what you want and expect.
What is full-spectrum hemp oil?
Full-spectrum hemp flower extract means that none of the cannabinoids found in hemp has been removed. Together, the phytocannabinoids create the "Entourage Effect," which means that the cannabinoids may work together to create a more beneficial effect on the body than each can have individually.
How is full-spectrum hemp different from other hemp products sold?
Full-spectrum, also called broad-spectrum, means that the extract provides all of the potentially beneficial properties of the hemp flower, some of which are still being discovered. Compared to the majority of hemp products on the market, full-spectrum hemp is not tampered with or isolated. Isolated hemp products have been reported to upset sensitive digestive tracts.
Is full-spectrum hemp oil better than isolated hemp oil?
Yes, according to research, full-spectrum hemp creates a stronger result than any individual cannabinoid could achieve alone. The scientific and medical community have named this compounded effect the “Entourage Effect.”
What are the possible benefits of plant-based cannabinoids in hemp?
Hemp has grabbed the attention of researchers and the medical community because over 100 phytocannabinoids have been discovered in hemp. Phytocannabinoids are thought to be similar to the endocannabinoids that make up the ECS. Hemp's phytocannabinoids are thought to possibly boost the body's natural supply of cannabinoids.
The ECS helps to maintain optimal balance in the body – known as homeostasis. It also helps regulate: