Hemp Oil 101

Hemp Oil is extracted from the seeds of the Hemp plant, most commonly from the seeds of Cannabis Sativa (Industrial Hemp). This is regulated in production to ensure it contains neither THC nor CBD. Tests show that there is no THC in the Hemp seeds.

Hemp Oil is most commonly referred to as a ‘superfood’, because of the high levels of Omegas, Vitamins, and other Nutrients it contains. Thanks to its naturally occurring nutrients, it may also assist with pain and stress and promotes healthy hair and skin.  

In recent years, scientists have uncovered a long and growing list of positive benefits that can be derived from CBD. These include its anti-inflammatory and neuro-protective properties, useful in treating many chronic illnesses. Along with its potential anti-nausea and pain-relieving properties, it has been found in studies to inhibit the spread of prostate cancer.

Whole plant extractions from marijuana plants typically include CBD, THC, and more than 400 trace compounds. Many of these compounds interact in synergy to create what scientists refer to as an ‘entourage effect’ which magnifies the therapeutic benefits of the plant’s individual components. In other words, the medicinal impact of the whole plant is greater than the sum of its parts – the components interact together to increase the benefits for the user.

The main three components of cannabis plants thought to provide the benefits of the entourage effect are Terpenes,  Flavonoids and Phenols.