Hemp Research & Benefits

What are the benefits of full spectrum hemp extract

Full-spectrum hemp extract is derived from the hemp plant and contains a wide range of compounds, including cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and other phytochemicals. Here are some potential benefits associated with using full-spectrum hemp extract: Entourage Effect: As mentioned in our other posts, the entourage effect suggests that the various compounds in hemp work synergistically, enhancing each other’s effects. The presence of multiple cannabinoids and terpenes can potentially lead to a more comprehensive and balanced therapeutic response compared to using isolated compounds. Enhanced Therapeutic Potential: Full-spectrum hemp extract contains not only…

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The choice between full-spectrum and isolate CBD products

Full-Spectrum CBD: Full-spectrum CBD products contain a wide range of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other beneficial compounds found in the cannabis plant, including trace amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive compound). The combination of various compounds is thought to create an “entourage effect,” where the different components work synergistically to enhance the therapeutic effects of CBD. Users of full-spectrum CBD might experience a broader range of potential benefits due to the presence of multiple compounds. There may be a slight risk of THC content showing up on drug tests, especially with…

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What is the endocannabinoid system

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a complex cell-signaling system that plays a crucial role in regulating various physiological processes and maintaining homeostasis (internal balance) within the body. It’s named after the plant compounds known as cannabinoids, which were first identified in cannabis, but the system exists naturally in our bodies and interacts with these compounds. The ECS consists of three main components: Endocannabinoids: These are naturally occurring compounds produced by the body. The two primary endocannabinoids are anandamide (AEA) and 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG). They act as signaling molecules that bind to…

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What is the entourage effect

The entourage effect is a phenomenon in which the various compounds present in the cannabis plant, including cannabinoids, terpenes, and other phytochemicals, work together synergistically to enhance the overall therapeutic effects of the plant. This concept suggests that the combined action of these compounds is more effective than the effects of any individual compound taken in isolation. The entourage effect primarily revolves around the interactions between cannabinoids and terpenes, which are aromatic compounds responsible for the distinctive scents and flavors of different cannabis strains. Here’s how it works: Cannabinoids: Cannabinoids…

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Lotion ingredient paraben may be more potent carcinogen than thought

By Robert Sanders Parabens, which are common ingredients in personal care products, may interact with growth factors in the body to increase the risk of breast cancer. iStock photo October 27, 2015 Share link A controversial group of chemicals commonly found in lotions and other personal care products may be more dangerous at low doses than previously thought, according to a new study. Parabens, which are common ingredients in personal care products, may interact with growthfactors in thebody to increase the risk of breast cancer. iStock photo The chemicals, called parabens, are…

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What is apoptosis?

Apoptosis is a regulated and highly orchestrated process of programmed cell death that occurs in multicellular organisms. It is a crucial mechanism for maintaining tissue homeostasis, eliminating damaged or unwanted cells, and playing a role in various biological processes, including development, immune response, and the prevention of cancer. Here are some key features of apoptosis: Programmed Cell Death: Unlike necrosis, which is a form of cell death caused by external factors like injury or infection and is typically uncontrolled and inflammatory, apoptosis is a programmed and controlled process initiated from…

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