Both are cannabis plants. Hemp refers to cannabis varieties containing below 0.3% THC, while marijuana refers to plants that contain higher amounts of THC normally the range from 0.4% to 30% THC levels. So you can see the huge difference between the THC level of Hemp compared to Marijuana.
Hemp is generally split into two categories: industrial (fiber-rich, low resin content) or medicinal (cannabinoid rich, high resin content). Industrially, its fibers and oils come from its stalks and seeds. Medicinally, the pharmacologically active compounds (such as CBD and THC) are derived from the flowers and leaves.
Hemp extract is the oil byproduct of the resin glands that cover the flowers and leaves of the hemp plant. The resin contains the bulk of the cannabinoids, including CBD. Through a cold and slow alcohol extraction process the resin from the flower and leaves of the hemp plant is distilled from the plant.
CBD or cannabidiol is a pharmacologically active compound that naturally occurs in the resinous flower of hemp. CBD is one of more than a hundred phytocannabinoids, which are unique to hemp and endow the plant with its robust therapeutic profile. In general, CBD has been shown to be anti-spasmodic, anti-anxiety, pain relieving , mood boosting, and anti-inflammatory.
CBD does its job by stimulating a specific set of cannabinoid receptors – aptly called CB2 receptors. These receptors connect to our peripheral nervous system, which stretches out to many different organs, including the skin.
However, when used on skin, CBD doesn’t penetrate deep enough to pass through any blood-brain barriers to reach the bloodstream, unlike other CBD methods. But it does provide a localized effect when applied through topical means because it becomes absorbed through the pores – working with the CB2 receptors inside the skin.
The CBD from a topical cream or lotion penetrates the sebaceous gland through the hair follicles. Once absorbed, the CBD and the activation of the cannabinoid receptors help boost the soothing abilities of other well-known pain-relieving agents, like the topical analgesic histamine dihydrochloride. CBD absorption from topicals doesn’t permeate much further beyond the sebaceous gland, these why you need to use a generous amount of the topical to achieve the desired effect.
As CBD is non-psychoactive, using it will not impair your mind. The Cannabinoid that causes the feeling of euphoria or “high” is THC. We use Hemp-derived CBD which is bred without THC.
The endocannabinoid system or ECS is distributed throughout the body, however, it is most concentrated in the central and peripheral nervous systems. The ECS is composed of two cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2), the compounds in our bodies that naturally activate them (endocannabinoids), and the enzymes that break down those compounds. The ECS responds to both the cannabinoids produced in the body (endocannabinoids) and responds to cannabinoids produced by plants (phytocannabinoids). The ECS helps the body maintain homeostasis, which means providing a state of internal stability necessary for survival, despite fluctuations in our external environment. It helps to regulate, through maintenance of homeostasis, physiological and cognitive processes including pre- and postnatal development, appetite, pain sensation, mood, and memory.
A cannabinoid is an active chemical compound that acts on the endocannabinoid system. There are three categories of cannabinoids:
-Phytocannabinoids: Cannabinoids produced by plants.
-Endocannabinoids: Cannabinoids produced by living animals, including humans, that interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system.
-Synthetic cannabinoids: Cannabinoids produced by humans in a laboratory.
CBD Skincare Products
Only recently have we been able to legally produce hemp derived CBD. CBD is known to have so many benefits when used on the skin. We believe that CBD can help many people and want to reduce the stigma around it by making it accessible for our customers.
The product is third party lab tested through Botanacor Laboratories, Inc. for pesticides, microbiological testing, terpene profile and potency.
We recommend consulting your doctor regarding the use of CBD during pregnancy/while nursing.