What is the Endocannabinoid System?
While scientists are still exploring all of the functions the Endocannabinoid System, it’s known that the system regulates:
- Visceral sensation
- Immune function
Marijuana, Hemp, Cannabis, THC, CBD...what’s the difference?
“Marijuana” and “Hemp” are both terms for Cannabis species plants. Cannabis plants generally come in two varieties, Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sativa. Cannabis Indica is more associated with bushy female flowers and THC filled buds. Sativa is more indicative of a male plant that is tall and stalky with less buds, very rich in CBD and Cannabinoid content. Industrial hemp contains only a trace of non-psychoactive THC, leaving this as the primary differentiation. Marijuana contains a high concentration of THC which applies to some health and wellness applications. THC content is also responsible for triggering a feeling of euphoria in the CB1 brain receptors. Both Sativa and Indica cannabis plants produce Cannabinoids (CBDs). The industrial hemp sativa produces more Cannabinoids than indica. The bottom line is that there are applications to both plants in wellness.
Are Hemp Extracts Legal in the U.S.?
Hemp extract oil sourced from industrial hemp is legal in most states when sold as a dietary food supplement. When taken on a daily basis as part of a nutritional program, these full-spectrum hemp extract oil products add phytocannabinoids as well as essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, terpenes, flavonoids, and other trace cannabinoids to your wellness regime. Maybe even try one of our healthy recipes for easily adding hemp extracts into your kitchen creations.
Classified as dietary supplements in the USA, we comply with the FDA’s DSHEA guidelines and cannot endorse any specific medical benefits of hemp extracts, CBD or CBD oils. In accordance with all FDA regulations, we do not list a Recommended Daily Intake (RDI), nor do we provide a Daily Value (%DV) for any products. Do thorough research into published studies and talk with your doctor to see if phytocannabinoid oil supplements are right for you
Can I consume too much hemp extract oil or are there side effects?
As with any plant oil, the only side effects we are aware of from consuming too much plant oil might be nausea or upset stomach. According to the United States Government Department of Health, “No signs of toxicity or serious side effects have been observed following chronic administration of cannabidiol to healthy volunteers, even in large acute doses of 700mg/day.”
What Can I use hemp extracts for?
The number one reason people buy hemp extract products is for balance, calm and tranquility for the Endocannabinoid system. According to the United States Government, “the use of cannabinoids for treating neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and stroke, and diseases caused by oxidative stress, such as heart attack, Crohn’s disease, diabetes and arthritis. The government also claims to “provide a new class of antioxidant drugs, that have particular application as neuroprotectants.” “This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of a wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia”.
Due to FDA regulations, we cannot make claims about whether or not our products can help with specific ailments. We urge you to do your own research and always consult with medical professionals before taking any nutritional supplements.
What is the Hemp Extract Serving Size?
Hemp extracts are ingested orally and as a vape oil. Always read the suggested serving size instructions carefully for any food or supplements. When you embark upon your nutritional plan, start slow and increase as you feel your body might desire. You may be interested in using hemp extract for a specific health condition. Please do your own research and consult a healthcare practitioner to ensure the proper regime to follow.
What is Phytocannabinoid Hemp Extract Oil?
Phyto-Cannabidiol oil is a compound extracted from industrial hemp cannabis sativa plants. Because it is derived from the industrial hemp plant, it has very low trace concentrations of non-psychoactive THC cannabinoids, while containing a higher concentration of cannabinoids (CBD). THC components can also be isolated and removed in some products. The endocannabonid system’s numerous CB1 receptors are what participate in the feeling of being high. These CB1 receptors mediate cannabinoid psychoactive effects. Hemp extract oil is non-psychoactive and is connected with the brain’s CB2 receptor, which does not participate in the feeling of being high. CB2 receptors are found in immune cells and neurones.
How do you compare your CBD tinctures to others.
Some people find their initial experience with multiple brands confusing. Firstly, one key component to look for is the bottle size. A 10ml bottle is going to be three times smaller than a 30ml bottle, while a 60ml is obviously six times 10ml.
Secondly, understand how much hemp extract content you are getting. Cannabinoid concentration is a part of hemp extracts. Hemp extracts can include a variety of cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and oils. Hemp extract content includes CBD as well as other beneficial extracts. Of course 250mg CBD would be half of the amount in 500mg CBD etc.
Hemp extracts can contain over 85 cannabinoids. For the most part, you will find products which offer what is known as Full Spectrum extract .vs pure CBD Isolate. Full Spectrum extracts work synergistically together offering cannabinoids which might include: CBD, CBD-A, CBC, CBG, CBGa and CBN. When a lab isolates the CBD component only, the result will be a pure CBD Isolate only product. The cannabinoid content you seek is a matter of personal choice and intended outcome.
Perhaps the most important detail at Morcheaba is sourcing. We suggest those interested in hemp extracts find known growing sources from the USA. This type of known sourcing is our promise at Morcheaba. We do not offer products with hemp extracts or any ingredients derived from Asia, nor EU sourced product due to the aforementioned.
Do You Ship Legally To All States?
Sold as nutritional food supplements and in compliance with the FDA, hemp extracts containing cannabinoids can be purchased and shipped from hemp friendly states such as Colorado. As with any product, we suggest you research shipping laws in your state.